Larry has been with our local chamber for over 9 years and has grown the membership from less than 100 members (back in 2010) to over 350 members. One early task was to work with local Bryan Rempel with Putonium Web Design to build a completely new website to ensure that local sales and services were searchable online within our region. Another equally valuable resource for such an isolated community in northern alberta was the introduction and development of a printed local directory for our members which is updated and mailed throughout Mackenzie County each year. Both of these resources draw in several new members each year as they have become a valueable asset in which businesses, non-profit organizations, local clubs, etc. are found by customers and clients needing their products and services. If you have any questions about business or services from Buffalo Head Prairie to Bluehills or want to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, give Larry a call/text: 780.285.4409 or drop by our office: 10500-100 (Main) Street beside Vision Credit Union.
Larry together with staff organize our Business & Community Awards Dinner, the local Spring Trade Show, (collaborate with other non-profits for Canada Day Celebrations), a Local Chamber Member’s Golf Tournament, we organize and fundraise for our Community Fireworks (together with our local Pyrotech: Ed Froese), and Moonlight Madness which is a shop local campaign leading up to the Christmas Season.
Our admin assistant is here to greet you at the door or take your call. As we are also the La Crete Tourist Information Centre our staff also welcome visitors to our community or answer questions of tourists who are just passing through and are looking for accommodations and one of our great places to dine. We have many free brochures for our area, the rest of Alberta and a few for other Canadian destinations.
Another aspect of this position is to maintain our online and in office “Job Boards” and assist with other employment needs such as helping create or update resumes.
We have computers with internet use for public and if you have a couple of pages to print we charge $0.25/page (sorry no colour or multi-paged documents).