September 29th, 2017
Chamber Board Meeting
October 3rd, 2017
5:45pm at the Chamber Office

Posted below is all the contact information and important information that we are continuing to share for business support for businesses resulting in losses due to the wildfire impact. The Chamber will continue to share any new information as it comes forward.


Do you want to support and invest 
in your community?

  Become a Chamber Member today.

We are offering free memberships to new members for the remainder of 2017 
or 
Purchase your membership for 2018 today and receive the rest of 2017 for free.
   

Fill out today and email into
 manager@southcariboochamber.org

The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization the promotes local businesses throughout the South Cariboo. The more businesses that invest in the Chamber and our community the stronger we are together.


Welcome to some of our newest members!

Stolz Chartered Professional Accountant Inc
201 -205 Birch Ave, 100 Mile House
250-395-8860 www.stolzcpa.ca
Accounting, audit, personal/corporate/estate/trusts tax, consulting to individuals, businesses, not-for-profits and Aboriginals. Trusted advisors and providing top quality service.




Curves
South Cariboo Business Centre 
475 Birch Ave, Unit 001 100 Mile House
250-395-4114
30 minute total body workout with a supported environment. Gain strength, balance, flexibility, heath and friendship with the guidance of a personal coach.


Rotary Club of
100 Mile House
Making a difference in our
community & around the world.


Welcome Home to a Cariboo Christmas
Santa Claus Parade!

November 17th, 2017 5:30pm
Followed by Starry Nights and the
Moonlight madness Shopping Extravaganza
Enter Your Float to be a 
RIBBON WINNER!
* Best representation of the theme-Commercial
* Best representation of the theme-Non Commercial
* Best effort by a school
* Best effort by an individual
* Best effort by a walking group
Click Here 
to download your float entry form with all information needed. For more information contact Our Kitchen Corner 778-482-2665
Forms are also available at:

 
   


Go Fund Me link - click here!
A message from the Board of Directors of Mt.Timothy Ski Society.
MT. TIMOTHY SKI AREA NEEDS YOUR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT!
The Mt. Timothy Ski Area is a family ski area in the central/south Cariboo region near Lac La Hache, BC, operating since 1987 by the Mt. Timothy Ski Society. Mt. Timothy is unique in that we are one of the few remaining hills in Western Canada not privately owned and managed, but a volunteer-driven not-for-profit Society registered under the BC Society Act. Further, we are outside municipal area boundaries, so are not supported by local services taxes; we must rely on ticket sales, donations, fundraising events, grants, and in-kind volunteer time.
Due to a number of factors, including the extensive wildfire situation in our region and subsequent evacuation of our communities, Mt. Timothy was not able to generate season pass revenue that we normally do during this time, and lost a key period for our annual fundraising. Although we have a balanced operating budget and were able to generate a small profit last year, we have past debt hanging over us, and Mt. Timothy currently does not have sufficient funds to prepare for and operate during the upcoming 2017/18 season.
We kindly ask that you consider supporting Mt. Timothy with a donation or contribution, or a pledge, so we can offer this region that has suffered so much loss already, an affordable, winter-time recreation area in 2017/18. An amount of $50,000 by mid-October 2017 should provide sufficient funding to allow us to begin the recruitment process to replace key staff and begin the required work on our equipment to be prepared for a December 15th opening.

Thank you in advance for your support!
Sincerely,
Members, Board of Directors, and Staff
Mt. Timothy Ski Society


September 15th, 2017
Click here to read about the following topics:
-Provincial Ministry Staff Discuss Wildfire Recovery
-wildfire Prevention
-UBCM Conference and more..

Something for Everyone (Including Business) in Budget Update - but BC Chamber Flags Potential Cumulative Effects

VICTORIA,  September 11, 2017 - The BC Chamber of Commerce congratulates the new B.C. government for tabling a balanced budget that looks to invest in our residents while supporting small businesses ability to prosper through targeted tax measures, but warns of a potential cumulative effect to our strong tax competitiveness when viewed in relation to recent federal tax changes.

The 2017 budget update maintains a number of initiatives strongly advocated for by the BC Chamber network to support future economic growth, such as maintaining efforts to make the Provincial Sales Tax more competitive by removing the PST on electricity bills for business and restoring the small business tax benefit for credit unions.
 
"It's good to see the provincial government balancing its budget and continuing to invest in a sustainable economy - targeting its investments on reducing the small business tax rate and providing credit unions with a small business tax benefit helps ensure a competitive tax structure for small businesses looking to invest and hire more British Columbians," said Val Litwin, president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.
 
The Budget 2017 update also maintains several targeted initiatives to support further economic development and job creation across the province, including: the 50 per cent reduction of Medical Service Premium, another extension to the Mining Flow-Through Share tax credit measures, and a further increase to the Small Business Venture Capital tax credit. While there are many positive initiatives to advance a sustainable economy, the upcoming increase to corporate tax rates and the carbon tax add another layer of uncertainty at a time of upcoming federal tax changes that will impact overall tax competitiveness that is needed for a strong economy.
 
"The BC Chamber has always stood up for greater tax competitiveness - and while we applaud the provincial government's focus on some targeted small business tax relief - the overall tax competitiveness for B.C. is facing uncertainty through tax measures at both the provincial and federal level." said Litwin. "With higher spending and increased taxpayer supported debt that could impact our AAA credit rating, ensuring tax competitiveness that gives our business owners' confidence to invest is made more of a necessity in the years ahead.
 
The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province.  Representing more than 125 Chambers of Commerce and 36,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is "The Voice of Business in B.C."

Federal Proposed Tax Changes...How they may affect your business.

The  South Cariboo Chamber urges you to read the following and learn how the proposed taxes may affect your business. 

The following links have information of the Federal Government proposed tax changes that may affect your business.

From BC Chamber of Commerce

"The government of Canada has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years... "
BC Chamber of Commerce is particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income in a corporation and (2) tough new rules for compensation in family businesses.
This is an issue where the power of the network can affect change if we all work together and use our voice of business.
Business groups across Canada are uniting on this front. 35 organizations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness -a unified voice to oppose the federal government's tax proposals that would dramatically change the way incorporated small businesses are taxed in Canada. Read the full release from the coalition  here.
The window of opportunity is closing.  The Liberal and Conservative caucuses meet immediately after Labour Day and we are aiming to have MPs go to the meetings with businesses' comments in hand.
To help businesses have their voices heard, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce created a number of pieces to share with Chamber members.




From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
"If your business is incorporated, you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government's new proposals..."

From the Canadian Federation of Independent Business
'These changes won't just affect the wealthy as the government has implied. They directly target small business owners who make daily sacrifices to keep their businesses alive, support their families and create jobs in their communities ..."


A Notice from BC Assessment 

BC Flood and Wildfire Impact 
Many parts of BC h ave been affected by flooding and wildfires in 2017. We appreciate that as a property owner, you may have questions regarding your upcoming 2018 property assessment.
If you would like discuss your property with an Appraiser, please call 
1-866-825-8322 or use the link below.
If at any time you have questions or concerns, or would like to speak to an Appraiser in your area, please  contact BC Assessment.
BC WILDFIRE RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS


Funding opportunities for businesses with losses due to the Wild Fires in B.C.

Support to Small Businesses, Not-for-Profit Organizations and First Nations Cultural Livelihoods.


Members List

Thank you for investing in your community!

2017 Members List

100 Mile Chiropractic
100 Mile Curling Club
100 Mile Dev Corporation
100 Mile Feed & Ranch
100 Mile Funeral Services
100 Mile Glass Ltd
100 Mile House Free Press
100 Mile & Dist Historical Soc
100 Mile House Wranglers
100 Mile Lumber-West Fraser
100 Mile Special Olympics
100 Mile Vision Care Centre
100 Mile Women's Centre
108 Building Supplies
108 Mile Super Market
2& 2 Holdings Ltd.
ABC Communications
Alpaca Story Ranch
Andres Electronics
Age Friendly Society-



B&B Tree Topping
Big Canyon Rafting
Big Country Storage
Big Rock Ranch
Bank of Montreal
Burgess Plumbing, Heat & Elc
Canada's Log People
Canada Safeway
Canim Lake Band
Canlan Icesports
Carefree Manor
Carstar Collision&Glass Svc
Cariboo Bonanza Resort
Cariboo/Chil Partners/Literacy
Cariboo FamilyEnrichmentCtr.
Cariboo Floor DesignLtd
Cariboo Homesteaders
Cariboo Plant Ranch
Cariboo Radio.Com
Cariboo Regional District



Cariboo Truck & Equip Repair
Carson Chiropractic
CCB100Mile WhiteCane Club
Catalyst Acct & Tax Services
Cedar Crest Society
Centennial Law Corp.
Central Cariboo Disposal
Central GM
CGH Construction Ltd
Century Home Hardware
Community Futures Dev. Cor
Country Prime Meats LTD.
Creating Joy In Art
Curves - 100 Mile
Dan's Repair
David Beharrell Ent
Donex Pharmacy
Donna Barnett MLA
Dricos Entertainment
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa



Educo Canada
Escott Kitchen and Tops
Exeter Forest & Marine
Exeter Sporting Goods
Exquisite Florals & Gifts
Fawn Lake Resort
Forest Grove Supplies
Garths Electric Co.
Gopher Rentals
Green Sisters
Grinyer Business Equipment
Happy Landing Restaurant
Heartland Law LLP
Higher Ground Natural Food
Horse Lake Garden Centre
Horton Ventures
Hub International Bartons
Ingrid's Foot Care
Invis - The Guimond Group
Iron Horse Pub & Grill



J Hinsche Contracting
JJ's Home Inspirations
Jackson Social ClubBrewhse
Jacob Transport LTD
Kayanara Guest Ranch
Lac La Hache Food Mart
Lake of the Trees Bible Camp
Lakewood Inn
Larsen's Truck Services
LDN Transportation
Leo's Electric
Life Cycle Financial/Investia
Loon Bay Resort
Lone Butte Supply Ltd
Lone Rock Cafe
Meridian RV 
Midori Day Spa
Mobility Inc - Sears
Most Wanted Contracting
Mr. T Contracting



NAPA Auto Parts
New Roads Nutritional Cons
Ney Construction Ltd
Nicks's Rag and Tube
Norbord
North Western Sprinter Glass
Our Kitchen Corner
Parkside Art Gallery
Performance All Terrain
Pharmasave #129
PMT Chartered Prof Acct LLP
Primal Electric
Psalm 23 Transitional Society
Purser Creek Holdings
Rainer's Health House& Acad
Ramada Inn
Royal Bank of Canada
RCMP
Regency Chrysler
Remax 100



Rise & Grind Coffee House
Round Up Motel
Royal LePage-100Mile Realty
Rotary CLub
Rustic Elements
Save on Foods
Sitka Log Homes
South Car Business Centre
South Car Farmers Market
South Car Health Foundation
SC Comm Planning Council
South Car Sustainability Soc.
South Car Search & Rescue
Stolz CPA 
Spring Lake Ranch
Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Sunrise Ford Sales
Super 8 Motel
Taseko Mines
The Boondocks - restaurant
The New 108 Resort



The Outlaw  Clothing  Co.
Three R's Construction
Tim Hortons
Top Line Printers
Thompson River University
Trabajo Consulting
Triquetra Therapeutic Svc
Tree Island Bison Ranch
Two With Nature Foods
TW Tanning
Ultimate Promotions Ltd. 
United Way
Vista Radio- Country 840
WiL ake/Dist Credit Union
Western Financial Group
Westwood Motel
Work n Play Clothing
Your Style Interior Decor











WHATS HAPPENING?



THE YOUTH ZONE IS OPEN
Wednesdays - Fridays 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday night DINNERS


September 15th - October 13th
Parkside Art Gallery
Katy Kidwell's " the Little Birds That Fly"
Opening reception Sept 15th 5:00pm


September 30th
Orange Shirt Day


September 30th
100 Mile House & Dist. Soccer Association
Awards BBQ
OMHSA Soccer Park



October 4th
Take Back the Night
4:00pm - 9:00pm 
100 Mile House Community Hall



October 14th
Free Store at 100 Mile United Church , 49 Dogwood St.
10:00am - 1:00pm  



October 14th
108 Mile Lions Oktoberfest
108 Mile Ranch Community Hall



October 28th
Halloween Dance Party #11 
100 Mile House Community Hall


November 4th
100 Mile House Lions Dinner Auction
100 Mile House Community Hall



November 17th @5:30pm
Welcome Home to a Cariboo Christmas
SANTA CLAUS PARADE

November 17th 
Starry Nights



November 17th 
Moonlight Madness Shopping Extravag anza























Do you want to be a part of the committee for the South Cariboo Summer Festival and bring your ideas to life? email manager@southcariboo
chamber.org








IT is time to start thinking of the businesses you will be nominating for the 24th Annual Businesses Excellence & Citizen of the Year Awards Celebration!!

Did someone shine in 2017?
Start gathering information and letters of recommendations for that special person.


Stay tuned for new Award Categories !