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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.

The Wales Theatre has gone digital.   The Wales Theatre opened its doors in 1927 when naysayers were trying to write off ‘talkies’ and the phenomenon of the Jazz Singer as a flash in the pan. It acquired its current name in a prestigious ceremony that had the then Prince of Wales in attendance as the theatre was renamed in his honour.  Almost one hundred years later the building is still a theatre and still bringing the pleasure of films to our community. 

In keeping with the advancements in film making and the ever increasingly sophistication of the viewing public, Syed Kidwai recently installed a new digital projector, sound system and screen.  Syed bought the theatre in 2000 and has been working hard to keep up with the changes in technology; all the while keeping the charm and elegance of this old style theatre in place.

Announcing the appointment of Glenn Williams as the new CEO of Western Financial Insurance Company which has Petsecure as its core brand.  Western Financial Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Western Financial Group; based here in High River.  Petsecure has been offering comprehensive insurance plans for dog and cat owners since 1989.

November 15th, 2011 – HIR-Edition-Nov-15-2011-Section-A-Page-18 in the High River Times, regarding member benefits.

Yousra Johma, of Western Mortgage Service Inc. received the  AMP BROKER of the YEAR award.

The High River Times has begun recognizing local merchants that are loved by their customers; and a couple of our wonderful members have recently been recognized.


Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 edition:  Daydreams and Sunbeams Childcare was ‘loved’ by Judy Barstad.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 edition, Vespucci’s was loved by Valerie Gordon. 

Sadly, in the same edition was an article regarding the closing of the storefront of one of our long time members, and High River establishment; The Health Hut.  Joel and Sian Marie Fossen have closed their storefront doors after a phenomenal 46 years.   They are continuing their wonderful services at their website:  http://www.naturalhealthlink.ca  and look forward to utilizing the site to provide continuing services to their customers.

Joey’s Only celebrated 8 years in High River and 26 years in Canada. You’ll find an article with regard to the history of this fine restaurant in the September 27th, 2011 edition as well.

October 11th, 2011 edition:  Pixie Hollow, Aislings, Pioneer Barber Shop, Bat Sheba, Sobey’s, Extra Foods, Fountain Tire, Carlson’s, Sheena’s Sweets were all loved by L. Fraser.

AGM Highlights

Click on the link to see the photos of the presentation and highlights.

Thank you to the High River Times for providing us with this PDF.