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<strong>McHappy Day:</strong> Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale of MacDonald’s branded mugs and socks are donated to Ronald MacDonald House Charities and families with sick children. At the Ponoka MacDonald’s location, Nicole Asuncion, left, and manager Ana Ladim pose for a photo. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: McHappy Day in Ponoka

McHappy Day: Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale…

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PHOTOS: Business is booming at Ponoka chamber trade show

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce held its first trade show…

  • Apr 12, 2022
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‘Get your game face on’ at Ponoka chamber’s 2022 trade show

Trade show will be held at the arena April 8 and 9

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PHOTOS: Hammy’s celebrates reopening

Ribbon cutting held on March 31

  • Mar 31, 2022
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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

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

Chamber awards to be held virtually Oct. 22

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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

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)
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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

Tracy Acorn. (Screenshot)
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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)