Chamber to hold Business Walk

To mark Small Business Month in October, the Summerland Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Business Walk next Thursday.

To mark Small Business Month in October, the Summerland Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Business Walk next Thursday.

Members of the Summerland Chamber board and members of Summerland’s municipal council will team up to meet with business operators.

“Small businesses are a major part of Summerland’s business community and play a critical role in driving our local economy and creating jobs,” said Kelly Marshall, president of the chamber. “By connecting with them through these walks we hope to serve them better so that they continue to bring great ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit to our town.”

Team members will ask business owners how is business, what they like about doing business in their area and how can business be improved.

The walks will take place in James Lake, Bentley Road, Logie Road and the downtown.

Organizers hope to reach more than 100 businesses in half a day.

“We are pleased the Summerland Chamber has moved forward on the first Business Walk initiative and look forward to hearing about the successes and challenges of our business community in this first hand way,” said Mayor Peter Waterman.

The chamber will create a report based on the walks, indicating common themes raised by the business community.