Published On: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Salmon Arm Company are Finalists for BC Awards
By Corryn Grayston, General Manager at the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce.
Salmon Arm may soon see the construction of a new 95-room hotel located at 790 – 16th Street NE. Hollypark Hotels Corporation has applied to City Council to re-zone the location to support the build of a Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott International Hotel. Both the re-zoning application and development permit were approved by Council in December.
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Congratulations to Chamber member Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions as one of the finalists for the Best Concept Award as part of the Small Business BC Awards. Focus Ability facilitates opportunities for adults with autism and other developmental challenges to be paired with employers who can benefit from their distinctive skills. All the best to Pearl and her team and we encourage our members to consider Focus Ability candidates as an option in their future employment opportunities. Winners will be announced February 23, 2018.
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Salmon Arm’s famous Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet takes place on January 20th hosted by the Larch Hills Nordic Society. The loppet is a 34 km competitive course consisting of two 17 km loops of ideal rolling terrain designed for the novice as well as the racer. Participants of all ages can ski the full course or choose shorter distances based on their comfort and skill level. For more info visit the website..
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The Chamber is pleased to once again announce Mayor Nancy Cooper as the guest speaker for our January 24, 2018 Chamber membership luncheon. This incredibly popular luncheon is the 3rd annual Address to the City for Mayor Cooper and we expect another full house for this event. Contact the Chamber website for more details and to reserve a seat.
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The Shuswap Community Foundation is excited to announce Roger Parenteau as the new Manager of their organization. Roger brings a wealth of organizational and planning skills to the position as well as a strong background in marketing and management which perfectly complements the Foundation’s mission of uniting those who care with the needs of our community to continue building a vibrant caring Shuswap.
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Welcome Jennifer Strachan to Salmon Arm as our new Event Relations Specialist. Jennifer is working with Salmon Arm Economic Development to build upon our exiting tourism platforms and events as well as assisting in the growth and development of new initiatives.
Chamber General Manager Corryn Grayston can be reached at (250) 832-6247 or by e-mail.