After the tumult and financial bleeding of 2020, I think it is safe to say our local business community is cautiously optimistic for a new year and a new beginning in 2021. While the impacts to our economy from the pandemic have not magically evaporated at the stroke of midnight on New Years Day, there is light at the end of the tunnel – albeit perhaps a little way off yet. We have been told by the federal government that every Canadian who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will have it by September 2021.
There’s a new liqueur to add to your après ski routine after those heavy powder days.
One thing we have heard a lot of this year is the call to action to “shop local” or “support local.” It is a concept that has always been important to local downtown cores and small businesses. But the message has been dramatically amplified (including by the Fernie Chamber) as people increasingly turned to shopping online during the pandemic over shopping at local stores – as it was perceived to be safer.
Each season has its unique advantages in Real Estate. While listing a property for sale in the winter typically sees a less crowded market with little competition, we are seeing some new trends emerge as more purchasers have taken to online property searches due to the pandemic.
If you’re a Millennial – born between 1981 and 1996 – you’re either in the very early or relatively early stages of your career, and as the old song goes, you’ve got a lot of living to do. Still, it’s not too soon to think about a financial issue you may have overlooked: the need for life insurance.
Knine Excursions is owned and operated by Fernie local Jess Link. As a local Jess knows how the mines, tourism and outdoor activities can keep you busy and out of the house for sometimes the entire day!
Brad attempts to distill all of this down to three essential pandemic resources for any business owner or manager operating in BC. Having spent most of the past eight months trying to keep up with all this, I believe these three authoritative resources are the most comprehensive and helpful.
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards. The awards gala was held virtually on the evening of Friday 23 October.
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the three finalists in each category of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards. This year over 60 local businesses were nominated for an award, and each business was asked to complete an awards application that was submitted to a panel of independent judges from outside the Fernie area.