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Your Chamber

We advocate on behalf of your business, your sector and the overall economic best interests of our city and region. The Chamber’s 500-plus members save on business expenses like health benefits, fuel, insurance, training, e-commerce upgrades, expansion planning and professional advice. Become a member today!

Your Future

With more business licences per-capita than most BC municipalities — 1,300 and counting — Nelson is an ideal mountain community for new investment, start ups, or a brand new chapter in life. Make Nelson home. The Chamber and its partners are pros in entrepreneurial development. Give us a click, or a call.

Our Community

Nelson and its neighbouring communities offer a remarkably unique mix of big city everything and small town life. Culture, cuisine, adventure, physical and spiritual health and wellness, social services, education, retailing, recreation and relaxation. Need directions to your next great adventure? The folks at the Visitor Information Centre are waiting.


Through on-going advocacy efforts, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce promotes business growth, sustainable development and job creation while facilitating productive relationships throughout the community, each and every business sector, non-profits and all levels of government.


Being a Chamber member you can reduce increasing costs and offer a benefits package that’ll help you hire — and retain — valuable staff.

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Think Local First

Buy local. It makes a big difference to our small business community. Especially now. Buy here as opposed to there, and you’re supporting your community, keeping and creating jobs, and circulating dollars between local businesses, your family, friends and neighbours.

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The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is focused on building climate resiliency and tackling issues of sustainability in our local community.

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It’s what you call uncommon ground. Nelson, British Columbia is one of only a few small North America communities that offers a unique mix of cosmopolitan big-city amenities and authentic small town charm. The surroundings are supernatural. The pace of life is laid back and forward thinking. And as it has for over a century, entrepreneurial spirit and resilience resonate from the shops of historic Baker Street to the traditional lands and bountiful backcountry of this place we all call home.


Want to grow your business? Invest here? Connect with the community or simply learn more about the city and surrounding centres? Get in touch with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce to find out more, today.


Your business expenses add up. But the Chamber’s 500-plus members save on those. We help reduce spends on monthly must-haves like health benefits, fuel, insurance, training, e-commerce upgrades, expansion planning and professional advice.
And there’s more. The Chamber and its local board of business leaders are your voice when it comes time to speak to our community, your customers and all levels of government, always advocating on behalf of your business, your sector and our economy.

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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce

Engaging, supporting, and informing the business community in and around Nelson BC.

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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
Join us next Wednesday, June 19th for our Lunch and Learn Series to discover practical energy-saving strategies that can benefit your business! ⏰ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM📍 91 Baker Street, Nelson BCJoin us at the Chamber's Boardroom for an information-sharing session on Energy Saving Strategies for our local business community.Discover how your business can implement effective energy-saving strategies, learn practical tips and ways to reduce energy costs and save money, access funding and rebate programs, and how to minimize your environmental impact overall.Don't miss this opportunity to network with other local businesses and gain valuable insights talking to industry experts while enjoying a delicious FREE lunch. Register here - www.eventbrite.ca/e/lunch-and-learn-series-energy-saving-strategies-for-businesses-tickets-865951... ... See MoreSee Less
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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
Win a $500 gift card to a local business of your choice! ✨Have you entered our contest yet?This month we're giving away $1,000 in gift cards, including a grand prize of $500, and YOU can enter to win! It only takes a couple of minutes.Next time you're out and about at a local business, snap a quick picture, upload it to your Instagram story and tag @discovernelson and the business on Instagram. That's it, you're entered to win!Take this as an opportunity to check out some local businesses you've never been in before or revisit old favourites. Thank you for helping us #thinklocalfirst 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
Harrop Procter Forest Products (HPFP), the milling division of the Harrop Procter Community Co-operative (HPCC), has been operating for over 20 years, sustainably managing approximately 11,000 hectares of community forest. This initiative not only provides high-quality products like Cedar Siding, Decking, Fir Flooring, and kiln-dried lumber but also ensures stable employment for around 12 local families.HPFP is one of the few community forests to operate its own sawmill, emphasizing watershed protection and a sustainable economy. The mill's recent membership with the Council of Forestry Industries (COFI) enables it to supply contractors with graded and stamped custom timbers for new builds.With a revitalization project funded by HPCC revenues and a grant from the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund, the mill is set to enhance operations, improve waste utilization, and ensure worker protection. Proudly supporting the community, HPFP also contributes donations, complimentary firewood, and upgrades to local halls.We encourage everyone to support this incredible local business, and check them out for your lumber needs! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce acknowledges that the land on which we live, work, and play is the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, the Syilx, and the Sinixt peoples and is home to the Métis and many diverse Aboriginal persons. We honour their connection to the land and rivers and respect the importance of the environment to our strength as a community.