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					            Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce
                           P.O. Box 1000, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0
                       Telephone: 250-838-6727 | Fax 250-838-0123

                                       NEWSLETTER – October 23, 2009

                                                   Table of Contents

       Welcome to Our Newest Member .......................................................... 1
       Business News ..................................................................................... 1
       Business and Community ...................................................................... 2
       Chamber Action .................................................................................... 3
       Business Opportunities ......................................................................... 4
       Mark Your Calendar .............................................................................. 5
       Political Radar ...................................................................................... 6
       Member-To-Member Discounts ............................................................. 7
       Contact Us ........................................................................................... 7

We would like to welcome Enderby Flower Design & Delivery as our newest member. Thank
you for your support!

If you have news about your business that you would like to share, please send your
announcements to

Position Available at BC-4H
A new full time position is available at the B.C. 4-H Provincial office in Enderby. Please click
here for a detailed job description.

North Valley Echo Open House
Come out to the North Valley Echo and say goodbye to Maureen and hello to new owners Will &
Wilma Hansma. The open house will be held on Friday, October 30 at the North Valley Echo
office from 4:30-7:30pm. Refreshments served; everyone welcome.

Enderby Flower Design & Delivery
Looking for flower arrangements in Enderby? Sue Gairns, owner of Enderby Flower Design and
Delivery, is pleased to announce that she will be offering flower design and delivery services to
Enderby and area. Sue also will offer a 10% discount to Chamber members as part of the
Member-to-Member discount program.

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Visit for more information or place your order by calling 250-

Open Air Christmas Market Sale
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? You may find what you're looking for at the
Open Air Market Christmas Sale. The Market will be held on Friday and Saturday, November
20-21 from 9-3 and on Friday and Saturday, December 4-5 from 9-3pm. There is a draw to win
a dinner for two and a concession available. You'll find jewellery, crafts, baking, organic
vegetables and so much more! For additional information or to book a table, call Grace at 250-

It Works! at Interior Fitness
Interior Fitness is excited to offer a new line of products. It Works! products feature body-
slimming wraps, skin care products, and supplements. The detox body wraps offer assistance in
losing inches (not water), promoting energy, and giving you great skin. Or try one of the skin
care products such as stretch mark reduction cream, firming cream, cleansers, and toners. As
well, scientifically formulated supplements offer weight loss assistance, increased energy, and
joint health. Visit for product information, pricing, and testimonials. To
order your It Works! products today, call Tracy at Interior Fitness, 250-306-9927.

It Works! at Bombshells Tanning & Esthetics
Bombshells Tanning & Esthetics is now offering applications of It Works! body slimming wraps.
These wraps help to slim, firm skin, and smooth cellulite. Wraps can be applied to thighs, arms,
waist, or face and neck. For $35 you can enjoy a body slimming treatment which includes
measurements, application, and post wrap lotion. Visit for
more information or call 250-309-5287 to book your treatment.

Painted Salmon
The Sounds of Light Multicultural Society had another successful Salmon painting workshop on
Rivers Day. Artist and volunteer Jaime Seward will be facilitating these fundraiser workshops
throughout the year, until next year's Rivers Day, at which time another salmon race will occur.
There will be first, second, and third prizes. This is a fun event for all ages! All materials are
supplied. Suggested donation is five dollars.

Schools, groups and businesses are encouraged to book a workshop with Jaime before
September 2010 or advertise your business by sponsoring a salmon. Suggested donation for
Jaime to paint a salmon is $25-150. Call Jaime at 250-838-9455 to book a workshop or
sponsor a painted salmon.

Visit the Chamber to see the installation of last years’ creations!

There are many ways in which local business gives back to our community. This section
describes some of those activities and contributions.

Christmas Committee
The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce was pleased to host the first two Christmas
Committee meetings of 2009. With thirteen community members in attendance, including
business owners, arts council members, church associates, and interested individuals, the
meetings represent a great start to this year’s celebration.

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The Christmas Celebration will be held on Friday, December 4 and will once again include a
parade, candlelit walk, Nativity Play, bonfire, and more. We are currently looking for volunteers
for the Nativity Play and decorating. If you would like to help out, please call or email Willow at
250-838-6727 or

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 5:00pm at the Chamber. Everyone is

Celebrating Water
Runaway Moon Theatre is ready to start on its first collaborative art project celebrating water,
the extraordinary substance of which we are made. Look for Murray MacDonald and Cathy
Stubington in downtown Enderby on Saturday, October 24th from 1:30-3:30pm. They will be
collecting stories and other snippets about water.

"We are starting up a small column in the North Valley Echo, entitled "Reflections on Water",
based on peoples' reflections," notes Stubington. "Is there anything that you have heard,
noticed, or thought, that amazes you about water? Do you have a favourite poem? Please share
it with us!"

Call Cathy at 250-838-0883 or email for more information.

Sustainable and Diversified Tourism Community Consultation
Please join Sarah Weaver to give your input on working together for sustainable and diversified
tourism in Enderby & Area F. The consultation will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2009
from 9:00am to 4:30pm in the Chamber of Commerce. From 9 to noon, the meeting will focus
on Environmental and Agricultural Tourism and from 1:30 to 4:30 the meeting will focus on Arts,
Culture, and Heritage Tourism.

For more information or to RSVP call Sarah Weaver, Cal-Eco Consultants, at 250-832-7405 or

Rivers Day Clean-Up
On Sunday, September 27, Enderby and Area F again participated in BC Rivers Day. The
Chamber was a proud organizer and sponsor of this annual event, which is devoted to
celebrating, honouring, and healing the Shuswap River.

The day began with an inspiring song and remarks courtesy of Randy Williams, a member of
Splats'in First Nations. Over 80 volunteers cleaned the river on foot or by kayak/canoe. An
industrial-sized dumpster was filled to the brim with garbage (while this represents a job well
done for the volunteers involved, it is a shame that this amount of material was left in the river in
the first place). Educational materials were provided by many organizations, including the
Kingfisher Interpretive Centre and the Enderby & District Museum. A (wooden) salmon painting
station was hosted by the Sounds of Light Multicultural Society.

Sponsors of this event include Ashley Home Furniture, Baron Insurance, BC Hydro, BMO Bank
of Montreal, the City of Enderby, Enderby & District Credit Union, Herman Halvorson and
Electoral Area F, and Partners in Planning. Volunteer refreshments were donated by the
Enderby Tube Taxi.

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The Chamber would like to extend a special thank you to the volunteers who came out and
contributed to this effort to conserve and protect the natural beauty and ecological health of the
Shuswap River.

Business Examiner Profile on Enderby & Area
The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with the Okanagan
Business Examiner on a business profile featuring Enderby and the surrounding area. This
feature, slated to run in the next edition of the premier business magazine in the Okanagan, will
be a fantastic way to showcase all of the economic action of Enderby and area. The Chamber
will also be utilizing this insert as part of its economic development campaign and as part of our
residential relocation package.

New Service: Certificates of Origin
The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer certificate of origin services
for local businesses. If your business exports items which require a Chamber of Commerce
seal affirming the origin of goods, please contact for more

Advertise in Exploring Enderby
Advertising space in the 2010 Exploring Enderby guide is now available. This year, 12,000
copies of the guide will be printed and distributed. In addition to extensive local distribution, the
guide is shipped throughout the Thompson Okanagan, Shuswap, Boundary Country,
Kootenays, Northern BC, Cariboo Chilcotin, Vancouver Island, and Greater Vancouver Region.

The guide has become so popular that we have nearly exhausted our supply of 2009 guides.
We have had many tourists praise the layout and information found in Exploring Enderby. For
advertising rates and specifications, contact Willow at 250-838-6727 or Ruth at 250-838-6017.

Download a copy of Exploring Enderby 2009 at

Funding for Employee Training
The Small Business Employee Training Program is able to contribute up to $900 of training for
you to upgrade an employee's skills. This program is available to employees of small
businesses and non-profit organizations who do not have post-secondary education. For an
overview of the program, please contact Tate at the Chamber,

If you would like more specific details about how your organization and your employee may
participate, call program manager Karen Heiberg at Connections Employment Centre, 250-545-
2215 ext. 224.

Financing Small Businesses
Small businesses operating for profit in Canada with gross annual revenues of $5 million or less
are now eligible to participate in the Canada Small Business Financing Program. The program
allows small businesses to obtain loans up to $500,000 which can be used to finance up to 90
percent of the cost of purchasing or improving land, real property, or immovables, purchasing
leasehold improvements or improving leased property, or purchasing or improving new and
used equipment. Canada Small Business Financing Program loans must be applied for through

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a bank or credit union. Interest rates are determined by the financial institution. For more
information, visit

Chamber members: Please contact us if you have an event which you would like to add to this
section of our newsletter and our online calendar.

Creative Movement Workshop
Local dancer, Kristi Christian will be leading a Creative Movement workshop at the United
Church Hall on Saturday, October 24 from 3:30 to 4:30. Everyone is welcome - you don't need
to be concerned about whether or not you are in "good shape": dance and movement are part of
being alive! Come and discover what is possible.

Call Cathy at 250-838-0883 or email for more information.

Fabric Design
On Sunday, October 25th, Runaway Moon will be experimenting with fabric design, adapting
traditional techniques such as block printing, stitch resist, folding/tying, to turn lengths of cotton
into flowing water! Deb Humphries, fabric artist who led the making of a wonderful set of
Squash banners for the Runaway Moon Food Project, will be coming with ideas, as will Cathy
Stubington. Drop in sessions are from 1-5:30 at Timbercreek Hall (the Band Hall) behind
SuperSave. Everyone is welcome.

Call Cathy at 250-838-0883 or email for more information.

Highway 97A Enderby Improvements Open House
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to attend an open house
regarding upcoming intersection improvements along Highway 97A in Enderby. These
improvements will increase safety and mobility and include adding northbound and southbound
left-turn lanes at the intersection and adding a right-turn lane to the east leg of Hubert Avenue.
The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the
Enderby Senior Citizens Complex.

For more information please contact Project Manager Ken Aura at 250-828-4254 or

Rededication of Cenotaph
On October 30, the Cenotaph will be rededicated. The Legion invites you to come out at 2pm
and join in the appreciation of all of the hard work and materials which have been contributed to
refurbishing Cenotaph Park. There will be a Colour Party, Honour Guard, and Drape Usher
parade from the Legion to Cenotaph Park. There will be addresses, readings, and bugling
before and after the unveiling. A reception will follow at the Legion Annex.

Enderby Cliff Hike
If you are interested in squeezing in one last hike up the Enderby Cliffs (weather dependent, of
course!), meet on Sunday, November 1 at 12 noon at the RE/MAX parking lot in Enderby (908
George Street). Be sure to bring suitable footwear and clothing, as well as your camera. Get a
panoramic view of the valley in all of its spectacular autumn colours! For more information, call
Susan at 250-308-5646.

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National 4-H Day
From the 4-H Provincial Office in Enderby:

"November marks National 4-H Month across Canada when all that 4-H has to offer. With more
than 28,000 Members and 8,500 Volunteer Leaders, 4-H in Canada continues to be an
important organization for Canadian youth. On November 4, the Canadian 4-H Council, with
support from Bayer CropScience, ask 4-H Members, Leaders, Alumni and Supporters to wear
green and white to Show Their 4-H Colours. Everybody involved with 4-H can Show their 4-H
Pride and Spirit across Canada and around the world. Why Green? Green is one of the official
colours of 4-H in Canada. The two official colours, Green and White, both have different
meanings, and have been the official colours since the Canadian 4-H Council adopted the four-
leaf clover logo in 1952. Green signifies agriculture and youth, while white signifies purity.

"Go Green, Go 4-H! You can find out more about 4-H in BC at"

Free Skating
Public skating is up and running for another season at the Enderby Arena. Public skate times
are Fridays from 8:00pm to 9:00pm, Sundays from 6:15pm to 7:15pm, and Mondays from
11:45am to 12:45pm.

HST Information
The British Columbia government has released proposed transition rules to guide businesses
and consumers in handling the move to the HST tax in July of 2010. For an overview of the
rules, visit

For in-depth information on the HST visit

Funding Increases for Apprentices
British Columbia’s Minister of Housing and Social Development announced an increase of $15
million in federal funding for the province’s Skills Development Apprenticeship Program.

The increase in funding means that major enhancements to the program will be possible.
Several important changes include full tuition support for apprentices during the economic
downturn, expanded eligibility to apprentices who had established an EI claim within the past 26
months, basic living expenses, and increase to incremental supports (such as day care,
transportation, and living away from home).

For more information on this program, visit

Wood First Act
On September 22, 2009, Pat Bell, Forests & Range Minister, announced BC’s new Wood First
Act. “By using more wood, we can strengthen our forest dependent communities and help fight
climate changes,” said Bell. The Act will increase demand for wood products by requiring
provincially-funded building projects to use wood as the primary construction material. W ith
wood being used in only nineteen percent of commercial and industrial buildings, this Act will
encourage wood use by displaying the benefits of use in new building projects.

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To read the full announcement, visit

Start networking and encouraging business today by offering a business-to-business discount.
Contact for more information.

Cobwebs Antiques & Gifts is offering a 10% discount off of all regularly priced merchandise to
2009 Chamber member business owners and employees! Check out their ongoing 30% off sale
on selected merchandise!

Chamber members are invited to enjoy a 10% discount off of their retail crystal purchases on
designated open warehouse days. Keep reading this newsletter for information on the next open
warehouse day.

Flower Design and Delivery
Sue Gairns, owner of Enderby Flower Design and Delivery, is pleased to offer 10% off flower
arrangements for Chamber members. Visit her website at or
call 250-938-3522 for more information or to place an order.

Furniture and Appliances
Ashley Furniture Home Store is offering a discount to owners of businesses and organizations
who are current Chamber members. The discount offered will be 20% off of furniture and
contractors’ pricing on appliances.

Gym Membership
Get a discount on getting in shape! Interior Fitness offers all local business owners 10% off of
the purchase of a gym membership. Just drop by the Chamber of Commerce and ask for a
letter confirming your Chamber membership. Bring that letter to Interior Fitness when you are
ready to purchase your membership and get 10% knocked off the price.

Personal Training
Penny Lochhead is pleased to offer a 10% discount on her personal training services. For more
information or to book your appointment call 250-838-0425.

Tanning and Beauty
Bombshells Tanning & Esthetics is now offering special discounts to Chamber members.
Receive $5.00 off of any tanning package or $5 off of gel fingernails and toenails.

Would you like more information about how the Chamber can serve you? Please give the
Chamber a call so that we can schedule an appointment.

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