The Creston Valley’s first Business Walks event will take place May 25. The walk aims to take the pulse of downtown by connecting face to face with businesses. Volunteer teams will be going door-to-door from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. in the downtown area.
The Business Walks program involves a partnership facilitated by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (JTST), the Town of Creston and the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, and local service providers. Volunteer walkers (teams of business, civic leaders and business support service providers) will go from business to business asking owners or managers a couple of simple questions about their business. Businesses that need assistance will receive followup visits and will be provided one-on-one support.
Business Walks is recognized as an economic development best practice by the provincial government. Gathering community and business information is a key ingredient to foster the area’s economic growth and expansion potential.
Business owners and managers are encouraged to be at their business on May 25 when the teams are engaged in Business Walks. By taking the time to answer just a few questions, you will be providing valuable information that area support agencies can use to develop programs and services that will better support small businesses.
For more information, please contact chamber executive director Jim Jacobsen at 250-428-4342.
—CRESTON VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE