With Small Business Week starting Monday, the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the vital role small businesses play in the community.
“Small businesses make up a major part of Enderby & District’s business community and play a critical role in driving our local economy and creating jobs,” said Corinne Peard, chamber general manager.
“Small Business Week is a great opportunity for our community to celebrate these hard-working businesses that bring great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to our city.”
As a member of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Enderby chamber is part of active advocacy to support small businesses, including: The creation of and implementation of B.C.’s Small Business Accord; removal of thousands of B.C. businesses from recycling costs and red tape under Multi Material B.C.’s packaging and printed paper program; and continued advocacy for lower municipal business taxes.
The Chamber encourages residents to demonstrate their support for small businesses this week by making an extra effort to shop local.
“Celebrate local small businesses this week by purchasing goods from local shops, eating out at a local restaurant or café, or paying for a local service such as a haircut,” said Peard.