What is the 'Give Stoke' program?
A program for businesses, and the business community, to be recognized and celebrated for all of their contributions to our community!

You ALL 'give stoke' through support of community organizations and initiatives through in-kind donations, volunteerism, sharing of skills or sponsorship and in so many more ways. The business community is so appreciated and this community support needs to be shouted from the rooftops! Due to safety & legal concerns, we have been advised NOT to climb any rooftops and instead have created this program so that the 'give stoke' emblem becomes the symbol of pride that is recognized throughout our community!

A further goal of the program is to help align businesses with the groups or initiatives that best reflect their missions and social values.

How can my business participate in the program?
The first step is signing a pledge to donate at least one percent of your business’s profits to charitable purposes. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be given window stickers and digital versions of the “Give Stoke” logo to use in your marketing. You’ll also be listed on the Give Stoke webpage as a participating business.

What happens next?
Go out and give back! Keep records of your financial contributions, donations in kind, and the time you and your employees invest in non-profit initiatives (at the rate of $25/hr).
At the end of the year, you’ll be asked to report on whether you met the 1% target and the split between the time, money, and donations in kind you contributed.

Will I have to show my financial statements or business records?
No, not at all! The Give Stoke program works on an honour system.

Do I have to contribute to certain organizations or causes?
No! It’s important for you to support entities or causes that align with your values and mission. Feel free to give to any cause – whether it be an individual or a registered society, within Revelstoke or international.

I already give much more than 1% of my profits.
Excellent! Keep it up! If you participate in Give Stoke, you’ll get further recognition of your contributions to the community.
We plan to recognize businesses that contribute at least $1,500 to the community with a Gold membership.

Will Give Stoke handle money or donations for me?
No, Give Stoke will not handle cash or contributions. That should be done directly with the charitable entity.

I don’t know where to contribute to. Can The Chamber help?
Revelstoke is home to many excellent non-profit organizations and community groups.
In the future, it is our hope to expand this program to include matching business to organizations that need help. We’d also like to host Give Stoke work days where participating businesses can come together to donate time towards a worthwhile project (downtown cleanup, trail maintenance, event volunteer, etc).

How do I sign up?
Complete the attached pledge form and return to us. Businesses can pledge to this program at any time of the year:)

Have ideas, thoughts or feedback on this program?
We anticipate program details to be finessed and evolve as we move forward with this new and exciting way to celebrate our business community so feedback is welcomed!

Many thanks to Aimee Schalles with Mackenzie Peak Law Group for pitching the idea & concept to your Board of Directors!
Sponsorship
Take advantage of the remaining few key Sponsorship opportunities for your Business!

Details Available Here
Silent Auction
Do you have something to donate?

Packaged items, Gift Certificates for services & experiences are always popular & a great way to showcase your offerings!
Your support is appreciated!
We will give you billing & public recognition, if you tick “Yes” for permission...
We would LOVE to partner with you to make this annual premier event a continued success!!!
 2019 Tourism Marketing Menu

September is your last chance to receive a 5% discount when you sign up for the
2019 marketing menu .

Book your spot as they are going fast!
This moderated forum is free for the general public and will offer voters an opportunity to learn more about the candidates as well as their thoughts on various community initiatives and issues. 

Have a question you want to pose to the candidates?
Written questions can be submitted by City residents prior to the forum, or at the event, and will be screened for duplication and clarity only.
Questions can be emailed to executive@revelstokechamber.com by
4pm on Monday Oct ober 1, 2018 or submitted in writing at the door of the event.
Questions will not be taken live from the floor.

FAQ's:
Wondering about eligibility to vote in Revelstoke? Read elector registration information .
Wondering who has been declared for Candidates? Click here .
September Sweat n' Connect
When: Tuesday September 25th |4:45 pm
Where: Mt. Revelstoke National Park 5K loop

Let's be tourists in our own community!
Join us to walk the 5K loop, partake in some good conversation, & check out the progress on the campground.
No charge for this event; registration is requested for communication, safety & tracking interest!
October Chamber Luncheon
Chubby Funster's|October 10th, 2018

Joel and his team have a delicious menu planned for our next Chamber lunch.
We hope you are able to join us to enjoy!
Details of speaker & topic to follow...
The City of Revelstoke Cannabis Survey Results Are In...
Thank you to everyone who was engaged and made time to provide input towards cannabis regulatory framework for our community!
September is
Disability Employment Month

WorkBC is hosting an Employer Roundtable on Hiring People with Disabilities , featuring Chris Miller and Guylaine St-Gelais of the Visitor Information Centre
Wednesday Sept. 26 | 8:00am-9:30am | WorkBC Ctr

Please RSVP to Rana Nelson or 250.814.0244
Revelstoke Credit Union
is celebrating their 65th Anniversary and we are all invited to the party !!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the RCU staff and THANK YOU for all for the never ending community support!

Guest speaker Ben Dorsey , a Geomatics Technician with Parks Canada, will be talking about
open source GIS and applied spatial statistics .

What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System is designed to store, retrieve, manage, display, and analyze all types of geographic and spatial data.

As always, there will be beer and lots of time for questions and conversation !🍻
Movie Production in Downtown Revelstoke
Public notice from the City of Revelstoke:
Once again our beautiful little mountain town is going to be the star in a Hallmark movie titled,
"The Trouble with Christmas".

Parking closures will be in effect from September 23-28th, please read the Public Notice of locations for details!

If you want to be a STAR they are looking for extras!
Contact sboeke@hotmail.ca for questions or to sign-up.

ALL BUSINESSES WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL!
RMR Pipe Locals' Days are back!
$10 a ride from September 24th to October 8th

This offer is for Revelstoke residents & is valid on weekdays AND weekends:)

Keeping our Members Engaged & Informed
PROVINCIAL
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.

We have submitted our correspondence and want to thank all business owners who were able to make the time to share their stories with us to communicate the negative effects our Revelstoke business community is experiencing... stay tuned for updates.
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.
 Locals' discount on Revelstoke Charter Flights with promo code: LOCALS20

Why drive when you can fly? Take a weekend getaway to Vancouver this winter!
LUNA: Nocturnal Art & Wonder
September 29, 2018

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

Friday Saturday September 29th | 6pm to Midnight
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.
Follow event updates on social media: Facebook & Instagram

To volunteer sign-up here !
Visitor Centre Fun Fact:
In August the Visitor Centre served 12,923 visitors, a 7% decrease from last year -- the smoke and forest fires were not on BC's side!
Good news though, the VIC has been super busy this September!!!

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