Members of the Rossland business community gathered at the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre on Thursday for the city’s first Business After Business event.
The evening was organized by Tourism Rossland and gave those in attendance an opportunity to network and learn more about what’s going on in the community.
“We just thought there’s a lot of new businesses in town and not everybody knows what everybody else is doing,” said Deanne Steven, executive director of Tourism Rossland. “So it was a good chance for everybody, just in an informal setting, to chat about what’s going on around town.”
Those attending also got an update on the Phase I of the Renewal Project at the museum. So far $400,425 of $480,000 has been raised, and the next big fundraiser will be the second annual Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone on Aug. 6.
The event also gave Steven a chance to inform the business community about upcoming events in July.
“We have a really busy summer coming up; that’s part of the other thing I want people to know about,” she said. “July is going to be a very busy month. We’ve got three huge events, so I want all the businesses to know about it and be open during those times.”
The Trans BC 6 Day Enduro is taking place July 4-9 and approximately 150 riders will come through Rossland. The Broken Goat Trail Running Race will take place July 16, and the Rossland Rubberhead Enduro will take place on July 31.
Tourism Rossland hopes to hold a Business After Business event every three months, with the next one planned for Sept. 15 at Redstone.
“It doesn’t really fit under our mandate, but we recognize that it’s important for everybody and if we can do it, and it costs us nothing and it’s just a bit of extra time, then we’ll do that,” said Steven.