Join your local Chamber of Commerce!

It is time, time for change, time for renewal, and time for progress – time to rejoin the McBride and District Chamber of Commerce. With your support, we can improve the future for your business and for our community.

Membership in the McBride & District Chamber of Commerce is nominal, and a net benefit for small business owners and operators. Your membership investment fee is tax deductible and you are eligible for the direct, tangible, economic benefits like credit card, accommodation and fuel discounts which can start immediately. Other benefits may include group insurance for extended health benefits and/or dental care at rates that are normally not available to a small company, including a sole proprietorship.

The McBride & District Chamber of Commerce is very fortunate to have willing volunteers who contribute to make our community stronger, more vibrant and establish us firmly as a community that is ‘open for business’. Working closely with Council, community organizations and all levels of government, Chamber volunteers help ensure positive, progressive action in the Robson Valley. Join with us and help to make a difference in our community today!

CLICK HERE for our Membership Renew Letter (pdf)

Thank you

The McBRIDE & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE would like to thank the Candidates, the residents of McBride and Area H, Regional District of Fraser Fort George for attending the All Candidates Forum on October 29, 2014. We would also like to thank Harold Edwards for moderating the forum, the McBride Secondary School, their Girls’ Volleyball team for the concession, Bill Holmes for handling the sound system, the Evangelical Free Church for their microphones, the Valemount Toastmasters for use of their timing lights, the Chamber members and those from the public who helped with the Forum. We would especially like to thank all those who attended the forum to make it such a success!

Please do not assume, make your voice heard and be counted, VOTE ON NOVEMBER 15, 2014.

Chamber Assistant

The McBride & District Chamber of commerce is looking for a Chamber Aide/Deputy/Assistant.

This is a paid contract position for 20 hours/month.

Follow this link to the full description.

Please submit your application by November 14, 2014.

Small Town Love Program

You are invited to attend an introductory session for Love McBride on Tuesday, September 23rd at 1 PM at the Robson Valley Community Centre!

Love McBride is a professional, creative and engaging online presence and is one of the best ways to connect with new customers.

For a one-time investment of $100 you will receive your customized online profile that includes:

A compelling profile that features a professionally written story of your business which showcases your products and services. Your profile will also highlight your story as an entrepreneur, and the various ways you contribute to your community.

1. A professional photography session – the photographs we take will be available for you to use to promote your business in both online and print media

2. User-friendly business promotion tools, including a local product finder, links to your social media channels, a map showing your location, as well as an events calendar to promote your sales events and promotions.

More information on the Love McBride project is linked here: Love McBride, or check out www.LoveMcBride.com.

To see what the final website will look like, visit www.LoveValemount.com www.LoveSmithers.com or www.LoveQuesnel.com
The Love McBride project receives funding through Northern Development Initiative Trust (http://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/) and the website is designed by Small Town Love (http://smalltownlove.com/)

I hope to see you there!
Geoffrey Roy
Economic Development Officer
Village of McBride

Valemount and Area Trade Show – September 19-20

trade show

The Valemount and Area Chamber of Commerce  is hosting a trade show.

Date: Friday Sept 19 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday Sept 20 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Valemount Curling Rink

Please see the attached registration form for full details:  valemount chamber trade show app
The McBride Chamber will be representing our members at the trade show.

If any members wish to send brochures or other information for us to display, please bring it to the general meeting at the E-Free Church, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm or contact the Visitor Centre  250-569-3366.

 

Happy Canada Day!

Canada DayThe McBride and District Chamber of Commerce would like to extend our thanks and sincere appreciation to the following volunteers, without whom the event would not have been possible.

Our intrepid BBQers who, in scorching heat, managed to feed the hungry throng.

Mayor Mike Frazier, who gave the Village address and read out the greetings from Shirley Bond, MLA and Ashley Desarmeau who led the singing of “O Canada”.

D & A Ranch for their chuck wagon BBQ.

Thanks go to the Whistle Stop Gallery, McBride Visitor Centre, Odds’n’Ends and McBride and District Public Library volunteers who were responsible for all the happy kids and parents having fun in the sun – a special thank you to the McBride Ambulance Service for the teddy bear and blood pressure clinic.

A bang up three gun salute to the McBride and District Volunteer Fire Department who put on a fantastic fireworks display.
A special THANK YOU to Heritage Canada and the “Celebrate Canada” program who helped provide funding along with the Village of McBride and the McBride and District Chamber of Commerce.

And finally, and most importantly you – who came out, had fun and made the day happen – we couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Happy Canada Day!

Cheryl Sansom Award

CongratulationsThe McBride and District Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Maurice and Isabelle Bonneville, winners of the Cheryl Sansom Award for Community Service.

The Cheryl Sansom Award was created to recognize those outstanding volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service has made a significant difference in their community.