October 18 – 23 is officially Small Business Week in British Columbia and the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce has two key events planned to mark it:
- On Tuesday, October 20, thew Chamber’s monthly members’ luncheon will feature a presentation on the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) project that was completed earlier this year in partnership with Community Futures Revelstoke, Community Economic Development and Selkirk College; and
- On Thursday, October 22, the Chamber welcomes Clare Adams and Larry Vanderveen with Telus for a coffee chat at Conversations from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to allow small business owners and home-based business owners a chance to talk about and learn more about the new Telus High Speed services for business.
“Small businesses make up a major part of Revelstoke’s business community and play a critical role in driving our local economy and creating jobs,” Chamber President Randy Driediger said in a statement released on Friday, October 16. “Small Business Month is a great opportunity for our community to celebrate these hard-working businesses that bring great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to our city.”
As a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Revelstoke Chamber is part of an active advocacy campaign to support small businesses, including:
- The creation of and implementation of B.C.’s Small Business Accord;
- Cutting red tape by taking thousands of business out the MMBC recycling regulation and working to implement mobile business licences in regions across the province; and
- Continued advocacy for lower municipal business taxes.As well, the Revelstoke Chamber is a dedicated advocate for Revelstoke’s businesses at the local level.
Some of our recent work includes:
- Member consultation on the proposed Highway mall development;Improving the gateways to our community;
- Equitable municipal property taxes; and
- Recognizing the best of Revelstoke’s businesses through the Business Excellence Awards nominations and gala event on November 7.
Please help the Chamber promote and celebrate local small businesses in October by shopping, buying and eating locally!