NEWS RELEASE · 29th October 2015
District of Kitimat
During the afternoon of Wednesday, November 4, a Business Walk will be conducted in Kitimat. A team of “walkers” will be going from business to business gathering information about each company’s accomplishments, obstacles, what is needed to help them succeed and the solutions that may improve business.
“We have assembled a group of representatives from the District of Kitimat, Advisory Planning Commission and Kitimat Chamber of Commerce that will be out from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., popping in for a few minutes to get a pulse on what it’s like doing business here,” said Rose Klukas, Director of Economic Development. “This has been a successful program elsewhere and we are excited about having it here.”
“Coming off Small Business Month and the launch of the Small Town Love program here in Kitimat, this is a great time to be carrying out this latest Economic Development initiative,” said Mayor Phil Germuth. “We want to ensure we have the environment that will allow businesses to grow and thrive.”
Originally started in Sacramento, California, the Business Walks program is now active throughout British Columbia. The program was initially started in the province in May 2012 by the Central Okanagan Regional District with assistance from the British Columbia Economic Development Association.