Chamber Report May 2019
Message from the Executive Director, Leanna Kemp
The Chilliwack Chamber is proud to celebrate May as ‘Health and Wellness’ month
The goal is to create awareness around overall well-being and share the amazing services and resources that are available in Chilliwack within the community, but more specifically to business leaders and organizations as Wellness in the Workplace Initiatives.
Workplace Wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes.
Investing in a workplace wellness program can provide broad-reaching benefits for your company, not just employees.
A Workplace Wellness Program involves a combination of health promotion, developing a wellness culture, and adapting the workplace environment to facilitate health and wellness.
The overall goal should be to have a company strategy that creates a healthy workplace and supports employees in making healthy lifestyle changes
Join us in May as the Chamber hosts a private weekly $5 fitness class at different facilities each week at a noon.
All of our members and their staff are encouraged to attend these sessions to experience the variety available among our membership. Classes are only $5 and all of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
We would like to encourage Executive Directors, General Managers and Team Leaders, to participate and also learn about the corporate wellness packages that are already available if you are considering investing in your own workplace wellness initiatives.
May Chamber Connections: Chilliwack Revitalised
Join the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and The Chilliwack Economic Business Partners Corporation, as we host a presentation and panel discussion on the future development and retail landscape of Chilliwack.
We will hear from Vice President of Leasing and Acquisition’s from PCI Developments (Cottonwood Mall), Vice President of Development for Western Canada for SmartCentres (Chilliwack Mall), Dave Algra from Algra Bros. (Downtown Chilliwack), Chief David Jimmie from Squiala (Eagle Landing) and Tzeachten about the vision for their respective areas!
Save the Date: Tuesday May 28th | 5 to 8pm
Welcome to our Newest Members:
- Sheri’s Book Keeping
- Cream of the Crop Childcare
- Insurance Restoration Pro Ltd.
- Zuma Lift Services
- Charity Funk Coaching
- Legacy Plumbing
- PRIMEtuitive Education
- Alary Farms
- Elite Farm Services
Upcoming events in April:
May 1 – Health & Wellness Month and $5 weekly fitness classes begin: To encourage better health join the chamber for a weekly $5 fitness class at a different facility each week. Proceeds will be donated to the Youth Health Centre.
May 7 – Golf & Gab Begins: May 7, 14 and 21 are your 3 chances to join Club Pro Jennifer Greggain and the staff of the Chamber of Commerce for a one hour lesson followed by one hour of wine, appies and networking.
May 9 – Lunch & Learn – Healthy Workplaces: Join us for lunch and a complete and holistic approach to running a healthier organization.
May 14 – Women’s Leadership Collective – Round Table Discussion: Join the Women’s Leadership Collective for a “Living Room Conversation” on Women and Politics. Hosted at The Twisted Thistle Restaurant
May 21 – Coffee & Conversations with Mark Strahl: Join the Chamber Executive director, Leanna Kemp, and MP, Mark Strahl, for coffee and current business topics. Hosted at the Chamber office.
May 28 – Chamber Connections – Chilliwack Revitalized: Join us for a special Chamber Connections and presentation on the future development and retail landscape of Chilliwack.
June 4 – International Women’s Golf Day Tournament: Join us in celebration for International Women’s Golf Day at Chilliwack Golf Club for a 9 hole tournament complete with wine tastings, food, Pro Golf tips and networking! Hosted at the Chilliwack Golf Club
June 13 – Envision Business on the Green Golf Tournament AM/PM: Our annual golf tournament will host 2 tee times this year for the first time. Spaces are still available for the AM tee time.
** ( for more event info or to register visit our website www.chilliwackchamber.com )**