Fernie Chamber of Commerce

On October 16, 2019 the Fernie Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2019 Fernie Business Excellence Awards. Each nominee was asked to complete an award application which was judged by an independent panel of judges from outside the Fernie area. The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala, which will be held Friday, October 25 at the Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge starting at 6:30pm. Limited tickets are vailable for the Awards Gala, so get in touch with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce to purchase yours.

On Thursday October 3rd from 6:30pm, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce will host a local candidate forum ahead of Canada’s next federal election on Monday October 21st. The forum will be held at the Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge located at 1622 7th Avenue, Fernie. Doors will open at 6pm and the forum will begin at 6:30pm sharp.

Nominations for the 2019 Fernie Business Excellence Awards closed on Friday September 13th 2019 with 188 individual nominations made.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is establishing Fernie’s first coworking space. The goal of this project is to provide a professionally designed and managed open-design space for entrepreneurs, professionals and freelancers looking for a place to collaborate and work. 

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 3:00pm

Happening in the heart of Fernie's historic downtown is the 8th annual Show 'n' Shine car show! Vintage and unique cars will line 2nd Avenue in Fernie from 11am to 3pm.

Event Date: 
Monday, July 22, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 2:00pm

If you're interested in hiking, mountain biking, social media, tourism, camping, backcountry adventures and exploring our beautiful province, then this is the workshop for you.

Free, all welcome. Limited spaces available. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please contact Sandra at bccoordinator@adventuresmart.ca

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is hosting a community information session called Staffing for Businesses at the Fernie Curling Club. This free event is designed to help with the staffing issues faced by many of our local businesses and to facilitate open discussions on solving this issue.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On Tuesday June 4th from 9:00am to 10:30 am The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is hosting a community information session called Staffing for Businesses at the Fernie Curling Club. This free event is designed to help with the staffing issues faced by many of our local businesses and to facilitate open discussions on solving this issue.

Staffing for businesses is a challenge in the Fernie area due to the seasonal nature of the tourism economy, lack of certain skilled workers, and a small labor market with growing demand. All parties interested are welcome to attend.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 
12:30pm - 4:30pm

Improve your employability and broaden your knowledge of our community through the NEW Fernie Ambassador Program. This four-hour orientation session includes a focus on strengthening your customer service skills, along with enhancing your knowledge of “All Things Fernie.” Upon completion of this course you will also qualify for the Fernie Ambassador Pass, entitling you to additional discounts within the community.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 
7:45am - 10:00am

Join the Chamber Directors and Staff as they re-cap the 2018 year, vote in new directors and enjoy our guest speaker, Greg Stonehocker speak on "6 Steps to Massive Business Growth".