Business Walk to Survey Merritt’s Economic Conditions

Merritt, BC -  The Business Walk program arrives here on January 29, 2015! 

On that day, volunteers from Community Futures Nicola Valley, the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce, and, the City of Merritt, will canvass local businesses to learn about their views on local economic conditions and how a collaborative response may help improve those conditions!

Read more: Business Walk to Survey Merritt’s Economic Conditions

Merritt Chamber update for the week of November 3, 2014

 
 
 
 
In This Issue
Business after BusinessMerritt Funeral Chapel
Radio Auction
Harlem Ambassadors
Country Christmas Parade
Photo's with Santa
Kids Fun Day - Last Chance to Shop
Legacy Merritt Program
Another Chamber Benefit
Thanks to our 
2014 sponsors
 
Gold Sponsor
City of Merritt Logo
CFDC Logo 

Visit CoreCom.ca
contact us today!
     Merritt & District 
   Chamber of Commerce
OUR NEW LOCATION!
2185 Voght Street
Open
Tuesday - Friday
10 am - 4:30 pm
 
Box 1649
     Merritt, B.C.,  V1K1B8
     Ph: 250-378-5634
 
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We are proud to announce our new partnership with 
Welcome Wagon 
in Merritt
This is a great opportunity for our members to showcase their business by adding to the Welcome package. Debra Isaac will be in contact with all business who express interest in contributing to 
Welcome Wagon baskets!
New to Merritt?? Having a baby??? Welcome Wagon has a gift for you!!!

 Call or email theChamber office today

 
Welcome!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and our members, welcome to our weekly email blast. 
 
Business after Business
Merritt Funeral Chapel
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
2113 Granite Ave.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet the Staff and Management at the 
Merritt Funeral Chapel.
Enjoy appies and beverages. 
Video presentation, new trends 
and products available. 
Pre-Planning Expert on location.
Door prizes ~ Giveaways & Goodies!
 
Rotary Club of Merritt
Radio Auction
Monday November 24th
The Auction will be heard on 
local station Q101 
starting at 6:30 pm
To fundraise to provide financial aid to the Nicola Valley & District Food Bank and the Nicola Valley Extreme Weather Shelter. 
All donors' names will be broadcast throughout the evening. A list of donors and items provided will also be advertised in the MerrittHerald in November.
Check out the Rotary Auction Facebook Page.
 
Harlem Ambassadors
play against
Conyat Friendship Team!
November 27th, 2014
at the MSS Gymnasium
 Advance ticket prices: Youth $8, Seniors $8 & Adults - $10
At the door: Youth & Seniors $10 and Adults $12
Basketball players needed and welcome to play 
on the Friendship Team!
For more information, contact Deloris Charters or Joanne Trosky at the Conayt Friendship Society at 250-378-5107.
 
Country Christmas Parade
 
Friday, November 28th - starts at 7pm
Parade Applications are ready!
Pick up at 
Chamber of Commerce Office - City Hall foyer - 2185 Voght Street
or Carrie Ware & Company - 1964 Quilchena Ave.
or Click here to download a pdf of the application fromwww.merrittchamber.com.
 
 
 
 

PHOTO'S WITH SANTA!
 
 
Last Chance to Shop
KIDS FUN DAY!
Saturday, December 13th
9 am - 5 pm
$25 - 7 - 12 years
Make-N-Take Christmas Gifts
Decorate Cookies
Lunch
Games, Playtime
Swim
Drop off @ the Coldwater Center 9am and pick up @ the Aquatic Center at 5 pm.
Register at Civic Centre 250-315-1050 or Aquatic Centre 378-6662
 
 
 

The Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring the Legacy Merritt program into our community. Funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program, this mentoring program empowers seniors and provides a chance to bridge the gap between generations by passing on knowledge and wisdom to the residents of the Nicola Valley.

Seniors play a very important role in our community and LegacyMerritt will contribute to the diversity and education by offering programs that could include, but are not limited to: gardening techniques, quilting, native crafts and arts, woodworking skills, photography, languages and mechanical skills. 

Programs are scheduled to start in the summer and we want you to be a part of it! 

If you are interested in being a part of Legacy Merritt, as a teacher or a student, please contact

 Chamber manager Etelka Gillespie at 250-378-5634 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  

UP COMING CLASSES:

* Bread from Scratch & Cost effective meals- cooking on a limited budget

Looking for students - register now - class is free

* Short course program in Fall to teach Heritage skills in fine arts, ie pottery, weaving etc.

Looking for students - register now - class is free

Another Chamber Benefit!!!
Member to Member discount logo
Member to Member 
Discount Cards
Local businesses offer discounts toMerritt Chamber members encouraging to shop local. AllChamber members have the opportunity to participate by offering member discounts on a monthly or yearly basis.
 
Present your card and recieve:
The Grand Pub & Grill
- 10% off Regular food menu items
 Merritt Printing
- 5% off any office supplies purchase
Espresso Etc
. - Coffee and a muffin - $3.25 (does not include refill)
Merritt Desert Inn
- 10% off lunch and dinner
Country Bug Books 
- 10% off computer service labour
We4 Productions
- 15% off speaking engagements for professionals
Merritt Marketing
- FREE Domaine Name with purchase of our basic hosting package at $9 per month.
Time f/Stopped Photography
- 10% off
Kerstin Auer Freelance & Consulting
- Custom Social Media Evaluation & Strategy - $249 + gst for Chamber members. (Reg. $299 + gst)
Tracker Sports
-10% off on Apparel
Earthwalker Spiritual Shop
-5% off merchandise
 

Merritt Chamber update for the week of September 8, 2014

 
 
 
 
In This Issue
Business Excellence Awards
Legacy Merritt Program
Another Chamber Benefit
Thanks to our 
2014 sponsors
 
Gold Sponsor
City of Merritt Logo
CFDC Logo 

Visit CoreCom.ca
contact us today!
     Merritt & District 
   Chamber of Commerce
OUR NEW LOCATION!
2185 Voght Street
Open
Tuesday - Friday
10 am - 4:30 pm
 
Box 1649
     Merritt, B.C.,  V1K1B8
     Ph: 250-378-5634
 
email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We are proud to announce our new partnership with 
Welcome Wagon 
in Merritt
This is a great opportunity for our members to showcase their business by adding to the Welcome package. Debra Isaac will be in contact with all business who express interest in contributing to 
Welcome Wagon baskets!
New to Merritt?? Having a baby??? Welcome Wagon has a gift for you!!!

 Call or email the Chamber office today

 
Welcome!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and our members, welcome to our weekly email blast. 
 
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST
CALL OR EMAIL TODAY!
250-378-5634 OR Email: 250-378-5634
And the Nominees are:

Business of the Year

Interior Savings Insurance

Home Hardware

Grand Pub

Purity Feed

Cooper's

Baillie House

Johnny's on the Rez

 

Employer of the Year

Peter Moyes

Carrie Ware

Grand Pub

Dana Egan

Adventure Management

 

Employee of the Year

Mary Wong (Home Hardware)

Dea Raymond (Home Hardware)

Crystal Bennet (Home Hardware)

Brian Kroaker (Canadian Tire)

Cora-Lee Poehnell (BCVC)

Donna Morrison (Merritt Printing)

Brandon Flick (Robin Hood Security)

Angie Koczkur (Grand Pub)

Katherine Reid (Tim Horton's)

 

Rick Isbister Memorial Award for Community Development

Jerry Sanders

Robert Steffen (Robin Hood Security)

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Kim LeClair

 

Community Booster Award

Julie Vankoll

Kim LeClair

Robin Hood Security

Cooper's

Felicity Peat & Jaimee Etchart (Civic Centre)

NVIT

Shaw TV

 

Tourism

Gold Country

BCVC @ Merritt

Baillie House

Adventure Management

 

Non Profit Business of the Year

Merritt Country Run

Nicola Valley Community Garden

 

Home-Based Business of the Year Award of Excellence

Crystal Leyer Photography

Kim LeClair

Grandma's Kitchen - Millie Mitchell

 

Harry Sanders Memorial

Home Hardware

Extra Foods

Creative Company

 

Sustainable Community

NV Farmer's Market

Merritt Food Bank

Robin Hood Security

Bass Coast

 

 
BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS
Westcan Auto Parts Industrial & Safety
Friday October 3rd
Starting at 4pm 
Held in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Rally - race start on Granite Ave. Stop by and meet the staff and management at Westcan.
 
 
 
  

The Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring the Legacy Merritt program into our community. Funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program, this mentoring program empowers seniors and provides a chance to bridge the gap between generations by passing on knowledge and wisdom to the residents of the Nicola Valley.

Seniors play a very important role in our community and Legacy Merritt will contribute to the diversity and education by offering programs that could include, but are not limited to: gardening techniques, quilting, native crafts and arts, woodworking skills, photography, languages and mechanical skills. 

Programs are scheduled to start in the summer and we want you to be a part of it! 

If you are interested in being a part of Legacy Merritt, as a teacher or a student, please contact

 Chamber manager Etelka Gillespie at 250-378-5634 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  

UP COMING CLASSES:

* Teaching home preserving / Canning

Class dates:  Sept  10, 11.

at the Civic Centre kitchen. All classes are scheduled at 1pmanyone wanting evening classes please contact the chamber to make arrangements.

* Bread from Scratch & Cost effective meals- cooking on a limited budget

TBA - for September  

* Short course program in Fall to teach Heritage skills in fine arts, ie pottery, weaving etc.

TBA for September

 
Another Chamber Benefit!!!
Member to Member discount logo
Member to Member 
Discount Cards
Local businesses offer discounts to Merritt Chamber members encouraging to shop local. All Chamber members have the opportunity to participate by offering member discounts on a monthly or yearly basis.
 
Present your card and recieve:
The Grand Pub & Grill
- 10% off Regular food menu items
 Merritt Printing
- 5% off any office supplies purchase
Espresso Etc
. - Coffee and a muffin - $3.25 (does not include refill)
Merritt Desert Inn
- 10% off lunch and dinner
Country Bug Books 
- 10% off computer service labour
We4 Productions
- 15% off speaking engagements for professionals
Merritt Marketing
- FREE Domaine Name with purchase of our basic hosting package at $9 per month.
Time f/Stopped Photography
- 10% off
Kerstin Auer Freelance & Consulting
- Custom Social Media Evaluation & Strategy - $249 + gst for Chamber members. (Reg. $299 + gst)
Tracker Sports
-10% off on Apparel
Earthwalker Spiritual Shop
-5% off merchandise
 

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