Squamish Celebrates Chamber Week

Squamish Chamber of Commerce Media Release

For immediate release – February 8, 2017

Squamish, B.C. – The District of Squamish has proclaimed February 20-24, 2017 as Chamber Week.

Chamber Week celebrates the commitment of the Chamber of Commerce in strengthening Squamish’s business community, and recognizes the countless volunteer hours of service to the community.

“Since 1913, the Squamish Chamber – previously Board of Trade – has been Squamish’s independent and active voice for business, diligently working with the Squamish community to identify the issues impacting business, and working with local and provincial government to drive these insights into policies and actions,” said Christine Campbell, Chair, Squamish Chamber. “Whether speaking as the voice of business, providing resources to help our members grow their business, or promoting Squamish as a place to establish new business, the Chamber is focused on working together to get business done.”

Right now, for example, the Squamish Chamber is setting up two task forces – Economic Development and Transit & Transportation – to identify actions that the Chamber should take in the next 12-18 months to help our community thrive and to make it easier to do business in Squamish. Updates to squamishchamber.com will create an online economic development portal, with impartial yet collaborative tools for growth.

A strong event, education and networking program is being developed for 2017, including workshops, Lunch and Learns, the Squamish Excellence Awards and the Ron Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament. During Chamber Week, events will include:

  • Feb 21. The Collective Perspective: A breakfast seminar presenting findings from a BC-wide survey on the economy, and looking at Squamish Chamber goals for 2017.
  • Feb 22. Lunch and Learn: Join BC Timberframe, Fraserwood Industries and Kristall Turm, for a tour of their business and to learn more about the future of the BC wood manufacture sector.
  • Feb 23. Après after Five with Thornhill Real Estate: Socialize, network and have fun with the incredible team at Thornhill Real Estate Squamish.

As B.C. celebrates Chamber Week, don’t miss the opportunity to engage with the Squamish Chamber, join in on some Chamber Week events, and celebrate the many ways that B.C.’s Chambers strengthen our communities by getting business done!

Chamber Week Special: Not a member? You can still attend Squamish Chamber events. Better still, become a member during Chamber Week and join us for a complimentary Après after Five session to meet your new network.

About The Squamish Chamber of Commerce

The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Squamish community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification. The Chamber takes a leadership role in advocating for the interest of Squamish business and provides member services such as networking and educational events, policy positions and partnerships with other organizations.

Media Contact

Louise Walker
Executive Director
T: 604.815.4991
E: louise@squamishchamber.com