Sparwood Chamber of Commerce—key people, events and award winners

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

Sparwood chamber of commerce

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The objective of the Sparwood & District Chamber of Commerce is to support existing businesses, promote opportunity for new businesses and improve all aspects of the community’s well being through leadership in economic development and diversification, and promotion of community events.

Sparwood’s economy is driven almost exclusively by a single sector: mining. The chamber of commerce understands this single-track situation and supports the business community in acknowledging and capitalizing on its shared interests and inter-dependencies.

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Sparwood Chamber stats:

  • Manager: Norma McDougall
  • President: Marjorie Templin
  • How many members: 135
  • When established: Incorporated in 1983
  • Cost of annual membership: $50 to $560, depending on size and type of business

Key annual events sponsored by the chamber:

  • Community golf tournament, part of Coal Miner Days in June
  • Twice-weekly mine tours during July and August
  • Business Excellence Awards in October
  • Christmas lights bus tour and social evening for seniors
  • Light Up a Child’s Life campaign every December, supporting Toys For Tots and the Sparwood Food Bank

Current business happenings and initiatives:

  • Focusing on community events
  • Working to increase membership and membership services

Contact info:

Phone: 250-425-2423

Email: [email protected]

The Sparwood Chamber of Commerce presented Business Excellence Awards at a gathering in October, 2016:

  • Not-for-Profit Award: Lions Club (represented by president Ken Holberton)
  • Outstanding Customer Service Award: Shelley Hume (District of Sparwood)
  • Industry Business Award - FR Rentals (represented by Cammie Reghenas)
  • Retail Business Award: Overwaitea Foods (represented by manager Ryan Nesbitt)
  • New Business Award: Tim Hortons (represented by owner Mark Nelson)

Promoted Sparwood businesses