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Chamber of commerce making inroads

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Vauxhall Advance

By Cole Parkinson

Vauxhall Advance

The push for a Vauxhall Chamber of Commerce is still ongoing as the group needs a couple more signatures in favour before moving forward.

The Vauxhall Business Society (VBS) has been hoping to upgrade into a chamber for quite awhile now and the process has been a struggle.

The VBS held their meeting with information on the chamber on Nov. 1 where they needed 30 signatures in order to fulfill the requirements from the Canadian government.

They also needed to set a board of 11 people, they managed secure half of the requirements at the meeting but now they turn their focus to finishing up the application.

“We didn’t have too many people there, we had probably about 20 to 25 and we got 20 people signed up for the Vauxhall chamber. We have a board of directors filled with 11 people. So what we do now is gather the other 10 and send our application off. I hope by late next week we will have all of that together so we can send it off to Ottawa and see what they say,” said Joerg Klempnauer, president of the VBS.

While they didn’t get the 30 signatures at the meeting, the group isn’t worried about finding the remaining 10.

With no deadline set for the signatures, the VBS has time to find 10 more people to sign.

While they do have time they do want to keep pushing forward quickly to capitalize on community interest.

“There’s no deadline but if you drag it out for too long people lose attention, we have to carry forward and do it,” said Klempnauer.

Moving forward the needs of the VBS are fairly small as the hard work has already been done.

“We don’t need a meeting, we only need people to sign the document to send to them. It has to be witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths so that’s the only thing we need, we hope they accept our bylaw,” said Klempnauer.

For anyone interested in signing the application for a Vauxhall Chamber of Commerce, the VBS asks for them to contact Peter Van Uden at 403-654-2331 or by email at

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