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.
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.
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
Susan Clovechok supports the vision of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce to have a thriving economy and an engaged business community.Read full article
Ashley O’Neil, owner of AshFireWear in Fairmont, B.C., has her business up and running with help from the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency
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.
Do you own a business in Fairmont Hot Springs? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.