Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce—key people, events and award winners

Everything you need to know about the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on one handy page.

The Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce

The Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce, home to the Visitor Information Centre, is located at 2279 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, B.C — Photo by Kimberly Shellborn

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce, home to the Visitor Information Centre, is located at 2279 Cranbrook Street North, in the city of Cranbrook, B.C. The office is staffed by David D. Hull, executive director; Laura Kennedy, office manager; Laura Haley, membership manager;  Maureen Frank, special project manager; Alicia Leasak, office assistant.

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is a member based business advocacy organization.  With over 500 members the chamber of commerce is the business organization of choice in Cranbrook. As the voice of business, the chamber represents local businesses and advances the economy at the local, provincial, national and international level.

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce staff  Michelle Doll (L), administrative assistant and Laura Kennedy, office manager
Cranbrook chamber autumn events, 2018

While they await the arrival of their new executive director, Cranbrook’s chamber board and staff are busy serving the membership.

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Cranbrook chamber stats:

  • Executive Director: Kristin Parsons
  • President: Wesley Rogers
  • Members: 500
  • Established: 1910
  • Annual Membership: $220 - $785, depending on number of FTE employees
  • Website: cranbrookchamber.com
  • Contact: 250-426-5917 or [email protected] 
  • Hours of operation: 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday

Key events sponsored by the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce

  • Business Excellence Awards – Awards gala in April
  • December Turkey Drive – Supports the Salvation Army and Cranbrook food bank
  • Membership luncheons - Monthly except July and August
  • Good Morning Cranbrook – Breakfast meetings with topic-specific presenters.
  • Business After Hours networking events hosted by Chamber members: Network - Nosh - Sip

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Award winners

Cranbrook's chamber hold its Business Excellence Awards in the spring each year. The 2018 winners are:

  • Business of Year 1-15 employees: Canadian Rockies Landscape
  • Business of Year 16 plus employees: Home Hardware Building Centre
  • New Business of the Year: Kootenay Computer
  • Business to Business Excellence: Cranbrook Pest Control
  • Manufacturing and Production Excellence: Cranbrook Interior Woodwork
  • Professional Services Excellence: The Hearing Loss Clinic
  • Hospitality Excellence: Elizabeth Lake Lodge
  • Tourism Excellence: Cranbrook History Centre
  • Retail Excellence: The Paw Shop
  • Non Profit Organization of Year: Cranbrook Farmers Market
  • Young Entrepreneur of Year: Jesse Roberts
  • Business Person of the Year: Barry Zwueste
  • Customer Service Excellence: The Heidout Restaurant & Brewhouse

Promoted Cranbrook businesses