The Kimberley Chamber hopes to move forward with a new initiative for business in 2018.
Chamber Manager Mike Guarnery says their two year goal is a new professional development business center in the city’s downtown.
He says they want businesspeople in town to have a board room and office they can share with technology they need.
“We need to make sure the technology is relevant, current and its also a location that a dozen people can meet and be uninterrupted, as well as an office space for somebody who may not want to be as public when they are meeting with a client or potential partner,” Guarnery says.
Guarnery says they’ll be applying for grants and fundraising for the project over the next two years.
He hopes to have it done in 2019.
“We expect it to be a two-year project to get all the funding in place and also coincide with the development of the downtown core,” Guarnery says. “With what the city plans to do as part of their five year plan, it’ll be a nice complement to it.”
Guarnery also wants to grow the Chamber’s membership in 2018 and provide more training opportunities for business.
Stay tuned for more 2018 previews from East Kootenay newsmakers as we move into the new year.
– Kimberley Chamber of Commerce Manager, Mike Guarnery