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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

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

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?

Posted: August 5, 2016 - 2:22pm

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.

Posted: August 2, 2016 - 11:15am

75 Businesses Surveyed
roughly 1 out of 6 businesses participated

(based on CIty's business licence numbers)

Business are optimistic about Fernie's economic outlook.

Learn more: 

Fernie Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the results of the Business Retention and Expansion Survey and hosting a half-day conference and business to business tradeshow on 

September 15 at 1:00

Park Place Lodge

This event is open to the public.

Posted: June 28, 2016 - 9:47am
Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce it has just launched a new mobile application to support the Fernie Ambassador Program. The app is called the Fernie Ambassador Pass and it includes discounts and deals at local businesses. 


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