Confronting Fear in Your Business

I’m always blown away in my day job by how brave small business owners and operators are. Running a business is certainly not for the faint of heart. Everyday you’re faced with extreme challenges and complex decisions that have massive ramifications not only for the survival of your business, but also for your own livelihood and those of your employees. 

Posted by Brad Parsell on Oct 01, 2021 in Business


One of the hats I wear in our community is board director on a local non-profit called the Canadian Adaptive Network (CAN). CAN strives to be a catalyst for more inclusive communities like Fernie by championing accessibility, and currently recognizes the need to increase education and awareness locally on this critical issue.

Posted by Brad Parsell on Sep 23, 2021 in Business

Buying Local Made Easy Through Online Festival

From touring a local restaurant to virtually exploring the workshop of a local artisan to seeing the latest in family fashion, the #BuyBasin Festival takes you live to local businesses around the Columbia Basin. Attendees will learn about the local goods and services offered right here in the region, and how to keep their spending power close to home.

Posted by admin on Sep 23, 2021 in Business

September 2021 Business News

Christa Moffat Feng Shui + Astrology

Posted by admin on Sep 08, 2021 in Business

Dreaming of Starting a Business

Many people daydream about the fanciful idea of one day being their own boss and owning their own business. It sounds awesome, right?! Choosing your own work hours, getting to pick who you work with, ideally doing something you love every day, reaping all the profits – who wouldn’t want to do that?

Posted by Brad Parsell on Aug 12, 2021 in Business

Discovering the Path to Economic Recovery and Growth

With the BC Restart plan now well underway and more of our local businesses returning to something resembling pre-pandemic operations, the Fernie Chamber’s focus now is on setting the stage for our local economy’s recovery and growth. 

Posted by Brad Parsell on Jul 11, 2021 in Business

Fernie Cocktail Tour

The sun is shining, you’ve finished your adventures for the day and you’re craving your favourite refreshments from one of Fernie’s awesome restaurants or bars.

Posted by admin on Jul 08, 2021 in Business

July 2021 Business News

The Arts Station
601 1st Ave

Posted by admin on Jul 08, 2021 in Business

Fernie Tech Startup Reaches Final of New Ventures BC Pitch Competition 2021

Fernie tech startup Sucre Interactive Technologies Inc. has reached the final round of the New Ventures BC Pitch Competition.

Posted by admin on Jun 17, 2021 in Business

The Vogue Theatre is BACK

On June 25, the Vogue Theatre is opening its doors to our community after a long stretch of unknown... and everyone is pumped and excited and ready to support this business and the amazing family behind it!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 14, 2021 in Business

Leave the Screens for the Sunshine

Winters in Fernie can be a blast but they can also be busy, long and draining – especially for business managers and owners. And no winter has been longer or seemingly darker than the one we just collectively endured. 

Posted by Brad Parsell on Jun 07, 2021 in Business

May 2021 Business News

Birdhouse Roofing

Posted by admin on May 14, 2021 in Business

Building Fernie’s First Coworking Community

The overall Fernie community is made up of a patchwork of many smaller and vibrant, well, communities! We have an incredible snowboarding community, for example. An awesome arts community. We also have an ever-growing community of people who work remotely from home. 

Posted by Brad Parsell on May 10, 2021 in Business