September 2018
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Newsletter
"Small Business Scoop"
Thank you for signing up for our Small Business Scoop Newsletter. We hope to keep you informed and educated on information relevant to your Small Business. 
In This Issue
  • News Release
  • Quick Reads
  • Upcoming Events
  • FREE Human Resource Workshops
  • FREE Gaming Grant Workshops
  • City of Williams Lake Survey
  • September Seminars
 " Don’t wish it was easier,
wish you were better. 
Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. 
Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom ."
~ John Rohn
News Release
Cariboo Woodlot Association
On behalf of the Cariboo Woodlot Association, Brian Lapointe (left) and Ian Lanki (right) accept a $2000.00 sponsorship donation from CFCC General Manager, Karen Eden.

The Cariboo Woodlot Association is hosting the Federation of British Columbia Woodlot Associations (FBCWA) and Woodlot Product Development Council (WPDC) Annual General Meeting and Conference October 2018 in Williams Lake!

There are 867 active Woodlots in British Columbia, of which over 50 are located in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Forest District, over 60 in Quesnel Forest District, and over 40 in the 100 Mile House Forest District. The FBCWA represents 23 woodlot associations throughout BC whos members harvest approx. 1.5 million cubic meters of timber annually.
Quick Reads
The Importance of a Business Card
In our increasingly fast-paced digital world some might argue that the importance of a business card is gone, ostensibly replaced by online connections. However, these impersonal electronic interactions can leave us craving a tangible touch. Rather than being passé, business cards are still very much in style, and they’re only getting thicker, bolder, and flashier.

Upcoming Events
FREE Human Resource Workshops
There are three workshops in this upcoming Human Resources series with John Singleton. You can choose to attend one of the workshops or all of them.
All workshops are FREE!


To register for any of the courses listed below, please visit: http://cfwildfire.ca/workshops/
Or give us a call at 250-392-3626

All Williams Lake sessions will be held at Pioneer Complex
351 Hodgson Road, Williams Lake.

All 100 Mile House sessions will be held at the 100 Mile Curling Club
#1-175 Wrangler Way, 100 Mile House.
Attracting and Retaining Great Employees
Williams Lake: Wednesday September 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
100 Mile House: Friday September 21, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

Do you have a GREAT employee you don't want to lose? Are you searching for a GREAT employee for your business?

This workshop will help you: 
  • Know who you are
  • Know who you want
  • Position your business
  • Define job descriptions
  • Methods of marketing positions
  • Orientation and Training 
  • Q12 for engaged employees
  • Check in
Motivational Interviewing
Williams Lake: Wednesday September 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
100 Mile House: Friday September 21, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the hiring process? Looking for an interview style that matches your business needs? 

During this workshop, John will review: 
  • Hiring Process
  • Expectations and Outcomes
  • Interview Preparation
  • Interview Techniques
  • Panel Interiews
  • Testing Candidates
  • Personality Testing
  • Decision Making
Bridging the Generational Gap
Williams Lake: Thursday September 20, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
100 Mile House: Saturday September 22, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

Boomers and millennials each bring great things to the table. The gaps or differences between their generations may be a struggle at times. So how do you get the best out of both generations?

During this workshop, John will highlight: 
  • Understanding the Gaps
  • Defining the Why's 
  • Building Consensus
  • Meeting Mutual Needs
  • Mentoring 
  • Communication challenges
Gaming Grant Workshops
Back by popular demand, attendees of this workshop will be given tools to write and submit a successful Gaming Grant Application - funding arts and culture, sports, public safety, environment, and social programs.

To register for any of the courses listed below, please visit: http://cfwildfire.ca/workshops/
Or give us a call at 250-392-3626

All Williams Lake sessions will be held at Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin
266 Oliver Street, Williams Lake

All 100 Mile sessions will be held at Horton Ventures Inc
808 Alpine Ave, 100 Mile House
Gaming Grant Workshop - Part 1
Williams Lake: September 27, 2018 10:00am - 12:30pm
100 Mile House: September 28, 2018 10:00am - 12:30pm

This FREE workshop is designed to help you understand the inner workings and expectations of the BC Community Gaming Grant Program, especially understanding what part each non-profit group plays in the areas of Arts and Culture, Sports, Public Safety Environment, Human and Social programs. 

Marvene Layte, Northern Interior Communities Association Coordinator, will give you an overall idea of what is needed in applying, why you need it, and how you can facilitate these needs with your organization to accomplish them.

Marvene will focus on: 
  • understanding the tools to make the processes easier
  • what financial documents you will need
  • additional paperwork expected
  • How to write and submit a successful application
Gaming Grant Workshop - Part 2
Williams Lake: September 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
100 Mile House: September 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm

This FREE workshop is designed to help you understand the inner workings and expectations of the BC Community Gaming Grant Program. 

Marvene Layte, Northern Interior Communities Association Coordinator, will review the Gaming Grant Application step by step offering tips and suggestions for your application to be successful.
Workshops Coming Soon!
Be sure to watch our Facebook page, website cfwildfire.ca/workshops/ or read our October newsletter for more information about the upcoming workshops.

Currently being planned for free in October:
  • Communication for Small Business - Williams Lake and 100 Mile House
City of Williams Lake Survey
The City of Williams Lake is currently developing an Economic Development Strategy that will serve as a guide for the City to grow and prosper. The strategy will assist in informing City staff on opportunities for our region, and ways that we can support our current area businesses to thrive in our transitioning economy. As part of the development of the Economic Development Strategy, the City is conducting a brief survey of residents to gain a better insight of local priorities. The survey will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes and your participation is greatly appreciated. Individual survey results are confidential and only the aggregate findings will be made public. 
 
Survey participants will also be eligible to enter a draw for one of two $100 LOVE BUCKS certificates. LOVE BUCKS certificates can be spent on merchandise at any participating Williams Lake business. 

To take the survey, click here:
September Small Business BC Seminars
Small Business BC is hosting several interesting seminars for the month of September 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 alexis@cfdccariboo.com or give us a call 250-392-3626.

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