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2016 NORTHWEST TRADE EXPO

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The Chamber is once again planning for the Annual
Northwest Trade Expo
being held on May 6 & 7, 2016

Both Areans will be utilized again this year.  We know that by hosting the event in two arenas we will draw larger crowds and we are really excited to share the excitement with our exhibitors.


 

2016 Indoor Floor Plan        

 

2016 Outdoor Floor Plan                

  

2016 Exhibitor's Contract

 

 

If you are interested in being in the Outdoor Show please contact the office for details.

 


Throughout the weekend, sell your product to approximately 3,000 potential customers who attend from around the area.

HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM EXHIBITING AT THE NORTHWEST TRADE EXPO?
  • Achieve qualified leads for personal follow-up.
  • Network with customers not normally called upon.
  • Great Marketplace for finding targeted audience.
  • Build brand awareness.
  • Test new products.
  • Present your products to buyers face-to-face.
  • Communicate the benefits of your product or service.
  • Show and demonstrate new products and features of old products.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:58

New Business Reception Friday, March 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 at the BV Rod and Gun Club.

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Annually the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce organizes and hosts a New Business Reception. It is an opportunity to host new businesses in both Telkwa and Smithers and to acknowledge new chamber members. This year's reception will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 at the BV Rod and Gun Club on Glacier Gulch Road. Elected officials will be in attendance with welcoming addresses to new owners. During the evening the Chamber displays pictures of the new businesses that rotates continously throughout the evening. Guests are treated to door prizes, Jazz Combo entertainment, appetizers from multiple caterers, along with sponsor exhibit tables. This year as the event is hosted at the Rod and Gun Club the Chamber is featuring organizations whose activities are suitable for corporate team building outings. Heli-hiking anyone? How about a corporate trap shoot? Door pizes include a trip for 2 donated by Central Mountain Air and a Business Coaching Package (valued at $235) from Peak Life Coaching. Since the event is being hosted a couple miles out of town there will be designated driver service. Pre-registration is required, call 250-847-5072 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It is the Chamber's privilege, along with our sponsors, to honour business by organizing this event. Thanks to the main event sponsor, the Bulkley Valley Credit Union; BDC; BVEDO; Central Mountain and Peak Life Coaching for contributing to the evening.

2015 New Business Reception

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New Business Reception Friday, February 13, 2015

Last year the Chamber and the event’s main sponsor, the Bulkley Valley Credit Union welcomed over 100 guests at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce New Business Reception. This year marks the seventh year the event has been held so please consider coming out and meeting the new businesspeople that took out business licences over the past year in both Smithers and Telkwa.  Also meet new Chamber members who joined in 2014.

The New Business Reception takes place Friday, February 13 from 6 to 9 at the Hudson Bay Lodge and is an evening where the Chamber honours entrepreneurial spirit.  

Over 50 invitations go out to a variety of diverse new businesses from helicopter companies to construction businesses to personal care providers. The evening is all about networking and giving new business owners the opportunity to meet established business owners from the area. There’s appetizers; cool sounds from the Smithers Secondary Jazz Combo; no-host bar;  welcoming addresses are provided to the new business owners and new chamber members by Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repin, Greg Wacholtz of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union;  Smithers District Chamber of Commerce President Colin Bateman, CityWest Rep and Economic Development Officer Allan Stroet.  

This is a wonderful evening to promote the diverse business activity in the Valley and the evening happens because of the tremendous support of our Sponsors: The Bulkley Valley Credit Union; Business Development Bank; CityWest, Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association and thanks to the Bulkley Valley Credit Union for the door prizes and Hawkair for the flight for 2 to Vancouver.  At the event there will be sponsor exhibit areas including Small Town LoveSmithers.

Tthe Chamber is producing a 40-page publication dedicated to acknowledging the terrific efforts of local organizations whose work results in the cultural richness of our communities through the many events and activities they create on our behalf. From concert halls to backcountry trail development our volunteers make life here so vibrant. The publication will be launched at the New Business Reception where we have so much to Honour.

Tickets for the New Business Reception are $15, (prices are low with our sponsors covering most of the cost) available  at the Smithers Chamber office,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by phone 250-847-5072.  


Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 15:08

Area All Candidates Forums

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The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce is involved in two area All Candidates Forums for the municipal election November 15.

Telkwa All Candidates Forum Tuesday October 28 7:00 pm at the Telkwa Community Hall

Smithers All Candidates Forums Wednesday October 29 7:00 pm at the Della Herman Theatre This event will be moderated by Kelly McCormack of McCormack Management with Rick Apperson minding the stopwatch. Also involved is the BC Northern Real Estate Board providing beverages and snacks during the break. In order to field questions you want the answers to please feel free to provide us with your priorities by responding by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a question that you would like the moderator to ask during the forum

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:42

BC Chamber Resolutions to be presented to Government

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NEWS RELEASE

B.C.’s Chambers vote for energy reform, a new take on Property Transfer Tax, and oversight of product stewardship organizations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Vancouver, May 24, 2014 – Business leaders from across B.C. have passed policies calling for energy policy reform, a new take on Property Transfer Tax and better oversight of product stewardship (recycling) organizations such as Multi Material BC. 

These policies were passed at the BC Chamber Annual General Meeting & Conference, the province’s foremost business gathering, held this year in Richmond May 23-24.

This unique grassroots policy-building forum brings together approximately 200 Chamber delegates from across B.C. to vote on new business/economic policies. Policies that are adopted become part of the BC Chamber’s advocacy agenda. This year, delegates are voting on nearly 50 proposed policies. Delegates voted on 26 policies yesterday (May 23); voting continues this afternoon.

Policies voted into force so far include:

  • Optimizing the Clean Energy Act for B.C.’s Economy and Environmental Policy Direction
  • Reconciling B.C.’s Natural Gas Economic Development Policy with its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Policy
  • The Importance to the Economy of Expanded Oil Pipeline Infrastructure
  • Property Transfer Tax Reform; Affordable Housing is Good for the Economy
  • Ensuring Affordable Product Stewardship Programs

Draft versions of these proposed policies are available on the BC Chamber website here; please note that these may not be identical to the versions passed, due to edits made on the floor.

Quotes from John Winter, president and CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce:

On the BC Chamber policy process:

“Our policy development process canvasses the best and brightest ideas from business leaders right across B.C. Once again this year, this unique grassroots process has delivered some excellent policy recommendations to help enhance B.C. as a business jurisdiction.”

On energy resolutions:

“Energy policy is paramount in B.C. Our Chambers are calling for some changes to current policy to, among other things, reconcile B.C.’s ambitious economic policy on files such as LNG with our current greenhouse gas reduction policy.”

On the Property Transfer Tax resolution:

“Affordable housing is an important part of a strong economy but a continuing challenge in B.C., particularly in the Lower Mainland. B.C.’s Chambers are proposing some additional relief from Property Transfer Tax for B.C.’s new home buyers, while offsetting this lost revenue by raising the tax for non-residents of Canada. This approach is similar to what’s been done in other real estate investment jurisdictions such as Paris, New York and Hong Kong.”

On the product stewardship resolution:

“Our membership has seen first-hand the costs that product stewardship organizations such as Multi Material BC put onto B.C. businesses. Our policy calls for better oversight of this type of organization to ensure that any costs put onto businesses are fair, clear, and manageable.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:57

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