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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.



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

Click here for the full report

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: September 19, 2016 - 2:33pm
By Kate Harrison Whiteside, KeyAdvice.Net
My first Fernie Chamber of Commerce event was the Business Retention and Expansion report presentations, along with about 25 other interested citizens. The report will act as a base for future plans, and offered interesting, and at times unique, insights.
Posted: September 12, 2016 - 4:13pm

Request for Proposal – Bid 2016-02

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is looking to host a strategic communication session.

Session is anticipated to take place late October. 

Please see attachment below for full details. 

Please submit proposal by Sept 30, 4:00 to:

Patty Vadnais
Subject line: Bid 2016-02


Posted: September 6, 2016 - 9:13am

There is only a week left to get your nominations in for the Fernie Community and Business Excellence Awards. 

This event recognizes the best of Fernie from business practices, to customer service, to community leadership. You can nominate an individual, business, or organizations online here, or on paper. Nomination boxes are found at City Hall and the Fernie Public Library. 

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I attend many City Council meetings and Committee of the Whole meetings. At one July meeting the discussion turned to 2nd Avenue closures and is it good or bad for business when the street is closed. The Chamber posed the question to businesses and the following is what we learned. 

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. 
Friday, June 24, 2016

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is proud to support local students as they pursue post-secondary education opportunities. 

This year, the Chamber awarded $500 bursaries to two well deserving students. 

Jessica Hutchinson graduated from Fernie Secondary School and will pursuing a degree in criminology. At the Chamber, we also had the pleasure of working with Jessica for her high school work experience. 

Eva Sombrowski graduated from Fernie Academy and will be heading to the University of Calgary.