Trail & District Chamber of Commerce

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

Audry Durham is the new executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce. Sheri Regnier photo

Audry Durham is the new executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce. — Sheri Regnier photo

In place for over a century, the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce is member focused and strives to engage the community through leadership, support and adaptability.

Long-time entrepreneur Audry Durham is the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.
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Executive Director: Audry Durham; 250-368-3144; [email protected]
President: Naomi McKimmie
When founded: 1900, as Trail Board of Trade
Number of members: 240
Annual membership cost: $50 to $3,830; most come in below $230.
Chamber website:
Office contact: 250-368-3144 or 1-844-368-3144; [email protected]
Address: 200 - 1199 Bay Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4A4
Office hours:  9 - 5 Monday to Friday with extended hours in July and August.

Annual events:

  • AGM
  • Business Excellence Awards
  • Member appreciation wine and cheese in December

Key events sponsored by the chamber:

  • Summer Markets on the Esplanade

Ongoing events for members:

  • Chamber week in February: five-day speaker series called lunch-and-learn
  • Beginning September 2016, monthly business-after-business networking gatherings for members and non-members

2016 Business Excellence Award Winners

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Business Excellence Awards gala in October. The 2016 award recipients are listed below.

  • Business of the Year Award - sponsored by Imagine Kootenay: Alicia Gray- Bombshack
  • Business Person of the  Year Award - sponsored by FortisBC:
    Gina Ironmonger – Keystone Appraisals
    Ingrid Hope – Hall Printing
    Janet Fraser – Out of the Cellar
    Lizette Tucker – Trail Integral Therapeutics
    Tersia De Jager – Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery
  • Employer of the Year – sponsored by Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation:
    Selkirk Security Services
    Cedar Avenue Salon & Esthetiques
    Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company
    Selkirk College (Trail Campus)
  • Emerging Entrepreneur Award – sponsored by Community Futures of Greater Trail:
    David Abenante – Elite Physiotherapy
    Alicia Gray – Bombshack Apparel
    Carol Costa – A Brand New Me Lifestyle Transformation
    Dale Detzler – Detzler Chiropractic
    Trinda Bowman – Curiosity Clothing  
  • Excellence Under 40 Award – sponsored by Maglio Building Centre:
    Mary & Roger Austin – Austin Engineering
    Alicia Gray – Bombshack
    Andrea Ryman – Endless Adventure
    David Abenante – Elite Physiotherapy
    Nadine Tremblay – Charles Bailey Theatre
  • Tourism Award – sponsored by Trail & District Chamber of Commerce:
    Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery
    Endless Adventure
    Kokanee Mountain Zipline
    Kootenay Mountain Bike Coaching
    Rossland Beer Company
  • Go Green Award – sponsored by Canadian Tire:
    Hall Printing
    Gaia Janitorial
    incrEDIBLE trail
    Luca Hair Studio
    Revival Boutique
  • Community Impact Award – sponsored by Keystone Appraisals:
    incrEDIBLE trail
    Ferraro Foods
    Rossland Beer Company
    Rossland Mountain Market Society
    USW Local 480  
  • Customer Service Award – sponsored by Hall Printing:
    Warfield Fas Gas Plus
    Alpine Grind
    Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza
    Gerick Sports
    Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Professional Service Award – sponsored by AM Ford:
    Fair Realty: Your Local HomeTeam
    Roots Carpentry
    Selkirk Security Services
    Trail Integral Therapeutics
    West Kootenay Animal Hospital
  • Retail Award – sponsored by Selkirk Security Services:
    Valley Firearms
    ComfortWalk Shoes & Orthotics Solution
    Curiosity Clothing
    Leather and Steel
    Out of the Cellar

Promoted Trail businesses