WELCOME to our newest Chamber Members!

C hristina Chong & Steven Klinger



Josée Zumanyi



David Starr & Stephen Halverson

CHAMBER ADVOCACY:
Regional Chambers meet with BC Government

Policies discussion hosted by BC Chamber aims to improve the
business climate in our region

On July 23rd, 11 chambers of commerce from the Thompson-Okanagan met with 18 government representatives—including Deputy Ministers and Assistant Deputy Ministers across 12 ministries —to discuss both local and pan-provincial issues affecting businesses in the region.

The network presented its policies (adopted at the 2019 BC Chamber AGM), which contained specific recommendations to government.

LUNA ART FEST IS BACK THIS FALL!

For updates & sneak peeks, follow along on

ADVOCACY: LABOUR SHORTAGES



In response to the increasing tourism labour shortages in the region, the Kootenay Rockies Tourism (KRT) Board of Directors has taken on an advocacy role and written a letter to Honorable Melanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.

The goal of this letter is to raise awareness on the impacts of tourism labour shortages in BC (that were evaluated at over $1B in 2016) and to request more consideration for small rural tourism destinations in the amendment of key federal immigration policies, particularly the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Australian Work-Holiday Visa.

KRT's letter can be downloaded here
GLOBAL GREETERS PROGRAM
WAYFINDING ENGAGEMENT

Saturday August 24, 2019 | 8am - 2pm
Saturday Augus
OKANAGAN COLLEGE TOURISM MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA


Spread the word about the fantastic new educational opportunity starting in Revelstoke this fall!

The co-op program is designed to give students real-world knowledge, skills and opportunities designed to advance careers in the tourism sector.

Upon graduation, students will be ideally suited for supervisory or front-line management positions in tourism.

Find out more information HERE!
Celebrate Revy Local Food Weeks!
August 17th to August 31st

#revylocalfood
Revelstoke Local Food Initiative is encouraging the community to harvest, cook and eat as much local food as possible while our market and gardens are abundant. Snap a photo of your meal or dish and share using hashtag #revylocalfood to inspire us all!

LFI invites restaurants and other businesses to get involved! Promote the local food you already use or create a new dish for this event.

Three winners will be chosen at random from the pool of photos and awarded a gift certificate to the LFI farmer's market or some LFI swag. 

UNIVERSAL DESIGN WORKSHOP
Sunday September 15th | TRY IT Event | Griffith Creek
Monday September 16th | 9:30am-2pm | Regent Hotel


Kootenay Rockies Tourism has been working with communities to raise awareness of Accessible Tourism and Universal Designs to meet the needs of all travellers - from seniors, to families with children to travellers with accessibility needs.
The workshop will provide staff from Local Government, Tourism Stakeholders, and Outdoor Recreation Professionals & Practitioners an introduction of skills and knowledge to incorporate universal design into programming, facility design, construction and maintenance programs for parks, recreation, business, and civic facilities.

EMERGENCY SERVICES FOOD DRIVE

Tuesday September 17, 2019 | 4:30pm

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! 
In 2018, Community Connections Food Drive enabled them to stock their shelves until late this spring and the financial donations were a huge boost to their annual food budget! 


The team is now looking for community groups who would like to go door-to-door and also calling out for extra volunteers to help sort the incoming donations for this annual event.
Please join us in spreading the word to help make 2019 another successful year!

For questions, or to offer a helping hand, contact Patti at Community Connections:

Patti Larson | Director - Community Outreach & Development
phone: 250-837-2920 ext. 28
LUNA SOUND - Friday September 27, 2019
This year, the LUNA Art Fest will be extending the weekend offerings to feature LUNA SOUND 🎶

This Friday night music festival will feature musicians that push the boundaries of their respective genres, culminating in an original mash-up of eclectic styles all hosted on 3 unique stages in the historic Regent hotel.
Business Excellence Awards Nomination Survey COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

26th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala | November 2nd, 2019
It is time to start thinking about Businesses and Individuals in our community that excel & inspire at what they do!

Do you have something to contribute to the silent auction at the annual gala?!
Let us know ! Any donation is so appreciated!!!
BUSINESS OWNERS : Sign up your marketing coordinator to receive our monthly tourism newsletter full of tips & content to share!
Click HERE to view our most recent Tourism Newsletter & check out the marketing tips, content and destination strategies!
SUMMER STREET FEST DAILY LINE-UP!
Nightly through to August 25th


Another reason why we   ❤️  summer nights in Revelstoke!
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
REVELSTOKE COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR
Hosting an event???

Be sure to submit your event info here to get posted on the online community events page!

For any questions, contact Tess!
SPREAD THE STOKE!
Have any important information, upcoming events or business initiatives that you would like to share with the business community via our newsletters? 

Don't be shy,  let us know !
We want to share your good news!

If your business has received an award or accolades, let us know by reaching out to Eva at marketing@revelstokechamber.com.
Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce
Tourism Revelstoke