Regional Business Info

BC Regional Community Partners

BC Rockies:
College of the Rockies – http://www.cotr.bc.ca/
Provides courses and skills training in partnership with industry and employers.

Community Futures Peace Liard (Community Futures) – http://www.communityfutures.biz
Is a community-driven economic renewal initiative, assisting communities in rural Canada to develop and implement innovative strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. Community Futures Peace Laird serves the Regional Districts of Peace Liard and Northern Rockies with the focus of improving the quality of life in the region by enhancing business and entrepreneurial activity.
Kootenay Rockies Economic Alliance – http://www.krrea.org/homepage
KRREA is a not for profit alliance working to shape the region’s economic growth and address common regional economic development priorities. It is a vehicle for the many communities, businesses, Aboriginal, economic development and regional organizations, education and training institutions, governments and other key economic stakeholders to come together and work collaboratively to build a vibrant, strong, diversified regional economy.
Kootenay Rockies Innovative Council – http://www.kric.ca
Dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation as well as the development of science and technology in the East Kootenay, the Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) is a non profit society that provides programming and events targeted at businesses, communities and students/educators related to science, technology and innovation.
Kootenay Chamber of Commerce – http://www.kootenaylake.bc.ca/business/chamber_of_commerce.php
Promotes business and supports the business community in the Kootenay region.
Kaslo Chamber of Commerce – http://www.kaslochamber.com/
Committed to supporting and promoting the well-being of the business community; encouraging partnership and collaboration among businesses; providing opportunities for networking, community involvement and professional growth; and advocating for members at the provincial level to ensure that concerns are heard.
Kootenay Association of Science & Technology – www.kast.com
KAST works to foster a culture that values science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as activities vital to maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of the region.
Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce – http://www.cranbrookchamber.com/
Promotes business and supports the business community in the Cranbrook area.
Kootenay Aboriginal Business Advocated Society – www.kabas.org/
The Mission of the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency is to increase the number of Aboriginal businesses and their profitability by:
• Acting as an advocate for Aboriginal entrepreneurs
• Promoting and developing Aboriginal entrepreneurship
• Being a conduit for information to all Aboriginal groups
Kicking Horse County Chamber of Commerce – http://www.goldenchamber.bc.ca/
Helping business thrive and supporting the business community of Golden BC and Area .
Revelstoke Economic and Business Development Assistance – http://www.cityofrevelstoke.com/edc/profile-development.htm
The Business Info Centre is based on a ‘one stop shopping’ concept for economic and business development services. A variety of development initiatives and services are provided by the participating organizations and all are available at one central location. The participants in the Business Info Centre are the:
• Economic Development Commission
• Chamber of Commerce
• Community Futures Development Corporation
Invemere Municipality – http://www.invermere.net/municipal/businesslicence.htm
Here you will find Forms and Regulations regarding operating a business in Invermere and access to some of the frequently asked questions about starting and operating a business.
Fernie Chamber of Commerce – http://www.ferniechamber.com/
Promotes business and supports the business community in the Fernie area.
Kimberly Chamber for Commerce – http://www.kimberleychamber.com/
Their mission is to serve as leaders in the promotion, development, growth and prosperity of business in our community
Castlegar Chamber of Commerce – http://www.castlegar.com/
Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce – http://www.crestonvalleychamber.com/
Elkford Chamber of Commerce – http://www.tourismelkford.ca/
Nelson Chamber of Commerce – http://www.discovernelson.com/htdocs/nelsonchamber.html
Nakusp and District Chamber of Commerce – http://www.nakusparrowlakes.com/
Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce – http://www.revelstokechamber.com/
The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce is made up of business members working together to promote the progress and development of Revelstoke and Area in order to make it a better place in which to live and work.
Trail Chamber of Commerce – http://www.trailchamber.com/
Rossland Chamber of Commerce – http://www.rossland.com/
A not-for profit organization comprised of Rossland and area businesses and associations supporting local commerce and enhancing visitor experience.

Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce – http://www.sparwoodchamber.bc.ca/
Community Futures Central Kootenay – http://www.futures.bc.ca
Community Futures East Kootenay – www.cfek.ca
Community Futures Greater Trail – http://www.communityfutures.com/
Community Futures Revelstoke – http://www.revelstokecf.com

The Gulf Islands
Central Coast Regional District – http://www.ccrd-bc.ca/
Everything that the Regional District does fits into three categories. The first category is to provide services such as fire protection, water systems and street lighting to residents in the rural areas. These services are generally confined to small geographic areas. The second category is to provide services to a larger geographic area where it doesn’t make sense to duplicate that service for each area. Some examples are Land Use Planning, Economic Development, and regional Library services. The third category the Board gets involved in is to try to influence the Federal or Provincial Government.

Community Coastal Credit Unions – https://www.cccu.ca/Personal/AboutUs/WhoWeAre/CorporateProfile/
Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce – http://www.gabriolaisland.org/
Its mandate is to ensure a balanced, progressive and responsible development of business on Gabriola.
Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce – http://www.galianoisland.com/
Aims to promote economic activity on Galiano Island.
Main Island Community Chamber of Commerce- http://www.mayneislandchamber.ca/
Pender Island Chamber of Commerce – http://www.penderislandchamber.com/
Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce – http://www.saltspringtoday.com/
Gulf Island Economic Alliance – http://www.gulfislandsalliance.ca/about-us.html

Thompson Okanogan
Business Examiner – http://www.okanagannation.com/categories/BusinessPublications/BusinessExaminer.shtml
Thrive Business Strategies – http://www.thrivebusiness.ca/
Thrive Business Strategies work with the business owner, by evaluating where your business is and understanding what your vision is for your business in the future. We then establish strategies and action plans that get you to your goals. We offer incremental growth and change over time through ongoing implementation of strategies.
Business and Client Services – http://www.city.kamloops.bc.ca/clientservices/index.shtml
Business & Client Services (BCS) was established to open City Hall to the public and provide liaison services regarding local government processes.
Salmon Arm Economic Development Society – http://www.saeds.ca/
Supporting and providing a variety of services to existing businesses
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce – http://www.kamloopschamber.bc.ca/
South Okanogan Chamber of Commerce – http://southokanaganchamber.ca/
Osoyoos Business Development – http://www.osoyoos.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce – http://www.kelownachamber.org/cwt/external/wcpages/index.aspx
Community Futures Okanagan- www.cfdcco.bc.ca
Community Futures Thompson County – www.cfdcco.bc.ca
Community Futures Kamloops – http://www.communityfutures.net
Community Futures Okanagan–Similkameen – http://www.cfokanagan.com
Merritt Chamber of Commerce – http://www.merrittchamber.com/
Community Futures Nicola Valley – www.cfdcnv.com
Community Futures North Okanagan- http://www.futuresbc.com
Lumby and District Chamber of Commerce – http://www.monasheetourism.com/
Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce – http://www.sachamber.bc.ca/
Community Futures Shuswap – http://www.futureshuswap.com

Other communities in this area to research:
Summerland
• Armstrong
• Ashcroft
• Big White Ski Resort
• Cache Creek
• Chase
• Christina Lake
• Clearwater
• Grand Forks
• Greenwood
• Logan Lake
• Merritt
• Mount Robson
• Naramata
• Sicamous