Millet joins Wetaskiwin’s chamber, declines supporting business awards

The Town of Millet is rejoining the newly revamped Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce as a member.

Millet Mayor Tony Wadsworth at the recent Millet community awards.

The Town of Millet is rejoining the newly revamped Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce as a member.

Council made several decisions regarding the town’s future involvement with the chamber at its Nov. 23 meeting. The decisions are a result of requests made during council’s Nov. 9 meeting.

Council approved rejoining the chamber at the offered non-profit rate of $140, annually.

On Nov. 9 the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce requested $500 or venue space in lieu for its new event Meet in the Millet. Councillors agreed providing a venue was the most agreeable course of action.

“I guess depending on the date I’d just do the venue,” said Coun. Doug Peel.

CAO Teri Pelletier added a stipulation, the chamber will have to work around what is already booked.

The Town of Millet was also requested to sponsor at $500 business award at the annual WetaskiWIN’s Business Awards Gala.

However, council felt the action would be redundant, as the community hosts its own annual business awards event and declined the request.

“They were going to add a category for a Town of Millet business,” said assistant CAO Lisa Schoening.

“I don’t feel that we should. I feel we should remain here with our $500,” said Coun. Pat Garrett.

Mayor Tony Wadsworth agreed it would be a duplication of the Town of Millet’s and Lions’ Clubs awards. “But I can see what their intention is, to be inclusive, and I like that.”

Wadsworth questioned whether council would like to review its decision at a later date. Pelletier says the chamber can resubmit its request in the future if the organization chooses to.

 

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