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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.

Another warm welcome to the new members of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce!The Block at Railtown United Way BC - Southern Interior Dandelion RenewablesMini Mall StorageWest Kootenay Radon ServicesCS3 Project Solutions460525 British Columbia Ltd.Kootenay Kombucha BrewingWe are so excited to have you join the Nelson and District Chamber! ... See MoreSee Less
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Located in beautiful Procter, Grow Wild is a small farm start-up committed to providing good food to their community in a welcoming and beautiful location! From farm fresh eggs, to vegetables and more - you can often find them at local farmers markets and in their very own farm stand cabin in Procter on Saturdays. When you buy from local farmers, you’re not just purchasing fresh, high-quality produce; you’re also investing in the local economy. This helps keep money circulating within the community, fostering economic growth and stability. Not only that, but you're also supporting someones passion, and nothing feels better than that! 🌾🐓🥚🌱 ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you ever stayed at @Alpine Inn & Suites in Nelson? Our summer students and staff were recently given a tour of the property, led graciously by Sylvia! We were shown a variety of room types, each newly renovated and beautiful. The inn itself is in a prime location, on the south end of Nelson, with a stunning view of Elephant Mountain and Kootenay Lake. It is also only a 5-10 minute walk from our downtown area! Please visit www.alpine-motel.com/ for more information and for booking! ... 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.