Chamber News

Read about what’s happening in and around Sparwood.

2023 Membership Drive

Invoices for your 2023 Sparwood Chamber Membership will be going out this week! Be sure to pay early to get entered to win some prizes!

Non-Profit Development Series

Join us for a 4 part Non-Profit Development Series!

We’re opening our doors to any and all non-profits or board members that want to expand their knowledge with this Non-Profit Board Development Series! Give us a call or email if you would like to join us!
Pssst.. ITS FREE!!
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FJMES Read-A-Thon Fundraising

Calling all local businesses! FJMES Students, Staff and PAC are fundraising for a new playground! They will also be making it fully inclusive, so that those with mobility challenges can have fun and be included! How amazing!
Please see the flyer for ways to donate!

Municipal Election Forum

Join us on October 3rd for the Municipal Election Candidate Forum. Doors open at 6:30 pm. You can submit your questions via email to administrator@sparwoodchamber.bc.ca

EVEI Community Profiles

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) has published 4 community profiles, one for the Elk Valley, and three supporting documents for the communities of Fernie, Sparwood, and Elkford. Local businesses, community groups, and individuals can use these profiles to assist with workforce attraction and to learn more about the Elk Valley.

These are short form, easy to read documents focused on presenting all relevant information for the Elk Valley and each community.  Sections include: why the Elk Valley, living in the Elk Valley, labour force, business growth & climate, industry sectors, local business, and outdoor recreation

Resources – Elk Valley Economic Initiative | TheElkValley.ca Click this link to read all 4 community profiles!

Sparwood’s Business Retention and Expansion Report

The report describes findings from a business retention and expansion (BRE) survey conducted online via Survey Monkey by the EVEI for businesses operating in the Elk Valley. 119 of these business responses identified as operating in Sparwood and this report is focused exclusively on these businesses and was written in tandem with the Elk Valley BRE report which encompasses all business responses.

The key research findings in the report summarize the Sparwood business data, then the next steps and potential action items outline recommendations partner organizations could use to improve the business climate of Sparwood. The appendix section showcases the full quantitative data obtained from Sparwood businesses in the survey.

BRE is an effective economic development tool that encourages local businesses to stay and grow in the community through identifying and responding to their needs.

If you have any questions about the report, please do not hesitate to contact the Elk Valley Economic Recovery Advisor at taylor@theelkvalley.ca

Sparwood BRE Report 2022

Sparwood Chamber’s AGM

Join us for our Annual General Meeting happening via Zoom on February 24th from 12pm – 1 pm.

If you join, you get automatically entered to win a Haddad Financial Gift Basket!!

Sparwood Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sparwood Chamber AGM February 24th
Time: Feb 24, 2022 11:45 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82384905619?pwd=eGpXdEtXZHlGK2pHOEpBamRTcnp3dz09

Meeting ID: 823 8490 5619
Passcode: 862777

 

Sponsorship Opportunity

The Sparwood Chamber has a sponsorship opportunity for your business! Whether your business is big or small, there are opportunities for you! Please take a look at our Sponsorship Guide that is attached to see what tier your business would best fit.

Sponsorship guide

If you think your company would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please let Bev or I know and we’ll be more than happy to help you and your business grow and prosper in The Elk Valley!

2022 Membership Drive

It’s time of year again! Get ready to sign up early for your 2022 Sparwood Chamber Membership to get entered to win one of these awesome prizes!

2nd Annual Midnight Madness!

Join the Sparwood Chamber for the 2nd Annual Moonlight Madness on December 8th from 4pm-8pm. Come on out and enjoy and evening of late night holiday shopping.
Just like last year, grab a “passport” from any participating store, get as many stamps as you can (you have to purchase something in order to get a stamp!!). Hand in your passport to the Sparwood Chamber by the end of the night or by 10 am the next day and get entered to win 1 of 2 amazing prizes!!