Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

Learn more about this active chamber and its contributions to the Golden community.

Shelly Wadden became executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce in June 2017.

Shelly Wadden became executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce in June 2017. — Photo courtesy Shelly Wadden

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce represents the business community of Golden, B.C., and Area A. Their slogan is “Helping business thrive.”

Shelly Wadden became executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce in Golden, B.C., in June 2017.
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Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce stats:

Manager: Shelly Wadden
President: Terry Hickey
When established: Incorporated in 1979 as a Board of Trade
Number of members: 235
Cost of annual membership: $78 for non-profit groups and starting at $157.50 for businesses

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce contact info:

Website: Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 1-800-622-4653
Email: [email protected]
Location: 500 - 10th Ave. N., Golden, B.C.; PO Box 1320, Golden, BC
Office hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Key annual events sponsored by the chamber:

  • Community Excellence Awards
  • Golden Nugget Awards
  • Golden Spring Home & Lifestyle Show
  • Canada Day free pancake breakfast
  • Kicking Horse Country 5 & 10-K Dash - fun run, walk or bike on Rotary Trails
  • November Shop Local Day and Santa Claus Parade

Current supports for members:

  • Let’s Do Lunch series for networking and education, twice per month September through June
  • Business After Business mingles 

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Community Excellence Awards gala on the Saturday at the end of Small Business Week. The 2016 award recipients are listed below.

The recipients of the 2016 Community Excellence Awards are:

  • 2016 Peter Bowle Evans Award: SledGolden
    Sponsored by KHCCC
          
  • 2016 Community Recognition Award: Joyce Deboer and Bruce McKenzie
    Sponsored by Town of Golden
              
  • KHCCC Directors Choice Award: Town of Golden
    Sponsored by KHCCC
  • Homebased Business Award: Apple Island Naturals
    Sponsored by Golden IGA

  • Employee of the Year Award: Robyn Brown, Golden IGA   
    Sponsored by Boston Pizza          

  • Employer of the Year Award: Golden IGA
    Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust      

  • New Business Award: French Connection Cheese & Fine Foods
    Sponsored by Community Futures
  • Culinary Award: Eleven22 Restaurant
    Sponsored by GFS Foods

  • Business Beautification Award: Bear's Den Restaurant
    Sponsored by Prestige Inn    

  • Trade Excellence Award: Louisiana Pacific, Golden
    Sponsored by Zimmerman Construction

  • Professional Services Award: Elements Therapeutics
    Sponsored by COTR - Golden

  • Outstanding Business Award: Golden IGA
    Sponsored by The Golden Star

  • Mayor's Award of Excellence: St. Paul's Thrift Shop
    Sponsored by Town of Golden

2016 Tourism Golden Awards - Sponsored by Tourism Golden

  • Outstanding Visitor Experience: Glacier Rafting;
  • Exceptional Tourism Ambassador: Heather Mtn  Lodge     

Promoted Golden businesses