Last week’s Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce business walk was a success.
Executive director David Hull says they had 12 people making the rounds who touched base with 132 businesses and they were welcomed with a warm reception by everybody.
“The reception is very good, (with) this being the third year people knew what it was. Our teams are dressed splendidly with their bright green t-shirts with ‘I walk the walk’ on the front so they’re recognized.”
The event gives the chamber important data from the local business community.
Hull says “the data now is becoming far more relevant, in that its the third year so trends and patterns can really be identified. I think this year is going to be the third year where the attraction and retention of employees is going to be the biggest issue.
Some of the goals of the business walk are to understand the issues and opportunities of the local business community and to recognize their impact and value.
The event also aims to build long lasting and effective working relationships between decision makers and local businesses and to identify ones that may require assistance.
Fernie’s Chamber of Commerce also held a business walk earlier in the month.
Hull says a report about this year’s business walk will be available soon.
– David Hull – Executive Director, Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce