Economy sinks chamber showcase

The Wetaskiwin Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring extravaganza has been shelved for 2016, according to a statement from the organization.

The Wetaskiwin Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring extravaganza has been shelved for 2016, according to a statement from the organization.

In the regular newsletter sent to members, the cancellation of the Spring Showcase and FEASTival was announced.

“It is very unfortunate that effective today the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce will be cancelling the Spring Showcase & FEASTival this year,” stated the newsletter.

“We are all faced with challenges in our current economy. With a lack of exhibitors, the chamber does not want to disappoint registered exhibitors or residents with a considerable smaller show that will give them a poor return on investment.

“In 2015 we had 77 exhibitors registered and today we only have 33 businesses registered and eight restaurants for FEASTival. Sponsorship is critical for Spring Showcase & FEASTival to be successful and this has been difficult to obtain, again due to the current economy.”

The chamber staff noted those exhibitors who paid for their booth space will receive a full refund and invoices will be cancelled.

“Spring Showcase & FEASTival will continue in 2017, as we look forward to the economy picking up,” added the newsletter.

 

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