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The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that markets our community and business - promoting products and services made and provided in Armstrong & Spallumcheen. At the same time, it is a watchdog protecting our interests, particularly in respect to our municipal governance. The united voice of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce proves effective to businesses and residents where a single voice can go unheard. The benefit of belonging to the Chamber is full time representation and year-round results. Join your voice with our strong voice in business. Being a member of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce can be good for you, your business and your community.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is the sponsoring organization of the Visitor Centre, in partnership with the City of Armstrong, Township of Spallumcheen and Tourism BC. Chamber members are active in planning and hosting a variety of community events from Downtown Light Up to Harvest Pumpkin Festival and many more.

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Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce

Address Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm until May
3550 Bridge Street
Armstrong, BC
V0E 1B0
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Phone (250) 546-8155
Fax (250) 546-8868
Business
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Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Chamber, Commerce, Visitor Centre, information
Key Contact Patti Noonan
Email manager@aschamber.com
Website www.aschamber.com
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The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that markets our community and business - promoting products and services made and provided in Armstrong & Spallumcheen. At the same time, it is a watchdog protecting our interests, particularly in respect to our municipal governance. The united voice of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce proves effective to businesses and residents where a single voice can go unheard. The benefit of belonging to the Chamber is full time representation and year-round results. Join your voice with our strong voice in business. Being a member of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce can be good for you, your business and your community.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is the sponsoring organization of the Visitor Centre, in partnership with the City of Armstrong, Township of Spallumcheen and Tourism BC. Chamber members are active in planning and hosting a variety of community events from Downtown Light Up to Harvest Pumpkin Festival and many more.

What We Offer

Group Health Insurance for Business

In partnership with the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce offers a group insurance plan available to all enterprises regardless of size.

The plan includes:

  • Dental & health options
  • Guaranteed renewable contract
  • Fully pooled price stability
  • Business overhead benefits.

Please contact the Chamber so that we can put you in touch with our insurance provider, who will be able to provide you with a quote.

Networking Opportunities

Interested in networking with other businesses? One way of meeting and sharing ideas is through our Business After Business Program, a light-hearted, informal get-to-gether hosted by Chamber members. Or try learning something new while enjoying breakfast at our Business-4-Breakfast seminars. It's a great opportunity for businesses to go beyond networking and explore new, as well as proven ideas. Call the Chamber to book your event - spaces are filling up quickly!

May 8, 2012

Armstrong Spallumcheen Celebrates the Spirit of Citizenship

A person who gives more than they take, who is always willing to help and goes out of their way to make a positive contribution to the life of the local community. They may face up to problems in a positive or inspirational way or just get on with things with no complaints and without recognition. This community award was introduced in 1975 to recognize "selfless service" to residents of the communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen. Past winners have earned the Citizen of the Year title for a variety of reasons ranging from their lifetime devotion to a local organization to their contribution to a number of causes. Tell us about the people in our community who deserve to be rewarded for their goodness, determination, loyalty and other qualities which you admire. The 2012 Citizen of the Year will attend the ‘Citizen of the Year’ tea, hosted by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery on June 19th, before being officially recognized by the community at Canada Day July 1st in Memorial Park. The 2012 Citizen of the Year will also be the Honourary Parade Marshall for the Interior Provincial Exhibition Parade September 1st. Special recognition for a special person! The closing date for nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year is Friday June 8th. A panel of judges will select a winner based on information provided on the nomination form not based on the number of votes. Take the opportunity! Here is your chance to do something to reward that person whose community spirit you admire. All you have to do is complete a nomination form available online www.aschamber.com or in person at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. Ballots will also be available after May 14th at Valley First Credit Union or Vantage One Credit Union. Return by June 8th in person, by fax, email or regular mail.

May 7, 2012

Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Presents: Business-4-Breakfast Networking Opportunity

The strategy is the first of its kind, a 10 year plan that will affect the region.  This will give our members an opportunity to provide feedback and hear about this exciting new initiative firsthand

Also: Tourism Brochure Exchange - additional networking opportunity – a table will be provided for you to display your promotional materials, rack and business cards. Take this opportunity to make some new connections and showcase your toursim-based business or event at venues other than the Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre.

Doors open 7:00am Breakfast 7:15am Speaker 7:30 - 9am

$7 pp for Chamber members $10 for non-members Glad Tidings Church Hall (2570 Pleasant Valley Road) RSVP manager@aschamber.com

Apr 4, 2012

Shop Local: Spend $20 on the 20th

Many do not realize the importance of shopping in their own community. They do not realize that when they spend dollars outside the community for goods and services that can be purchased here, they are actually supporting other communities.

Money spent in the community supports local volunteer fire departments, parks and recreation facilities, businesses, local workforce, schools, not-for-profit organizations and more. Shopping at independently owned businesses actually triples the amount initially spent and puts it back into the local economy.

“Local merchants support area schools, recreation programs and clubs and organizations throughout the year”, said Sandra Starke, Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce President, “Spending $20 on the 20th will say thank you to these small businesses while raising awareness of the importance of buying local.”

Think about what local business you would miss if it went away.  Make that the place you choose to spend $20 this month on the 20th. Encourage your family and friends to do the same thing.

“This is a great way to stir the local economy,” said Andrew Laird, Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Vice President. “If just one-quarter of the residents in Armstrong Spallumcheen spent $20 on the 20th that would be an infusion of $50,000 into the economy in one day. By the end of the year, that would be an extra $600,000.00 spent locally.”

To further encourage this economic boost, the Chamber and participating businesses are sponsoring a prize draw along with the new campaign.  Anytime you spend ‘$20 on the 20th’ at participating retailers, you will receive a sticker. Present the sticker to staff at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce and you will be entered to win $220.  Draws will be held quarterly beginning March 2012 with the last draw December 2012 – just in time for the holidays.

Chamber members have been sent information on the promotion. To participate in the next quarter April – June, contact the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce 250 546 8155 or email staff@aschamber.com.   A complete list of participating businesses each quarter can be found on the front page www.aschamber.com

 

Oct 17, 2011

New Board elected to represent Business Community

“The Chamber has been a part of the community for 80 years,' said Sandra Starke, President-Elect.  ‘In 1931, the Armstrong Spallumcheen Board of Trade was formed, and in 1951, we became the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. We are looking forward to a bright future as the Chamber, its members and the community work together to make this an even better place to work, live and play.”

Executive Director, Patti Noonan echoed Starke’s feeling and added that ‘the chamber extends its sincere thanks to those who have given of their time to the chamber and the business community. This includes not only the Board of Directors, but individuals, businesses and organizations who contribute to various activities and events through their time and/or sponsorship.'

2011/2012 Executive:

  • President: Sandra Starke, Valley First Financial Services Armstrong             
  • Vice-President, Andrew Laird, 107.5 KISS FM

Returning directors:

  • Bruce Brown, Glad Tidings Church
  • Cindy Masters, Kindale Developmental Association

Re Elected – 2 year term

  • Sally Richards, Armstrong Inn
  • David Glason, Okanagan Linux Solutions
  • Fran Stecyk, Vantage One Credit Union
  • Sean Newton, Caravan Farm Theatre

Re Elected – 1 year term

  • Patricia Paterson,  Patricia Paterson Chartered Accountant

Newly elected – 2 year term

  • Deb Morrison, Rtown Networks
  • Suzanne Blackwell, Blackwell Building Movers
  • Barbara Hodder, Monashee Medi Spa
  • Byron Sayer, Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation

“With this Board, we have mix which represents the types of businesses active in our community,” said Starke. “One of the strengths of our chamber is the diversity which is reflected in the Board of Directors.”  The board represents a wide range of sectors including financial services, hospitality, media, technology, non-profit and home-based. We are excited to have some new directors joining us’

The  Board-elect will be sworn in by City of Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper and Township of Spallumcheen Mayor Will Hansma at the 60th Anniversary Celebration Wednesday November 2 at OddFellows Hall, followed by an introduction of past presidents,  refreshments and a chance for chamber members to meet municipal candidates one-on-one.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce  is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the commercial, industrial, agricultural and civic welfare in the communities they serve.  With over 200 members, the chamber has seen an increase in its role as a partner with local government, and is aggressively working to expand opportunities in Armstrong and Spallumcheen by creating or enhancing economic initiatives in the region.  The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce and is the sponsoring organization of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Visitor Centre, in partnership with the City of Armstrong and the Township of Spallumcheen.

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