March 19th Mixer
The Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the many local maple producers who came out to this month’s Mixer and brought samples of their delicious products. Mixer guests were treated to fresh syrup, maple chocolate, maple popcorn, maple Chai tea, and many more interesting culinary applications of Lanark County’s spring bounty
Dave Fairbairn, chair of the inaugural Maple Weekend (taking place on April 4 and 5 throughout this area), spoke about the development of this exciting new event. He also described the “Taste of Maple Week” being organized by retailers and restaurants in Carleton Place to coincide with Maple Weekend. Dave encourages businesses in Mississippi Mills to consider how they might become involved in and benefit from future Maple Weekend events, which will take place on the first weekend in April. More information about Maple Weekend can be found at <www.mapleweekend.ca>.
This month’s Mixer also welcomed Melonie Sibbitt from Lanark Tourism Association and Jackie Kavanagh from the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, and included updates about Mississippi Mill’s Right Bike – a bike share hub, the Human Library initiative, and the upcoming Youth Forum. The door prize was a hand-knitted toque in Alpaca wool, won by Fraser Scantlebury of the United Way.
The Chamber’s next event is a breakfast seminar on The Business of Craft Foods, taking place on Thursday, April 2 from 7:30-9:30am at the Almonte Legion. The $10 cost includes a buffet breakfast, presentations from successful food entrepreneurs, a panel discussion and an overview of business resources from Susan Fournier of Valley Heartland. We hope to see you there!
The Mix Master