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Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:37

Balloon Burst!

Balloon Burst Prizes Needed!


The 2011 Business Excellence Awards are set for Saturday March 5th, at the Vernon Lodge and we would love to have a balloon floating in the room corresponding to a prize especially from you!

If you are interested in putting a smile on someone’s face, please let me know. We are currently collecting prizes between $20-$40 value. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

 We are looking to have over 150 balloons fill the Vernon Lodge, help me make this happen! I look forward to hearing from you.


Kim Bourke
Events Coordinator
Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce





Published in Press Releases
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 13:41

Nomination Criteria




  • Must have been in business at least two years
  • Must employ from one to 10 employees
  • Must demonstrate a passion for their business
  • Must demonstrate a consistent profit in the last two years or have overcome an obstacle for the business



  • Must have been in business for less than two years
  • Must have good growth potential
  • Must have taken significant financial risk to develop the business
  • Must demonstrate high quality products or services
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer service



  • Must have been in business a minimum of six months
  • Must have owners below 35 years of age
  • Must demonstrate good growth potential
  • Must have taken significant risk to start the business




  • Must have been in business at least two years
  • Must have demonstrated a unique and measurably successful marketing campaign to advertise goods or services




    • Must have been in business at least two years
    • Must demonstrate an exemplary level of professional service
    • Must demonstrate a strong and consistent client base
    • Ex: lawyers, doctors, dentists, Realtors, business consultants, hair dressers etc.



    • Must have been in business or an organization  for at least two years
    • Must show exceptional support for community arts, cultural, sports and educational events
    • Promote staff volunteerism in community organizations
    • Must have provided financial contributions, sponsorships or volunteer hours to the community



    • Must have been in business at least two years
    • Must be nominated by an employee or group of employees
    • Must demonstrate a fair wage and benefits policy
    • Must promote family and workplace balance
    • Must demonstrate open consistent communications with staff



    • Must have been in business at least two years
    • Must demonstrate a consistently outstanding level of customer service, product support and after sales service




    • Environmental sustainability is incorporated into the business model and mission/ vision statements.
    • Concrete examples demonstrate positive environmental results from the organization's products, services, initiatives and practices.
    • The Business' sustainable approaches add value for the customer and the organization
    • Industry Standards are met and exceeded.  Relevant industry certifications are achieved.
    • Owners/ managers promote the value of sustainable business practices to staff, and recognize and reward green behaviors. Employees at all levels are involved.



    • Must have been in business for more than 2 years and exporting for a minimum of 1 year
    • Must demonstrate a successful export marketing strategy that promotes the business product/service
    • Note: Tourism Based businesses can be nominated in this category




    From all of the nominations received, only one business will be selected for the distinguished honour of being recognized as the BUSINESS OF THE YEAR.

    This honour is considered to be the Best of the Best!!


    The BUSINESS OF THE YEAR should have demonstrated a high level of success through:

    • Customer service
    • Growth and profitability
    • Sales and marketing
    • Strategic and tactical planning
    • Employee satisfaction
    • Community supporter


    Deadline for Nominations: Friday January 12th, 2012
    P (250)545-0771 F (250)545-3114 E 102-2901 32nd Street Vernon BC V1T 5M2

    Published in Special Events
    Thursday, 23 December 2010 00:37

    Membership Guarantee

    Our 90-Day Guarantee to New Members

    Your membership in the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce makes good business sense. We guarantee it!

    It's simple: All we ask is that, as a new member of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, you attend any three Chamber events within the first 90 days. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your membership, let us know and we will refund your entire investment at the end of the 90-day period. Not a portion of it – all of it!

    For a complete listing of Chamber events, click on the Events tab at the top of the page. Some of our more common events include:

    Chamber 101 (every second month) – An early-morning information session where you can learn more about what the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce does and how to get the most from your membership investment.

    Business After 5 (third Tuesday of every month) – A popular after-work event that helps you connect in a relaxed setting with other businesses in the Greater Vernon area.

    Breakfast Series (several times a year) – Breakfast meetings that feature dynamic guest speakers, designed to inspire, motivate and educate.


    Become a member today and enjoy peace of mind about your investment - guaranteed!





    Thursday, 23 December 2010 00:15


    "Welcome to Greater Vernon and thank you for investing in your community!"

    That is the welcome message you will hear from our Ambassadors!

     The Chamber of Commerce is often the first stop for businesses - but more importantly, we want to be the first to say "welcome to this business community" to our new owners and investors! Our goal is to connect them with other local businesspeople, giving them a good first step in building positive, rewarding relationships.


    If you know of a new business owner in Greater Vernon, please contact Dianne Skinner, Membership & Benefits Coordinator, by phone or email*. We will be happy to connect them with our business community!

    *NOTE: In an effort to reduce spam, our email addresses are not linked. Please email membership followed by





    Friday, 29 October 2010 14:42


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    Published in About
    Friday, 29 October 2010 14:36

    Chamber 101

    Chamber 101 is an information session designed to help you learn more about what the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce does and how to get the most from your membership investment.

    It's as easy as ABC...

                            Advocacy      Benefits      Connections

    This session is held several times a year. There is no charge to attend, and you will be able to enjoy coffee, tea, and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome: new members, potential members, and even current members who would like a 'refresher' about the features and benefits of Chamber involvement.

    Future dates and locations to be determined. Please contact our office for updates.


    Published in Special Events
    Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:36

    Traffic Safety Certification

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    Published in Services
    Monday, 25 October 2010 23:13

    Breakfasts and Luncheons

     Breakfast with Minister Shirley Bond

    Event Date:Thursday, Sept 18th, 2014 7:15am - 9:15am
    Location:Village Green Hotel

    Minister Bond will be speaking on the Skills for Jobs Blueprint, the BC Jobs Plan, and the LNG Buy-BC Program

    7:15am Registration
    7:30am Breakfast

    $25 for members
    $35 for Guests

    CALL the Chamber to Register: 250.545.0771
    or EMail RSVP to



    Published in Special Events
    Thursday, 21 October 2010 19:55

    E-Blast Marketing

    Permission Based E-Mail Marketing

    2011 revised e-blast info_page_1

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    Published in Services