Councillor Reid Skelton-Morven may be the one on Council in the advertising business, the councillor recently named to a media sales post at the local paper.
But, when it comes to the celebrity endorsement, the go to guy on Council has to be Councillor Wade Niesh.
On Monday, Mr. Niesh did more pre-promotion work for two local establishments than any major media campaign could ever deliver.
The City Councillor was Orson Welles like in his pitches for both Port City Spirits and the new location for the Wheelhouse in the City owned heritage building on the waterfront.
We covered much of the Port City Spirits themes yesterday with this piece, the main takeaway from the Councillor coming from his closing commentary for the establishments liquor licence referral.
Towards the end of the Monday council session, the Councillor made note of the (very soon) to open Wheelhouse Brewing Company location on the waterfront.
Sharing some of his observations from a recent event hosted by the Brewery to celebrate those who helped move they initiative forward.
"As it was mentioned about the Wheelhouse there, I just thought I would mention that too, I attended it wasn't really a soft opening, but kind of a thank you to everyone who was involved in making that project go ahead.
And being in that building and seeing it come to life again was awesome, I'm so glad that we got to see it.
And last night I was actually down at the Waterfront and looked at it when it was all lit up, it was getting dark out and it was all lit with all the new lights on that building and it's so much better than plywood.
And I just hope we can continue that throughout our community and start revitalizing everything.
You know that's an asset that is owned by all taxpayers in this community and it's amazing on what it looks like now and I hope everyone goes and supports that business so that it thrives in that location for many years" -- Councillor Wade Niesh
As for the two businesses receiving the shout outs and the nudges for patrons to their doors, there's no set opening day yet for Port City Spirits, while the Wheelhouse has noted on Social media of their opening today.
The local brewery also has a Big Community event planned for this Saturday evening at their new location.
While the Councillor was celebrating the new social gathering options for residents, some previous work by council this spring may reduce some of the spending power for those patrons.
With a 12.5 per cent tax call coming due on July 4th some in the community may have a wee bit less disposable income at their use and may have to curtail some of the family social budget to meet civic obligations.
The twin testimonials can be found from the 1 hour mark and 1 hour 41 minute marks from Monday's Council Video archive.
More notes from the Monday Council session can be reviewed here.
Our archive of themes from the business sector is available here.