November 2018
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Newsletter
"Small Business Scoop"
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In This Issue
  • Quick Reads
  • Upcoming Events
  • FREE SuperHost Workshop
  • Small Business BC Award Nominations
  • November Seminars
 "Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first"
~ Simon Sinek
Quick Reads
6 Benefits to Hiring Temporary Holiday Staff
The annual festive retail bonanza is just around the corner and it’s time to ask – Is your business ready? For many, the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is also the busiest, with retailers working long hours to accommodate the crowds. Hiring temporary holiday staff can alleviate this stress while guaranteeing flexibility and peace of mind.

Upcoming Events
This FREE workshop helps build Customer Service Skills!

Customer service skills are highly valued by employers, and continue to be among the top skills required in most workplaces.

You will need a device at the end of the course to complete the quiz - such as a laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Williams Lake: November 20, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pioneer Complex
351 Hodgson Road, Williams Lake

To register, please visit or give us a call at 250-392-3626
Lunch and Learn Webinar Sessions
Lunch and Learn Sessions are Free online workshops set to take place during your lunch hour, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
The upcoming sessions will be by Erin and Paula from Reach Legal!

You can attend all sessions from the comfort of your office/ home.
OR bring your lunch and join us in our board room at Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin to view the webinars on the projector screen!

Employment Standards Obligations
with Erin Brandt
Thursday November 15, 2018

Marijuana in the Workplace
with Erin Brandt
Thursday November 22, 2018

Employee Dismissal
with Paula Krawus
Thursday November 29, 2018

Register Online to attend the webinars remotely.
Workshops Coming Soon!
Be sure to watch our Facebook page, and website for upcoming courses!
Business at its Best
To share your story, please visit:
Congratulations to Chemo RV Sales and Services for receiving the Business of the Year Award from the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce!

Pictured above from left to right:
Kathy McLean – First Vice President of WL & District Chamber of Commerce
Tom Hoffman – Chair of Community Futures Cariboo-Chilcotin
Jason Bell – General Manager of Chemo RV Sales & Service Ltd.
Karen Eden – Executive Director of Community Futures
2019 Small Business BC Awards and
Open for Business Awards
Nominating your business, or a business you love, is easy and there are plenty of amazing benefits. Nominated businesses can leverage the amazing marketing and PR opportunities the Awards present. And, if they win, they’ll receive a cash prize of $1,500 and an all-access pass to Small Business BC education and experts for one whole year.

Nominate a business today! Small Business BC Awards Nomination Form

To read more about the award categories, please follow the link:
November Small Business BC Seminars
Small Business BC is hosting several interesting seminars for the month of November that are available to view through webinars.

If you are interested in taking any seminars, please contact Alexis at Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin by emailing or give us a call 250-392-3626. A seminar code is available for participants located in Central and Northern BC to access ANY webinar for FREE!

A few seminars of note:

For a complete list of available seminars, please visit:

By signing up to participate in a seminar via webinar, you will receive a link once the webinar is complete to replay the webinar. The link remains live for one week after the seminar. This means you do not have to watch the entire seminar at one time and can replay any parts that you would like to listen to again.
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Staff Directory
Karen Eden
General Manager

Larry Stranberg
Projects Manager

Ginny Mulvahill
Business Analyst

Florence Gonyer
Financial Administrator

Tannis Landry
Project Assistant

Sue Lachance
Wildfire Recovery Support Program Coordinator

Alexis Forseille
Administrative Coordinator
Any feedback, information or event contributions that you would like to see in our next newsletter, please contact:

Staff & Board of Directors
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin | 250-392-3626 |
266 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, V2G 1M1 Canada