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 information:

Executive director: Susan Clovechok
President: Peter Smith
Number of members: 237
When established: Founded as Windermere Board of Trade in 1943; re-established as Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2000
Cost of annual membership: Average is $215
Chamber website: www.cvchamber.ca
Location: Invermere Crossroads, Hwy 93/95
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
Contact info: 250-342-2844; [email protected]; PO Box 1019, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

2016 Chamber Award winners

Professional Services: Maxwell Realty Invermere; sponsor - Community Futures

Tourism & Hospitality: Bighorn Meadows Resort, Radium Hot Springs; sponsor - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Food & Beverage: Black Forest Restaurant, Invermere; sponsor - Bighorn Meadows Resort

Retailer of the Year: AG Valley Foods, Invermere; sponsor - Rocky River Grill

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Leanne Tegart, Arrowhead Brewing Co., Invermere; sponsor - College of the Rockies

Employee of the Year: Christine Boucher; sponsor - Fairmont Mountainside Vacation Villas

Business Excellence, <10 employees: Palliser Printing & Publishing Ltd.; sponsor - Fairmont Business Association

Business Excellence, 10+ employees: Fairmont Creek Property Rentals; sponsor - Green Andruschuk LLP

Trade Services: Amped Up Electrical Services, Invermere; sponsor - Invermere Hardware and Building Supplies

Not-For-Profit: Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley; sponsor - Columbia Valley Community Foundation

Business Leader of the Year: Michael Anderson, True Key Resorts; sponsor - Ski Home Ltd.

New Business of the Year: Om Organics, Invermere; sponsor - Imagine Kootenay

Family Friendly Business of the Year: Main Street Fun & Games, Invermere; sponsor - Family Dynamix

Chamber Contact

Susan Clovechok (right), executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, checks out a coach that should soon be engaged to shuttle Columbia Valley residents between the valley and Calgary.

Susan Clovechok supports the vision of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce to have a thriving economy and an engaged business community.

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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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