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Since 1929 the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce has been at the heart of the business community

Your Chamber of Commerce is working hard to make Smithers a great place to do business. 


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The Chamber Provides:

Business Prospects:

Chamber Business Luncheons, social events, and Business After Hours, provide the opportunity to make business contacts and meet new people.

Meetings, Seminars, and Workshops:

Special events designed to inform and educate members on every aspect of business including: industrial trends, new approaches to business, export/import markets and political issues.

Responsible Change:

Through the use of news releases, press conferences, submissions and presentations to all levels of government the chamber acts as your representative for constructive change.

 

Join the Chamber!

Smither Chamber of CommerceTo join, or to receive more information, call or visit our office. We will walk you through the membership application process, and help you decide if a Chamber of Commerce Membership is right for you and your business.

If you are from out of the area and would like to apply for a membership package, please call us at 1.800.542.6673, or visit the Contact Information section for more information.

Contact us today to Join!

2015 New Business Reception

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.  


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