The Cold Lake Chamber of Commerce has asked The City of Cold Lake for funding support. The Chamber is hosting the Provincial ACE Summit, which will see chamber representatives from across the province in Cold Lake.
Sherri Bohme, Executive Director of the Cold Lake Chamber, says they are able to host the event through funding support. “We have provincial support from a lot of our partners; Chambers’ Group Insurance, Johnson Insurance Group, Puralator,” Bohme names some of the bigger ones. Funding is important to execute a great event, says Bohme, “we also look for support from the local municipalities.”
Bohme says this is the second time the Chamber has put a bid in to host The Ace Summit, “we were successful this time (with our bid).” It’s important for the Cold Lake Chamber to host a memorable events since there will be many Chamber representatives in Cold Lake for the three day event, “we look for somewhere where we can host everything; we need hotel rooms, banquet rooms, and catering.” These needs lead the Chamber to choose The Lakeland Inn as its host location.
Bohme says the Summit, is used for “professional development,” and will host brain storming, networking, educational presentations, and idea sharing ventures from. “It’s for Alberta Chamber Executives, so typically your managers, your executive directors, your CEOs of the Chambers,” says Bohme.
City council will decide how much, if any funding they will provide for the chamber at an upcoming meeting. The ACE Summit will be held July 8th through 10th at the Lakeland Inn in Cold Lake.
There are sponsorship opportunities available for businesses, to find out more visit The Cold Lake Chamber of Commerce online.