‘Meet in the Millet’ chamber meeting Sept. 13 in Agriplex

Luncheon will feature Doug Griffith’s new “13 ways” presentation

A number of regional municipalities will have a chance to learn from others’ mistakes at the annual “Meet in the Millet” chamber of commerce luncheon.

The luncheon is organized and sponsored by the Leduc/Wetaskiwin Chamber of Commerce, and is the third annual in the Millet Agriplex. Organizers stated the central location in Millet allows seven municipalities from across the region to attend.

This year’s guest speaker will be a representative of Doug Griffiths, inc. Griffiths is the former MLA and Tory cabinet minister who wrote the popular book, “13 Ways to Kill Your Community,” intended to point out subtle or inconspicuous ways community leaders unknowingly sabotage their own work.

The twist on this approach is that one of Griffiths’ associates, Heather Thomson, University of Alberta School of Business executive director of Retail, will present on “13 Ways to Kill Commerce,” a topic of interest to all municipalities. The presentation is said to be eye-opening and no punches pulled.

Developed by Thomson herself, the presentation will focus on mistakes that inhibit, hold back or harm a community’s business sector.

Of course, lunch is always one of the main benefits of the event. Mitchell’s Café of Wetaskiwin will be handling the catering duties very ably.

Because of the length of the special presentation, chamber organizers have the luncheon running just a bit longer than usual, beginning at 11 a.m. The presentation will run 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Tickets prices are the standard $30 per chamber member, or $40 per non-member. Tickets can be purchased online at www.yourchamber.ca.

The Agriplex is located westbound on Sec. Hwy. #616 in Millet.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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