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Find Out Fridays - February 16th
02/16/2024
Thinking about hiring an apprentice? Here are some great funding options to check out!
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Commercial Spaces Available
02/08/2024
Two spaces left at the OSO building complex.
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Builders Breakfast in Invermere
02/07/2024
A Builders Breakfast is happening in Invermere later this month, coming up on Tuesday, February 20th.
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Find out Fridays - February 2nd
02/02/2024
Here is our first round-up for this week's Find-out Friday!
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BBB - February 2024
01/23/2024
Join us for our first BBB of 2024 - hosted by the Golden CED!
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Introducing: Find Out Fridays
01/19/2024
The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first in a series of bimonthly posts providing business benefits funding, skills training, and recruitment incentives for hiring new staff.
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Message from the President - 2023 Year End
12/28/2023
As we approach the end of another remarkable year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and milestones we have achieved together.
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Community Holiday Events Survey
10/05/2023
We know it's only the beginning of October, but December will be here before we know it!
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Hiring Bookkeeper to work with KHCCC
09/27/2023
We are currently in the process of hiring a new bookkeeper to work with us at the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.
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Business & Community Excellence Awards 2023
09/18/2023
This year's Business & Community Excellence Awards are on November 10th!
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September BBB - Mountain Life Financial
09/13/2023
Our September BBB event is being hosted by Mountain Life Financial.
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Digital Sign Down
08/21/2023
Our digital sign was taken down by a wind storm.
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Member Spotlight - International Timberframes
08/10/2023
Next up on our Member Spotlight - International Timbeframes!
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6 Reasons Why you Should Be a KHCCC Member
08/09/2023
The KHCCC is here to help you and your business excel and succeed in the Golden community. Join the Chamber to unlock a variety of benefits!
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Member Spotlight - Innovation Building Group
07/17/2023
Next up on our Member Spotlight - Innovation Building Group!
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Forestry Recovery Advisor Position
07/11/2023
The Forestry Recovery Advisor will work with industry and partners to ensure Golden and the Columbia Valley continue having a strong and innovative forestry sector.
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Columbia Basin Trust - Symposium Recap
07/04/2023
If you missed out on the Columbia Basin Trust Symposium at the end of June, check out the highlight video as well as the "how the Trust was formed" video.
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Canada Day in Golden 2023
06/27/2023
Here's what's happening in and around Golden for Canada Day this year!
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Member Spotlight - Jena Lee Photographs
06/22/2023
Next up on our Member Spotlight - Jena Lee Photographs!
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Member Spotlight - Mamacita's Empanadas
05/29/2023
Next up on our Member Spotlight - Mamacita's Empanadas!
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Save the Date - KHCCC Annual General Meeting
05/19/2023
Our AGM is coming up on Thursday, June 8th at the Island Restaurant.
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Member Spotlight - Quartz Creek Cannabis
05/15/2023
Next up on our Member Spotlight - Quartz Creek Cannabis!
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May BBB - Community Futures East Kootenay
04/27/2023
Our May BBB event is being hosted by the Community Futures East Kootenay at the Golden Legion.
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International Timberframes - Celebrating 20 Years!
04/23/2023
“We are proud to celebrate 20 years of excellence in the natural solid wood industry,” said Sigi Liebmann, Founder and Swiss Master Timberframer of International Timberframes.
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Member Spotlight - BASE Health & Wellness
04/20/2023
We are very excited to introduce a new benefit for our KHCCC members - our Member Spotlight! First up, BASE Health & Wellness!
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Connect Golden - Spring 2023 - Registration & F&B Service
04/13/2023
The goal of this FREE event is to bring employees, local businesses/organizations, and residents together to learn about what our community and tourism industry have to offer.
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April Digital Sign Promotion
04/12/2023
Have you wanted to put an ad up on our digital sign? Now is the time to sign up, during our April promotion!
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New Tourism Golden Resources
04/11/2023
Tourism Golden has been busy these last few months! They recently launched two new resources that are super beneficial to the Golden Community.
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BBB - Columbia Basin Trust & Ethos Cafe
03/21/2023
Our March BBB event is being co-hosted by the Columbia Basin Trust and Ethos Cafe.
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Meet our new Executive Director!
02/02/2023
Melanie Myers is the new ED at the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce!
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BBB - Golden Community Economic Development
01/30/2023
Our February BBB event is being hosted by Golden Community Economic Development!
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BBB - Papa Bear's Kitchen
01/19/2023
Our January BBB event is being hosted by Papa Bear's Kitchen!
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BBB - November 2022
10/27/2022
Come by for a drink and some banter with your fellow KHCCC members.
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BCEA 2022 - Voting Open & Tickets For Sale!
10/20/2022
This year's Business & Community Excellence Awards are on November 24th!
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BBB - October 2022
10/06/2022
Come by for a drink and some banter with your fellow KHCCC members.
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BCEA 2022 - Nominations now open!
10/05/2022
This year's Business & Community Excellence Awards are on November 24th!
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All Candidates Forum
09/13/2022
Our goal is to create an unbiased platform for community members and businesses to learn about the candidates for the October 15th municipal election.
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5 Secrets to Successfully Building Your Team
07/11/2022
How do you cut through a noisy job marketplace and draw the best candidates to your business? Here are five tips to successfully build your team.
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BBB - June 2022
06/11/2022
Come by for a drink and some banter with your fellow KHCCC members.
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Job Posting - Executive Director of KHCCC
06/07/2022
This is an exciting role that will help businesses continue to thrive in the Kicking Horse Country Area.
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KHCCC Annual General Meeting 2022
05/20/2022
The KHCCC Annual General Meeting will be Monday, June 6th, 2022!
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BBB - May 2022
05/18/2022
Come by for a drink and some banter with your fellow KHCCC members.
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Connect Golden
05/18/2022
Tourism Golden and the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce are pleased to bring you Connect Golden
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For Whom?
04/12/2022
We dive into some numbers and stats in regards to starting your own business.
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Now the What!
03/16/2022
In our previous newsletter, I talked about reasons to join the Chamber and what our core focus is. This time I'd like to talk about what that means.
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Let's Start With Why!
02/25/2022
That last question I asked when I attended my first Chamber event as a business owner back in 2015. The answer I got wasn’t really one I like to repeat or that made any sense to me nor did it make me excited to join. But I did and not just as a member, I joined to sit on the board! Why you may ask?
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Regional Resource Guides for Small Business
06/26/2021
Tailor-made guides to support your business on the road to recovery
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Meet Jill Holland of Jill Holland Mortgage Solutions
06/24/2021
Meet Jill - Another one of our fabulous Chamber members positively impacting our community with the work she does every day.
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Gearing up for Re-Opening
06/07/2021
Alright folks - we have been on a roller coaster of a year, some days it’s been hard to even get the doors open at your business let alone plan for the future. Combine that with changing government regulations at a moment's notice and our time horizons have shrunk to encompass the present and nothing more. Advertising has seemed like a luxury we cannot afford or a potential faux-pas of bringing visitors into town. Here are some great questions to help shift back into welcoming locals and visitors alike into your business.
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Meet Hiren Shah, the Manager at IGA
05/27/2021
Hiren is the new manager (and franchisee hopeful) at our IGA. He has taken on the monumental task of moving to a new town, managing a new staff and making the business his own - all in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Report from the Business Walks
05/13/2021
For 2 weeks in April the Chamber of Commerce staff called our way through the business license holders in Golden. We are planning to continue this survey on an annual basis to understand shifting concerns and track progress on existing issues.
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Spotlight on Zimmerman Construction
04/29/2021
Michael Zimmerman is a born and raised Golden local who followed his passion for building, from high school shop class, to a successful Custom home building company.
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KHCCC AGM Reminder
04/27/2021
Learn about the latest strategic direction for the Chamber of Commerce and meet your board of directors. This meeting is open to all members. We will also have special guest Paul Vogt from the College of the Rockies will also be joining us to present the new direction of the college.
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Spotlight on the Golden Foodbank
04/22/2021
The Golden Food Bank Society provides an essential service to our community as an emergency food source. But, it’s so much more than that. The Golden Food Bank is a community of passionate people trying to find holistic solutions to food security.
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Request for Participation in the CED Survey
04/12/2021
As a member of the Community Economic Development (CED) Roundtable, the KHCCC is participating in the creation of the Community Economic Development (CED) Strategy project for Golden and Area A.
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Columbia River Catering Spotlight
04/08/2021
The Columbia River Catering food truck has become a familiar sight in Golden. I caught up with Dan with his plans for another COVID summer and what keeps him going through business challenges.
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Business is Golden with The Wolf's Den
03/18/2021
Meet Curt and hear what he has to say about business in Golden and making a dang tasty burger.
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Help Keep Dawn Mountain Groomed
03/11/2021
The Nordic club is more than just a group of people who love skiing. They maintain 33km of beautiful trails, run children's programs and create events for the whole community.
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Participate in the #BuyBasin Festival
03/08/2021
Local businesses owners, creators, and experience operators, the upcoming #BuyBasin Festival is looking to feature you! This unique Facebook event designed to bring you more shoppers, clients, and customers includes personalized coaching to build your digital success beyond the festival.
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Upcoming Highway Closures
02/26/2021
The first of the extended Highway 1 closures is coming up in April 2021. This is part of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. A multi year endeavour to widen the Trans-Canada between Golden and the Yoho Park Gates. From April 12, 2021 at Noon till May 14, 2021 at Noon all vehicle traffic will be rerouted via Highway 93 and 95.
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Imagine Kootenay is one voice for the entire region
02/18/2021
Imagine Kootenay has changed gears and is focusing on a collaborative approach to economic development in the Kootenay's with space for local priorities
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New Discounts for Members
01/19/2021
New for 2021, discounts for members on local advertising with EZ Rock and the Golden Star
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Test your Internet Speed
01/15/2021
Help us bring better internet systems and structure to Golden. We hope you will take the time to perform this simple test and make sure to note your fastest available speed in the comment box.
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Shop Local and WIN!!!!
11/27/2020
'tis the season to support our neighbours! Buy, Dine and Experience Local to WIN!!!
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Watch the Community Excellence Awards
11/13/2020
All the details you need to know to watch the awards from the comfort of your living room. Grab your bubble, order some local takeout and celebrate Golden
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Your 2020 Community Excellence Awards Nominees Are...
11/05/2020
Announcing the 2020 Community Excellence Award Nominees. Our local businesses and non-profits do so much to support our community and we are excited to celebrate all that hard work!
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Class 1 Truck Driver Program
10/28/2020
An inside look into the brand new program at the College and their experience building it during a global pandemic.
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building resilience to thrive
Building Resilience to Thrive
10/15/2020
Looking for a chance to brush up on some skills in the slow season? Need to kickstart your motivation?
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Golden Housing Project Proposal
10/07/2020
Golden, like many communities, is struggling in providing affordable rental housing. The inability to provide quality and affordable housing has significant impact on investment decision that drives economic growth in this community.
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Open for Business - Help support local
05/27/2020
An ongoing summary of the businesses in town and how they are operating during COVID-19 restrictions
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Creating Your Restart Plan
05/20/2020
Getting ready to re-open has a lot of moving pieces.This guide brings many resources together so you can be confident in your plan. Don't forget to reach out to industry associations or WorkSafe BC if you need help
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Golden BC Investment Opportunities
Invest in Golden BC
08/06/2019
Businesses for Sale in Golden BC
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