• A good place to be taking care of business

    A good place to be

    taking care of business

  • A good place to be networking

    A good place to be

    networking

  • A good place to be taking it all in

    A good place to be

    taking it all in

Welcome to the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1923 with the goal of furthering the interests of local businesses. Our mission is to serve as leaders in the promotion, development, growth and prosperity of business in our community.

Our goals include the delivery of Best Practices in governance, communication, community partnerships and member value.

The Chamber is incorporated under the Board of Trade Act and is composed of a volunteer board of directors, the Chamber General Manager, regional business members and community partners.

Latest News

    Kootenay Leadership Collaboration Event

    Kootenay Leadership Collaboration Event

    Published on 21-Oct-2014 by Admin Kootenay Leadership Collaboration Event

    Building Your Skills and Success

    Presented by David Savage, Savage Management Ltd. and Laura Hummelle, Ahead of the Curve Consulting

    A Half Day Workshop designed to bring together and engage Kootenay Leaders who strive for greater achievements for their business, organization and region. Kimberley Chamber of Commerce members are offered a significant discount ($145.00 versus $250.00) if they register before Oct. 23, 2014. 

    Key participants would be:
    • Aiming to move beyond a command and control or competitive approach to leadership;
    • Interested in discovering a style of distributed leadership that leverages the talents, abilities and creativity of those in their organization or business to unleash a healthier, more vibrant, innovative and productive way of operating;
    • Interested in a process of sharing and leveraging their existing knowledge, experience and expertise for the purposes of creating a shared future that is greater than what one Leader is able to create on his or her own.
    • Ready to step up to the next level of leadership and build collaborative business relationships.

    Benefits:
    • Seize your part of this movement of progressive, principled and successful leaders here in the Kootenays.
    • Access the problem solving, revenue boosting, cost reduction and future visioning skills of Laura Hummelle and David Savage and those of the other participants.
    • Be part of creating the conditions to allow for innovations within and across business and organizations.

    Outcomes:

    • A more powerful business network that will collaborate with you.
    • A step by step approach for learning and application.
    • Greater confidence to contact others leaders and invite them to help you.
    • An opportunity to work collaboratively and build your skills in “future focused, by invitation only” sessions.

    Find Out More >>

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    British Columbia Community Achievement Awards

    British Columbia Community Achievement Awards

    Published on 20-Oct-2014 by Mike Guarnery British Columbia Community Achievement Awards

    Presented by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, The British Columbia Community Achievement Awards celebrate British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others and who devote time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy, and unique. 

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to nominate someone deserving from the Kimberley community whose spirit, imagination, dedication and commitment has truly made a difference to this community, either as a volunteer or throughout the course of their work.  If you know someone who meets these criteria, this prestigious award is a great way to provincially acknowledge them for their efforts. 

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank City Council for recognizing the Chamber to take on this project.   The Chamber has volunteered to submit all nomination packages on behalf of the community, to ensure that the nomination packages are completed correctly, as well as consolidate and track nominees and send any additional support letters. 

    You can pick up a nomination form from the Chamber office, or download a copy here.   The Chamber requests nomination packages be provided by Wednesday, November 12.

    More information about the British Columbia Community Achievement Awards can be found on the British Columbia Achievement Foundation website at www.bcachievement.com.

    Download the PDF Nomination Checklist below

    British Columbia Community Achievement Awards Nomination Checklist British Columbia Community Achievement Awards Nomination Checklist (3597 KB)

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    Business Excellence Awards Nominations Announced

    Business Excellence Awards Nominations Announced

    Published on 20-Oct-2014 by Admin Business Excellence Awards Nominations Announced

    Congratulations to the all those nominated for the 2014 Kimberley Business Excellence Awards. Tickets for the Awards Gala on November 1st at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre are on sale at the Chamber office (253 Wallinger Ave.) - please call Mike at 250-427-3666 to reserve your tickets.

    The finalists for each category are as follows:

    1. Retail Business of the Year Award
    Presented to a retailer who demonstrates innovation through merchandising, marketing, community leadership, and sales growth.
    Sponsored by: Kimberley Alpine Resort 
    Great Canadian Dollar Store
    Kimberley Centex
    Kimberley City Bakery
    Velvet & Ginjer
    Kootenay Mountain Works

    2. Professional Services Excellence Award 
    Presented to a business or individual in the professional services sector that has shown dedication, commitment to service and leadership in their field. 
    Sponsored by: Mountain Spirit Resort 
    Creekside Physiotherapy
    Revolution Acupuncture
    Rockies Law Corporation
    Ray’s Music 
    RE/MAX Caldwell Agencies

    3. Business of the Year Award 
    Presented to a business that has demonstrated excellence in many areas: sales, growth, product, development, profitability, job creation, environmental enhancement, labour relations, safety and quality of service 
    Sponsor: Kimberley Daily Bulletin
    Kimberley City Bakery
    Creekside Physiotherapy
    Pedal & Tap
    Tyee Log & Timber
    Bear’s Eatery

    4. Youth Friendly Business Award 
    Presented to a business organization that through their day-to-day operations demonstrates that they value the youth of Kimberley both as employees and customers. 
    Sponsor: B104 & The Drive 
    Grubstake Pizza 
    Kimberley City Bakery 
    Overwaitea Foods
    Spirit Rock Climbing Center 
    Bavarian Home Hardware

    5. Creative Professional Excellence Award 
    Presented to a business or individual in a creative or artistic field that demonstrates both creative and professional excellence, consistently meeting and exceeding client expectations. 
    Sponsor: Kootenay Business Magazine-Koocanusa Publications
    Go Kimberley
    Simon Haiduk
    Caprice Fine Art Studio Gallery
    Sustainable Spaces Design and Drafting (Brian Leeb)
    Story & Co 
    Flowers Galore Gifts & More

    6. Community Booster Award 
    Presented to an individual, business, or organization that consistently contributes to the benefit of the Kimberley community through volunteerism, sponsorship, and community leadership. 
    Sponsor: The City of Kimberley 
    Green Door Catering
    Stan Saliken
    Kimberley Arts Council
    Rotary Club
    Jim Webster (Kimberley Trails Society and Kootenay Orienteering Club)

    7. Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 
    Presented to an individual or business, involved in the trades or construction industry that has distinguished themselves by consistently providing a high level of service and quality workmanship. 
    Sponsor: Kootenay Insurance Services 
    Alpine Plumbing & Heating
    Kitt Fine Homes
    Price Excavating
    Tyee Log & Timber
    Sommer Electric

    8. Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 
    Presented to an individual or business that shown dedication to professionalism and has demonstrated commitment to consistency providing excellent food and excellent service. 
    Sponsor: Overwaitea Foods 
    Bear’s Eatery
    Burrito Grill
    Pedal & Tap
    The Old Bauernhaus Restaurant
    Heartbeet Vegetarian Bistro

    9. Employee of the Year Award 
    Presented to an employee who is personable and respectful, strives for excellent customer service and is friendly and courteous to all customers and staff, as well as play a vital role in the business success. 
    Sponsor: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 
    Archie (Our Place)
    Jasmine (Pedal & Tap)
    Melanie (Kimberley City Bakery)
    Sabrina (Creekside Physiotherapy)
    Ty (Green Door, Stonefire Pizzeria, SnowDrift Cafe)

    10. Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 
    Presented to a business that through their day-to-day operations, strive to protect and enhance our natural environment 
    Sponsor: Community Futures East Kootenay 
    Sprout Grocery
    The Leaf Boutique
    Kimberley Centex
    Green Earth Recycling

    11. Entrepreneur of the Year Award 
    Presented to a newly created business within the past 3 years that has shown initiative, creativity, and a strong work ethic in building a successful new business venture. 
    Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank 
    One Love Hot Yoga
    Spirit Rock Climbing Center
    Kimberley City Bakery
    Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy Remedy’s Rx
    Heartbeet Vegetarian Bistro

    12. Tourism Excellence Award 
    Presented to a business, organization, or person who have made a contribution to attracting and/or keeping visitors in Kimberley.
    Sponsor: Tourism Kimberley
    Go Kimberley
    JulyFest Committee
    Spirit Rock Climbing Centre
    Kimberley Underground Mining Railway 

    13. Home Business of the Year Award 
    Presented to a home-based businesses that has shown viability and growth in the Community. 
    Sponsor: Moody Bee 
    Kara Clarke Designs
    Cakes by Mary 
    Denise’s Esthetics
    Scentsy – Katryna Sigurdson

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Upcoming Events

  • Where is your business going?
    13-Nov-2014

    Regional business analysts, lenders, investment promoters, economic development officers and the Kimberley Chamber o..

  • Where is your business going?

    Event Date: 13-Nov-2014

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 16-Oct-2014

    Regional business analysts, lenders, investment promoters, economic development officers and the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce will be offering an info session to small business owners of services available to them.

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  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards Gala
    01-Nov-2014

    The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards Gala will be held at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre..

  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards Gala

    Event Date: 01-Nov-2014

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 08-Sep-2014

    The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards Gala will be held at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre on November 1st. Please contact the Chamber about purchasing tickets for this annual event recognizing Kimberley’s businesses. This has been a dynamic year and we look forward to an outstanding selection of nominations.

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  • Platzl Light Up
    22-Nov-2014

    Platzl Light Up will be held on Saturday, November 22. We look forward to seeing a great turn out and a fun evening..

  • Platzl Light Up

    Event Date: 22-Nov-2014

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 08-Sep-2014

    Platzl Light Up will be held on Saturday, November 22.  We look forward to seeing a great turn out and a fun evening in the Platzl.

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  • Winter Market
    15-Feb-2015

    Looking forward, the Winter market at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre will be held on Februar..

  • Winter Market

    Event Date: 15-Feb-2015

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 08-Sep-2014

    Looking forward, the Winter market at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre will be held on February 15th. More information about the market will be available closer to the event. Registration information will be available at www.meetkimberley.ca or the Chamber’s website.

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