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Posted: April 27, 2017 - 10:47am
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. 
Posted: March 23, 2017 - 12:04pm

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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Posted: March 13, 2017 - 12:18pm

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

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. 
Posted: November 23, 2016 - 3:34pm
Posted: November 4, 2016 - 5:27pm

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

Posted: October 24, 2016 - 10:16am

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.

Posted: October 19, 2016 - 11:18am

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.

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