Join us today for Lunch with the Mayor! Last chance to sign up!
Chubby Funster's|Wednesday October 10th, 2018 | Noon to 1pm

Joel and his team have a delicious meal prepared and all are welcome!
Please  email  dietary requirements
 Time: 12 Noon Price: $21.00/person (paid at the door)
Mayor Mark McKee will be sharing some highlights
of his past four years in office
&
our Visitor Centre Manager, Guylaine, will
present a 2018 'Summer in review!'
What is the 'Give Stoke' program?
A program for businesses, and the business community, to be recognized and celebrated for all of their contributions to our community!

You ALL 'give stoke' through support of community organizations and initiatives through in-kind donations, volunteerism, sharing of skills or sponsorship and in so many more ways. The business community is so appreciated and this community support needs to be shouted from the rooftops! Due to safety & legal concerns, we have been advised NOT against this and instead have created this program so that the 'give stoke' emblem becomes the symbol of pride that is recognized throughout our community!

THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE JOINED TO 'GIVE STOKE' SO FAR!
Sponsorship
Take advantage of the remaining few key Sponsorship opportunities for your Business!

Details Available Here
Silent Auction
Do you have something to donate?

Packaged items, Gift Certificates for services & experiences are always popular & a great way to showcase your offerings!
Your support is so appreciated in making this annual premier event a continued success!!!
Revelstoke Municipal Election:
Get to know your candidates!

Due to high interest, the Chamber is hosting an informal meet and mingle for ALL 2018 Candidates; City of Revelstoke Mayor & Council, CSRD Area B, & School Trustee Candidates

Tuesday October 16th - 5pm to 7pm - Selkirk Room @ The Regent Inn

This event is open to anyone to attend!
$10/person fee covers snacks and venue rental
OTHER RESOURCES to familiarize yourself with Council candidates:
  • Revelstoke All-Candidates Forum on October 2nd, watch it online!

WHEN CAN REVELSTOKE VOTE?
Wednesday October 10th, 2018 | 8am-8pm
Wednesday October 17th, 2018 | 8am-8pm
Saturday October 20th, 2018 | 8am-8pm
WHERE?
Community Centre (600 Campbell Avenue)
HOW?
1) You must qualify to vote
2) You must be registered to vote (can do this when you show up to vote)
3) You must bring two pieces of ID when you go to vote

Wednesday, October 10th is
World Mental Health Day


World Mental Health Day was created to encourage dialogue about mental health, promote mental well-being, and remove the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Let's talk about Workplace Mental Health :
Depression in the workplace may look different than how it actually feels. Don’t wrongly assume your colleagues are lazy when they may actually be struggling with mental health issues, such as depression.

Workplace Stats (from World Federation of Mental Health) :
10% of the employed population have taken time off work for depression
36 is the average number of workdays lost per depression episode
50% of people with depression are untreated
43% of managers want better policies. People find it difficult to disclose that they have mental health difficulties in the workplace- yet nobody is immune from mental health difficulties
Small Business Week is
October 15–19, 2018
Celebrate Canadian entrepreneurs and the impact they have on our economy and communities across the province!
Small Business BC, in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, is celebrating the achievements of small businesses by offering FREE access to over 10 seminars, webinars and 'Talk to an Expert' sessions from October 15–19!
Nominations for the 2019 Small Business BC Awards are open!
The Small Business Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of BC’s entrepreneurs. They also recognize the contributions that entrepreneurs and small businesses make to the province’s economy and its communities.

Nominate your business, or a business you LOVE, today! https://sbbcawards.ca/
Nominations are open for the Spirit of Revelstoke Award!
Deadline for nominations is Nov. 9 th

Volunteer Fair, Community Dinner & Awards Ceremony are on Tuesday November 27 th at the Community Centre. ($5/plate for the dinner)
2019 Street Banner Program: "Celebrating 40 Years of Recreation "
Highlight your creative talents and celebrate recreation in Revelstoke by taking part in this annual street enhancement program. 
All grassroots creative individuals welcome!   

"Cloud Based Accounting Software"
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Join Marloes Van Lent from Day2Day Books in Golden on integrating cloud-based accounting and bookkeeping apps into your business .

Marloes will walk you through the suite of online accounting products available to make your business books easier. She is passionate about receipts so you don’t have to be!

As always, there will be beer and lots of time for questions and conversation !🍻
Cathy English & Aislin Buchanan - creators of the LUNA web
THANK YOU to the business community sponsors, volunteers, and champions of
LUNA: Nocturnal Art & Wonder!
"The energy and creativity of our community is amazing and the 'not so secret' sauce that makes LUNA so magical is through community & collaboration!
Thank you to everyone who offered their support, time and energy to bring the LUNAverse to life.
See you next year,
The LUNAtics"

Enjoy some fantastic community photos from LUNA courtesy of
If you have any great photos that we can share to highlight events or
community initiatives, send them our way !
Tuesday November 6th @ 10-11am: Supporting Business Succession
Small business numbers are declining in all regional areas of the province except for the Lower Mainland. There is a coming wave of “Boomer” retirements that will call for communities to rally creatively to maintain services and vibrant business districts through the transition. It takes a village to support the successful transfer of a business to a new owner. 
Is your community ready to provide that support? In this webinar, we‘ll discuss how local economic development practitioners can facilitate business succession by ensuring the right supports and resources are in place.

Sign up & register for this free webinar here!
Visitor Centre Fun Fact:
To date, we are up 2% from the overall 2017 yearly visitation numbers. With three months to go this is a significant increase!

Friendly reminder to bring us your brochures for the winter season and let us of know of any fall closures!

Changes coming to your business for the fall/winter?
Send us a note and let us know:)
Health Canada & Scout Environmental are looking for workplaces across Canada who are interested in raising awareness of radon and encourage workplaces to inform their employees and networks about radon and testing.
 
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil. Exposure to radon gas is linked to 16% of lung cancer deaths annually in Canada. All employees are at risk of exposure to radon, whether this is in their homes or workplaces. Anyone can get lung cancer from radon without knowing it and this is an opportunity for employers to take a leadership role by providing information on radon to protect the health of employees and their families.
 
All participating workplaces receive 2 free radon test kits and resources to distribute to employees as they see fit.

The best time to begin a radon test is during the fall/winter months, so now is a great time to take action on radon! There is no cost to participate in the Challenge.

Find out more details and register at   radonworkplacechallenge.ca and call us at the Chamber to find where you can buy radon testing kits locally.
T H A N K S F O R R E A D I N G ! ! !
Your Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Centre & Tourism Revelstoke team