Good morning everyone!
One of the benefits of membership is the opportunity to take advantage of programs which may make your day-to-day business tasks easier. Check out the attached benefits flyer for more information.
There are a couple of upcoming Chamber member promotion and networking events I would like to ask you to look at:
Chamber of Commerce Week is February 20th - 24th - 'Online Scavenger Hunt' to encourage people to check out the many listings and events on our website. Go to www.aschamber.com and find the BC Chamber Week logo then click on it to be entered to win one of 5 great prizes! It will be in a different spot each day – so check back each day to increase your chances of winning!
Spend 20 on the 20th' promotion today – so far this morning, a number of people have dropped off their sticker and entered the draw. If you aren't participating this quarter, but would like to be part of this promotion next quarter (April - June) - please contact the Chamber office. Deadline for the next quarter is March 15th.
There will be a special networking event February 24th beginning at 5:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce office. This event will celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week including the announcement of the online scavenger hunt winners. We are happy that Chocoliro and The Village Cheese will be offering tastings - thank you. Invitation attached.
We will be reprinting the area map in March – those who have advertised previously should receive information this week. We will have some spaces open this year due to a few businesses closing since 2010 – information for new map participants will be circulated next week.
HST Transition rules for new home builders and buyers http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2012FIN0006-000165.htm
Did you know that in the next 1 - 5 years, 41% of local businesses are looking at selling? If this is you - do you have a plan?Community Futures is holding a 'Business Succession Planning' event February 21 & 22 from 6 - 9pm. Cost $39.99 plus HST - only 10 seats available. For more information call 250-545-2215 Ext 200 email: mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org
Need an intern for your small business? Would you like to become more involved in marketing through podcasts, blogs, viral marketing and social media? Community Futures and the Government of Canada are offering a 'Small Business Intern Program'. Up to 75% of wages covered by Industry Canada! For more information email Leigha Horsfield email@example.com
Self-Storage offers great opportunities for small and big business alike to save money and increase productivity. Spall Storage Center offers secure, convenient and flexible storage solutions that free up businesses to do what they do best. So if your small business needs to expand to a more professional and/or appropriate location, come see us! If your big business is crammed for space or doing major renovation, we can help there too. Moving and storage is what we at Spall Storage Center do best!!!! New businesses receive a free lock and $25 off your first months rent! www.spallstorage.com or call 250 546 3383
So many events happening in the community. To see a full description of these and other events go to www.aschamber.com .
A reminder – Armstrong is host to two Winter Games events this weekend – please extend a warm welcome to those who might be visiting our community for the first time and need assistance finding venues or services.
The events listed on our website are courtesy of members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce - so remember - Shop Local First!
Take care and have a good week!