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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. 
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 11:04am

Coffee and Convos June 1st replaced by an afternoon BBQ

Chamber members are invited to the new Fernie RV resort for tours around the resort, presentation on resort and it's offerings, and great community and networking discussion. 

Networking and BBQ

Posted: May 12, 2016 - 3:09pm

Fernie Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with CIPR Communications presents 

Social Media for Business

This session will go through building and identifying social media content and developing a content calendar. Put a plan together to maximize your social media reach. 

First half will be best practices and how-tos. Second half will be question and answer. 

Join the conversation. 

Posted: May 10, 2016 - 3:14pm

Youth Achievement Award

Posted: May 10, 2016 - 9:29am

Monthly Business Workshops

Once a month - Tuesdays, 8am-12pm, at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce Board Room. 

This workshop series is specifically designed to coach you through building the routine of running a successful business by implementing the key business fundamentals.

Posted: May 2, 2016 - 3:57pm

Information and Discussion Session 

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is holding and infomration and discussion session about bnb in Fernie. 

There are approximately 55 Airbnb postings that represent 144 beds or 248 pillows.

There are roughly another 30 Airbnb postings outside the City of Fernie limits, but in the general area (e.g. ski hill)

This information and discussion session is designed to: 

1) Understand current zoning bylaws - what zones are bnbs allowed in, what are the criteria. 

Posted: April 21, 2016 - 2:31pm

It was a full room Thursday morning for the Fernie Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting at the Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge. The Chamber reviewed the annual report, approved financials, and elected the board directors. The meeting business was followed by a Business Boot Camp preview designed to help strengthen tools of business owners.


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