Visitor info/chamber office now in downtown Barriere

A number of changes have taken place recently regarding the Barriere Chamber of Commerce

Summer employee Jordan Celesta-Froste stands outside the new Tourism Information Centre and Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce offices on Barriere Town Road last week.   Celesta-Froste is holding up some of the numerous tourism booklets and maps available to travellers in the Information Centre. She is a Chu Chua resident

Summer employee Jordan Celesta-Froste stands outside the new Tourism Information Centre and Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce offices on Barriere Town Road last week. Celesta-Froste is holding up some of the numerous tourism booklets and maps available to travellers in the Information Centre. She is a Chu Chua resident

A number of changes have taken place recently regarding the Barriere Chamber of Commerce – new name, new logo, new location.

The Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce have changed their name to Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce, due to the similarities between the District of Barriere and the Chamber’s name.

Along with an updated, fresh new logo, they have also moved to a new location.

As of July 2, the Chamber office and the Tourism Information Centre are now located at 4629 Barriere Town Road (formerly the Barriere Employment Office on the north side of Interior Savings).

The new location is open for business, with summer hours for the Information Centre being Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Their telephone number is the same;  250-672-9221,  and their website is; www.barrierechamberofcommerce.com.

“We are planning to offer training workshops to our members, as well as others may book our boardroom,” states a chamber representative, “The Information Centre will have brochures available to travellers, and we also have display racks for rack cards/brochures and business cards free of charge to our chamber members. As well we will offer a job posting board and listing on our website for our members.”

Barriere has well over 100 small businesses operating in the area. Over 70 of these businesses are chamber members. These businesses range from home based businesses to restaurants, retail and trades people.

The chamber sponsored Business of the Year award will be celebrated during Small Business Week, Oct 16 – 22, 2016, Watch the Star/Journal for nomination information in the fall.

Please put your nominations forward to help recognize these hard workers who do not have to be chamber members to be nominated.

Come out and support local business!