A “business retention and expansion” survey to gather information from business owners on their areas of growth, their challenges, and their needs has been launched by the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) of the Sustainability Commission.
The survey has already been used in other communities to provide a snapshot of the business community, said Renee Clark of the chamber.
Besides gathering information, a key goal of the survey results is to help build cooperation and consensus among local government, economic development organizations and businesses in Rossland.
“The survey results will play a critical role in informing the strategies and actions of the chamber and the EDTF in the years to come,” said Clark. “It will allow these organizations a chance to get a better understanding of where they can focus their attention and how they can be of greatest assistance to the business community and the community as a whole.”
The survey is “long overdue” said Bob Reardon of the EDTF, giving valuable information on the “state of business in modern day Rossland” and to help “guide for future initiatives and planning.”
The survey deadline is March 22. Those who complete surveys have a chance of winning one of two $50 gift certificates for a Rossland business of their choice.
The survey is available in hard copy at the chamber (2197 Columbia Ave.) and online from the Visions to Action site (www.visionstoaction.ca), and the City of Rossland and chamber sites (www.rossland.com).
For more information contact the chamber at 362-5666.