Chamber of Commerce kicks up its profile

Chamber aims to be more involved in community.

Jessica Schwitek

reporter2@thegoldenstar.net

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce is doing what it can to kick up its public profile. “We’re really trying to get ourselves out there, what we do, and the benefits that we provide to our members,” said Chamber president Jordan Petrovics.

The Chamber, serving Kicking Horse Country and Golden, is an organization of 224 members including business, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. And it offers its members services ranging from promotion and communication, to networking and business advocacy.

“We want people to know what benefits we provide, and there are some great benefits,” said Petrovics. Aside from gas cards and health insurance benefits, there are also discounts at businesses such as Accent Inns (for specified cities around B.C.) and Staples.

Petrovics took the opportunity offered by the Golden Town Council to make a presentation at the Sept. 6 meeting. He talked about the current state of the Chamber, as well as its strategic plan for the future.

“We are one of the few not-for-profits that actually have a strategic plan,” he said.

Since taking over the presidency of the chamber, Petrovics has had one major focus.

“Our goal is to help grow the numbers in the Chamber, and also be a voice that will help businesses in Golden.

 

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