Chamber event focuses on young entrepreneurs

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March 12, 2015 8:15 AM

On Thursday, March 12, the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce will hold its Chamber Young Professionals Under 40 event at Cheers Restaurant and Lounge.

“It’s more of a networking thing to introduce some people to the chamber that don’t know what the chamber does, and to meet like-minded peers and business people,” said chamber vice-president John Winter.

The Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce is as an advocacy group that lobbies to all three levels of government on behalf of local businesses, looking after the interests of its members.

The organization holds events, like this one, throughout the year to help young men and women in the business field connect with each other.

After years of appealing to an older segment of the Lloydminster population, the chamber has turned its focus towards engaging a younger audience, evidenced by the under-40 age limit.

“The average age of Lloyd is 32 and there’s a lot of entrepreneurs and young professionals out there,” said Winter. “This way, it gets new faces out there and gets them to learn about what the chamber does.”

The upcoming event will feature trivia and other organized activities to help facilitate informal discussion, business- or non-business-related. Winter expects between 50 and 60 people to attend on Thursday.

Recently, the chamber put forth policy resolutions in a variety of subjects, including health care, transportation and law enforcement.

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