Welcome to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce
Thanks to everyone that attended the 2014 Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards last night!
THE WINNERS ARE......
Citizen of the Year- Kathryn Robinson
Entrepreneur of the Year- Maren Esch of Barkside Pets
Retail Excellence Award- Gearhub
Outstanding Customer Service- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Fernie Business of the Year- Le Grand Fromage
New Business of the Year- Nevados Restaurant
The 2014 Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards are upon us and the nominees have been announced!
Please also look for the Community Awards supplement paper due out in the October 16th issue of the Free Press!
And the nominees are... (in no particular order)
Citizen of the Year Award: Sponsored by the City of Fernie
Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay
Tickets are now available for the 2014 Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards Dinner
Seats are limited so reserve your spots today! Don’t miss this entertaining evening out. Consisting of a Champagne reception, 5 course meal, Awards Ceremony, and inspiring Guest Speaker.
When: Thursday October 23rd, 2014
Time: 5:30 Champagne reception, 6:30 Dinner is served, 7:30 awards begin, 8:30 Door Prizes, 9:00 Guest Speaker
The Fernie municipal elections forum will be held on Wednesday October 29th at the Fernie Community Centre from 7-9pm. Presented by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and The Free Press, candidates will be presented with a few pre-submitted questions and then there will be an open-mic portion for the audience to ask any questions that haven’t been discussed. We hope you can make it out to the forum!
Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog
We caught up with Sandra Barrett of Fernie Forge to tell us a little bit about what they do and their involvement in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour this weekend. http://cbculturetour.com/
FC- Can you tell us a little bit about Fernie Forge & the type of work you do?
Have you heard of Kootenay Carshare Cooperative? Did you know you can save tons of cash by joining a carshare instead of owning a car? or what about just borrowing a truck for dump runs, getting fire wood, or picking up large items! Read on to find out more about this valuable and important program available in our community.
FC- What is Kootenay Carshare Cooperative & how does it work?
We recently caught up with a new chamber member Seekers Media, to get the low down on what they do, what they're stoked for in Fernie this summer, as well as solicit some social media advice for businesses. Check it out!
FC- Thanks for taking the time to speak with us Jim! Can you tell me a bit about Seekers Media and how it links to Fernie?