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Welcome to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is a service organization dedicated to enhancing the economic future of Fernie and strengthening local businesses. Members of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce are provided access to a number of benefits and services designed to help their business prosper.


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5:30 - 7:00

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Next course Feb 17

Thanks to all those that came to the Business Retention and Expansion Survey Results presentation Sept 15. 

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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).


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Posted: February 15, 2017 - 8:14am

March 3
11:30 - 1:00
Best Western PLUS Fernie Mountain Lodge

The Honorurable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, Minister Responsible for Core Review, and MLA for Kootenay east will present highlights from the 2017-2018 Provincial Budget. 

Posted: February 1, 2017 - 11:16am

Tell your story your way. 

February 28
10:30 - 12:00
Fernie Chamber Board Room

Join us for a great education session on communication tools of the trade. 

Ever feel like people are missing your message? Learn how to use public relations to tell people your story and increase your sales. 

This session will review the types of communication available to you, strategies for using them, and end with writing your own press release. 

$10 Chamber members

$25 Others

Call the office to register - 250.423.6868

Posted: January 26, 2017 - 10:06am
On January 18, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce welcomed 74 participants to the Moments of Power 1-4 training sessions. Moments of Power was presented by Dr. Mark Colgate from the University of Victoria. It was a great session that taught attendees about customer service, coaching, and human behavior. 

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog

Friday, February 3, 2017

This month, the Chamber is focusing on communication and public relations. These two vital components of advertising a business, are at the core of what keeps your customers coming back. 
In order to give you a real life example of how communications and public relations can help your business, we asked Fernie Brewing Company some questions. As the favourite brew of the Elk Valley and beyond, Fernie Brewing is obviously doing something right. Keep reading to see how they mingle with their people.

What communication tools does FBC use?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Marketing, advertising, sales, and public relations – there are so many different tactics you can use to communicate your product or service to your customers. Perhaps Public Relations, often referred to as PR, is the least understood and least utilized communication tool for businesses. Maybe you have heard about PR departments in large corporations but never thought about how it could be used in your small business. 
To help us better understand PR as a communication tool we asked Christina Pilarski of CIPR Communications a few questions. 
Friday, January 6, 2017

January is a month based around making and fulfilling goals, allowing individuals to imagine their best self. This month’s feature business has done exactly that. After opening in 2011, this Fernie favourite instantly became a household name all over the Elk Valley.