City of Merritt to build from previous Business Walks.
Merritt —April 11, 2017— The City of Merritt will be participating again in the Business Walk program. This will be the third Merritt Business Walk, held on May 11, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. During the walk, City of Merritt staff, Council, and community members will be out talking to local businesses about issues and areas of growth.
The goal of the 2017 Merritt Business Walk is to build from the previous two years and continue to increase communication between the City of Merritt and the local business community. Will George, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism for the City of Merritt commented “We will be having similar questions as last year to keep it consistent for comparable annual tracking. This year, with assistance from the Province, we expect to have the results of the walk available by the end of May.”
Originally started in Sacremento, California, USA, the Business Walk program has been adopted by municipalities throughout the Province of BC. The program initially started in BC in May 2012, by the Central Okanagan Regional District (CORD) and is now a part of many community’s economic development outreach program across BC in places such as Kamloops, Kelowna and Hope.
George added “the purpose of the walk is not to have an hour discuss with one business owner but rather touch base with multiple businesses and if they wish to have a more in-depth discussion with the City or a community partner, then those meetings can take place after the Business Walk.”
Businesses will have the opportunity to participate in the survey either in person or by downloading the questionnaire online (to be posted April 26). Businesses across a variety of industry sectors will be contacted during the walk to insure the sample reflects the diversity of business within Merritt. To ensure your business is contacted during the 2017 Business Walk, or to volunteer, contact the City’s Manager of Economic Development and Tourism.
For More Information Contact:
Will George, Economic Development and Tourism Manager
City Hall: (250) 378-4224
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