We at the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce want to ensure all our members are kept informed in initiatives that are happening in our region, province and country. Check our website and Facebook for more initiatives, links and information, stop into our office Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:30-12:30, or call us at 250-567-2124
June 2021
Director's Note
June is a big month of transition for the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce. This month we say goodbye to Lesley Chaisson. Lesley has served as the Chamber as Manager for more than the a year. We have been so fortunate to have her energy, enthusiasm and skills that has truly helped build up the Chamber and in particular get us through the first year of the pandemic. We will miss Lesley but are happy for her next adventures! 

We have several welcomes too this month. First, we are very happy to have Philip Timothy join us as the new Manager for the Chamber. Philip has an incredible resume of experience in business from around the world! We are excited for Philip to develop his own brand and personality for the Chamber. Welcome Philip! 

Additionally, we have two students working for us this summer. Vincent has started as our Media Assistant (see his bio above), and we are very happy to have him lead the #mystreetmyneighbour initiative. Welcome Vincent! And starting in July, And starting in July, Amanda will be our full-time office assistant! We are excited that the office will be open July and August full-time to meet the needs of our members. Amanda will be responsible for general office duties and support the work of our Manager. Welcome Amanda!

Philip will be spending much of the next month going out to meet our members, however please feel free to drop into the office to meet Philip and our summer students.  

-Michelle Roberge. President.
We are in Step 2
The criteria for Step 2 is at least 65% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with declining case counts and COVID-19 hospitalizations. 
PHO guidance
New things you can do

Consultation with the sector begins for next steps on indoor and outdoor organized gatherings. 

Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre
Located at:
3030 Burrard Avenue
Vanderhoof, British Columbia V0J 3A2 Canada

PO Box 710

Call us at (250) 567-6673
Fax: (250) 567 - 6688

About Nechako White Sturgeon

Dwelling in the waters of Nechako River watershed is a survivor from the age of the dinosaurs – White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). This magnificent animal is the largest freshwater fish in Canada, and has existed relatively unchanged for millions of years.

The long-term goal of the NWSRI is to return the Nechako white sturgeon to a self-sustaining population.
In the short term (5 years), the Initiative’s goal is to develop a conservation fish culture program; in other words, a sturgeon breeding program that will rebuild and maintain the population until the cause of the decline can be determined and corrected.
CJ's Accounting Services
Located at:
2748 Burrard Ave, Vanderhoof, BC, Canada. V0J 3A0
PO Box 176
E-mail: clarence@cjsaccounting.ca

CJ’s Accounting Services is a full cycle bookkeeping office. We are Vanderhoof’s oldest Accounting and bookkeeping office.

They specialize in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Personal Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax and Payroll.

Open: Mon. - Fri. 9am - 4pm
Saturday, 9am - 3pm
  • Mascon have recently deployed new speeds in town, now offering speeds of 1GB per second, twice their last highest speed.
  • Mascon is one of the first 10 operators worldwide to deploy this high speed technology.
  • With a lot of people working from home, and with online schooling, this is a great benefit.

You can find us at:

148 Stewart St E,
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Canada

Call - 1-866-832-6020 (Toll-Free
E-mail - info@mascon.ca
Visit - http://mascon.ca/
BC Chamber of Commerce.

About this event:
This is a new course in Building Resilience to Thrive, which introduces new concepts to help your business with recovery, resiliency, and growth. This course will be relevant to individuals/businesses that took the first course in the program as well as those that have not participated in the program yet.

Developed in partnership with the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, the new Building Resilience to Thrive – Business Foundations online course will take you through how to build a resilient business using case studies, contemporary research, and practical experience.

This 6-week course will examine the fundamental building blocks of great business: strategy, marketing, people, and processes, presenting new material you won’t want to miss! Better position yourself, your team, and your business for the future by building back stronger with strategy. 

The course will run Wednesdays from July 7 to August 11, 2021, 11:00AM – 12:00PM PDT, and you will receive a certificate upon completion. A $700 value, at a fraction of the cost!

Late registration will be accepted until July 12, 2021 at 8am. However, in order to receive a certificate, attendees must attend a minimum of 5 out of the 6 sessions.
Membership Fee Support
During this time of business uncertainty, we understand that finances are tight. That is why the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce is offering our renewing and new members the option to pay your membership fees over three months. Call to talk with Philip on how we can support your business through this time.

And a reminder that our membership runs on a 12 month basis. For example, if you join in June 2021 your membership is good to June 2022. We feel that this method supports our members best so that everyone gets the most out of their membership.
Board of Directors
Past President - Roy Spooner
President - Michelle Roberge
Vice President - Kevin Wallace
Treasurer - Anna Manwaring
Secretary - Twyla Hale
Arlynn Klassen / Michael Kollinger /
Trinda Elwert / Rhys Wallace
Philip MBayoh, Manager