Elaine Hamblin

Arena vending machines out for tender

Elaine Hamblin, contractor of the concession at the Claude Parish Memorial Arena, appealed to District of Houston council on Nov. 1

Elaine Hamblin, contractor of the concession at the Claude Parish Memorial Arena, appealed to District of Houston council onNov. 1 about the arena vending machines.

Hamblin’s enterprise consists of 60 per cent beverages and snacks, the remaining 40 per cent consisting of hot foods.Because of all year expenses, from insurance, to WCB, and interac, Hamblin would like to see the vending machines’ contract return to the arena concession contractor in order to help ends meet.

“The vending machines always belonged to the concession owner. It was a way for them to help with their expenses. But because of liability issues in the past, those machines came to be a separate contract,” said Hamblin.

Hamblin has become an innovative business owner that listens to the input of the public in order to better her business and become successful.

“With the lack of draw to the arena these days, it is very difficult to make a living. You must be super creative, [and] very willing to work. I’ve bought myself several pieces of commercial grade equipment to become more viable. And have listened to the users as to their wants and needs,” commented Hamblin.

“I respectfully request from the mayor and council return the contract to the concession owner, whether it be myself or others that will follow,” said Hamblin.

The contract for the vending machines are now up for tender, and Hamblin plans on putting in a bid.

Houston Today contacted the people who hold the current bid for the vending machines, they thanked the press for contacting them but declined to comment at this time.

 

Just Posted

Mill undergoing four-week shutdown

Canfor closing other mills as well

Smithers man receives two-year sentence for fatal car crash

Over a year after a fatal crash, a Smithers man has been sentenced to two years plus a day in jail.

First Nations push for massive conservation area in northern B.C.

Includes ancestral areas of three Kaska Dena First Nations, just shy of the B.C.-Yukon border

Tahltan reach benefits agreement over Seabridge’s massive KSM gold mine project

$308M agreement provides additional billions for Tahltan jobs, contracts

B.C. court to mull continuing order against Coastal Gaslink pipeline opponents

Coastal GasLink was granted an interim injunction in December following arrests and protests

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

B.C. farmers concerned Agricultural Land Reserve changes choking their livelihood

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting hosted on Vancouver Island

UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died

Toddler was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

Family frustrated Terrace dad with advanced cancer must wait weeks for treatment

‘We can see his health declining every day,’ daughter says

B.C. high school withdraws notices for temporary dress code

Parents previously told the Interior News they felt there was inadequate consultation over the rules

VIDEO: Toronto Raptors announcer credited with calming crowds after shooting

Matt Devlin, the Raptors’ play-by-play announcer since 2008, was praised for preventing panic from spreading

Mini-horse visits residents at Lower Mainland care home

Gunner turned a visit with grandpa into a major event for everyone at the residence

Most Read