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.

(L to R) Patrick Carrick, Toni Coward and Pete Bourke in front of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce sign.
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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.

2021 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

The Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Excellence Awards on November 18, 2021. Awards were presented as follows:

  • Business of the Year (1-10 employees): Main Street Fun & Games
  • Business of the Year (11-30 employees): Ullr Bar
  • Business of the Year (40+ employees): Joe's No Frills
  • New Business of the Year: Smokehouse 93
  • Chamber Member of the Year: Rhiannon Tutty
  • Emerging Business Person of the Year: Kyla Law - Aspire Professional Corporation
  • Business Person of the Year: Justin Atterbury - Taynton Bay Spirits and Rocky River Grill
  • Innovation Excellence: STW Builders
  • Community Builder: The Station Pub
  • Non-Profit/Association: CBEEN
  • Outstanding Workplace of the Year: True Key Hotels & Resorts
  • Outstanding Customer Service: Valley Hawk Security
  • Sustainable Building Practices: Groundswell Network Society

Promoted Invermere businesses