Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce looking ahead to busy fall season

The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization comprised of approximately 20a0 professional, business, community and individual persons.

The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization comprised of approximately 20a0 professional, business, community and individual persons.

Working in partnership with the business community, our mission is to be the voice of business in Prince Rupert and area.

As we begin the busy fall season our focus in the next month is to concentrate on our Annual Fundraising Auction. We will be looking for businesses in the community to support us by donating various items for our auction on October 15 at the Highliner Inn. Tickets are available at the Chamber Office or from our board members: Chad Cunningham, Jason Scherr, Stefan Woloszyn, Maynard Angus, Robert Stromdahl, Dave Walker, Melanie Erickson, Pam Meers, Tony Briglio, Odd Eidsvik, Murray Kristoff, John Luscher or Bobbi Smith. Each and every year there are always some great bargains to be had. Come and have some fun and a great meal!

Also, our Rising Stars Program in partnership with Northwest Community College is going into its seventh season. Rising Stars provides an opportunity to promote business as a career option to entrepreneurs-in-the-making and to nurture a mentorship relationship between college students and business leaders. It offers options for our youth to work, contribute and, most importantly, to continue living in their home town. In October the Chamber will match local business leaders with Northwest Community College students in a partnership that significantly increases the students’ network of positive adult contacts. Students become honorary chamber members for 5 months, during which time they attend chamber networking events with their mentors, as well as program specific workshops. The program culminates with the presentation of two bursaries to outstanding Rising Stars mid March.

If you would like to become a mentor or a sponsor please contact Carol at the Chamber office 250-624-2296.

The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce website has also undergone major renovations over the summer. For more information go to www.princerupertchamber.ca and have a look. We will also be broadcasting our monthly membership lunches starting in September, there will be a link on this new and improved website just in case you missed the luncheon.