Business

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) has released the Elk Valley Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) survey report. BRE surveys and reports are an effective economic development tool that encourages local businesses to stay and grow in the community through identifying and responding to their needs.

Local businesses impact all our lives everyday – whether we work for them or buy goods and services from them. Our local businesses are powered by people, and those people come from all walks of life and backgrounds.

We’re all pretty done with this pandemic, huh? Indubitably. It’s been a lot and has dragged on for way too long. One of the many things that have had to take a back seat in the interest of public safety these past two years is the traditional idea of networking and connection.

As we all ring in the new year, it’s the natural time to reflect on the year that was and the year ahead. For small business owners and managers, it’s usually a time of taking stock and planning for the new year with strategy, budgets, and all that fun stuff. It’s also a time we tend to set resolutions or goals for the year – both for our businesses, and ourselves.

BC Foster Parents
Throughout this pandemic, children are still coming into government care. Vulnerable children, youth and families could be at greater risk. 

What happened to this year? Seriously?! It’s December already, and that means ski season is kicking off. It also means the holiday season is upon us – a critical time of year for our local businesses. Some retail businesses can make up to 25-30% of their annual gross revenue for the year during the holiday shopping period. After another challenging year, Fernie businesses are looking forward to this holiday boost.

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
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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. facebook.com/ferniechamber.

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
250-430-1474

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