Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

Everything you need to know about the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce on one handy page.

Learn all about things to do in Kimberley at the local chamber of commerce.

Mike Guarnery, manager of the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce takes a leadership role in promoting the development, growth and prosperity of businesses in the community. Through educational and social events, annual awards and community service, the chamber of commerce supports an inclusive, healthy and successful business community.

The board believes it is crucial to represent and have representation from all businesses in the community. It encourages an increase in the chamber’s membership numbers in order to increase the relevance and power of the chamber’s influence with municipal administration.

(L to R) Bronte Dickson of Kootenay Business magazine presents the Professional Services Award to Sun Life Financial’s Karly Berry and Rachelle Colthorp, with Kimberley chamber director Thomas Datt
Kimberley chamber review 2016

In early January the Kimberley chamber will review its 2016 targets and formulate goals and a strategic plan for 2017.

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Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce stats:

  • Manager: Mike Guarnery
  • President: Chantel Hack
  • How many members: 131
  • When established: 1923
  • Cost of annual membership: $150+GST

Key annual events sponsored by the chamber:

  • Kimberley & Region Business Expo
  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards
  • Platzl Light Up for the holiday season
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Winter Market
  • Canada Day celebrations
  • JulyFest (parade, Kids Fest, Canadian Bocce Championships, concert)
  • Ambassador Program
  • Golf Tournament

List of current business happenings and initiatives:

  • Business-after-business networking, usually the third Thursday of each month
  • Working with Imagine Kootenay to promote businesses investment
  • Preparing for end-of-the-year community events

Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce contact info

Kimberley Business Excellence Awards, 2016

The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards Gala was held on October 22nd.

It was a sold-out event, and they are planning their 2017 Gala to be on October 21st, 2017.   Mark your calendars. 

  • Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada: Tamarack Dispensaries
  • Environmental Stewardship of the Year sponsored by Tyee Log & Timber: Root For Me
  • Food & Beverage Excellence of the Year sponsored by BDO Canada: Bear’s Eatery
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by the College of the Rockies: Ella Marken – Crème Cheese Shop
  • Home Business of the Year sponsored by Toni Lepore Accounting: Suite Apps
  • Excellence in Tourism of the Year sponsored by Tourism Kimberley: Simply Kimberley
  • Employee of the Year of the Year sponsored by EK Employment: Melanie Kostiuk – Kimberley City Bakery
  • Business of the Year of the Year sponsored by The Kimberley Daily Bulletin: Kimberley Centex
  • Retail Business of the Year of the Year sponsored by Kimberley Alpine Resort: Talaria
  • Creative Professional of the Year sponsored by Canadian Rockies International Airport: Big Magic Designs
  • Youth-Friendly Business of the Year sponsored by B104 & 102.9 The Drive: Kootenay Dance Academy
  • Stan Salikin Community Booster Award sponsored by the City of Kimberley: Kimberley Rotary Club
  • Tradesperson or Contractor of the Year sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay: Vermette Roofing
  • Professional Services Award sponsored by Kootenay Business Magazine -Koocanusa Publications: Sun Life Financial Services

Promoted Kimberley businesses