Bay St. George chamber members learn about latest programs

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Deann Vincent, left and Brad Kennedy, centre, of the Workplace Health Safety Compensation Commission, discussed the benefits of their Prime Program with Ian Stokes of Western College at a business resources exhibition on Thursday, March 5, 2014.

For Ian Stokes, learning more about the benefits of programs provided by the Workplace Health Safety Compensation Commission made attending a business resources exhibition on Thursday worthwhile.

The event, sponsored by the Bay St. George Chamber of Commerce, had a total of 10 booths available to chamber member businesses at the Days Inn in Stephenville.

Stokes, owner of Western College, said by becoming involved in The Prime Program offered by the Workplace Health Safety Compensation Commission, he has already received a discount on his workers compensation.

“I’ve saved $800 to $900 this year by having my occupational health and safety program in place,” he said.

“I wanted to see what other programs they had to offer.”

Bob Byrnes, chamber president, said the exhibition was set up to give businesses an opportunity to chat with people from different agencies.

Various government agencies had representatives on hand to make members aware of the latest programs available to assist them and their businesses.

It also provided an opportunity for local businesses to showcase the services they offer.

Organizations: Western College, Workplace Health Safety Compensation Commission, Days Inn in Stephenville.Stokes

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