Chamber News

The 2022 Spring Exposition is fast approaching...May 6th & 7th, 2022. This special event will be held at the Recreation Centre. Applications for a show booth are still be accepted, please call 250-997-5459 for more information!

Sponsors...we have many amazing companies and industry who support our community...thank you so very much!!

Platinum Sponsors....Centerra Gold, Conifex Forest Products

Gold Sponsors.....Duz Cho Group of Companies, Iris Energy

Silver Sponsors....BC Timber Sales, Dunkley Lumber, McLeod Lake Indian Band

Bronze Sponsors....Coastal GasLink, SA Energy

 

Friday, May 6th..... Open......4 pm - 8 pm

Friday, May 6th...... Dance at the Legion....9 pm to 1 am

Saturday, May 7th....open...10 am - 5 pm

 

 

 

 

Introducing the 2022 Chamber Executive & Board of Directors....

  • President….Karl Peet, East Fraser Fiber
  • Vice President…Shannon Bezo, College of New Caledonia & WorkBC
  • Treasurer….Lucy Hinkelman, self
  • Secretary…Megan Brumovsky…Mackenzie Community Arts Centre
  • Directors: Judy Close…self
  • Tori Plamondon…Royal Bank of Canada
  • Rachael Weber…McLeod Lake Indian Band
  • Jesse Wright…MLA Mike Morris

Mackenzie Shop Local Initiative.

The Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and delivered by the BC Chamber of Commerce has funded the Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce to develop and share a Shop Local Initiative. Our campaign...Hey Neighbours...if you support you local businesses you are not only supporting your community but your neighbours, friends and acquaintances...these are the very people who own, operate and work at these businesses. We will be having a Shop Local contest to win Mackenzie Bucks.  Bring in your receipts to receive an entry into one of 10 draws for $100.00.  Pick up a contest card and receive stamps from the business you have shopped at, you could win $1000.00 of Mackenzie Bucks.  Stop by the Chamber for any questions and drop off your entries.  This will run from January 3rd to February 15th.  The draws will be made at 4 pm on Tuesday, February 15th.  Enjoy and thank you for shopping local!

 

Auction results

Our auction results are in and we couldn't be happier...we had 179 Auction Bidders and 153 Donations....truly amazing support. We sincerely thank everyone who donated and participated!

Mackenzie Bucks!

Do you need a gift idea for a family member, friend or employee? We have a suggestion...Mackenzie Bucks...keeping our shopping dollars in our community. Just call the Chamber and we can arrange your purchase! 250-997-5459. Can be redeemed at many businesses in Mackenzie..check it out!

Newest Mackenzie Chamber Members:

The Chamber would like to welcome our newest Mackenzie Chamber Members...

Wild River Investments - 488820BC Ltd, owners Gary (Yank) & Denise Davis.

DB Maitland Enterprizes Ltd, Bridges Environmental Group Ltd.

Owner, Doug Maitland, specializing in furniture - one of a kind signature pieces.

Wellness Studio, Martina Wall & Joy Davy

Wellness Studio is a joint venture between Luna Yoga and Wellness and Rising Moon Wellness. We have a retail store and offer wellness services. We specialize in Aromatherapy Yoga, Certified Crystal Healing, Reiki, Reflexology, Self-Love through the Chakras Coaching, and workshops.   You can find us on Facebook Wellness Studio - Luna Yoga and Wellness and Rising Moon Wellness and at our physical location 1-320 Mackenzie Blvd Mackenzie BC.  I hope you will stop by and visit the Wellness Studio.

Northern Towing and Transport, Mike Hendrickson

A little about my team and company….Northern Towing and Transport are partnered with  First Nations members, Marcel Gagnon and Cheryl Chingee as well as Tony & Katherine Castro.  We offer many services:

  • Security
  • Pilot Work
  • Road Sanding 
  • Flagging
  • Tree Spacing
  • The Towing Division operated by, Mike Hendrickson 

We've all decided in life that assisting people  and keeping them safe especially when they're not having a good day is a priority for us all.  We are open 24 hours a day.  We pride ourselves on being kind and courteous.  Our plan is to serve all areas of Mackenzie and up the lake. We provide vehicle boosts, lookouts, tows of all sizes. We are registered with  BCAA, Sykes and Allstate.  Around town or long distances, we cover it all. We also provide free scrap and car removal.   For any of our services, you can contact us at 250-988-1969 and northerntowingandtransport@gmail.com Thank you …..from the Northern Towing gang. 

CKJ Truckin, Cal Owen 

Cal has been in business for himself for over 20 years. He is safe, reliable and pleasant to deal with, his rates are very competitive, running from Prince George to Mackenzie Monday to Friday, arriving in the industrial site around 6:45-7:00 AM, proceeding into townsite after 9-9:30 AM, He moves freight from PG to Mackenzie as well as back to PG, overnight service, moving anything from boxes to skids. Cal certainly loves the people of Mackenzie and looks forward to many years of bringing freight from PG to Mackenzie.  His phone contact is 250-612-2214 and email is calowen498@gmail.com  .  Welcome Cal, to our Mackenzie Chamber Family!!

Gino's Tires & Towing Inc.

Congratulations to Gino Piccolo & Joy Edgett on their Chamber Membership.  They also own and manage Knorr Manor and Evergreen Apartments.

Gino’s Tires & Towing Inc is operated by Gino Piccolo and Joy Edgett.  They provide towing, car unlocks and boosts within Mackenzie and surrounding area (including Prince George).  They sell some tires, mostly used and can do tire changes on smaller vehicles.  Gino’s Towing can tow cars and trucks up to approx. 5500.  They are a BCAA contractor and ICBC tow partner.  Gino started the business 25 years ago in the lower mainland and Joy joined him in the business a few years ago. They moved here almost two years ago, when they decided they wanted a quieter, less hectic lifestyle in their golden years, but weren’t quite ready to retire.  They love Mackenzie, snow and all and already feel a part of this wonderful community. Gino & Joy also own Knorr Manor and Evergreen Apts. and live on-site in Evergreen.   Knorr Manor has one and two bedroom apts.  Evergreen Apts. has very spacious two and three bedroom apts.  The have mostly unfurnished apts., but a few furnished.  They allow cats (with conditions), but no dogs.  They cater to working people, who want peace and quiet when they get home, as Gino & Joy do.

KDL Resource Management

Divisional Manager for Mackenzie, Mark Pride....thank you for joining our great Chamber network.....here is a bit about KDL Resource Mangement.....

“KDL Resource Management offers comprehensive forest management services which include features such as tenure administration, harvest and development planning, GIS and information management, silviculture and rehabilitation, and financing and forestry business management.”

Mark Pride, RPF

Divisional Manager - Mackenzie

mpride@merakiresources.com

t.250.997.3333, ext.26 f.250.997.7989

c. 250.988.1071

merakiresources.com

The Chamber Office has moved

.....our new location is #11-600 Mackenzie Boulevard.....right next to Hub International Barton's Insurance.  

We are now back to regular hours...Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Social Distancing and hand sanitization are in effect.  Please obey all posted signs. Our local Visitor Centre is also located in the Chamber Office (soon to be at #11-600 Mackenzie Boulevard) with same COVID19 requests upon entering.   Please call if you need any information at 250-997-5459.

Business and COVID 19

There is volumes of information being received daily on support programs and procedures to help business navigate through these uncertain times.  We will provide information as it becomes available through your Chamber Membership email.  If you are not a Chamber Member and need information, please call the Chamber office at 250-997-5459. We will be happy to help!  Stay safe!

Mackenzie Matters

             LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD                    Mackenzie Matters, Our Logs Our Jobs

Mackenzie Matters was founded in July 2019 by threee business women, Kim Guthrie, Lynda Moreland and Louise Skavlebo.  The group formed is made up of union members, local business owners and concerned citizens.  Mackenzie Maters is a non-partisan group that has come together to involved our community and take action and stand up to be heard.  Our group is focised on having the government of British Columbia listen and make changes when required within the forest practise code to make our forest resource attainable, usable and keep our mills open and our community residents employed. Mackenzie Matters is undertaking actions to ensure a sustainable Timber Supply Area for this community.  We are working together to achieve sustainable resources for Mackenzie and a commitment to reacting to change in a positive way.  We are determined to maintian fair and equal access of our timber supply.  Mackenzie Matters held a successful rally on August 22, 2019 that attracted multiple speakers which included the Honorable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.  We need change and we want it now.  Mackenzie Matters!  Our Logs, Our Jobs!