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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.

Calling!!! Talent for Smithers Northwest Trade Expo Stage Entertainment

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Smithers Trade Show… Entertainment  ----- This year the Theme is “Double Exposure” as we’re using and filling both arenas

…. Once again the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce is organizing the Northwest Trade Expo taking place this year Friday from 3 to 9, May 1 and Saturday from 10 to 6, May 2.

For our stage entertainment, we have appreciated your talent in the past and know that what sets our trade show apart from others is the vast and diverse range of entertainers we have in the valley. We hope that you will once again consider coming down for a half hour performance time slot. (either on Friday afternoon, or on Saturday for a half hour or….. how about both days with a half hour performance on Friday night and another on Saturday.)  We have 18 half hour slots to fill and while the honorarium we provide doesn’t come close to paying for the talent entertainers provide we do try to offset entertainer costs pay $25 per half hour for individual performances and $50 for groups. Performance Time slots will be from 5 to 8:30 on Friday afternoon and evening, May 2 and from 1 to 5:30 on Saturday, May 3

Kevin Widen will be attending to the sound system and we are happy he is back to lend his expertise.

Thanks for your consideration and for sharing your talent and appreciating the trade show venue as an opportunity for promoting yourselves to the public.

If you'd like to specifically request a particular time, or if you'd like further information please call Heather at 847-5072

Thanks so much for considering to take part.

Heather Gallagher
Manager, Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (250) 847-5072
Fax: (250) 847-3337
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 10:54

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

Calling for nominations for the 2014 Community & Business Awards

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Each year the Chamber honours businesses at the Annual Awards night, this year being hosted Saturday, November 1 at the Hudson Bay Lodge.  From Business of the Year to Youth Entrepreneur; Environmentally Friendly Business to Tourism Excellence, each year we receive hundreds of nominations for your favourite businesses.

Think of when someone provided you with exemplary service or went out of their way to get you the answer to a question; someone who went over and above the call-of-duty because they're happy to have you as their customer. You can nominate a business in each of the 12 categories or just choose a couple categories. You can either drop off the nomination ballots at the Chamber office (behind the museum and rail car); fax it back to us at 250-847-3337; mail it to us at Box 2379, Smithers V0J 2N0; scan it and email it to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It's even available on line here by clicking on the form that you can print out.



Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:27

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