Chamber of Commerce week across B.C.

Celebrating the work of British Columbia's more than 125 chambers

Mayor Don McCormick swears in the new Chamber Board at the annual general meeting. They are Thomas Datt

Mayor Don McCormick swears in the new Chamber Board at the annual general meeting. They are Thomas Datt

This week, February 15 through 19, has been proclaimed Chamber of Commerce week in British Columbia.

This year’s theme, Empowering B.C. Businesses, celebrates the leadership role that the over 125 chambers in British Columbia play in their local communities where they build links as business advocates and encourage policies that support business and economic development.

“This week we’re celebrating the vital role chambers play in working with businesses to strengthen our economy and create vibrant communities throughout British Columbia. We’ve worked closely with the BC Chamber of Commerce to get input and advice so we can continue to create valuable resources for small business owners and assist future entrepreneurs,” said Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Coralee Oakes.

“Congratulations to our Chamber members for their participation in making our business community resilient through challenging times in the past,” said Kimberley and District Chamber Manager Mike Guarnery. “We continue to work for you moving forward and continue the momentum exhibited over the past four years. We congratulate the Chambers throughout the Province for their work in supporting local small and medium business enterprises.”

In Kimberley, the Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1923 and continues to this day to promote and assist small business development.

The Chamber presents workshops on a variety of subjects that assist entrepreneurs, and presents the annual Business Excellence Awards. They also offer the popular Beverages and Business Cards networking mingles, an opportunity for local business owners to get to know each other. The latest Business after Business get together is tonight at the Elks Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Chamber also assisted with the recent, successful Kimberley Winter Market at the Conference Centre.

The Kimberley Chamber has an office at 253 Wallinger and the door is always open if you need to speak to Guarnery about any issue on doing business in Kimberley.