Chamber of Commerce Notebook
Oct. 30, 2018
Chamber of Commerce welcomes two new chamber members AE Realty and Pyramid Mechanical.
Small Business week
Small business week happened from October 15 to October 19.
The Chamber of Commerce held a mixer event for the week at Dog Island Brewery.
Chamber President Frankie Giroux says it was very successful as the event saw approximately 25 people. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) also held a business owner planning lunch-and-learn during the week which had 20 people in attendance.
Cannabis with AHS
Tim Horsman with Alberta Health Services attended the Chamber meeting to do a presentation. He said although cannabis is now legal in Canada and the laws have changed, the health risks and restrictions have not.
Horsman talked about what cannabis legalization means for each person. The health risks that come with use, and what people can do to ensure they’re being safe if someone chooses to use.
Christmas fun begins
This year the festivities for Moonlight Madness and the Santa Parade will be taking place on November 16.
Interm Executive Administrator for the Chamber Kim Hughes said the parade will run as it has in previous years, starting off at the Northern Star Hotel at 6:30 p.m.
Hughes said the theme of this year’s parade is ‘Magical Christmas’. She adds registration for the parade will be sent out via email and will become available on the website in the next two weeks or so as the Chamber website is down for updating.
Holly Jolly windows
This year the Chamber is hosting a window decorating competition starting on November 12. Hughes said all businesses are encouraged to participate.
Judging will be happening by November 15. Winners will get the opportunity to light the tree at Citizens Park downtown prior to the parade.
On November 22 there will be a WBC Bill 30 information session for anyone who is interested. For more information contact the Chamber at 780-849-3222.
Recently High Prairie School Division lost board member Joy McGregor as she resigned from her position.
School division board member Ali Mouallem said the School Division now is looking at holding a by-election for a new member.