Chamber News

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is looking for an Event Coordinator for JulyFest 2015!

    Published on 03-Mar-2015 by The Chamber The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is looking for an Event Coordinator for JulyFest 2015!

    Reporting to the President of the Chamber and the Board of Directors, the Event Coordinator will coordinate responsibilities associated with Julyfest. This is a, contract position with some requirements for evening and weekend work.

    Click the link below to download a PDF outlining job requirements and application details

    JulyFest 2015 Event Coordinator Job Requirements JulyFest 2015 Event Coordinator Job Requirements (97 KB)

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    East Kootenay Employment though Work BC

    Published on 02-Mar-2015 by The Chamber East Kootenay Employment though Work BC

    East Kootenay Employment though Work BC, and the Kimberley Chamber will be hosting a luncheon at BJs Restaurant & Pub, 340 Mark St. on March 19th. Justine Kennedy will be presenting current information about summer student hiring options, including subsidies, and how E.K. Employment can assist employers with programs that support training. Please contact the Chamber to RSVP your attendance.

    East Kootenay Employment though Work BC

    Published on 02-Mar-2015 by The Chamber East Kootenay Employment though Work BC

    East Kootenay Employment though Work BC, and the Kimberley Chamber will be hosting a luncheon at BJs Restaurant & Pub, 340 Mark St. on March 19th. Justine Kennedy will be presenting current information about summer student hiring options, including subsidies, and how E.K. Employment can assist employers with programs that support training. Please contact the Chamber to RSVP your attendance.

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    Kimberley Alpine Resort Press Release

    Published on 12-Feb-2015 by The Chamber Kimberley Alpine Resort Press Release

    Kimberley, BC – Kimberley Alpine Resort is wide-open in full operation on all lifts and over 50 runs open! It may feel like spring down in the valleys, but due to our high elevation we are still in mid-winter mode, having received a foot of snow in the last week, and with great coverage and groomed skiing on our extensive man-made snow runs.

    Kimberley Alpine Resort Press Release

    Published on 12-Feb-2015 by The Chamber Kimberley Alpine Resort Press Release

    Kimberley, BC – Kimberley Alpine Resort is wide-open in full operation on all lifts and over 50 runs open! It may feel like spring down in the valleys, but due to our high elevation we are still in mid-winter mode, having received a foot of snow in the last week, and with great coverage and groomed skiing on our extensive man-made snow runs

    Download Full Press Release

    Kimberley Alpine Resort Press Release Feb 2015 Kimberley Alpine Resort Press Release Feb 2015 (493 KB)

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    BC Chamber Board of Directors Nomination package for the 2015-2017 term

    Published on 12-Feb-2015 by The Chamber BC Chamber Board of Directors Nomination package for the 2015-2017 term

    We are seeking nominations for three (3) Board Vacancies. Any member in good standing, can nominate another member providing such names are submitted with the attached forms package.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jim Belsheim at jbelsheim@neptuneterminals.com or John Winter (604) 638 -8110, 1- 800- 663- 9655 ext 110 or jwinter@bcchamber.org.

    The deadline for nomination submissions is 5:00 pm, March 26th, 2015.  Late submissions will not be accepted.


    Download Forms

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    Letter from MP David Wilks - Canada Summer Student Program

    Published on 15-Dec-2014 by The Chamber Letter from MP David Wilks - Canada Summer Student Program

    Government of Canada supports jobs for students in Kootenay Columbia

     For many employers, it’s already time to start thinking about recruiting students this summer.

     Through the Government's Canada Summer Jobs program, small businesses, public-sector and not-for-profit organizations have our support in creating jobs for secondary and post-secondary students.

     By hiring students, employers benefit from the fresh perspective and new ideas they bring to the workplace. Young Canadians will gain valuable, on-the-job experience. Investing in students benefits our community, economy and society as a whole. It’s a win-win for both students and employers.

     The employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2015 is now open. Applications are available at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj and must be submitted by January 30, 2015.

     Since 2006, the Government of Canada has helped over six million young Canadians receive experience, training, and skills needed for better jobs.

    I strongly encourage employers to apply for funding and give students the opportunity to develop the skills and gain the work experience they need to be successful, now and in the future.

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    Youth Engagement Strategy survey

    Published on 04-Dec-2014 by The Chamber Youth Engagement Strategy survey

    We encourage you to please participate in Youth Engagement Strategy’s survey regarding Employment and Entrepreneurship in Kimberley.  Please take a few moments to complete this 10 question survey by December 12th.  The survey can be found at: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/yesbusinesssurvey/

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    December Business after Business

    Published on 04-Dec-2014 by The Chamber December Business after Business

    The December Business After Business will be held at the Spirit Rock Climbing Centre on December 18th from 5-7 p.m

    December Business after Business

    Published on 04-Dec-2014 by The Chamber December Business after Business

    The December Business After Business will be held at the Spirit Rock Climbing Centre on December 18th from 5-7 p.m

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    The Business After Business event for November

    Published on 18-Nov-2014 by The Chamber The Business After Business event for November

    The Business After Business event for November will be hosted at Flowers Galore & More in their new location next to RBC.  Come out and see what changes Sue and Paddy Brown have done, as well as learn more about a new SNAP’d initiative that Janice Sommerfeld will be informing us about.  This is a great opportunity for all of us to learn more about your business with like-minded businesses owners as we go into our Winter tourism season.

    The Business After Business is November 20th from 5 – 7 p.m at Flowers Galore at 405 Wallinger Ave.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Interviews with candidates for Mayor

    Published on 12-Nov-2014 by Mike Guarnery Interviews with candidates for Mayor

    Interviews with candidates for Mayor of Kimberley may be found here.

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    Interviews with candidates for Council

    Published on 12-Nov-2014 by Mike Guarnery Interviews with candidates for Council

    Interviews with candidates for Council may be found here.

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    2014 Mayor Forum - Kimberley BC

    Published on 08-Nov-2014 by Mike Guarnery 2014 Mayor Forum - Kimberley BC

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    2014 Councillor Forum - Kimberley, BC

    Published on 06-Nov-2014 by Mike Guarnery 2014 Councillor Forum - Kimberley, BC

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    Kootenay Leadership Collaboration Event

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

    Building Your Skills and Success

    November 26, 2014. 8am to Noon at the St. Eugene Mission
    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 November 7, 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

    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

    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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    Municipal Election Forums

    Published on 14-Oct-2014 by the Chamber Municipal Election Forums

    Election Forums:
    Council Candidates - Monday, November 3
    Mayoral Candidates - Tuesday, November 4

    Municipal Election Forums

    Published on 14-Oct-2014 by the Chamber Municipal Election Forums

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a forum for Council candidates on November 3rd and a forum for the Mayor candidates on November 4th.

    Each forum will take place at McKim Middle School. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with each forum taking place from 7 - 9 p.m. More details will follow in upcoming weeks.

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    Kimberley Chamber AGM January 2015

    Published on 08-Sep-2014 by Mike Guarnery Kimberley Chamber AGM January 2015

    The Chamber’s AGM will be held in January 2015. Please check our website for details as we move closer the AGM. The Chamber will be looking for nominations for the 2015 Board of Directors.

    Kimberley Chamber AGM January 2015

    Published on 08-Sep-2014 by Mike Guarnery Kimberley Chamber AGM January 2015

    The Chamber’s AGM will be held in January 2015 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre.  The AGM will begin at 6:30 and is open to the public.

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Latest News

    Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    Published on 17-Dec-2018 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    To better align with the changes happening in our local business community the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a full restructure. Part of that restructuring is reviewing all agreements and re-strategizing to fully support our thriving business environment. We are dedicated to continuing to work with our members and key stakeholders to provide an exceptional level of support and services to our business community. Stay tuned as we roll out our new strategic plans and initiatives for 2019.

    Our office hours will be limited for the remainder of December, however if you require assistance please contact us at info@kimberleychamber.com.

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    Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Published on 09-Nov-2018 by Mike Guarnery Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Are you a local Kimberley Business passionate about promoting a healthy community? Do you have a creative idea or project that will promote healthy choices for your staff and customers? We can help! Taking Care of Business is offering microgrants for small infrastructure, healthy projects, and other creative ideas to help promote healthy workplaces. Preference will be given to projects with long-lasting, sustainable impact. Complete this application with your best ideas for a chance to receive $100 to $1000 to support your project.  Check out Healthy Kimberley's application.  E-mail completed applications to: tcobkimberley@gmail.com

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    Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    Published on 25-Oct-2018 by Mike Guarnery Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce held Kimberley’s annual business excellence awards on October 19th at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre.  The event included a presentation on Disruptive Technology and its impacts on communities by Jim Harris.  Mr. Harris is a recognized authority on changes in business and changes expected to communities in the new era of shared economies within industries. 

    Congratulations to the nominees for demonstrating their impact to our community through business growth, employing residents of Kimberley and Cranbrook, and driving the economy of our City.

    Those who were recognized as the recipients are:

    Retail Business of the Year Award, Old Crow Emporium

    Best Marketing & Creative Initiative Professionals, Big Magic Design

    Business of the Year Award, Creekside Physiotherapy

    Youth Friendly Business Award, Spirit Rock Climbing Center

    Employer of the Year, Save On Foods

    Stan Salikin Community Impact Award, Michelle & Eric Forbes, Kimberley Medieval Festival

    Trades Business or Person of the Year, Tyee Custom Homes

    Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award, The Old Bauernhaus

    Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award, Grow Tea & Elixir

    Employee of the Year Award Bev Anderson, Zen Mountain Float + Wellness

    Entrepreneur of the Year, Paper & Cup

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Jill Bentley-Lobban

    Tourism Excellence Award Karen Rempel, Rocky Mountain Event Planners

    Home Business of the Year  Mike Kurucz, Mortgage Architects

    Kimberley Chamber Member of the Year  Chantel Delaney, Sprout Health Market

     

    Thank to our Kimberley Business Excellence Award Gala Sponsors:

    Columbia Basin Trust

    Telus

    Hyrciuk Gallinger Certified General Accountants

    Community Futures East Kootenay

    Business Development Bank of Canada

    The Jim Pattison Broadcast

    BDO Canada

    EK Employment

    Darren Close, EK Reality Royal LePage

    Tumbled Earth

    Koocanusa Publications/ Kootenay Business Magazine

    Rockies Law

    City of Kimberley

    Black Press / Kimberley Daily  Bulletin

    Resort of the Canadian Rockies

    Tourism Kimberley

     

     

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