“Let’s talk,” says Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) chair Harley Wright when he invites people to attend the upcoming ‘Let’s Talk Business Opportunities in the North Thompson’ presentation and round table discussion coming Saturday to the Little Fort Community Hall.
Hosts for the event are the LNTCFS, Barriere and Clearwater municipalities, Simpcw First Nation, Thompson Nicola Regional District Area ‘0’ and ‘A’, and the North Thompson Community Foundation.
There are a number of speakers on the agenda who will be talking about business successes, challenges and opportunities for the valley. Speakers include: David Arsenault, general manager for Community Futures Thompson Country, George Bjordston from the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition, Stephanie Molina marketing manager for Tourism Wells Grey, Colleen Hannigan CAO for the District of Barriere, Dr. Bill Bourgeois from Ministry of Forests, Karl Rainer, with Cindy and Melanie Stutt speaking about the business of farming and agriculture, and Brian Bondar who will make a presentation about a history and interperetive centre planned for Barriere.
There will be a question and answer session, and then a lunch will be served. Afterwards attendees will break down into groups for roundtable discussions
“We are hoping for 50 to 75 participants to come out and take advantage of this worthwhile opportunity to network, learn, and share ideas,” says Wright, “We want to see if we can break down all the input and ideas into getting more business coming to the area.”
‘Let’s Talk’ will be held this Saturday, June 11, at the Little Fort Community Hall (the first left after turning off Highway 5 onto Highway 24 at Little Fort) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of door prizes and giveaways.
For more information call Harley Wright at 250-819-6150.