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High River Chamber Of Commerce Wraps Up Year With Annual General Meeting

Nov 24, 2016

The High River Chamber of Commerce held it's Annual General Meeting this Thursday afternoon at the Highwood Golf Country Club.

The High River Chamber of Commerce held it’s Annual General Meeting this Thursday afternoon at the Highwood Golf Country Club.

Chamber President Steven Muth says like everything else, chamber memberships are going up in 2017.

 

Chamber President Steven Muth

Chamber President Steven Muth

“Most members of the Chamber will see their dues increase fifteen dollars per year, not a significant financial impage to the businesses but unfortunately an increase just the same.”

Muth says it’s a minor increase and adds it’s the first the chamber has had in several years.

He says dues may be on the increase but so is membership which climbed from 165 in 2015 to 190 in 2016.

He says in the last three years he’s seen positive changes between the chamber and town council.

“There’s been a huge improvement in the working relationship and the communication between the chamber of commerce, town council and town administration. The future is pretty bright when you get everybody pulling in the same direction.”

He says among his plans for the new year he wants to share best practices with the Okotoks Chamber of Commerce.

“For 2017 we’re going to try and put on some joint educational presentations that some of our members have been asking for in relation to employment standards, staffing and marketing.”

 

High River Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lynette McCracken was honoured for her years of service.

High River Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lynette McCracken was honoured for her years of service.

 

 

Ted Dawnson aka Buddy the Elf sharing information about the upcoming holiday events and activities in High River.

Ted Dawson aka Buddy the Elf sharing information about the upcoming holiday events and activities in High River.

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2016 Southern Alberta commercial tenant real estate forum

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 7:30am to 11:00am

Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre Street SE

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The economy is in poor shape, and we all know it. For years, Calgary had some of the highest commercial rent prices and lowest vacancy rates. Now the situation has changed, and many businesses are looking at what this means for them. Lease rates are “on sale” and tenants are in the driver’s seat, but how can your business best take advantage?

In a partnership between the Calgary Chamber, Orange Group Commercial Real Estate and McLeod Law, this first-of-its-kind forum is dedicated to educating business owners on their commercial real estate options in the current economic environment, and will provide tangible money saving tricks.

This is a jam-packed morning, consisting of three sessions, each taking a deep-dive approach to topics like:

  • Re-negotiating your renewal or finding new space
  • Avoiding the landmines in almost every commercial lease
  • How to get landlords to compete for your commercial business.

If rent represents a significant portion of your business costs, then this is a must attend event. In a few hours you will learn several inside strategies and opportunities that will most likely save your business anywhere from thousands of dollars per year to hundreds of thousands during the term of your tenancy.

If there’s one event you should attend before the end of the year to set your direction for 2017, this forum is it.

Tickets

Member ticket: $70.00

Non-member ticket: $90.00

Member table: $560.00

Non-member table: $720.00

Presented by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce