Members of the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce mingled at Thursday's Business after Business event.

Chamber members mingle

Members of the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce attended a Business after Business event on Thursday at the Super 8.

The Castlegar Super 8 hosted the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business after Business event Thursday evening.

Super 8 partnered with the Castlegar Hopsice Society for the event, and members of the chamber had the opportunity to learn more about both businesses over beverages and appetizers.

Cindy Cross, manager of the Super 8, gave a tour of the hotel, including the recently renovated pool, and the unique theme rooms.

Completed 12 years ago, the theme rooms were done by local artists, as well as artists from Penticton and Calgary. Themes include Harry Potter, Spider-man, and Coca-cola.

Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of the hospice society, spoke briefly about the Hospice Without Borders project her organization is undertaking. The project is a plan to build and operate a residential hospice centre to service Kootenay Boundary residence.

The hospice society has already been granted land from the City of Castlegar, and is now looking for corporate sponsorship to build the facility.

Business after Business not only gives the businesses hosting the event a chance to showcase what they do, it also gives other members a chance to spread the word about their businesses.

“It’s an opportunity for our Chamber members to come and mingle with each other, and promote themselves,” said Tammy.Verigin-Burk, the Chamber’s executive director. “So it’s a really neat event.”

Verigin-Burk said that a number of cross-promotional opportunities have come out of the networking event, and members “say they leave there and they’ve created so much business for themselves, it’s just amazing.”

Overall, Thursday’s event seemed to be a success, with a strong attendance and convivial atmosphere.

 

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