Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

Learn more about this active chamber and its contributions to the Golden community.

Cam Dawes is the executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

Cam Dawes is the executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce. — Photo courtesy Cam Dawes

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce represents the business community of Golden, B.C., and Area A. Their slogan is “Helping business thrive.”

Shelly Wadden, executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
Kicking Horse Country chamber, 2018

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce has a new website in the works and a rich agenda of training sessions coming up.

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Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce stats:

Manager: Shelly Wadden
Executive Director : Cam Dawes 
Communication Manager: Tess Davies
President: Marloes Van Lent
When established: Incorporated in 1979 as a Board of Trade
Number of members: 235
Cost of annual membership: $83.25 for non-profit groups and starting at $162.25 for businesses

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce contact info:

Website: Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (250) 344-7125
Email: [email protected]
Location: 500 - 10th Ave. N., Golden, B.C.; PO Box 1320, Golden, BC
Office hours: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Monday to Friday 

Key annual events sponsored by the chamber:

  • Community Excellence Awards

Current supports for members:

  • Education/training sessions
  • Business After Business mingles 
  • Weekly e-newsletter listings / event advertising
  • Tourism Ambassador - Magi Scallion

Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce held its annual Community Excellence Awards gala on November 19, 2020 in a virtual ceremony. The recipients of the 2020 Community Excellence Awards are:

  • Business Person of the Year: Leslie Dunphy
  • Employer of the Year: Sonya Saujani - McDonald’s
  • Marketing Excellence: Whiteooth Brewing Company 
  • Non-Profit of the Year: Golden Family Centre 
  • Customer Service Excellence: Pet Valu
  • Hospitality & Tourism Excellence: Tim Hortons
  • New Business of the Year: Quartz Creek Cannabis 
  • Professional Services Award: Knead Wellness
  • Retailer Excellence: Quartz Creek Cannabis 
  • Trade Services Excellence: Kicking Horse Ford 
  • Arts & Cultural Excellence: Ricky Diamonds
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Raylen Tress
  • COVID-19 Response: Golden Food Bank
  • Community COVID Champion: Jill Dewtie
  • Community Volunteer of the Year: Jim DeBolebec
  • Peter Bowle-Evans Award: CRUX Initiative

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