Monday, September 19, 2016

2016 Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show

Toni Lucas - The fifth annual Pincher Creek Trade Show took place on Friday September 9, and Saturday, September 10 at the MCC Arena. "We have had a very good response", said Chamber of Commerce Board member Marie Everts, one of the event organizers for. She said over 50 vendors participated, many with multiple booths.

The businesses offered a wide array to people of varied interests. Vendors were based locally, regionally, or traveled a fair distance to show their stuff. Everts said, "If I am correct, I think the farthest is from Moose Jaw," referencing Fifth Avenue Jewellers. "Part of it is to promote business, our local businesses, and businesses that can come into Pincher Creek, and be part of the business community here. It's all about a healthy business community here in Pincher Creek. That is what the Chamber is all about."

People visited the many booths, children got their faces painted, and there was a chance for many businesses and organizations there to show their wares and get some public exposure. Whether it was a home based business, home improvements, fashion, jewelry, vehicles, tourism destinations, or services there were booths through the area to appeal to a wide pallet of the public.

The 'Stuff the Bus With School Supplies' bus was parked in front of the arena, and gathered a lot of attention. Stuff the Bus is a First Student, Pincher Creek Office Products, and Pincher Lions Club joint fundraiser to gather school supplies for kids in the area. Once all the supplies are gathered they are distributed throughout the local schools for the schools to distribute to students who could use them.

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