Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

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

CVCC in Invermere

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) is a regional chamber representing business communities surrounding Columbia Lake. — Photo courtesy CVCC

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce serves a number of Columbia Valley communities, including Invermere. Maintaining a regional focus is a priority for the executive director and chamber board.

Susan Clovechok (right), executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, checks out a coach that should soon be engaged to shuttle Columbia Valley residents between the valley and Calgary.
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Columbia Valley chamber stats:

Executive director: Susan Clovechok
President: Peter Smith
Number of members: 237
When established: Founded as Windermere Board of Trade in 1943; re-established as Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2000
Cost of annual membership: Average is $215
Chamber website: www.cvchamber.ca
Location: Invermere Crossroads, Hwy 93/95
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
Contact info: 250-342-2844; [email protected]; PO Box 1019, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

Key events sponsored by the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

  • Taste of the Valley in January
  • Turn Copper Into Gold golf tournament each May
  • Valley Appreciation Day in July
  • Business Excellence Awards gala in October
  • Business Walk, future dates to be announced

Ongoing events held for members:

  • Business Mentor Program
  • Networking luncheons

2016 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

The chamber of commerce held its annual Business Excellence Awards in October, 2016. Awards were presented as follows:

  • Professional Services: Maxwell Realty Invermere (sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay)
  • Resort Tourism/hospitality: Bighorn Meadows Resort (sponsored by Fairmont Hot Springs Resort)
  • Food and Beverage: Black Forest Restaurant (sponsored by Bighorn Meadows Resort)
  • Retailer of the Year: Ag Valley Foods (sponsored by Rocky River Grill)
  • Trade Services: Amped Up Electrical Services (sponsored by Invermere Hardware and Building Supplies)
  • Small Business Excellence Award: Palliser Printing & Publishing Ltd. (sponsored by Fairmont Business Association)
  • Business Excellence 10+: Fairmont Creek Property Rentals (sponsored by Green Andruschuk LLP)
  • Employee of the Year: Christina Boucher (sponsored by Fairmont Mountainside Vacation Villas)
  • Not-for-profit Organization: Hospice Society of The Columbia Valley (sponsored by Columbia Valley Community Foundation)
  • Young Entrepreneur: Leanne Tegart (sponsored by College Of The Rockies)
  • Business Leader: Michael Anderson (sponsored by Ski Home Ltd.)
  • New Business of the Year: Om Organics (sponsored by Imagine Kootenay)
  • Family-friendly Business: Main Street Fun & Games (sponsored by Family Dynamix)

Promoted Invermere businesses