This Week:
Your Chamber |  Your Input Needed

We want to build a chamber that is sustainable for the future. That means we need know what you want now and what you see for the Kamloops Chamber in 2025. Please join us for one of these focus group sessions:

Wednesday, June 28th | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • How can we appeal to the next generation and what do our different members need from us?
  • What other advocacy or member organizations compete for your time, money and attention?

Thursday, June, 29th | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
  • What are your expectations of the chamber? What does it take for us to "hit it out of the park"?
  • How can the chamber use technology to help you get more out of your membership?

Thursday, June 29th | 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • How do we keep Gen X and boomers engaged and participating now and in the near future?
  • What is the best and most efficient use of your time participating in chamber activities?

BEA's | Have You Nominated Yet?

Nominations for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards are now being accepted!

Do you know of a local business that deserves recognition? Nominate them today in one or more of our 18 award categories!

Nominations close on June 30th and only take two minutes to submit.

Nominate today!

Learn more about the awards here.
Business Growth  | #TradeTalks

#TradeTalks is an event you do NOT want to miss. Learn how to set up your export game during this day which will feature:
  • 4 incisive panels
  • export-readiness workshop
  • global marketplace tradeshow
Plus, a dynamic program that pulls together expertise and experience from a variety of sources including Pam Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade; Keith Henry, President & CEO of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada and Allison Boulton, International Trade Advisor for Small Business BC.

Kamloops Chamber members receive 10% off the ticket price using code "TT10KAM".

Learn more here. Register here.
Personal Development  | The Surprising Truth About Likability  minute read

Why all the hype over likability? Simple: It's appealing. Everyone wants to be liked.

The problem with likability as a goal or metric is that it's highly subjective. But being considered a jerk might be be such a liability after all.

Read more.
HR |  Here's How to Recruit the Right People
5 minute read
Do you have a formal hiring process in place? If not, you might be relying a little too much on your guy feeling and not enough on your objective criteria. That could spell disaster if you end up hiring the wrong candidate.

Courtesy of BDC, here is a 7-step process you can follow that chock-full of useful advice to make your hiring process a success.
Habits  | The 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back
minute read
Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden - you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you have to find out where the weak link is. Read more.
Personal Growth |  How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? (Infographic)
Emotional intelligence plays a key role in every aspect of your life. Find out where you stand on the emotional intelligence scale with this handy infographic.

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