About The Kaslo Chamber

Organizational Description

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The Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce (KACC) is a membership-based organization comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals, committed to building a strong business community. Our organization dates back as far as 1898. The Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce is federally incorporated under the Boards of Trade Act and under the Income Tax Act, we are registered as a not-for-profit. As the Chamber of Commerce, we host a number of functions and activities throughout the year, including our Annual General Meeting, Annual May Days Festival and Parade, a “Light-Up” Christmas Fair, a Membership Christmas Party (Recognizing Business Excellence), a variety of networking mixers and our signature promotion “Choose Local”.

Mission Statement

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The Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce creates a positive entrepreneurial climate that improves community prosperity, collaboration, and sustainability to attract new enterprises and services while supporting already existing ones to the area. We take the many voices of the individual businesses and sectors in our community and collapse them into one meaningful voice from which policy can be identified and advocated.

Vision Statment

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The Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce supports vibrant, resilient, and diverse communities throughout Upper Kootenay Lake, through promoting and engaging an active entrepreneurial climate, while embracing the values of rural life.

WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER. 
We are stronger together. 
Together we make a difference. 
Together we stand, resilient. 
Together we create a better today, a better tomorrow.

Values

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The Chamber will uphold and promote the following values:
a) Accessible: The Chamber will be approachable and make itself known and available to members, the community, and visitors.

b) Charismatic: The Chamber will promote the special character of the Kaslo area and encourage entrepreneurial activity that enhances its nature.

c) Representative: The Chamber will be inclusive of enterprises throughout the community and represent their interest to the best of its ability.

d) Regenerative: The Chamber will promote entrepreneurial activity that invigorates and revitalizes the community beyond sustainable and resilient, and work towards developing its own economic stability.

e) Collaborative: The Chamber will work with other organizations that contribute to the vitality of the community to achieve common goals and promote common interests.