- 14 Jan
Happy New Year! From all of us at the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce.
We have a few new initiatives cultivating for 2016 and some exciting partnerships.
BC ATV Association has asked for assistance from the Chamber of Commerce to expand on activities and incentives for ATV participants coming to Merritt for their Poker Ride in July. We are looking at new ways to involve our business community with this event.
A community member has approached the Chamber to work on bringing back Logger Sports and events for Forestry Week in September. Our partners "Forestry Week Committee" formed with members from the Forestry Community will be working with us to organize and host this event.
A few members from our business community have formed a Bylaw Committee that will by analyzing bylaws in hopes to make recommendations for improving areas pertaining to bikes, skateboards on sidewalks in the downtown core, sidewalk and street cleanliness, vacant lots, etc. The Chamber will help with presenting these concerns to the city in hope of achieving positive changes.
Our first Business after Business is planned for February 18th - hosted by the Nicola Valley Museum. Come and celebrate Heritage Week at the museum and enjoy appies and refreshment starting at 6pm. A great networking event for all.
Our weekly email blasts will keep you informed. New for 2016 will be an added print newsletter that has been requested by our membership. We will do our best to distribute this newsletter to all business in Merritt.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our membership in believing and working with us - without you we could not have accomplished what we have achieved and what is about to come. Let's make a difference in 2016!!!
Looking back at 2015: Hosted 6 Business after Business events, 3 luncheons, 3 business round table sessions, Business Walk - working in partnership with Community Futures and City of Merritt, working with events: Bass Coast Alternative Music Festival, Rockin River, Nicola Valley Rodeo, Country Christmas Committee and the BC Ambassador Program, Merritt Art Walk, Rodeo & Fall Fair Parade, Business Excellence Awards, Country Christmas Parade, Festival of Trees & Santa Village.