Things to Know for September 9th 2020

News from the chamber and community business networks

September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020

Reminder BSN Event Tomorrow

A reminder about the next BSN event tomorrow, September 10th, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Speakers for the meeting include: Nancy Robbins, Community Futures West Yellowhead who will be speaking on the upcoming business walks across the region. We will also hear from Francine Wilson-Symbaluk, West Yellowhead Counselling Services, who will be providing information about local supports available.

The Hinton Chamber and Alberta Labour are looking at providing an in-person event for Small Business Week (October 18th-24th, 2020).

There will be some questions discussed at the September 10th BSN meeting. If you are not able to attend that day, we would appreciate your feedback and suggestions which can be sent by email to Louise Gale ( or Natalie Charlton (

Questions for discussion

  1. Would you prefer an in-person event or a virtual (Zoom) event?
  2. What topics would be of interest to you? (e.g. recession proof your business, change management, being a leader post COVID)
  3. Do you have any suggestions for activities?

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The Chamber is looking to hear from our membership

Is your business experiencing excess shipping costs, longer waiting times to receive products, and interruptions to your daily operations due to shipping services?

We would like to hear from you. Please reach out to Natalie at so we can take your feedback and address some of these issues impacting our local business owners.

West Yellowhead Business Walks

Community Futures West Yellowhead, along with Economic Development and other Business Support Partners will be visiting businesses in Hinton during the day of September 29th for business walks.

We want to come see your business and find out how you are doing and what we can do to help in this COVID-19 economic reality. If you would like a visit, please reach out to Nancy Robbins, General Manager CFWY at, as there are many businesses in Hinton and we want to make sure if you are expecting us that we don't miss you.

See you September 29th!

Trans Mountain Expansion Update

The Socio-economic Effects Monitoring Report for Trans Mountain activities in the Yellowhead regions during the period of April 1 to June 30, 2020 are now available for viewing.

A complete copy of the Socio-Economic Effects Monitoring Report, including the Context Indicator Annex for our region, is available at

For the current status of the Project, including more information about reinstatement of construction approvals, visit their website at

Chamber Gala Cancelled This Year

The Chamber is sad to announce that the Annual Business Awards Gala will be cancelled for 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt this was the best choice for our non-profit organization this year.

The Chamber is looking at providing a smaller alternative event to host during small business week in October as we still want to celebrate and recognize our amazing business community so stay tuned for more announcements.

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