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MC Darcy Stingel, left, and chamber president Barry Grant. (Judy Dick/Ponoka News)

Ponoka chamber congratulates 2021 business award winners

Awards presentation went ahead despite technical glitches

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Ponoka chamber award finalists announced

Chamber awards to be held virtually Oct. 22

Andrea Chia, Boston Pizza Ponoka general manager. Boston Pizza participated in "Turn the Town Teal," by decorating their business with a kit provided by BBBS Ponoka. (Photo submitted)

Support mentoring in Ponoka by ‘Turning the Town Teal’

September is National Big Brothers Big Sisters Month

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Ponoka business owners frustrated by recent break-ins

Ponoka RCMP says mischief calls up over the summer from last year

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Ponoka town council approves first reading of new business licence bylaw

Proposed bylaw updated to include new categories for chauffeured vehicles, escorts

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Shop local, discover local with these Ponoka chamber contests

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce has launched several shop local…

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Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Alberta entrepreneur Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
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Ponoka chamber introduces summer students

Ponoka residents and business owners may come in contact with the Ponoka…

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Jayden Hagemann wearing a Sweaters to Remember vest. (Photo submitted)

Young Ponoka entrepreneur contributes to Alzheimer’s awareness

Jayden Hagemann, 22, is an advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness

Jayden Hagemann wearing a Sweaters to Remember vest. (Photo submitted)
A COVID-19 rapid test device. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Ponoka chamber offering rapid testing kits to local businesses

A chamber membership is not required to participate in the program

A COVID-19 rapid test device. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr speaks to chamber members over Zoom on April 27. (Screenshot)

MLA Ron Orr fields diverse questions during ‘A Business Conversation’

The Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce hosted ‘A Business Conversation’ with…

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr speaks to chamber members over Zoom on April 27. (Screenshot)
Rancher’s Castle has expanded their outdoor patio. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka businesses gearing up for patio season

A number of local businesses have opened up their patios, or have…

Rancher’s Castle has expanded their outdoor patio. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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It pays to be a chamber member

Ponoka chamber hears presentation on chamber benefits and programs

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Rose Creations makes your dreams a reality

Business feature on local wedding event planner

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Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)

MP Calkins on federal pandemic spending: ‘We’re in trouble’

MP gives run down on federal finances, vaccine roll out to Ponoka chamber members

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)
Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey cafe takes a stand and allows dine-in customers

Blue Bird Coffee Co. opened its doors on Wednesday, part of a movement by small business owners

Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Kim Green, owner of Altitude Spa. (File photo)

PART II: Businesses impacted by shutdowns

Salons and spas suffer in second shutdown

Kim Green, owner of Altitude Spa. (File photo)
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Passport to Christmas does well despite pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic when a lot of businesses were…

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Maskwacis apparel entrepreneurs share brand stories

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Maskwacis has seen a number of…

  • Jan 12, 2021
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(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

PART I: Businesses impacted by shutdowns

Local restaurant owner: ‘This is so bad for us’

(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)