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    Celebrating our members and our community.

    Our team is closely monitoring the worldwide global pandemic of COVID-19 and we are working with authorities from the City of Kamloops to monitor the risk locally along with partners to develop business continuity resources for you. I have called an emergency board meeting this week to determine our next steps.

    Planning a stand-alone event can be too much to ask for small businesses who don’t have the human resources and expertise to carry out event planning, design and implementation. Business owners wear many hats and event planning is a time-consuming process with many different aspects and tasks that can become overwhelming very quickly.

    Restaurants, brewpubs, wineries and eateries not only contribute jobs and a significant portion of our provincial GDP, but they are also where our communities gather and the lifeblood of our city.

    The conversation around workplace wellness and mental health is a topic that many feel uncomfortable discussing. Lack of knowledge or fear of judgement is often why historically these conversations were not head. What we know is investing in mental health programs has a positive ROI for your business. It is time to break the taboo and take care of your colleagues and in return, your business.

    According to a report released last November by Deloitte Canada. Analysis reveals that companies with mental health programs in place for one year had a median annual ROI of $1.62 for every dollar invested. For companies with programs in place for three or more years, the median annual ROI is more than double—valued at $2.18 for every dollar spent. It is not only good for people, it is good for business

    Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director, reflects on 2019 and provides a sneak peek of what is to come in 2020.

    New businesses and established businesses share similar worries when it comes to business longevity. How will I adapt to keep up with changing customer demands? What will my business look like 2, 5, 10 years from now? Learn how Chamber Member Kamloops Florist approaches the business longevity topic and what strategies they have in place to allow their business to continually innovate processes and services.

    Could a Kamloops Chamber of Commerce online business listing help expand your business? Read our latest blog post to see how being listed amongst other Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Members within our online directory could increase your business reputability

    In a technology-driven world where becoming unglued from personal electronic devices is seemingly impossible, this feature member is working hard to reinvigorate the benefits of socializing through creating welcoming, comfortable and delicious dining experiences that will have you dusting off your human to human interaction methods…and enjoying every step of the way.

    In what ways could your business and employees benefit through partnering with or supporting others within the local community? Read our latest blog post to see and the benefits it brought one of our members.