Kitimat to conduct a Business Walk to gather info on local businesses

Plan for Walk geared to support Kitimat's businesses.

A continued effort to support local Kitimat businesses will lead to a Business Walk set to take place November 4.

The plan for the walk was announced during the launch of Love Kitimat, a program to highlight local, non-franchise businesses in Kitimat.

Kitimat’s Economic Development Director Rose Klukas says a group of volunteers have been put together to reach all of the town’s businesses November 4. The goal is to take in information about local businesses, such as their accomplishments, obstacles and what help they may need to improve.

“We have assembled a group of representatives from the District of Kitimat, Advisory Planning Commission and Kitimat Chamber of Commerce that will be out from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., popping in for a few minutes to get a pulse on what it’s like doing business here,” said Klukas in a District of Kitimat press release. “This has been a successful program elsewhere and we are excited about having it here.”

Business Walks, the Economic Development Office says, were conceived in Sacramento, and in B.C. they launched May 2012 by the Central Okanagan Regional District.