MANAGER’S DESK: Day dishes on development

Stockwell Day brings sage advice about sensible development to Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is grateful to the Honourable Stockwell Day, member of the Privy Council, for his thoughtful words at our last Networking Luncheon. Speaking no longer as an elected politician, Mr. Day spoke freely and succinctly about his take on global, Canadian and local politics. We particularly appreciated his warning against the passing up on sensible development.

Collette Vacations and Twin Travel and Cruises are teaming up with the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce to make a cruise up the Danube and Rhine rivers, from Budapest to Amsterdam, an affordable vacation. Daily historic tours, all meals and wine and your air travel – all included. To get a real sense of what this 14 day cruise entails, we will be hosting another travelogue evening during which Tom MacLean from Collette Vacations will take us through the whole trip via a slideshow. Dates, schedules, charges, and all the details will be available – plus some refreshments. This evening of entertainment is free and it will take place Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 pm at the Visitor Centre. The actual cruise will take place in September of 2013 so you have lots of time to prepare. To register for the travelogue evening call Twin Travel and Cruises at 724 6501. There is limited seating so best call today.

The Chamber of Commerce is the agent for delivery of the provincial WorldHost (formerly Superhost) course in this region. Businesses that deal with the public and public relations should seriously consider having their front end people take this course, which is all about dealing with the public and exceeding expectations. Our trainer, Naomi Horbatch is gearing up to offer the one day course again this fall. There is a minimum number we need to put the course on. For more information about Worldhost, call our office at 724 6535.

Thought for the Week:

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.” Robertson Davies