Small Business - Doing Business with Government Session in Smithers November 19

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The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training has representatives travelling to communities throughout BC to conduct sessions with small business owners to provide an overview of its Small Business – Doing Business with Government project. It was developed to provide recommendations to government, based on direct consultation with small business owners, to make i teasier for small businesses to do business with government. In August 2013,George Farkas, Assistant Deputy Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,was appointed as the Executive Lead and his recommendations report is due in early 2014. A Smithers consultation session will be held on Tuesday November 19th from 11:30 to 1:30pm (lunch will be provided) in the meeting rooms at Smithers Community Services. There is room for about 5 more businesses to join in the discussions. Details about these sessions can be found at the ministry’s website http://www.jtst.gov.bc.ca/selltobcgov/consultation.htm. Shouldyou want to be involved you can contact either the Chamber of Commerce, 250-847-5072 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Anna Maria Campbell | Manager | Corporate Planning and Priorities BranchMinistry of Community, Sport and Cultural DevelopmentMinistry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (andResponsible for Labour)Ministry of International Trade (and Responsible forAsia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism) Direct:  250-356-7004Also, thereis project survey for small businessesacross the province asking for your input. http://www.jtst.gov.bc.ca/selltobcgov/survey.htm