THE SOUTH SHUSWAP SCOOP
Chamber of Commerce News By Karen Brown, General Manager Calling All Businesses For Inclusion In Tourism Kiosk Directories The South Shuswap Chamber is piloting a new concept in the delivery of visitor services. A series of tourism kiosks will be installed at key points along Hwy 1, on the waterfront and in local parks and meeting areas in the South Shuswap over the next two summers. Construction has already begun on 7 new kiosks for this summer. Each kiosk will contain the lake system maps, suggested itineraries and places to visit in the South Shuswap, as well as a full Chamber member directory. Chamber members of the South Shuswap will have their business name listed on the directory no charge. Non-members are also invited to put their business names on the series of kiosks for an annual fee. If you would like to join the Chamber or pay the prescribed fee for putting your name on the directory, please contact Chamber GM Karen Brown 250.515.0002.
South Shuswap Tearaway Mapbooks Now Available The South Shuswap tearaway map books are now available for local businesses to hand out to visitors. The mapbooks, designed by Kari Wilkinson of Toliver Design, follow a similar look to all of the other regional maps in the area. The unique distinction about the tearaway maps for our region is that they boast a ‘Bucket List of Things to Do in the South Shuswap’ where visitors are given twenty suggestions of things to do and see in the area. If you do not have your mapbooks or are running low on Shuswap Tourism planners, guides or rack cards, be sure to contact Chamber GM Karen Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org. Golf Tournament September 17th The Chamber will be raising funds through its collaboration with the Second Annual FINZ Resort Charity Golf Classic, supporting both the Chamber and First Responders. The nine-hole tournament will follow the ‘Best Ball’ format at Shuswap
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Lake Estates followed by a fabulous buffet at FINZ Bar & Grill on the waterfront. Tee Off is at 1:30 pm, cocktails at 5 and dinner to follow at 6. The day and evening will be rounded out by 50/50 draws and a silent auction at the awards banquet buffet. Cost to participate is just $70 per person. To sponsor this event or to register as a golfer, please contact FINZ at 250.675.3222. Community Engagement Day September 18th The Chamber, in collaboration with Sorrento & Area Community Association, will be hosting a Community Engagement Day on Sunday September 18th. If you are a non-profit business, club, organization or essential service that serves the residents of the South Shuswap, please contact the Chamber to be included in the list of invitees to exhibit at this one-day outdoor event in the park. The day’s events will be rounded out by music in the park and children’s activities.
Published on Aug 6, 2016