September 2019
In This Newsletter
Chamber Update

Upcoming Events


Board of Directors
Chamber Update
The 20th Annual Great Pumpkin Walk
"What is happening with the Pumpkin Walk?"
Here at the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce we have been receiving many inquiries about the upcoming Great Pumpkin Walk. We are happy to let you know, that along with Barb Penner, creator of this spectacular event, the Chamber of Commerce is helping with adminstration, advertising and accepting the donations for the Pumpkin Walk. If you are interested in donating, please contact us!

This event can only happen because of our dedicated Sponsors such as New Gold - Blackwater, and donations from our loyal community businesses!

We'll see you at Riverside Park on October 31st, 5pm - 8pm. Fireworks start at 8pm! Watch for more details in our next Chamber Point.
Upcoming Events
Chamber Luncheon

Kevin Horsnell, Vice President , Woodlands Canada at Canfor joins our Luncheon period as a Keynote speaker as we discuss Forestry Sustainability in the North and the impact on businesses.
When: October 3 rd , 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Buffet style lunch is available for purchase.
Please RSVP by October 1 st to confirm your attendance and if you intend to purchase lunch.
Email or by calling 250-567-2124
All Candidates Forum

The Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the All Candidates Forum.

When: October 10th, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: Nechako Valley Secondary
School Small Auditorium

Tracy Calogheros ~ Liberal

Mackenzie Kerr ~ Green

Todd Doherty ~ C onservative

Heather Sapergia ~ NDP

Jing Lan Yang ~ Peoples Party
Bulkley-Nechako Business Forum
October 22 - 23, 2019
The 2019 Forum is being held in Vanderhoof, BC at the Nechako Valley Community Church
The Regional Business Forum is a biennial event that includes
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Presentations on major projects taking place in the RDBN
  • Opportunities for businesses
  • Networking
  • Startup Business Contest Finalist Pitches
  • Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Non-Profits

We know what you are wondering:

  • Why should I become a Member, what will it do for my business?
  • What does a Chamber do?

The Chamber of Commerce is first and foremost an Advocate for you and your business. Has your business ever been affected by a change in government policy and you didn't have the time or know how to voice how this affected your business? This is where a Chamber comes in to help. We work with our Board of Directors Advocacy Committee, plus the BC Chamber to bring any issues that our members bring to us and start to create change.

We are entirely committed to our Members. We develop networking opportunities and training opportunities that fit the needs of our members. What benefits you, benefits us, and we'll see that it happens.

For more information, go to the link below and click on "Benefits Package 2019" for a printable version of our Membership Benefits information package.

Contact the Chamber office or connect with any of our Directors for more information!
Board of Directors
President - Roy Spooner
Treasurer - Michelle Roberge
Kevin Wallace
Janet Bangs
Philip Bayliss
Arlynn Klassen
Trinda Elwert
Carmen Malo
Dean Funk
Ashley Kuznak Raby, Executive Director