For immediate release – July 17, 2020
Squamish, B.C. – The Squamish Chamber of Commerce receives Rural Community Development grant to help enhance the skills of the workforce and promote businesses.
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce has been awarded $56,000 from a new one-time Rural Community Development Grant funding stream to deliver Workforce Development and Business Sector Promotion programs.
Quote from Hon. Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
“Rural communities like Squamish are the backbone of B.C. so we’re lending a hand to the people who call these communities home,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The Squamish Chamber of Commerce will build opportunities for local economic and job growth with this funding. It’s one of 150 great projects worth a total of $14 million to help rural B.C. come back strong from the economic impacts of COVID-19.”
Quote from Louise Walker, Executive Director, Squamish Chamber
“The Squamish Chamber is very grateful to receive funding from the Province of B.C that will help us deliver valuable training and promotional tools. With recent events, the timing could not be better for the Chamber to provide additional support for our business community and the Squamish workforce.” said Executive Director, Louise Walker. “We are pleased to see the growth of Squamish Excellence, which has expanded from face to face programs, to a new youth audience and now a new online format, all of which has been made possible thanks to Provincial grant funding.” explained Walker.
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Squamish community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification. The Chamber takes a leadership role in advocating for the interest of Squamish business and provides member services such as networking and educational events, policy positions and partnerships with other organizations.