CANCELLED: Small Business Succession Planning – Clearwater and Barriere

Stefanie Poisson

As result of no pre-registrations in either Clearwater or Barriere, it was decided to cancel the workshops.

Community Futures will give it another try in the fall.


For Immediate Release March 31, 2016


Clearwater, BC –

Community Futures Thompson Country (CFTC) along with Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, the District of Clearwater, the District of Barriere, and the Barriere & District and Clearwater & District Chamber’s of Commerce are pleased to announce that collectively we will be hosting two small business succession planning workshops in April.

Clearwater:     April 25, 7-9pm           Dutch Lake Community Centre
Barriere:         April 26, 9-11am         North Thompson Volunteer Centre at the Ridge

These workshops are being offered in response to data collected during Business Walks in 2015 that showed that a significant number of small business owners in the North Thompson were interested in selling or retiring in the next five years.

According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, only one third (35 per cent) of small and medium business owners have planned for their future succession and among those who have a succession plan, the majority are informal, unwritten plans, which have not been shared with the intended successor. These businesses are important to the North Thompson as they provide essential products and services to area residents, create and sustain jobs, and play a large role in contributing to the economic output of our region.

Our organizations recognize the importance of proactive small business succession planning and these workshops have been designed to give business owners the information and tools needed to undertake a successful transition. There is no charge to participate, and interested business owners are encouraged to attend whichever date and location suits them best.


Jon Kreke
Clearwater & District Chamber of Commerce
(250) 674-3530

Marie Downing
Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce
(250) 672-9221

David H. Arsenault MBA
Community Futures Thompson Country
(250) 314 2999

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training


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