Business

The overall Fernie community is made up of a patchwork of many smaller and vibrant, well, communities! We have an incredible snowboarding community, for example. An awesome arts community. We also have an ever-growing community of people who work remotely from home. 

Evolution Fernie
1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344

Evolution has always stayed true to its name. Since opening in 2002, Evolution has grown and enhanced its fitness facility with each year. This April marks the incredible development of an advanced cardlock system that permits members access anytime 24/7/365. No longer will activity at Evolution be limited to traditional staffed hours. Those early birds who begin their day at 5am or shift-workers looking to get a late-night workout in… they’re looking at you!

Like individuals, businesses are increasingly turning to look at the impact of their operations on the environment. Being a sustainable company is no longer just about being financially sustainable, but also demonstrating corporate responsibility and leadership in becoming greener. There are simple things that a business can do to be more environmentally friendly without having to sacrifice your bottom line. Here are ten of them.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce (in partnership with some passionate members) has launched a new campaign to help food & beverage businesses that have been impacted by the latest round of provincial health orders announced on Monday. The #FernieToGo bingo game features a bingo card with Fernie restaurants and bars offering take-out or delivery during these new restrictions on dining in.  

Whether it is a new beer, a piece of equipment or a packaging refresh at Fernie Brewing Co., a whole lot of planning and preparation goes on behind the scenes. The latest change at FBC is no different. However, with this change comes a host of benefits that flow from the Brewery to the Tasting Room and far beyond.

With milder spring weather in the forecast, why not make plans to do a take-out picnic with the Pub at Park Place Lodge!

During the new provincial restrictions the Pub will remain open daily from Noon to 8pm for patio dining (weather permitting) and take out.

Beautycounter – Sadie Rosgen and Caroline Marquis
Have you looked at the ingredients in your personal care products? Are you looking for high performing products that deliver results without compromising safety or sustainability? 
Sadie Rosgen and Caroline Marquis are advocates for ingredient safety and proudly bring Beautycounter to the Elk Valley. They are passionate about helping consumers navigate safer choices and find products that deliver incredible results.

AFRoS – Southern Rockies Francophone Association
The AFRoS is very happy to announce that the Francofest - a Francophone Festival of Music and Art, will be held virtually on Saturday, March 6, in partnership with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and Griz Days.

Stay tuned and connect to their Facebook page: AFRoS Fernie, to watch virtual 45-minute shows in French and English for kids and adults starting at 11am, and to listen to a music concert starting at 5pm. 

The talented francophone artists coming from all over Canada include:

As we recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day this month, I wanted to shine a spotlight on an organization that I think is doing great work supporting female entrepreneurs and business owners. The Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) was launched as a female-led, non-profit organization in BC back in 1995. Since then, WEC has helped power women-led businesses in a variety of ways and continues to offer support and mentoring to this day.

A colleague of mine many years ago introduced me to the well-known saying, “don’t let the urgent get in the way of the important.” I think about it all the time. Like a lot of these well-used quotes its origins are a little murky, but it is regularly attributed to former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.