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Nominate Your Businesses!

The Small Business BC Awards are a great way to expose your business to new customers and marketing opportunities! From October 1 – November 30, nominate your favourite business in any of 10 categories. To start nominating, click here.

Nominees have the chance to win prizes, including $1,500 cash.

Thank You to Participants of Shop Local 2016

The Valemount & Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank those who supported the Shop Local 2016-2017 program, the residents of Valemount, and local businesses.

The following stores and local businesses participated in this season’s Shop Local program:

  • Home Hardware
  • Infinity
  • Unique Boutique
  • Gathering Tree
  • A Cut Above
  • Swiss Bakery
  • Caribou Grill
  • 3 Range Brewery
  • Dbuk Bae Kie Restaurant
  • IGA
  • Lucky House
  • Dons Social House
  • Valemount Cold Beer Store
  • Lucky Panda
  • Tempo
  • Best Western/Cran Lounge
  • Shell
  • Noreens Hair Design
  • Travis Auto
  • Petro-Can
  • Mountain Bargain

Again, we want to say thank you to the residents of Valemount for shopping local, and to the stores and local businesses who supported the Shop Local program.

2017 Facade Improvement Program

Eligible local businesses are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Business Facade Improvement Program grants. This program is intended to improve the facades of businesses along Main Street, 5th Avenue, Commercial Drive, and the frontage road along Highway 5. Your customer’s positive first impression benefits both your business and the local economy. For more details, please contact the Village of Valemount Office. An informational brochure has also been provided with useful information. Click here to view the pamphlet.

The deadline to apply is Noon, March 31, 2017!

Home-Based Businesses Discussion

The Valemount & Area Chamber of Commerce would like to work with you on growing your business. There will be a discussion on what we need as Home-Based Business owners.

When: 6pm on Thursday, February 16th

Where: Lucky House Restaurant (Pay for your own dinner)

The guest speaker will be Silvio Gislimberti from the Village of Valemount. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and needs.

Succession Planning for Small Business

* According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, only one third (35 per cent) of small and medium business owners are planning for their future succession and among those who have a succession plan, the majority are informal, unwritten plans, which have not been shared with the intended successor. Community Futures Fraser Fort George recognizes that without proper planning this exodus could be a problem for communities in the Robson Valley.

Valemount & Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Community Futures of Fraser Fort George & Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training bring a 2 hr workshop to Valemount on Thursday April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Best Western Hotel.

For catering purposes, we require pre-registration.  Please contact VACC at [email protected] or phone 250.566.0061

Alternately, you can text my cell at 780.931.2328