Fairmont Hot Springs: Who’s who in business

Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C., is an unincorporated resort community located on Highway 93/95 in southwestern British Columbia’s Columbia River valley.

Photo courtesy Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Hikers view the beautiful alpine scenery near Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. — Photo courtesy Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Community Pulse Population9,000 Supporting industriesForestry, mining, tourism, construction, trades, service, manufacturing, professional services, retail shopping, education.

Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C., is an unincorporated resort community located on Highway 93/95 in southwestern British Columbia’s Columbia River valley. The community’s year-round population of about 500 people is supported by tourism and the Canfor wood processing facility located in nearby Radium Hot Springs, B.C. The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, with its mineral pools and golf courses, is a world-class destination resort.

Fairmont Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

The business community of Fairmont Hot Springs comes under the umbrella of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. Located at the “Crossroads” on Highway 93 & 95, the chamber office also houses a visitor's centre where guests can learn more about the Columbia Valley communities and all the activities available therein.

Chamber contact

  • Susan Clovechok, executive director, Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Current president: Amanda Robinson

Fee for membership: $113 - $212 depending on type of business.

Current Chamber Award winners

Professional Services

  • Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Invermere

Tourism & Hospitality

  • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs

Food & Beverage

  • From Scratch, a Mountain Kitchen, Fairmont Hot Springs

Small Business

  • Canterbury Flowers, Invermere

Retailer of the Year

  • Essentials Department Store, Invermere

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Leanne Tegart, Arrowhead Brewing Co., Invermere

Employee of the Year

  • Pearl Busch, Bighorn Meadows Resort, Radium Hot Springs

Business Excellence, 10+ employees

  • Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Invermere

Trade Services

  • Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning, Invermere

Not-For-Profit

  • ICAN, Invermere

Business Leader of the Year

  • Dee Conklin, owner, Palliser Printing, Invermere

New Business of the Year

  • Swansea Communications, Invermere

Family Friendly Business of the Year

  • Monkey’s Uncle Toy Store, Invermere

Chamber Contact

Susan Clovechok, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

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City of Fairmont Hot Springs

As an unincorporated community, Fairmont Hot Springs is administered by the Regional District of East Kootenay; Area F Director and economic development contact is Wendy Booth.

Top employers

  • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
  • Canfor

Top business people in Fairmont Hot Springs

The following business individuals have shown dedication to business and their communities. They have been recognized on the Kootenay Business list of Top 10 business people for various years.


(L to R) Angelina, Ryan, Lori and Wayne: the Haynes family of southeastern B.C.
The Haynes family

The Haynes family, independent grocers in southeastern B.C., are expanding their scope of business.

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