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Friday, November 2, 2018

And the winners are. . . .

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fernie Business Excellence Award Nominations

Over 160 nominations were made and now 94 unique nominees are being contacted to complete their award application. The Fernie Chamber of Commerce has contacted the 94 nominees with an award application form. The form asks the business questions specific to the award they have been nominated for. For example, outstanding customer service award asks businesses to tell the judges how they provide great service and to include references to online review forums. 
Friday, September 7, 2018
Security for your Business
With the most recent thefts happening in town, how do you protect your physical investments?  We asked Ryan Doehle from Isosceles Business Systems Inc. how he would best to handle security for your business.
How do you protect your business?
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Summer, the time of year that networking comes to you. Community events are in abundance and opportunities to introduce yourself are everywhere. Wednesday Night Socials, The Valley Social Co. patio, or out and about on Second Ave never be afraid to say hello. As for a more formal setting, here are a few tips to consider while attending networking events hosted by our local businesses and the Fernie Chamber. 
Thursday, May 3, 2018
The Rural Development Institute State of the Basin reports on four pillars environment, economy, culture, and society. Drawing on federal, provincial, regional, and local resources, RDI compiles a comprehensive look at communities in the Basin (Columbia-Basin-Boundary Region). I spent an afternoon reading this document. I found Fernie often at the top or bottom of scales. It rarely shows up in the middle. The report points to how our success as a community is also the cause of our biggest challenges. In the end, we see that Fernie has a great foundation on which to build. 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
It happens to all of us, we have grand plans to do a renovation, re-merchandise the shop, start a business blog or whatever new and exciting thing you’ve waited until the New Year’s to declare.  Then obstacles get in the way and our goals get caste aside in pursuit of the “more important” things that have fallen into our laps. We struggle to gather the strength and effort of making time for our goals and before you know it’s time for another New Year’s declaration.
So how do we overcome our obstacles and put our goals back on the top shelf? 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fernie Coworking Feasibility Highlights

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fernie Businesses are fierce, successful, and thriving. And October, as part of small business month, we are going to celebrate some local success stories and honour some excellent businesses. .

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Recently at the Chamber, we were targeted in a Spear Phishing attempt. This attempt had us replying to emails and confused. The mail looked like it was coming from a co-worker, but when we looked closer, the email was not a chamber email. We contacted our friends at Isosceles Business Systems to understand what was happening and that is where we learned about Spear Phishing. The grown-up more sophisticated version of Phising.

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