This Week in Business


Christmas Party: The Chamber is hosting a Christmas come-and-go open house Monday afternoon between 4:30 – 6:30 at the Chamber office in Brooks. We will have homemade eggnog and baking from the Order of the Eastern Star and fresh McCafe Coffee from Brooks McDonalds. Thanks to our sponsors South Country Co-op Liquor Store and McDonald's Restaurant Brooks. More details here:

The High Cost of Low Prices: Well folks, Christmas is only a few days away. But before you click “proceed to checkout” on Amazon, Wish or Ebay, we would like you to take a few seconds to read our Blog Post about shopping locally. You can find it here:

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train​! Brooks was the last stop of the season for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. It's a great show, and it benefits a great cause (The Brooks Food Bank Foundation, a member of the Chamber). Canadian Pacific is a stand-up corporate citizen and are definitely the kind of folks we would love to have join the Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce! Look for an invitation from us in the near future! #CPHolidayTrain

Municipal Budgeting: After weeks of advocacy, Brooks City Council agreed to open it’s budget deliberations to the public. They also committed to making their budget available for public feedback for two weeks in January before Council votes on it.
Want to observe democracy-in-action? You can check out the budget deliberations live and in person in the Heyes room at City Hall at the following times:
December 18 8:30 – 12:00
December 19 8:00 – 12:00. And 1:00 – 5:00.
December 22 8:00 – 12:00.

Can’t make it? We get that… it is the busiest shopping and travel days of the year. It you want to be kept in the loop check in with the Chamber’s social media accounts as we will be updating ‘ya as the debates and day progress.

One last thought: A massive shout-out to the elected officials at the City of Brooks for bringing transparency to the budget process. You have shown real leadership in taking this decision and we are grateful to you for doing so.

By the Numbers: Could you guess what our social media reach is? Any guesses about what “first” was achieved during the municipal election? Keep your eyes out for our 2017 Year in Review. We will make sure it goes up December 31st!

Chamber Members Save on Gas: Every penny counts during the holidays. Learn how you can save money when buying fuel from Chamber Members or access Member-0nly deals. More here:

Christmas Hours: A friendly reminder that the Chamber Office will be closed from noon on Friday December 22nd, 2017 thru to Wednesday January 3, 2018. Regular features like “This Week in Business, Throwback Thursday and Feelgood Friday” will also take a break during this time to let the folks at the Chamber rest-up and hit the ground running in 2018!

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Monday, December 18, 2017