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The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) is located within Treaty 7 territory, traditional territories and home of the Stoney Nakoda, Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Blackfoot Confederacy, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge and appreciate that we live, work, play, and promote economic development in their territory and commit to the work of truth and reconciliation. Our intent is to be respectful of the beautiful, shared land that we call the Bow Valley and provide opportunities for our members that follow the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.

Mission

To sustain a successful business community in the Bow Valley by elevating, connecting & advocating for our members.

Vision

Where Bow Valley entrepreneurs and businesses grow, network, and find the support needed to thrive and prosper.

Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Wins 2020 Chamber of the Year for 150-350 Members!

Congratz

Since COVID-19 the BVCC has been working hard for the Bow Valley Business Community to provide unique and helpful offerings for our members such as:

-The Bow Valley Restart Fund (BVRF). The BVRF provided grants for local Bow Valley businesses that are facing unforeseen costs due to the sudden nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Town of Canmore we raised $107,724 and awarded grants of up to $5,000 to Bow Valley businesses between July and November 2020.

-POST COVID-19 Thriving in The New Normal: An Interactive Webinar Series

-2020 Support Local Campaign and the Fall 2021 Buy It In The Bow Campaign

-SMARTstart: Local NEW entrepreneur training program

-Events: To date we have offered over 13 virtual events in 2021. These events were provided virtually so BVCC members could network and enjoy learning opportunities safely during the pandemic. And now in person events are back in full swing! We have already hosted 3 in person events since restrictions were lifted and the GOA REP program introduced.

-2022 Peer Mastermind Program.

-Small Business Week celebrations and programs: QBO Full Day Training and 106.5 Mountain FM Business Tips Contest.

-The BVCC also offers a personalized directory listing for all members, sponsorship opportunities, value-added programs such as the Chambers Plan group benefits, and advertising on many platforms! Such as: social media avenues, Newsletters, BVCC website, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Crag & Canyon, and 106.5 Mountain FM.

“Over the past 16 months, Alberta businesses have faced challenge after challenge. Through it all, the Bow Valley Chamber has provided nothing short of exceptional support to its members,” says Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) President and CEO Ken Kobly. “Congratulations on this very well-deserved honour.”

The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) is very honoured to accept this award on behalf of our valued members and board of directors. This award shows that all our hard work and initiatives have been recognized by our peers is is a great achievement for a young Chamber like the BVCC.

The BVCC has so much planned for the rest of 2021 and coming up for 2022 so please keep checking the BVCC's website and event calendar for exciting opportunities for you and your business!

Contact the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce today for more info on how to join the BVCC - 2020 Alberta chamber of the year. Cheers to you and entrepreneurship!

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Belong To The BVCC Here Are 10 Great Reasons Why!

  1. BUSINESS PRESENCE

Out of sight, out of mind! You want to remain in the public eye, especially when times are good. Smart businesses leverage their resources through the Chamber, giving them cutting-edge visibility by standing out from the competition. The BVCC actively advertises for our members on many platforms. Such as: Social media avenues, BVCC website, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Crag & Canyon, 106.5  Mtn. FM, and Local Newsletters.

 

  1. NETWORKING & SHARING

There are endless opportunities to meet new contacts, receive qualified referrals and form partnerships that will help you grow your business. Your Chamber provides programming for your business to make these connections such as Conversation Café, Bevvies & Business, Business Book Club, and Business Boot Camp; Making the most of your Membership and other programs.

 

  1. ADVOCACY

Your business is impacted by decisions made inside and outside the community. To represent the business community’s views and to keep the membership informed on local, provincial and federal issues and legislation, the Chamber is part of the Alberta and Canadian Chamber of Commerce which provides in-depth information on a variety of legislative issues that affect the business community. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce represents over 200,000 businesses across the country which makes it the largest business advocacy group in Canada.

 

  1. SPONSORSHIP'S & PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES

Your Chamber offers a wide variety of affordable promotion options and sponsorship's that fit every businesses budget. Being a sponsor provides you with additional exposure. Contact us for more information.

 

  1. SAVE MONEY

There are many BVCC Member Only Programs & Offers that Members can take advantage of and they are growing on a regular basis!

 

  1. TRAINING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

The BVCC provides timely programs at affordable prices by spreading the costs among fellow member. Members stay updated, informed and educated at prices drastically lower than they could obtain through other means. Through events like Business Boot Camp, Quickbooks Online Full Day Training, and First Aid offerings BVCC members are able to learn locally and affordably!

 

  1. ACCESS

When you join the Chamber and get actively involved, you’ll discover that meeting prospects and building relationships is a huge benefit of membership. You’ll find yourself in situations where you can identify and meet decision-makers face-to-face.

 

  1. SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Stay connected and be a part of developing our local economy and future by participating in a variety of Chamber community programs such as Small Business Week celebrations and the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

 

  1. RELATIONSHIPS

People do not do business with a sign on the outside of a building; they do business with real people. When they need something for business or personal use, they turn to the people they developed a personal relationship with.

 

  1. GET NOTICED!

Let people know you’re in business even if you don’t have time to attend events. Your Chamber membership is working for you 24/7 in our powerful online directory. Members enjoy the benefits of getting found 24/7, increased Search Engine Optimization, and connection to social media sites.

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What is a Chamber of Commerce?
A non-profit, membership driven association that advocates on behalf of the business community in which it serves. It helps connect and grow the business community through a wide array of networking events, educational seminars, and member only programs and offerings.