Sixty-six cents of every dollar spent at a small business stays local

By Rob VogtAbout two-thirds of each dollar you spend at a small business will stay local versus about 11 cents when you spend a dollar at a multinational retailer.That’s what the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found from a recent survey.The federation recently issued a release stating that for every dollar spent at a small business, 66 cents on average … Read more

Number of reasons to join Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm and District offers a number of benefits to its members.Kendall Schille, president of the chamber of commerce, said the chamber is the public face of the collective businesses of the community.The chamber offers opportunities for the members to connect with each other; network; get involved in the community; and pool their collective resources to come up … Read more

Public education session discusses Lethbridge College and your business

By Amanda ZimmerAnother Opportunity for Growth was held by the Claresholm Economic Development Committee and Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 8.This time the guests were Lethbridge College, who showcased the opportunities available to local businesses for partnership, and collaboration to benefit growth and capacity building of the business.Sara Riehl welcomed everyone, telling the crowd there are … Read more