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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.

 
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Call the Chamber to schedule your interview. 250.423.6868

 
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) survey. A BR+E is designed to take the pulse of the business community. Representatives from the Chamber will be interviewing local businesses in the upcoming months gathering the survey data. 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2017

Fernie, BC. Over 30 business owners filled the Chamber of Commerce Board Room on September 7th for a presentation from Gerald Price of GPI Chartered Professional Accountants on the proposed federal tax changes. The Fernie Chamber of Commerce offered this session to help business owners understand how the federal government proposed tax changes may impact their business.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting on April 20, 2017 at the Fernie Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge. Seventy guest were in attendance to review the annual report, review financials, elect board directors, and amend the organizations bylaws. The guest speaker was Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. 

Once again Fernie is hosting the Fernie Mine Rescue Competition from Sept 8-9, 2017.


Fernie will host 500 participants and their families for this competion.

The teams will start to arrive on Sept 4. There will be ample opportunity for all to shop, visit restaurants, cafes and enjoy all that Fernie has to offer.

The Chamber will be encouraging these visitors to exlpore our busines districts through the Members to Miners program promoted to participants and their families. 

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Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces that the 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held

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. 

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

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. 

GPI Professional Chartered Accountants will host this session on tax strategies.

December 6, 12:00 - 1:30 at Park Place Lodge Fireside Room

The presentation will cover: 

Income Tax

  • How to reduce it
  • Dealing with owner's wages
  • Tax deferral
  • Tax reduction
  • Tax evasion (please don't do it)

Dealing with CRA

  • What information you have to provide
  • Documents they want
  • Talking to CRA
  • Areas CRA looks at most

Bookkeepers and Accountants

On Friday, October 21, 150 plus filled the ballroom at the Fernie Best Western to celebrate the best in Fernie and announced the winners for the 2016 Community and Business Excellence Awards sponsored by CanAus Coal Limited. The evening started with welcomes from MP Wayne Stetski, Mayor Mary Giuliano, and Chamber President Sheila Byers.

Small Business Month has arrived in B.C., and this year is special – it’s the tenth anniversary. B.C.’s entrepreneurs and small business owners work hard to grow their businesses, and in the process they strengthen their communities, create jobs and expand the provincial economy. Small businesses are also one of the main reasons British Columbia leads the country in economic growth.

 

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the Junior Achievement Program Coordinator, Meagan Noel, to the chamber members and community leaders in our area on

Tuesday, October 18th at 12:30pm,
Fernie Chamber board room.

Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

October 7, 2016
 
The full report details availble at cbrdi.ca

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.

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
patty@ferniechamber.com
Subject line: Bid 2016-02

 

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. 

Info Session:

Local Initiatives That Address Tourism Labour Challenges

According to the BC Tourism Labour Market Strategy, by 2020 the Kootenay Rockies region is expected to have more than 3,000 new job openings, with a labour shortage of 438. Tourism businesses are already feeling the labour crunch. 
 

Is your business experiencing challenges in hiring, retaining or training your staff?

 

Education, Awards, and Local Shopping

Fernie, BC. The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its fall programming for 2016. The fall programming, a combination of speakers, workshops, and networking events is designed with membership in mind. In addition to the programming, the Chamber will continue to work on policy development and advocacy.

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