Busy time for Kimberley Chamber

New website, business awards, Light Up in the works

As reported in yesterday’s Bulletin, Greg Bradley will be taking the reins as the new president of the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber members are meeting tonight at Bear’s Eatery at 5 p.m. for the monthly Business to Business networking session to meet with Bradley and talk about upcoming Chamber events.

There will be plenty to talk about as a busy fall is ahead for manager Mike Guarnery and the Chamber board of directors.

In addition to many ongoing programs such as the Kimberley Ambassadors Program, Guarnery is planning some big events for the fall.

First up is the launch of new, more user-friendly website at kimberleychamber.com. The new website will be unveiled at the October Business After Business session at the Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre.

The website will offer more opportunities for members to promote their business online, manage their accounts and provide information about Chamber work with businesses, the City and other partners.

Also coming up are the  Kimberley Business Excellence Awards which are celebrated with a gala night at the Conference Centre on November 1. Nominations are now open for awards in several categories including Business of the Year and Employee of the Year. Tickets for this always well-attended evening will be available at the Chamber office.

And another not-to-be-missed event is the Platzl Light Up. It’s scheduled this year for Saturday, November 22. That’s a little earlier than normal but Guarnery says there are some regional marketing opportunities to be had by working with the Cranbrook Chamber so the event was moved up.