Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Everything you need to know about the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce on one handy page.

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is staffed by executive director Peter Bourke and visitor centre supervisor Sarah Miller

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is staffed by executive director Peter Bourke and visitor centre supervisor Sarah Miller. — Photo courtesy Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce serves a number of Columbia Valley communities, including Invermere. Maintaining a regional focus is a priority for the executive director and chamber board.

Executive director Pete Bourke and visitor centre supervisor Sarah Miller of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, beside the chamber sign on Highway 93/95
Leading the Columbia Valley chamber

The board of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes Pete Bourke to the position of executive director.

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Columbia Valley chamber stats:

Executive Director: Peter Bourke
President: Dee Conklin
Membership & Events Coordinator: Patrick Carrick
Administration & Visitor Centre Manager: Toni Coward
Number of members: 239
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

Key events sponsored by the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

  • Taste of the Valley in January
  • Turn Copper Into Gold golf tournament each May
  • Valley Appreciation Day in July
  • Business Excellence Awards gala in October
  • Business Walk, future dates to be announced

Ongoing events held for members:

  • Business Mentor Program
  • Networking luncheons
  • Various committee meetings

2020 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no Business Excellence Awards given out by the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2020.

2019 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

The Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Excellence Awards on October 24, 2019. Awards were presented as follows:

  • Professional Services: Invermere Dental Clinic
  • Tourism/Adventure: Valley Zipline Adventures
  • Tourism/Hospitality: Radius Retreat
  • Food and Beverage: Fuze Food
  • Small Business of the Year: Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals
  • Retail Excellence: Bird's Eye Boutique
  • Rising Star Business of the Year: Ullr Bar
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Mike Gray of Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery
  • Business of the Year: Kicking Horse Coffee
  • Trade Services: STW Cutting Edge Carpentry
  • Community Impact: Rotary Clubs of Invermere and Radium
  • Innovation Excellence: Mountain Hub

Promoted Invermere businesses