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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…

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…

Tracy Acorn. (Screenshot)

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)
2020 passport to christmas

Passport to Christmas does well despite pandemic

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

2020 passport to christmas
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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)
Chamber president Barry Grant on the Zoom meeting Dec. 15. (Image: screenshot)

Ponoka Chamber elects new board at AGM

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting…

Chamber president Barry Grant on the Zoom meeting Dec. 15. (Image: screenshot)
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2020 Ponoka business awards

Ponoka chamber 2020 Business Award winners

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Awards were held…

2020 Ponoka business awards
ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly spoke to Ponoka Chamber of Commerce members over Zoom on Oct. 20. (Image: screenshot)

Alberta chambers are ‘411’ to members, government: ACC president

Changes to government supports, second wave and snap election

ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly spoke to Ponoka Chamber of Commerce members over Zoom on Oct. 20. (Image: screenshot)
Twisted Label logo. (Facebook)

Ponoka’s Twisted Label is No. 1 storefront in Canada

Ladies’ fashions boutique ‘taking off’ during COVID-19

Twisted Label logo. (Facebook)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Capitol Theatre remaining closed indefinitely

‘We are just unsure of anything’

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Screenshot of Coun. Kevin Ferguson.
Screenshot of Coun. Kevin Ferguson.
Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

Lacombe beekeepers give the buzz on winterizing hives

Winterizing a honeybee hive is not a simple task, local apiarists say

Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
September is National BBBS Month
September is National BBBS Month
Camp Day: Ponoka Tim Horton’s held its Camp Day on Aug. 12. On Camp Day, 100 per cent of proceeds from iced or hot coffee, and the sale of $2 bracelets, goes towards sending youth from disadvantaged circumstances to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTO: Tim’s Camp Day

Held Aug. 12 in Ponoka

Camp Day: Ponoka Tim Horton’s held its Camp Day on Aug. 12. On Camp Day, 100 per cent of proceeds from iced or hot coffee, and the sale of $2 bracelets, goes towards sending youth from disadvantaged circumstances to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Photo by Emily Jaycox