The Chamber was honoured to host the Annual Business Excellence Gala for the Revelstoke business community!

THANK YOU to the event sponsors, partners, silent auction donors and our Gala volunteers! ( we are talking about you, Judy Goodman )

This annual event is successful thanks to ALL of your participation & contributions.
(And WOW, do you all ever know know how
to turn up the fancy dial)
Congratulations to ALL of you!
Year after year, our whole community are the real "winners" thanks to the fantastic services, experiences, knowledge and employment opportunities that our business community provides.
We have so much appreciation to all of you who choose the path to become entrepreneurs and business owners. Thank you all for all you do. It directly contributes to the health, social wellbeing and spirit of our community.
With Respect, Your 2018 Chamber Board of Directors
Unable to attend the luncheon, but want to have your voice hear and vote? Fill out a proxy form by Tuesday November 13th to assign your vote to a representative ->
The deadline for the Chamber Board of Directors nominee submissions is
November 9th, 2018 at 5pm

Note...Due to recent changes to BC Societies Act, nominations from the floor are no longer possible
Board of Directors Election Luncheon
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Noon to 1pm | The Regent Inn
Welcoming strong community engagement & leadership!

Have your voice be heard in voting for your 2019 Board of Directors.
The 7th annual “Welcome Week” will kick-off with Moonlight Madness and include fun and engaging daily events that will lead up to opening day at RMR!

In true Revy spirit let's showcase our community, businesses, facilities, and experiences to make newcomers feel welcome & inspire them to get involved!
Contact Jill Zacharias If you would like to be involved or offer a welcome week deal.
If you have the time, feel free to extend a welcome or greeting to newcomers on the
Once a year, the BC Chamber of Commerce conducts the Collective Perspective Survey to consult businesses across BC on what matters most to them, their sector, and their region .

This is arguably the most comprehensive economic survey in the province, and we want to make sure the voices of our members in Revelstoke are fully represented.

Why is this so important? Because the results of this survey are shared with government in the weeks leading up to the 2019 Budget AND the results will also help to better inform BC Chamber's advocacy efforts.
All respondents will be entered into a draw to win a $500 Air Canada gift certificate!
Looking for an opportunity to invest your money directly into local businesses that provide economic, social, environmental and community impacts???
Great! The East Kootenay Columbia Co-op has launched and is now seeking founding members.

If your interested is piqued, pop down to the public information session:
Wednesday November 14th in Revelstoke.

Membership applications will be accepted from individuals, corporations, Government and First Nations who wish to invest in the places they call home.
Sports, Rec & Adventure Tech
Thursday, November 22, 2018
6pm to 9pm | United Church
This is Revelstoke's key event for citizens to collaborate on solutions to community issues, startup ideas and present opportunities to their peers and Revelstoke’s innovation community. It’s a hackathon and a critical look by a group of locals; challenging and supporting their growth offline & online.

Are you brewing on an idea in Revelstoke’s sports, rec and adventure tech industry? Or do you have a startup in motion? 

You can pitch your idea to:
* Startup a new recreation business, innovate or create new products
* Connect with other entrepreneurs and form partnerships
* Explore opportunities to utilize technologies to develop and commercialize products
How can I get involved?
Contact Hayley Johnson, StartUp Revelstoke Coordinator

Want to learn more about exporting
for your business?
Here is the perfect opportunity!
Check out the Export Navigator Workshop to learn the 
"S even Golden Rules to Successful Exporting "
Presented by : Michael Hoher, Export Advisor
Wednesday, November 21st @ 10am to Noon
*The workshop is FREE to attend but pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
To inform rural development priorities, the Government of BC asked for rural BC's thoughts on topics like youth opportunities, Indigenous partnerships, services and technology, access to capital, and natural resources.

The input collected from that feedback, along with the information gathered from face-to-face sessions and key stakeholders, will help ensure government programs and services accurately reflect the needs and priorities of rural communities.
Based on this input, they have prepared a high level summary that you can read here:

Thanks to all of you who took the time to participate in the engagement process!
This information is expected to form a foundation for ongoing work
supporting rural communities.
It goes without saying that we have some amazing small businesses
in our community!
Let's make sure they know that.

Nominate your business, or a business you LOVE, for the Small Business BC Awards that recognize the outstanding achievements of BC’s entrepreneurs.
Locals discount on Revelstoke Charter Flights with promo code LOCALS15

Why drive when you can fly? Take a little weekend getaway to Vancouver this winter.
Business Owners:
Get ready for the Canada Pension Plan enhancement
In 2019, you and your employees will begin making increased contributions to the CPP . Make the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement part of your business plan.

To help your business adjust, the CPP enhancement will be phased in gradually over the next seven years. Although the contributions will increase, your payroll processes will not change; you will continue to report and remit CPP contributions in the same way and you can continue to claim a tax deduction for your contributions as an employer.

Later this year, the CRA will be providing updated payroll deduction tables and formulas to help you calculate the enhanced CPP contributions.

To learn more about the CPP enhancement and what it means for your business, go to Get your business ready for the CPP enhancement .
Did you know that our Visitor Centre team tracks the number of guests that pop in for travel advice?

We note where they are visiting from, how long they are staying in our community, what services/experiences they are looking for, and more. All to help us be better informed and able to provide an even better visitor experience!

*As of October 31st, we have welcomed 61,069 guests through our doors which is 6% more than the annual total from 2017... and we still have 2 months to go! 
Your Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Centre & Tourism Revelstoke team