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Chamber of Commerce out to lunch again

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce resumed its monthly luncheon meeting Sept. 1, after returning from the summer break. Although the first meeting’s agenda was relatively light, members heard of a number of initiatives and projects on the horizon for the fall … […]

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Chamber obtains visitor information centre status

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Three weeks after receiving news that the province was receiving a $70,000 grant to promote tourism, the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce received word that it has gained accreditation as a visitor information centre … […]

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Government funding to help Chamber attract tourists

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province is sending $70,000 the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce way, grant money from the government’s Department of Tourism, Parks and Recreation that the local business group will use to fund a Regional Tourism Action Plan (RTAP).

Chamber President Sheldon Fingler said he was pleased but not surprised to receive the funding announcement from Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski last week.
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Visitor Information Centre looking to make a mark

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The little red brick building on 100 Ave. has had an active couple of years, according to Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Sheldon Fingler. The Chamber president made a presentation to Morinville Town Council July 13, outlining the activities of the centre over the past two years and addressing future plans for 2011.

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Chamber president says more support of local businesses needed

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting behind his counter beneath a sign advertising 40 per cent off, Wyatt Waters’ face carries a certain degree of sadness for which there is good reason. After seven years in Morinville, Waters will be closing his GOBIKE business in a couple months, a business that has long supported community events, most notably and ironically Waters was one of the main people that lobbied for the town’s skateboard and bicycle park.

GOBIKE is the latest in a string of business closures in town and … […]