Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce on Our Okanagan:

We are proud to be the voice of business for Enderby and Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District.  Our mission is to advance the prosperity of the business community through leadership, advocacy, and service.  Our vision is a vibrant, diverse, and successful business sector that inspires, respects, supports, and serves a healthy community.

We work closely with our business community on a wide variety of subjects, including adjusting to the Highway 97A upgrades, sustainable tourism, restoring service to our railway, developing recreation services, and promoting Wood First and alternative energy initiatives.  We invest in tourism promotion on behalf of our business community and operate the local Visitor Centre.

We help to organize community events such as Canada Day, Rivers Day, and Christmas. We also organize networking events such as business-after-business socials and lunch-and-learn information seminars.

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Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce
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Address 700 Railway Street
P.O. Box 1000
Enderby, BC
V0E 1V0
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Phone (250) 838-6727
Fax (250) 838-0123
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We are proud to be the voice of business for Enderby and Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District.  Our mission is to advance the prosperity of the business community through leadership, advocacy, and service.  Our vision is a vibrant, diverse, and successful business sector that inspires, respects, supports, and serves a healthy community.

We work closely with our business community on a wide variety of subjects, including adjusting to the Highway 97A upgrades, sustainable tourism, restoring service to our railway, developing recreation services, and promoting Wood First and alternative energy initiatives.  We invest in tourism promotion on behalf of our business community and operate the local Visitor Centre.

We help to organize community events such as Canada Day, Rivers Day, and Christmas. We also organize networking events such as business-after-business socials and lunch-and-learn information seminars.

What We Offer

Certificate of Origin

We generate certificates of origins with an authorized Chamber of Commerce seal.  The service is free for our members.  Contact us for more information.

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.

Sep 20, 2011

Winning More Business Seminar Series

The Enderby Chamber of Commerce invites businesses in Enderby and the surrounding area to register for the innovative and effective “Winning More Business” seminar series. Each session will focused on:

 

  • Maximizing your individual efforts to realize greater revenues;
  • Achieving more effective use of your scarce resources (time, money, staff); and
  • Attracting and retaining positive customer relationships.

 

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

 

  • October 5 – Assessing & Planning Your Business, Growth & Vision
  • October 19 – Trends & Change – How Ready are You?
  • November 2 – Best Practices – Synergy from Within Our Business Community
  • November 16 – Treat People Like You Want Them to Come Back!
  • February (TBD) – Risk-Taking to Realize More Business
  • February 15 – Working ON Your Business and IN your Business

 

All sessions will be held at the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce at 700 Railway Street, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Join this exciting seminar series with a Chamber member early bird rate of $75 (on or before September 23), a Chamber member regular rate of $100, or a future member rate of $125 ($25 of this fee goes towards a non-refundable deposit on an Enderby Chamber membership). Prices include all six sessions.

Everyone is welcome regardless of length of operation of business. Remember, all sessions will be interactive with one of the key benefits being learning from and with other business members!

Contact the Enderby Chamber for further information or to sign up.

Aug 25, 2011

Enderby Chamber August Newsletter

The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce's August 2011 Newsletter is out now.

http://bit.ly/pcMckR

Download now for information on all the excitement in Enderby and the surrounding area.

From events and entertainment to can't-miss sales to updates on some of our new learning and development permit initiatives, this newsletter is packed with useful information!

Jul 27, 2011

Enderby Chamber July Newsletter Out Now

Enderby Chamber July newsletter features tons of event and opportunity information on Enderby and the surrounding area.

Great sales, networking tips, business development opportunities, entertainment and event listings, and much more.

Download it here: http://bit.ly/qXKGvc

Jun 22, 2011

Enderby Chamber June Newsletter

Enderby Chamber June 2011 newsletter out now! Business news, community contributions, Chamber notices, employment opportunities, recreation opportunities, event listings, and much more.

Check it out: http://bit.ly/mKCrMl

Jun 17, 2011

Enderby Chamber Wins Environmental Award

June 8, 2011 - The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce won an award for Community Clean Up at the North Okanagan Regional District's 2011 Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Awards.

The Community Clean Up award celebrates organizations or individuals that assist with cleaning community property such as parks, streams, roadsides, public and private land, and facilities. The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce won this award for its coordination of the Shuswap River Ambassador Program and BC Rivers Day.

River Ambassador and Rivers Day Coordinator Madison Giesbrecht explained that the role of community volunteers
and stewards is essential to the success of both programs. "Thank you to everyone who made the program and event successful. The Enderby Chamber is a proud organizer and sponsor for Rivers Day. It is a day when we join together
to clean the river and once again encourage all river users to keep it pristine."

The summer of 2010 was the first year for the River Ambassador program, which will continue in 2011. While the
program is relatively new, its impact has already been significant. "The Shuswap River Ambassador Program was a great success last year. The Ambassadors provided information to over 4,100 recreational river users about safety and respect for the Shuswap River," said Giesbrecht.

In addition to the award, the Enderby Chamber will be featured on the Regional District's website and recognized on a permanent plaque at the Regional District office along with the other award recipients.

Funding for the River Ambassador Program came from a variety of sources, including the Enderby Chamber, City of
Enderby, Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District, Enderby & District Credit Union, Government of Canada, BC Hydro, and Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.

BC Rivers Day was sponsored by the Enderby Chamber, Enderby & District Credit Union, Enderby & District
Lions Club, BMO Bank of Montreal, Baron Insurance, Ashton Creek General Store, BC Hydro, Howard Johnson Inn, IODE, City of Enderby, and Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District.

May 25, 2011

Enderby Chamber May Newsletter

Enderby Chamber May 2011 newsletter out now! Business news, community contributions, Chamber notices, employment opportunities, recreation opportunities, event listings, and much more.

Check it out: http://bit.ly/lNO8NW

Jan 4, 2011

Enderby Chamber's Wood First Initiative Successful at Regional District

Following a presentation to the Electoral Area Advisory Council by Chamber Executive Director Tate Bengtson, the Board of Directors for RDNO gave formal approval for staff to begin drafting a Wood First bylaw.

Chamber Executive Director Tate Bengtson says that a Wood First policy "will help to support forestry and value-added wood producers, which is the cornerstone of the local economy.  This policy will encourage contractors to seriously consider wood as the primary building material.  It will encourage contractors to develop working knowledge of local opportunities to acquire wood and wood products."

A Wood First bylaw encourages all new buildings owned or funded by the regional district to be constructed out of wood whenever possible.  Typically, Wood First bylaws enable preference to be given to design proposals featuring innovative or extensive uses of wood content, particularly those which use locally sourced wood and wood products.  The Enderby Chamber has previously, and successfully, encouraged the City of Enderby to adopt a Wood First bylaw.

"Ultimately," Bengtson says, "I see this policy as an important way to encourage further innovation and productivity in the sector, which has important spin-offs for the whole economy.  I think that the Regional District's decision to move in this direction sends a powerful and positive signal about its support for the wood industry." 

Following a presentation to the Electoral Area Advisory Council by Chamber Executive Director Tate Bengtson, the Board of Directors for RDNO gave formal approval for staff to begin drafting a Wood First bylaw.

Chamber Executive Director Tate Bengtson says that a Wood First policy "will help to support forestry and value-added wood producers, which is the cornerstone of the local economy.  This policy will encourage contractors to seriously consider wood as the primary building material.  It will encourage contractors to develop working knowledge of local opportunities to acquire wood and wood products."

A Wood First bylaw encourages all new buildings owned or funded by the regional district to be constructed out of wood whenever possible.  Typically, Wood First bylaws enable preference to be given to design proposals featuring innovative or extensive uses of wood content, particularly those which use locally sourced wood and wood products.  The Enderby Chamber has previously, and successfully, encouraged the City of Enderby to adopt a Wood First bylaw.

"Ultimately," Bengtson says, "I see this policy as an important way to encourage further innovation and productivity in the sector, which has important spin-offs for the whole economy.  I think that the Regional District's decision to move in this direction sends a powerful and positive signal about its support for the wood industry."

Sep 9, 2010

Enderby Chamber Praises Enderby's Wood First bylaw

The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is praising the City of Enderby's adoption of a Wood First bylaw. At a council meeting on September 7, Enderby City Council voted unanimously in support of the Chamber's request to support a Wood First policy.

The Chamber's letter requests that the construction of City buildings be based on design proposals using wood as the primary building material. The policy should also favour design proposals featuring innovative or extensive uses of wood content, particularly those which use locally sourced wood and wood products.

Chamber Executive Director Tate Bengtson says that "a Wood First policy requires contractors to give serious consideration to wood as the primary building material. It will stimulate innovation in using wood. It will encourage contractors to develop working knowledge of local opportunities to acquire wood and wood products."

Enderby Mayor Dee Wejr affirms her council's support for a Wood First policy. "Wood is integral to the past, present, and future of Enderby. Many of our local businesses are leaders in using wood products in innovative ways. Wood is a warm, natural, and renewable material. Philosophically, my council is focused on fostering the right conditions to enhance our business environment and create new jobs. We believe that a Wood First policy will do exactly that. Through this and other measures, we have taken concrete steps as a council to make Enderby an incredibly competitive place to do business."

"Local businesses in forestry and value-added wood are employers, exporters, and loci of innovation and productivity," Bengtson observes. "These sectors are very important in maintaining a local economy which is competitive, productive, and diversified."

For Bengtson, the City of Enderby's adoption of a Wood First policy improves the conditions for the wood sector. "By giving favourable consideration to design proposals which maximize the use of locally sourced wood and wood products, the City of Enderby will encourage contractors to explore local supply opportunities and utilize local knowledge and innovation, which will develop new supply chains and product advancements of benefit to the local economy."

"There are also significant environmental outcomes which compliment the City's own climate action initiatives," Bengtson observes. "The cumulative environmental impact of using wood is a 60% carbon impact improvement over 120 years. As a renewable resource, using wood as the primary building material makes sense in terms of sustainability."

For Mayor Wejr, adopting a Wood First bylaw sends a strong signal. "The City of Enderby recognizes the immense value of wood as a construction material and as an economic driver. We also acknowledge and respect the products, services, and innovation of local wood and value-added wood enterprises."

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