Chamber Chatter

Wow has it ever been a busy week in the office!! I would like to say thank you to all the businesses that registered for the Business Trade Fair on October 8th. All the tables and booths are full.

In today?s economy, you may wonder if you should continue to promote your business during a recession. History and research shows that businesses that cut back on their advertising during slumps tend to fall short in regaining their clientele.

Canadians still spend money during economic downturns. In fact, many businesses manage to increase their sales, as well as their client-base. Some consumers refrain from purchasing luxury items during a recession, but they continue to buy essential items such as clothes and food. Some consumers, whether through choice or necessity, stick to such basics throughout their lives, not just in economic downturns. Economic stimulus packages and low interest rates may also encourage spending during a recession. So while people who have lost their jobs or have seen their hours cut back may be spending less, other people who still have stable jobs may be spending just as much or more than they would have previously.

Just a quick reminder the Mine Managers Breakfast tickets are now available at the Community Centre Front desk. The Mine Managers Breakfast is October 7th, 2009 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Twilight Lodge. This will give our Chamber members and the public the opportunity to meet with the mine managers, in an informal setting. Tickets include a fantastic full breakfast buffet put on by the Twilight Lodge and are $15.00 for members and 20.00 for non-members. All tickets must be purchased in advance

The TRCOC Business Trade Fair will be held October 8th, 2009, located in the Tumbler Ridge Community Centre from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come to the Community Centre to check out our many businesses that will have displays during the Coal Forum.