2015 Business Walk aims to take the pulse of Barriere and area

Business owners/managers asked to be at their business on June 11

The District of Barriere’s first Business Walk event will take place this year on Thursday, June 11.

The Business Walk aims to take the pulse of local business by conducting short face to face interviews with business owners and managers.

Volunteer teams (composed of business leaders, local and provincial government, and business support service providers) will be going door to door asking owners or managers a couple of simple questions about the state of their business.

Businesses that need assistance will receive follow up visits and will be provided one on one support.

The Business Walk program involves a partnership facilitated by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (JTST), the District of Barriere, the Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce, and local service providers.

The Business Walk program is recognized as an Economic Development Best Practice by the Provincial Government. Gathering community and business information is a key ingredient to foster the area’s economic growth and expansion potential.

Business owners and managers are encouraged to be at their business on Thursday, June 11 when the teams are engaged in Business Walk.

By taking the time to answer just a few questions, you will be providing valuable information that area support agencies can use to develop programs and services that will better support our small businesses.

For questions or more information please contact:

Mayor Virginia Smith, District of Barriere, 4936 Barriere Town Road.  Call 250-672-9751, or email: mayor@barriere.ca

or: Marie Downing, Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce, #3 – 4353 Conner Road.  Call 250-672-9221, or email: bcoc@telus.net