The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce will be working very hard on building connections this year.
President Angela Sommer says the connections, which will consist of a variety of different community partners will help address one of the biggest challenges they are currently facing.
“We have many products and services in our community already that are almost like a best-kept secret.”
“We would like to promote and market what we already have to offer in addition to growing our business base.”
The Chamber is also working with the Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the City of Williams Lake to come up with plans to revitalize the downtown core, according to Sommer.
The Christmas and holiday season meanwhile was good to business within the area says Sommer who has received positive feedback.
“Black Friday, for example, was very successful. The Santa Claus Parade downtown was very well attended despite it being minus 25 or minus 30; it was very cold that day.”
“All the other local events in the pre and post-Christmas season, such as Boxing Day, have been well attended.”
Sommer says the Chamber is currently in the process of preparing and accepting applications for their 20th Annual Business Excellence Awards that will take place on March 14th.