The Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of well attended and fun community events.
The 50th Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce AGM was held in October. A delicious meal was provided, courtesy of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, for the 53 people in attendance, both Chamber members and guests.
The 49th AGM was held last October. New Gold was the sponsor of the event, and keynote speaker.
The business meeting which followed was marked by the election of the Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The twelve member Board is listed on the About the Chamber page.
Annually on Halloween evening, the Great Pumpkin Walk is sure to please with hand-carved pumpkins and the annual fireworks display that lights up the entire Nechako River Valley. Attended by thousands of residents, the Pumpkin Walk is a safe and convenient place for families to spend Halloween night.
Many Vanderhoof businesses and residents volunteer their evening to stoke the campfires and give out candy to the children. The Pumpkin Walk starts at 5:00pm. Vanderhoof's only fireworks display caps off the evening, firing away at 8:00pm.
This event is made possible solely by donations from the generous businesses and individuals of the Vanderhoof area, as well as the countless volunteer hours by friends of The Walk.
A fun community event to kick off the Christmas season is the Annual Parade of Lights, held on the first Friday in December each year. Floats representing a wide variety of organizations and businesses, vividly decorated with hundreds of lights, drive through the residential streets of Vanderhoof after dark. Families come from near and far to take part in this festive evening, which includes Midnight Madness at downtown retailers.
Please register your parade float at the Chamber office. (No entry fee.)
First Friday of December at 7:00 pm
In connection with the Parade of Lights, most downtown retailers remain open until midnight that same evening, offering many great sales. Come out for some fun community time, and bag some great deals while you are at it!
First Friday of December -- beginning early in the day at some stores, continuing all evening til midnight.
2013 marks the next Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce Biennial Trade Show, scheduled for May 10-11. This event is an excellent opportunity for businesses to promote themselves, with a reduced rate for Chamber Members.
Contact the Chamber of Commerce for your entry form or for more information.
Why You Should be an Exhibitor:
- Create image
- Market research
- Maintain image
- Qualify prospects
- Create customer list
- Relate to competition
- Reach unknown buyers
- Meet buyers face-to-face
- Shorten buying process
- Introduce a new product
- Recruit new personnel
- Improve market share
- Distribute product samples
- Contact potential new customers
- Contact with present customers
- Demonstrate products in action
- Demonstrate non-portable equipment
- Discuss technical issues with customers
- Identify new applications for existing products
- Change buyer's perceptions of your company