A partnership between the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, The District of Barriere, and the Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce produced Barriere’s first Business Walk for area businesses on June 11.
Volunteer walkers, comprised of teams of business, civic leaders, and business support service providers walked from business to business downtown for approximately three hours, with some driving to home-based businesses and those in the industrial areas. In all, some 60 establishments were surveyed. The walkers asked six questions of managers and business owners about the status of the individual business and the local environment in which those businesses operate; the survey was structured to be brief and conversational.
Information taken from the survey will help the partners gather detailed information on issues or opportunities, and businesses who require assistance are now on a list for follow up visits to provide one on one support.