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Posted: September 8, 2017 - 4:46pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2017

Fernie, BC. Over 30 business owners filled the Chamber of Commerce Board Room on September 7th for a presentation from Gerald Price of GPI Chartered Professional Accountants on the proposed federal tax changes. The Fernie Chamber of Commerce offered this session to help business owners understand how the federal government proposed tax changes may impact their business.

Posted: April 27, 2017 - 10:47am
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting on April 20, 2017 at the Fernie Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge. Seventy guest were in attendance to review the annual report, review financials, elect board directors, and amend the organizations bylaws. The guest speaker was Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. 
Posted: March 23, 2017 - 12:04pm

Once again Fernie is hosting the Fernie Mine Rescue Competition from Sept 8-9, 2017.


Fernie will host 500 participants and their families for this competion.

The teams will start to arrive on Sept 4. There will be ample opportunity for all to shop, visit restaurants, cafes and enjoy all that Fernie has to offer.

The Chamber will be encouraging these visitors to exlpore our busines districts through the Members to Miners program promoted to participants and their families. 

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Posted:
Monday, October 2, 2017

Fernie Businesses are fierce, successful, and thriving. And October, as part of small business month, we are going to celebrate some local success stories and honour some excellent businesses. .

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Recently at the Chamber, we were targeted in a Spear Phishing attempt. This attempt had us replying to emails and confused. The mail looked like it was coming from a co-worker, but when we looked closer, the email was not a chamber email. We contacted our friends at Isosceles Business Systems to understand what was happening and that is where we learned about Spear Phishing. The grown-up more sophisticated version of Phising.

Posted:
Thursday, August 24, 2017

If your business is incorporated, then you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government’s new proposals to change the way corporations are taxed.

Here are three things you need to know about the tax changes proposed by the federal government:

1.    Do you employ family members? The government wants to scrutinize their compensation to apply a much higher tax rate on income they consider “unreasonable”.

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