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Presentation to the NWT Chamber of Commerce AGM April 3 , 2012. Community Chamber Report. Status of the Hay River Chamber Board of Directors Regional and Local Economic Update Challenges, Accomplishments and Issues in 2011 Objectives for 2012. Overview of Presentation.

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Presentation to the nwt chamber of commerce agm april 3 2012

Presentation to the

NWT Chamber of Commerce AGM

April 3, 2012

Community

Chamber Report


Overview of presentation

  • Status of the Hay River Chamber

  • Board of Directors

  • Regional and Local Economic Update

  • Challenges, Accomplishments and Issues in 2011

  • Objectives for 2012

Overview of Presentation


Chamber status

  • The Chamber was incorporated in 1977

  • General Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of every month in the Ptarmigan Inn Hotel, please let us know if you’d like to join us

  • We currently have 112 members

Chamber Status


Current board of directors

President

Janet-Marie Fizer, Monster Recreational Products

1stVice

Gail Marshall, Bassett Petroleum

2ndVice

George Blandford, HR Health and Social Services

Treasurer

Kim Crook, Kim’s Ventures

Secretary

Cindy Romanow, Top of the World Travel

Current Board of Directors


Current board of directors1

Directors:

Donna Lee Jungkind, Kingland Ford

Steve Anderson, Super A Foods

Sandra Lester, AFM Holdings

Greg McLaughlin, Royal Bank of Canada

Dave MacDonald, MacDonald & Associates

Mark Harris, Norland Insurance

Jim Peregoodoff, NorthwesTel

Brad Mapes, Wesclean Northern Sales

Current Board of Directors


Regional and local economic update

  • Avalon Rare Metals at Thor Lake

    • Feasibility study completion by end of 2012 and anticipated construction start in mid-2013

  • Tamerlane Ventures

    • Has received a 4 year and 7 month water license for their Pine Point project

  • Regional and Local Economic Update


    Regional and local economic update cont

    • New Construction Planned for 2012

      • Proposals are being considered for the design and construction of a new Health Centre in Hay River

  • Wood Pellet Manufacturing Plant

    • Headed by Director Brad Mapes, proposed location in Enterprise

  • Regional and Local Economic Updatecont.


    Challenges accomplishments and issues

    • Gala Awards Dinner

      • Massive success with extremely positive reviews from all attending, set a new bar for the event!

  • Business, Home & Leisure Show

    • Planning and booking for 2012 has begun

  • Chamber Coin

    • 2nd edition is out and well recieved, with thanks to Buffalo Airways

  • Challenges, Accomplishments and Issues


    Challenges accomplishments and issues cont

    • Revision of By-Laws

      • Updated to reflect the Chamber’s goals and objectives

  • Winter Road Coupon Program

    • Booklets went out to Sahtu region and Winter Road communities, businesses are seeing coupons being used in store

  • Chamber Street Banner

    • Received Town approval to begin placement of new LED Chamber banner

  • Challenges, Accomplishments and Issues, cont.


    Objectives for 2012 13

    • Shop Local Program

      • Emphasizing the many local services and shopping opportunities for the community

  • Welcome Program

    • Encouraging new businesses to take advantage of the benefits of being a Chamber member

  • Working with Town Council

    • New monthly meetings are being scheduled with the Town to ensure awareness and co-operation

  • Objectives for 2012/13


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