The Fernie Chamber is encouraging everyone in our community to participate in the Holiday Kickoff event taking place this Friday, November 26th. This is a fun-filled day and evening to kick off the holiday season and support local businesses by choosing to #SpendItInFernie. Come out and take advantage of sales, extended shopping hours, door prizes, customer appreciation events, promotions and much more happening at businesses across town!  

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 28 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Support local artists and the Fernie Museum all at once, and pick up a great gift for yourself or a loved one at the same time!

Artists are frequently asked to donate their works to help with much needed fund raising for many good causes in our community and have been incredibly generous with both their skills and time. This show and sale concept aims to take that concept and give back to the artists while also gaining necessary support for our non-profit organisation.

Join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for the 2021 Fernie Business Excellence Awards!

The winners will be announced at an exclusive in person social with the finalists and sponsors in attendance with the award presentations being live streamed to the Fernie Chamber's Facebook page for the general public to tune into.

Let’s celebrate the success and impact of these businesses, organizations and individuals! Here are this year’s categories and finalists:

Branch Out Learning Society
44 Mt Washburn St

Branch Out Learning Society is a non-profit supporting families and individuals in the Elk Valley Communities.  

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.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 10 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Trust is excited to announce that the #BuyBasin Festival is back!

The #BuyBasin Festival will feature up to 100 local entrepreneurs, businesses and entertainers LIVE on social media promoting their products and services through storytelling.

Delivered by FestivalSeekers and supported by the Basin Business Advisors, the Festival includes free webinars and one-on-one coaching for businesses to improve their online presence to go LIVE during the festival and to ‘sustain the buzz’ afterwards.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to be partnering with the Sparwood and Elkford Chambers to present an Elk Valley All-Candidates Forum ahead of the upcoming federal election. The forum will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 14 September online using Zoom and will also be live streamed on the Fernie Chamber Facebook page, where people will be able to watch it afterwards. The Zoom webinar link and the link to the Fernie Chamber Facebook page are included at the bottom of this release.

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?

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. 

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

Sucre is the only company outside of the Lower Mainland/ Capital Region to make the Top 15  of this highly competitive startup event.

Sucre develops hyper-realistic immersive (Virtual Reality-based ) training environments. Their solution is deployed in workplaces where “learning by mistake” has catastrophic real-world consequences.