Summerland's Business Walk is back after a pandemic-imposed hiatus, bringing six local agencies together to take the pulse of the local business community.
The District of Summerland, Accelerate Okanagan, Community Futures, Work BC and OK College are joining the board and staff of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce to complete this year’s event.
A team of volunteers will hit the streets to walk door-to-door to businesses, gathering information from proprietors about how their businesses are doing, their impression of needs for the business community, and any potential issues and obstacles they are currently facing.
They will present a 15-question survey. Businesses can expect to see the volunteers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 1, 2 or 3.
“We are excited that our partners can come together to reach out to the Summerland business community in a positive and proactive way. As we work together we can learn how we can better meet the needs of our businesses and collaborate to ensure all businesses are supported," said Luke Johnson, Chamber president.
In addition to completing the questionnaire the Business Walk is an outreach opportunity allowing business operators to talk about their operations, products and services and in some cases provide mini tours.
The information gathered during the Business Walk is shared with the partners, public, and elected officials.