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, executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
Kicking Horse Country chamber, 2018

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce has a new website in the works and a rich agenda of training sessions coming up.

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Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce stats:

Manager: Shelly Wadden
President: Magi Scallion
When established: Incorporated in 1979 as a Board of Trade
Number of members: 235
Cost of annual membership: $83.25 for non-profit groups and starting at $162.25 for businesses

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce contact info:

Website: Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (250) 344-7125
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

Current supports for members:

  • Education/training sessions
  • Business After Business mingles 
  • Weekly e-newsletter listings / event advertising
  • Tourism Ambassador - Magi Scallion

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

(L to R) Dave Higginson and Juniper Kelly, business owners, and Ben Demers, are the front-line team at Hig & Son Automotive Repair. - Photo courtesy Hig & Son Automotive

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 recipients of the 2017 Community Excellence Awards are:

  • Community Recognition Award – Linda Niemi
  • Home Based Business Award – Beate’s Play Corner
  • Employee of the Year – Tori Neigel
  • Family Friendly Business – Jita’s Café
  • Food and Farming Award – Eat Pure Mountain Market
  • Culinary Excellence – The Wolf’s Den
  • New Business of the Year – Whitetooth Brewing Co.
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year – Kicking Horse Ford
  • Mayor’s Award of Excellence – Interact Club of Golden
  • Professional Services Award – Golden Optometric Clinic
  • Retail Business of the Year – Higher Ground Sports
  • Trade Excellence Award – Hig & Son Automotive Repairs
  • Business Beautification Award – Dugout Bar & Grill
  • Directors Choice Award – Golden Cycling Club
  • Outstanding Visitor Experience – Heather Mountain Lodge
  • Tourism Ambassador – Magi Scallion

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