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: trailchamber.bc.ca
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
  • 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
     
  • Employer of the Year – sponsored by Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation: Selkirk Security Services
     
  • Emerging Entrepreneur Award – sponsored by Community Futures of Greater Trail: David Abenante – Elite Physiotherapy
      
  • Excellence Under 40 Award – sponsored by Maglio Building Centre: Mary & Roger Austin – Austin Engineering
     
  • Tourism Award – sponsored by Trail & District Chamber of Commerce: Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery
     
  • Go Green Award – sponsored by Canadian Tire: Hall Printing
     
  • Community Impact Award – sponsored by Keystone Appraisals: incrEDIBLE trail
     
  • Customer Service Award – sponsored by Hall Printing: Warfield Fas Gas Plus
     
  • Professional Service Award – sponsored by AM Ford: Fair Realty: Your Local HomeTeam
     
  • Retail Award – sponsored by Selkirk Security Services: Valley Firearms

     

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