Chamber receives funding increase

The Summerland Chamber of Commerce will receive more money from the municipality in the years ahead.

The Summerland Chamber of Commerce will receive more money from the municipality in the years ahead.

On Monday, municipal council voted to modify the fee-for-service agreement between the municipality and the chamber for a five-year term.

The new flat rate annual funding is $225,000, up from the previous amount of  $200,000.

“This service has a cost to it, and that cost has increased,” said Coun. Robert Hacking.

Coun. Orv Robson added that the last time the fee for the chamber increased was in 2005.

“The chamber is very pleased to renew our contract with the district for the delivery of tourism and economic development services,” said Arlene Fenrich, president of the Summerland Chamber. “We’ve worked extensively in recent years to create a suite of marketing tools that attract both visitors and investors and we’ve also developed many regional partnerships that help us promote our community to a wide audience.”

The resolution was passed unanimously.


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