Breakfast seminar offers insight into economic growth strategy

Local municipalities will be serving up a slice of economic strategy with their bacon and eggs at the annual Mayors and Planners Breakfast Thursday morning at the Village Green Hotel.

Sponsored by Monashee Surveying and Geomatics, the event, which runs  from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m., aims to provide businesses with an inside look at initiatives in Vernon, Coldstream and the North Okanagan.

Said Deb Leroux, Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce president: “Businesses have this once-a-year opportunity to hear from, and speak to, the three levels of civic government in one meeting room. It is a great chance to get a lot of information exchanged and we at the chamber are excited to host this event. ”

Speakers include Vernon mayor Wayne Lippert and Kevin Poole, economic development officer; from Coldstream, mayor Jim Garlick and Craig Broderick, director of development services; and Anthony Kittlel, regional growth strategy coordinator, will represent RDNO.

“Greater Vernon’s business community looks forward to learning more about the strategic direction for economic development in the region and to participate in the conversation about maintaining and improving our prosperity,” added Leroux.

Registration for the breakfast seminar is $25 (including HST) for chamber members, or $35 for non-members. Please register in advance by contacting the Vernon chamber at 250-545-0771.