January – A Message from the Executive Director

January – A Message from the Executive Director

A message from the Executive Director, Leanna Kemp


Happy New Year from our families to yours.

The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce is so excited for what 2019 will bring.  We have a lot of new and exciting things happening here at the Chamber and we hope you will join us for the journey.

This year we will be focusing on initiating important dialogue around relevant topics to Chilliwack with our community Leaders. Join us monthly, for a Coffee and Conversation with one of our local leaders who want to hear from you.  Watch our website for more information.

Continuous Learning and Professional Development; are key components in growing any business, and the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce will offer a series of ‘Lunch and Learn’ events focused on a variety of topics and working with industry experts to ensure we provide the most current, and relevant information.

This month, we are hosting the SOLD OUT 2018 Business Excellence Awards, sponsored by Odlum Brown Limited at Heritage Park.

With so much talent and excellence in Chilliwack, this year our 27 judges faced difficult decisions narrowing down and choosing the 2018 award winners. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Award recipients.

Our ‘Signature’ Events continue to grow and get bigger and better each year and just around the corner we will host our Annual International Women’s Day Event, as well as, our Annual Business on the Green Golf tournament!  More information to come.

There is so much happening in 2019 at the Chamber, please continue to follow along beside us as we continue to learn and grow and find new ways to support all of the businesses in our community.


 Member Feature:

Meet the Presenting Sponsor of the 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards:

Odlum Brown Limited

For over nine decades, Odlum Brown Limited remains independent, wholly owned by its employees, and continues the tradition of leadership in the financial community as one of BC’s most respected investment firms.

“We love the communities where we live and work. Community involvement is a foundation of community growth and an integral part of our corporate responsibility.”

Odlum Brown proudly supports initiatives in health care, education, arts and culture, sports, and community development through sponsorship, corporate giving, and employee volunteerism.


Visit their website: www.odlumbrown.com
Located at: 45425 Luckakuck Way, Suite 103 Chilliwack


Welcome to our Newest Members:

  • Thrive Collective
  • PickEco Refills
  • Coffee News
  • Magnolia Clothing Boutique


Upcoming in January:

  • January 10th – Coffee & Conversations: Join Executive Director, Leanna Kemp and Mayor, Ken Popove, for Coffee & Conversation from 9-10am.  Registration is required. We value your feedback and would love to hear from you on relevant business issues and how we can better serve you.
  • January 19th – Business Excellence Awards: Odlum Brown Limited presents the 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and CEPCO.
  • January 22nd– Chamber Connections: LETSE Q’EP (Let’s Gather) In partnership with Sto:lo Business Agency and presented to you by MNP. This event will be hosted on the Coqualeetza Grounds at 7201 Vedder Road, Building 10 from 5pm-8pm.  The event is our monthly networking event, free to attend, and registration is required. Food will be provided by: Bravo Restaurant and Lounge.