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Happy Holidays from the Fernie Chamber!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:50

As we approach the end of this year (and the end of the decade!) the Fernie Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to thank our membership and to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. It has been an exciting year of big changes for the Fernie Chamber, most notably with some fresh faces on the staff.

As I reflect on 2019, I am proud of the work our organization has accomplished as we transitioned into a new era. The Fernie Chamber held nine information sessions and professional development workshops over the course of the year, fulfilling our mandate of strengthening businesses in Fernie and the people who power them. The Fernie Ambassador Program continues to improve our front line customer service levels. We co-hosted ten Business Beer and Banter (BBB) networking events which continue to be a popular networking opportunity for our membership. The Chamber’s signature community events – Griz Days and the Show ‘n’ Shine car show – were successful and well attended despite some challenging weather! And we held another sold out Fernie Business Excellence Awards this past fall – our favourite event of the year where we get to formally recognize the achievements of our business and volunteer communities.

As we stand on the cusp of a new decade, the future looks bright for Fernie businesses. We are incredibly excited about several projects that the Fernie Chamber will be spearheading in 2020 in our ongoing efforts to clear the runway for business in our area. But more than anything, our goal in 2020 is to show value to our members. We will gather insights from businesses with regular surveys, provide cutting-edge educational opportunities, offer a wealth of resources on doing business in Fernie via an improved website, and will be a strong voice for the business community. I look forward to working with you all to achieve prosperity and opportunity in our community for years to come. Happy holidays!

Brad Parsell
Executive Director

Proud Community Partner