Tuesday, May 19, 2009  
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Quote of the Week
“We know we need to make changes and we now these changes need to come quickly.”
- Shane Stewart  
- on economic revitalization   


The Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly luncheon at the Crowsnest Centre on Wednesday, May 13. The meeting featured discussion and presentations on holiday homes, Southmore, and the new joint committee between council, the Chamber, and Community Futures.
Chamber President Lowry Toombs announced that the Crowsnest Pass Ski Society has donated $2000 to the Chamber to redo the furnishings in the Chamber’s office.
He also provided information on this year’s visitor information efforts. The Chamber is again overseeing the Visitor Information Centre in Sentinel, which officially opened for the season on Friday, May 15. This will compliment the fact that the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre is also now an official year-round Visitor Information Centre.
Because of this, the Chamber will not run tourist information out of the visitor info hut in east Bellevue. That will likely be changed into a simple kiosk, said Toombs.
Toombs told the gathered members that the Chamber will be adding a new award to its lineup this year. The Most Improved New Business Award will go to a business that fixes itself up, and is intended to show that the community cares about businesses that improve themselves.
Sue Moser spoke about a network of more than 17 holiday homes in the Pass, which work together in promoting themselves and the Pass. She spoke specifically about Turtleback Cottage, across the tracks from Allied Hardware.
It takes two-night minimum reservations, she said, and is fully furnished and equipped at showhome quality. The holiday homes promote local businesses, she said, and are looking to possibly do a community scavenger hunt in the future to get their visitors out into local businesses.
A full list of the holiday homes in this network is available online at crowsnestpassholidayhomes.com
Leo Kyllo, one of the developers for the Southmore property in Blairmore, gave an update on their progress.
... For the full story, see the May 19 issue of the Pass Herald.
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