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Staffing Discussion Overview

This past Tuesday the Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosted a community information session focusing on the staffing shortage facing many of our local businesses. Held at the Fernie Curling Rink, the session was attended by representatives of 20 local businesses. Presentations were made by Brenda Sutherland (Employer Liaison from Work BC), Ian Tostenson (President & CEO of the BC Restaurant & Food Services Association), and Brij Rathi (President & CEO of Brij Rathi Consultancy). The focus of the session was to provide an . . . Click HERE for more.


PSA - Changes to Labour Relations Code Proposed

On Tuesday April 30th B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains announced proposed changes to the provinces Labour Relations Code.  To keep the Fernie Chamber Businesses in the loop here are three great articles that give you the skinny of what's being proposed:

BC Chamber Summary

CBC - Child Labour Changes

CBC - Tip Changes


2019 Chamber AGM

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2019 Annual General Meeting.  Thank you to our out going Directors and welcome our new Directors Dennis Djonlich, Mark Troniak, Sydney Salvador and Andrew Hayden.  Click HERE to get to know our Board and Staff better.

Business Walk Results

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Strengthening Commerce in Fernie

Talk to us about our membership tiers and what the Chamber can do for your business. 

The Fernie Chamber website provides valuable information on the Chamber organization and our role in the community (chamber), what the Chamber does for its members (member-services) and the business directory (directory). We invite you to become a member right now by clicking on this link (join) or contact us if you have any questions about the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and what we can do for you (contact).


What's New!

Posted: January 7, 2019 - 2:06pm

The Fernie Ambassador Program started in fall 2015 led by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and College of the Rockies. Since its inception, the course has trained 506 ambassadors and is entering its fourth year. The Ambassador Program gives residents the skills and tools to provide an exceptional guest experience. This includes the who, what, where, when of Fernie and customer service tips.

Posted: October 6, 2018 - 3:06pm

Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards presented by North Coal and Trucut Ltd. Sixty-three businesses completed the award applications that were reviewed by an independent judging panel of Chamber managers from across the province scored the applications resulting in 30 finalists.

And the finalists are:

Posted: May 14, 2018 - 11:34am
What do restaurants, retailers, contractors, and financial services have in common? They are all businesses that will be visited by business leaders and civic leaders during Fernie’s first business walk on June 13, 2018. Volunteer “walkers” will connect face-to-face with business operators in an informal casual way to determine the current state of business in Fernie and identify areas for improvement. 

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Staffing Discussion Overview

Monday, December 31, 2018


A Winter Lunch and Spa to Remember

December 20th marked the first day of Island Lake Lodges Winter Lunch specials.  Lucky for the Chamber, we had to pleasure to ride the first CAT up accompanied by Tourism Fernie and Mike McPhee from Island Lake Lodge.  Not all of us have had the pleasure of seeing Island Lake Lodge in all it’s winter glory and the Winter Lunch is the best way for anyone to see this special kind of beauty.  

Thursday, November 22, 2018

2018 Black Friday in Fernie

Here is a list of local businesses and their sales taking part in Black Friday day/week around Fernie this year:

Freyja Lifestyle Fashion

Week long sale and on Friday only 20% ENTIRE store.  Online code is FERNIE20

More Info HERE

Interior Envy

Stocking stuffer promo. 40% off fringe Trinket trays, select ornaments up to 50% off  and  select aspen Bay candles but one get one 40% off

Community Partners

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