25th Annual Business Excellence Awards
Nomination Survey

Celebrate Excellence in our community by nominating the amazing Businesses, Organizations and Individuals that are catching your attention this year...

Spread the word and complete the
Sponsorship Opportunities & Silent Auction Donations for your Business are also Available Now !
Saturday November 3rd
6pm to late
Revelstoke Community Centre
Networking, Beverages, &
Guest Speaker Derek Evans

6pm | Friday August 24th | Mountain Co-Lab
This months speaker hails all the way from San Jose, where he is a Production Engineer at Facebook working on infrastructure security and vulnerability management at scale.

Derek is a penetration tester, senior software developer, systems architect, and team leader spanning all areas of Information Technology with extensive experience on both sides of the security fence being a builder and breaker of software systems.
September Chamber
Lunch & Learn
Join us at the Mt Begbie Brewing Company where Tracey and Bart Larsen are happy to show off their fabulous new facility!
  Head Chef, Keith Cromier, has a seriously delicious menu planned AND you may be tempted to add one of their award winning brews !  

When: Wednesday September 12th | 12 to 1 pm
Cost: $20.00/person

Fall Block Party
Saturday September 8th

Revelstoke's ever popular Street Fest has morphed into an exciting new format...
Registration is now open, let's make this the
Best Block Party EVER!
Keeping our Members Engaged & Informed
MUNICIPAL

City Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw Update
THANK YOU to all members of our business community who continue to take the time to connect with us on this topic and keep your Chamber informed. Please note that the City of Revelstoke is welcoming your comments & feedback to DCCupdate@revelstoke.ca until Tuesday August 28, 2018.

  • Letter submitted by Chamber to Mayor, Council and staff following member feedback after release of proposed projects, costs, and DCC rates (prior to First reading of bylaw) (June 21, 2018)

As with any topic that is on our business community members minds, we welcome your continued feedback and will be sharing an overview of what we are hearing with our Mayor and Council this week to continue keeping them informed.

To Note:
Wednesday September 5, 2018| 3pm-5pm | Council Chambers *open for the public to attend
Draft Bylaw will be presented for Second and Third reading. Following Third Reading, the bylaw is submitted to the Province for approval, prior to adoption by Council.

For background of the DCC Bylaw Update to date, click on links to The City of Revelstoke info pages:

Save the Date:
Revelstoke All-Candidates Forum| October 2nd , 2018 | 6pm | Community Ctr
The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting an all-candidates forum for the public to attend prior to the municipal election. A great opportunity to see where the candidates each stand on the issues and questions selected and moderated by the event organizers. Stay tuned for more details.
PROVINCIAL
Transportation: Economical & safety concerns for Hwy 1 around Three Valley Gap  
Many thanks to all who penned letters to the provincial government about 3VG; why improvements are needed and how regular closures economically affect your business. And a HUGE ovation for Revelstoke community member Shannon Smith for taking the time and courage to lead the way forward with this powerful letter-writing campaign.

Current Update:
  • Letter submitted to provincial government on behalf of Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Letter of Response sent by Hon. Claire Trevena - Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure


Revelstoke Labour Crisis: Efforts to adjust current Temporary Foreign Worker application framework
We have been lobbying the provincial government to pursue if, and how, Revelstoke can be exempt from our Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) classification for the Foreign Worker Program (FWP) or to shift the current guidelines of that program. The current classification is prohibiting our employers from applying for this option, even when no local, provincial, or national workers are available for the positions.
Read more here
The Advocacy Committee is composed of board members and members of the larger business community who work to set issue priorities. 
Email the Chamber ED, Jana Thompson , to get your issue or topic on the next meeting agenda.
Anonymity is always respected.

 2019 Tourism Marketing Menu

We have have just released our marketing menu for 2019!

Sign up for initiatives ASAP to ensure your spot and receive a 5% discount.


Grants and Subsidies Available for Staff Training & Wages



Rana Nelson, Job Developer at WCG Work BC, would like you to know about resources available to Employers to offset hiring costs...
Flight Services to and from Vancouver

Available flights from January 4 to March 18th, 2019
Book by August 31st to take advantage of a 10% off promotion! (code: SAVE10)

Share with Family, Friends and Visitors!
LUNA: Nocturnal Art & Wonder
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

LUNA Art Festival is powered by the energy and creativity of our amazing community!

Join the rest of the LUNAtics to transform Revelstoke with Art, Music and Performance on Saturday September 29th .
Be the first to see what is coming for this year, receive an invitation to the September 28th opening AND receive a LUNA T-shirt.
Check out the Facebook page to volunteer or sign-up here !
Volunteer Organizer Needed!
34th Annual Terry Fox Run
The Revelstoke Terry Fox Run is looking for an organizer to host the run on Sunday September 16th.

If you are interested in supporting this long standing fundraising initiative, read more here...
is hosting a design contest to update the
"Spirit of Revelstoke" logo!

Deadline to submit is August 31st at 4pm . $500 cash prize! Click here for further details.

Visitors and Foreign Currency
Revelstoke is an international destination and EVERYONE likes to shop!

Following visitor feedback, this is a friendly reminder to post your exchange policy
( do you accept or decline foreign currency? )
to provide clear guidelines for staff and visitors:)
Does your business sell products that are in made in BC? 
Do you make products using BC resources? 
Do you work hard to create experiences in BC?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the  Made in BC Tradeshow  (Kamloops, BC) wants YOU to showcase BC-proud businesses and sign up to be an exhibitor.

YUP!!! There are perks to your Chamber membership .
All businesses who hold Chamber memberships in their communities will be given access to the exclusive member rate for the tradeshow!
Visitor Centre Change of Hours Notice
from August 27th onward:

Daily Fall Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Changes coming to your business for the fall?
Send us a note and let us know:)
T H A N K S F O R R E A D I N G ! ! !
Your Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Centre & Tourism Revelstoke team