Communication needs ongoing attention

As spokesperson for the Rimbey & District Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank Treena, the Rimbey Review, Black Press and staff

Dear Editor

As spokesperson for the Rimbey & District Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank Treena, the Rimbey Review, Black Press and staff for some of the great coverage of our chamber projects. We are very excited about the upcoming meeting on Nov 7th at the Best Western (7 pm) regarding the small business incubator. We have already had some interest since you ran the story!

The Chamber was pleased to be able to host the election forum and showcase individuals running for town council. The turnout was wonderful and the follow-up article was well done. A windshield stuffer that appeared shortly after the forum entitled: “Chamber of Commerce Results” did not come from the Chamber office or any of our board members. As a political forum host we do not, nor are we allowed to, grade or judge participants.

Good communication is something that needs on going attention. Ways that Chamber communicates with its members, town council, the business community and the general public comes in many forms. We appreciate the town giving us opportunity to place announcements in the utility bills. We send out emails or drop information off to our members. We post on our Facebook page, our website and we do mail inserts. All of our documents carry the official Chamber logo and contact information including names and phone numbers.

We are very excited about the new membership plan which already has some businesses onboard as gold sponsors, lighting up Pas-ka-poo Park for Christmas, passport to Christmas program and of course Expo 2014 and the Hot Air Affair. Thanks again to the Rimbey Review and staff and we look forward to future projects together.

Jackie Stratton

President