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Welcome to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is a service organization that is dedicated to enhancing the economic future of Fernie and the quality of life for the residents. Members of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce are provided access to a number of benefits and services designed to help their business prosper

The Fernie Chamber website provides valuable information on the Chamber organization and our role in the community (chamber), what the Chamber does for its members (member-services) and the business directory (directory). We invite you to become a member right now by clicking on this link (join) or contact us if you have any questions about the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and what we can do for you (contact).

Snap it, Tag it, Win it

The Fernie Chamber is hosting a contest and we want you to participate!

Everyone loves free stuff and a good selfie, which is perfect because that's what this contest is all about. 

Contest Participants:

Who can participate? Anyone

What do you need to do? Take a photo at a Fernie business who is a member of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce

How can you identify these businesses? Fernie Chamber members should have a window or door decal that looks like the picture below. Simply snap a 

selfie beside this deco, identify this business, and use the hashtags -  #ferniechamber and #snaptagwin. By doing this you will be entered to win a gift certificate from the business 

featured in your selfie.

For businesses:

If you are a Fernie business we want you to prominently display your new Fernie Chamber of Commerce window decal. If you don't have one please

contact us at 250.423.6868 and we would be happy to provide you with one. 

What's in it for you? The Fernie Chamber of Commerce will be purchasing four gift certificates as prizes. The more people that tag your business in there selfies, the better chance you have that one of the prizes will be from your business!

For more information about this awesome contest click here.


 

What's New!

Posted: June 28, 2016 - 9:47am
Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce it has just launched a new mobile application to support the Fernie Ambassador Program. The app is called the Fernie Ambassador Pass and it includes discounts and deals at local businesses. 
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 11:04am

Coffee and Convos June 1st replaced by an afternoon BBQ

Chamber members are invited to the new Fernie RV resort for tours around the resort, presentation on resort and it's offerings, and great community and networking discussion. 

5:00 
Networking and BBQ

Posted: May 12, 2016 - 3:09pm

Fernie Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with CIPR Communications presents 

Social Media for Business

This session will go through building and identifying social media content and developing a content calendar. Put a plan together to maximize your social media reach. 

First half will be best practices and how-tos. Second half will be question and answer. 

Join the conversation. 

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog

Posted:
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Resort communities across the province are reacting to sharing economy short-term rentals, and the topic was on the agenda for Fernie’s Committee of the Whole meeting on July 11, 2016. Fernie Chamber of Commerce executive director Patty Vadnais presented to City Council the number of short-term rentals in Fernie advertised through online websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, Owner Direct, Fernie Central Reservations and Fernie Lodging Company. 
 
Posted:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

As we talk about bed and breakfast operations in Fernie, it is important to recognize the work being done by businesses in this sector. Andre Labine, President of the Fernie B&B Association shares a little about this organzition and the work it does in our community.  

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Posted:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

Steps to registering your home as a residential bed and breakfast.

1)      Confirm your home is in residential zone R1 or R1B.
         R1 and R1B covers most homes in town that are not multi-family units. Examples of multi-family housing includes duplex, row house, and apartment.

2)      Ensure that you are renting three or less rooms in a home you are occupying.

3)      Provide parking spaces for each room you are renting.