Better Business Bureau Reports Excellence

Thanks to all of our local businesspeople, visitors and citizens who helped this year to make the Enderby  & District Chamber of Commerce known and respected as a business and support resource! Thanks also the the Better Business Bureau for compiling reviews and performing independent audits on Canadian businesses and organizations – an invaluable service to Canadians!

https://www.bbb.org/ca/bc/enderby/profile/chamber-of-commerce/enderby-district-chamber-of-commerce-0037-135800

 

Women in Business Seminar

Join Venture Labs (Simon Fraser University) on September 17th for a fascinating resiliency seminar for women. Network, learn and

build your financial strategy for the future.  Click the image below to register for your seat at the webinar today!

Business Development Group

Get to know the resources at Community Futures North Okanagan with its Business Development

Group- now looking for intrepid entrepreneurs like YOU! Click below to learn more and how to sign up:

 

Fuel Good Day is Tomorrow!

Running on Empty?

Get your gas from Otter Co-Op Stations September 15th and help out a local charity!

Otter Lake Co-Op is hosting Fuel Good Day all day tomorrow, where a portion of all sales

goes toward local organizations and community groups. Fuel up and feel good, with Otter Co-Op.

Visit their locations in Vernon, Salmon Arm or Armstrong, and help out our local charities, September 15th!

Music by the River

Get your tickets for the final one of Enderby’s summertime concert series, Music by the River!

Music by the River features Sabrina Weeks; the event will be at the Lions’ Gazebo in Enderby, September 20, 3-5 pm.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we will be allowing only those with tickets to attend the event (maximum 50).

Get tickets at the Courtyard Gallery, Enderby Jewellers or contact us at info@enderbychamber.com to reserve yours

before they are all gone!

Fuel Good Day is Coming!

Mark your calendar- September 15th is Fuel Good Day, where you can visit their gas stations in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Armstrong

to get your fuel, and have the Co-Op make a donation to local organizations in our community! Fuel Good Day is a major fundraising

opportunity for our local community groups, so don’t forget to help the Co-Op to help them!

Get your gas, and help others- it’s a win-win for everyone, thanks to Otter Lake Co-Op, and you, for supporting Fuel Good Day!

Harvest Hut Helps

Have too many apples, plums or other fruit?

Particularly good harvest in the garden?

Need a bit of a hand getting extra food for the winter?

Visit the Harvest Hut, a brilliant initiative started by the Enderby Lions’ Club, at Cliff Ave

and Maud St. Located in the parking area across from the Small Axe Bistro, the Harvest Hut

is open every Monday throughout the harvesting season. With dedicated space in the parking lot

provided by The City of Enderby, the Harvest Hut has been a great place to swap vegetables and fruit

and get the best nutrition for you and your family.

With the current pandemic, the Harvest Hut has taken meaningful precautions to provide the safest

environment for those who visit. Be sure to follow the Hut’s social distancing guidelines, PPE use and

take advantage of the hand sanitizer available, and wash your fruits and veggies well when they come

home with you- and enjoy the fruits of our region!

 

Fuel Good Day is Coming!

September 15th is Fuel Good Day at Otter Lake Co-Op! Visit their gas stations in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Armstrong

to get your fuel, and have the Co-Op make a donation to local organizations in our community!

Get your gas, and help others- it’s a win-win for everyone, thanks to Otter Lake Co-Op, and you, for supporting Fuel Good Day!

 

Rusty Spur Feed & Tack

The Rusty Spur Tack, Feed & Pet is a retailer of fine pet and farm feeds and supplies, supplements and veterinary supplies as well as horse tack.  Our mission is to enhance the health, safety and lives of pets, farm animals and horses since 2004.

We are located at 610 Cliff Avenue in Enderby (with access to the store both in front and in the rear City parking lot) and at 1862 Vernon Street in Lumby.  We have been in business since 2004.  Customers can shop in person at our two locations, on our website for store pick-up or through our Facebook and Instagram platforms.

Andrea Mann, owner, is a Certified Equestrian Coach having attended Olds College in Alberta.  Stuart Anderson, owner, previously ran a horse boarding and training facility.  Both love their horses, dogs and cats and have loved their animals since they were children.

We love our little store and the wide variety of products we have in order to satisfy our mission of helping you – the animal owner and lover.  We constantly help solve problems such as dietary needs, ailments or health issues.  We pride ourselves in our product knowledge and its application to the specific animal.  We also have access to nutritionists at the doctorate level to discuss your equine, farm or pet needs.  We service horses, dogs, cats, swine, poultry, sheep, llamas and alpacas and everything in between.

Enderby is a great location for us as we are connected to many farms and equine owners in the area from Armstrong through Salmon Arm and Revolstoke.  We are surrounded by farmers, pet owners and horse lovers!

95% of our pet food and farm feed are Canadian made and sourced.  We carry Acana, Canadian Naturals, Go! Petcurean, Summit, Taiga, Pulsar and various other pet foods and farm feeds from Otter Co-Op and HiPro Trouw as well as Lifeline, Step and Hoffmans horse feeds.

Enderby Voices Heard

Your Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is always hard at work in the community, listening to businesses’ and residents’ concerns, questions and needs. Earlier this year, The Chamber of Commerce through its representative, General Manager Clyde MacGregor, appeared before the BC Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services.

The Committee’s official report on Budget 2021 Consultation was released Friday, and Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce made its voice heard. Our Chamber’s concerns were mentioned several times throughout the report, and Enderby can proudly say that it has influenced 7 policy recommendations in the report – 3 of which were specifically tabled by the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce.

These concerns, raised by local residents and businesses, have been heard by the BC Legislature, and will be given serious consideration as the Legislature plans out its budget for 2021.

Enderby’s specific recommendations were as follows: (quoted sections are taken directly from the report)

  1. The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce noted digital connectivity was critical for enabling businesses to survive and enabling British Columbians to work from home“- The Legislature will “work with telecommunications companies to strengthen and further develop digital infrastructure and ensure the provision of affordable, equitable access to the internet across the province”;
  2. “Inclusivity in public life keeps many with underlying health conditions or disabilities from participating fully in communities” – The Legislature will provide an “increase to meaningful programs and supports for equity-seeking groups who face systemic barriers will be developed”;
  3. ” The Chamber also recommended the expansion of online courses into other ticketed arenas to allow workers looking to upskill to work and learn at their own pace” – The Legislature will “Increase resources to adult education to provide a broader range of course offerings and ensure equity in the funding of adult students and school-age students”;
  4.  The Legislature will “invest in upgrading existing post-secondary infrastructure, including encouraging
    and leveraging opportunities to expand satellite campuses in rural, remote and
    underserved communities”;
  5. The Legislature will “Support post-secondary institutions in advancing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by ensuring post-secondary education is accessible to Indigenous learners and honours and recognizes Indigenous
    culture”;
  6. The Legislature will “Provide sufficient support to post-secondary institutions for teaching and learning tools, infrastructure and technology, and training to facilitate professional development for the online delivery of courses. [see also: Recommendation 5 in Equity and Inclusion]”;
  7. “The Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce noted a need for increased access to post-secondary technology, trades and degree programs to address the existing and increasing worker shortage in technology services. They explained that as shifts to remote solutions continues, more workers must service these networks and provide support for online platforms and development.” The Legislature will “Provide flexible reskilling and upskilling opportunities in online and in-person formats with a lens to equity, reconciliation and accessibility, and recognize skills acquired through prior and experiential learning, to support workers displaced due to automation, shifts to digital technology and the pandemic, including promoting and expanding technology and trades-related training and careers”.

The Legislature has heard our voice – it’s up to us to ensure that they will do what they have laid out in their report! The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce will continue to be an active advocate for these and other issues of importance to our community, ensuring that Budget 2021 will reflect the resolutions we have helped develop will be implemented.

You can read the whole report here, Volumes 1 & 2: