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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!

Calling for nominations for the 2015 Community & Business Awards

Nominations for the Chamber Community and Business Awards take place only until October 9


Each year the Chamber honours businesses at the Annual Awards night, this year being hosted Saturday, November 14 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.

We want to give you lots of ways to honour businesses in Smithers and Telkwa. If you've had an excellent shopping experience in the Valley or if you admire a business owner whose epanded his business or is completely committed to clubs and organizations that enrich our community we want to pay tribute to them. Please take some time and fill out a nomination ballot so we can present deserving businesses with the coveted Alpenman Trophy for them to display at their businesses. Nominations are open until October 9. Award sponsors:  Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, Scotiabank, Aspen Inn & Suites, RW Calderwood Realty, Town of Smithers and Regional District Bulkley Nechako, Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Smithers Lumber Yard, Interior News, Vandergaag & Bakker, Salvation Army, Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, and Tourism Smithers.



Nominate one of the many great businesses or individuals in Smithers and Telkwa.

Don't miss the opportunity to nominate your favorites business or individual.

Deadline for nominations from the public is October 9.

Saturday, November 14 has been set as the date for the 2015 Community & Business Awards “Bourbon Street Experience”

Celebrating the jazz and pizzazz of Valley businesses!

Now it is time to nominate individuals and businesses for their outstanding achievement.



BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Interior News

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Vandergaag & Bakker

CITIZEN/VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by RW Calderwood Realty

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE - Business, Sponsored by Hudson Bay Lodge

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE - Indvidual, Sponsored by the Salvation Army

ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by the Town of Smithers and Regional District of Bulkley Nechako

TOURISM EXCELLENCE, Sponsored by Tourism Smithers

PUBLIC SERVICE EXCELLENCE, Sponsored by Aspen Inn & Suites

HOME BASED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Smithers Lumber Yard

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Smithers District Chamber of Commerce

FAMILY FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Bulkley Valley Credit Union


Nominations from the public take place to October 9 and from those nominations a selection committee will choose the three finalists in each category.  These finalists names along with information on each one are sent the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce's over 200 members who vote on the final award winner.  The winners will be announced on November 14 at the 2015 Community & Business Awards event at the Hudson Bay Lodge.

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