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.
Columbia Valley chamber 2017

Susan Clovechok supports the vision of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce to have a thriving economy and an engaged business community.

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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:
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

2017 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Angela White of Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals was the Employee of the Year for 2017. - Photo courtesy Angela White

The chamber of commerce held its annual Business Excellence Awards in October, 2017. Awards were presented as follows:

  • Professional Services: Stuart Tutty Financial Services (sponsor: Ski Home Ltd.)
  • Tourism/hospitality: Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals (sponsor: Bighorn Meadows Resort)
  • Food and Beverage: Horsethief Pub & Eatery (sponsor: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort)
  • Small Business Excellence: Main Street Fun & Games (sponsor: Fairmont Business Association)
  • Retailer of the Year: Invermere Home Hardware (sponsor: Olympus Stage Lines)
  • Rising Star Business of the Year: Valley Zipline Adventures (sponsor: College of the Rockies)
  • Employee of the Year: Angela White, Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals (sponsor: Fairmont Mountainside Vacation Villas)
  • Business Excellence 10+: Sobeys (sponsor: Green Andruschuk LLP)
  • Trade Services: K5 Mechanical (sponsor: Invermere Hardware and Building Supplies)
  • Community Impact: Columbia Valley Community Foundation (sponsor: Columbia Valley Community Foundation)
  • Innovation/Game Changer: Kicking Horse Coffee (sponsor: Community Futures East Kootenay)
  • Family Friendly Business: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (sponsor: Family Dynamix)

Promoted Invermere businesses