United we stand, divided we fall


Staff member
Richard Froese

Businesses struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now it seems that chambers of commerce in small towns are facing a similar situation.

Many businesses closed for a while and some went out of business.

Now it’s starting to hit local business organizations.

Smoky River Regional Chamber of Commerce based in Falher is apparently closing shop because of a lack of committed businesses at meetings.

And it could also happen to the McLennan and District Chamber of Commerce.

A survey from both chambers was conducted with very low response and support.

It appears that times are changing for the role and value of chambers of commerce and they aren’t as vital to local businesses as it use to be.

This item is reprinted with permission from the High Prairie, AB, South Peace News. For the complete article, click HERE

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