Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

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

Shelly Wadden became executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce in June 2017.

Shelly Wadden became executive director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce in June 2017. — Photo courtesy Shelly Wadden

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
President: Magi Scallion
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. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

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 9. The recipients of the 2019 Community Excellence Awards are:

  • Business Person of the Year -  Scott Weir, owner of Kicking Horse Janitorial
  • Employer of the Year: Golden Optometric Clinic
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year: Whitetooth Brewery
  • Non-Profit of the Year: Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association
  • Customer Service Excellence - Save-On Foods
  • Hospitality & Tourism Excellence - Golden Golf Club
  • New Business of the Year – Bona Fide, Thread the Needle and the Wandering Fern Cafe 
  • Mayor’s Award of Excellence – Golden Women's Resource Centre
  • Professional Services Award – Golden Dental Centre
  • Retailer Excellence – Darkside Snow Skate Life
  • Trade Services Excellence – Zimmerman Construction
  • Inclusive Workplace Award – St. Paul's Thrift Shop
  • Women in Business Award – Magi Scallion
  • Arts & Cultural Excellence: Jayne Baun (Owner of Baun Bon)

Promoted Golden businesses