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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).

Join us for one of our monthly events:

May 18, 5:30 - 7pm: Banter Business & Beers @ Cirque Restaurant, Lizard Creek Lodge

June 1, 5:30 - 7:30pm: Special Late Afternoon Coffee & Convo @ Fernie RV Resort

June 15, 5:30 - 7pm: Banter Business & Beers @ Castle on 1st

What's New!

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. 

Free for members, please rsvp to members@ferniechamber.com

Wednesday, June 1

5:00 - 7:30PM

Fernie RV Resort

2001 6th Ave (near the golf course)

 

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. 

Posted: May 10, 2016 - 3:14pm

Nominations are now being accepted for the 

Youth Achievement Award

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog

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.

Posted:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fernie, BC. Airbnb, VRBO, and other owner direct short-term rentals are quickly becoming the largest accommodator in Fernie and area. Airbnb alone has 80 rental options in the area. Welcoming more visitors to Fernie benefits our local economy; however, housing our visitors in this non-regulated model does come with negative local impacts. Similar problems exist in Vancouver, Revelstoke, Tofino, and many other communities.