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Public Art with Teeth!

Look for the absolutely stunning spirit bear mural now taking shape outside the east side of Red Apple in downtown Enderby!

Thanks to the Enderby & District Arts Council, artist Todd MacCormac and, of course, the owners of Red Apple’s building, for bringing this lovely piece of art to our town. It will make a great guardian of the bridge, and a stunning welcome to Enderby from the Mabel Lake road.

Thanks to the BC Arts Council for its public art funding – the BCAC is an invaluable resource for communities in their arts activities!

In addition, member business MacGregor Logistics Ltd is filming the creation of the mural and making a documentary featuring artist, EDAC and local interviews about the creation of the piece, which will be coming in August 2020.

Check out the progress on the mural throughout the weekend, and enjoy the art on our Red Apple shop for years to come.

Enderby Food Bank Gets Delivery with Help from Local Organizations

FED, the Enderby & District Food Bank, is powered by volunteers. Dedicated locals gather to prepare boxes of much needed essential food items, bags of vegetables and fruits, and dairy, meat and egg bags for families and individuals who need a hand with proper nutrition and sustenance.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, FED’s usual drop-in method has needed a bit of a hand, in order to protect its volunteer workers and those coming to pick up the food hampers.

Thanks to local Spallumcheen businesses like Kohler and local Enderby businesses like MacGregor Logistics, Imagine, Safe Start Driving School, Enderby Jewellers and others, The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce has been able to provide delivery for April’s food hampers to families and people who require them.

Three volunteers from the Chamber, Linda Petersen, Cy O’Dell and Clyde MacGregor, joined volunteers from Better at Home to provide FED with delivery throughout the Enderby District on April 14. This outreach program will be repeated on April 21st, and as needed until the lockdown and restrictions ease.

Travelling from Mabel Lake to Mara, Grindrod to Deep Creek, Forest Grove to the border with Armstrong’s food bank, The Chamber of Commerce delivered dozens of food hampers. This ensures that social distancing can still be maintained, while essential food supplies are still delivered. The Chamber’s drivers performed health checks like temperature scans and symptom reporting before commencing work at the Enderby Food Bank, and wore gloves and sanitized their vehicles for the task at hand; all essential steps to reducing the spread of COVID-19 while getting people their much needed essentials.

“We’ll keep on delivering until the restrictions lift,” General Manager Clyde MacGregor says. “Later in April, May, June… while unfortunate it may last that long, we’ll do whatever we can to help to flatten the curve and keep people safe in our region.”

Many thanks to Kohler from Armstrong, and to our local businesses MGL, Imagine, Safe Start Driving School, Matjik Mats and Enderby Jewellers for their support!

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Clyde MacGregor, General Manager of EDCC, poses with one of the well-travelled delivery wagons on April 14. Corrie Epp, manager of the Enderby & District Food Bank FED, with some of the bread kindly donated from local businesses.

Social Media 101

The Enderby Chamber of Commerce has partnered with MacGregor Logistics to provide a seminar to member businesses

on Social Media, online business promotion and reaching your markets virtually. This one hour Zoom meeting comes with

a booklet of information, terms and links, basic instructions and flowcharts for reference! Seminar is Monday, April 6, 2020 at 1 pm.

 

Reserve your virtual seat by contacting us at info@enderbychamber.com!

Fabulous Door Prizes!

Enderby businesses have donated a stunning array of items, gift cards and awesome kit to the North Okanagan Shuswap Employment and Business Fair, held tomorrow, March 9, 2020.

Visitors to the fair as well as vendors are eligible to win these prizes at the draws, which will be occurring throughout the day. If networking, job seeking and meeting new employees is not enough to bring to you to the Employment and Business Fair Monday, the chance to win some amazing swag should!

These door prizes offer a sampling of the many things to see, do, buy (and eat!) in Enderby, B.C. Whether it’s chores like insurance renewals, pharmacy pickups, hardware for your home or ranch and general shopping needs, or special gifts, groceries, dinners or event hosting, Enderby is open for your needs! Centrally located between Salmon Arm and Vernon, there are lots of reasons to stop in Enderby for a slice of small town British high street and down-home Canadian hospitality. These lovely door prizes offer brilliant examples of the storefronts and home-based businesses in our riverside town. Attend one of our Library’s many monthly events (like delicious-smelling soap and bath-bomb making), stop off for a hearty breakfast at one of our coffee shops, get outfitted at Tony O’s for work or play in our stunning back-country, shop for your home, office and trailer at grocery and general stores- or get everything you need to renovate it at Central Hardware… all in Enderby.

The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participating businesses who have helped to make this year’s Employment and Business Fair a truly memorable event!

These businesses include:

Lordco Enderby

Guardian Pharmacy

The Cliffs Bistro & Bakery

Okanagan Regional Library

Red Apple Enderby

Tony O’s Outfitters

Enderby Jewellers

Imagine

IGA Marketplace Enderby

Enderbeads

Central Hardware Enderby

AG Red Basket Foods

MacGregor Logistics Enderby

Linda’s Matjik Mats

and a special, re-usable kit of summertime kit from Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce!

Here’s a gallery of our individual items, grouped by door prize draw:

Gift Basket Door Prizes

IGA Marketplace has provided a delicious springtime array of sweets, sauces, spices and grocery items

 

 

Guardian Pharmacy has provided a springtime basket of treasures in a reusable pot for planting

Road & Travel Door Prize

 

Shop Local  Door Prize- Featuring gift certificates, upcycled mats, pens, gifts and home-made items from local Enderby Businesses, all in a re-usable container… an invitation to explore!

Central Hardware Door Prize

A portable Black & Decker tool kit from Central Hardware- $200 value

Drop by the many tables of employee-seeking businesses at Monday’s Job Fair, meet and network with companies around the region, have a great lunch, and win a fabulous prize! What a great way to start the week.