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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.

Posted: October 7, 2016 - 3:00pm

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.

Posted: October 7, 2016 - 10:28am

Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

October 7, 2016
Posted: September 19, 2016 - 2:33pm
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.
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. 

Posted: September 2, 2016 - 8:43am

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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?



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