The Salmon Arm & District Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing leadership and vision to support strategic economic growth within our community.

We provide innovative and progressive opportunities in the areas of:

Networking & Marketing Events | Advocacy | Member Benefit Programs | Business Development

The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization comprised of business, professionals, residents and other community groups that work together to achieve a healthy economic and socio-economic environment that benefits the entire community. We work in partnership with the community, BC Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

As the Voice of Business, we represent our membership with professionalism and accountability in all aspects of our endeavours. When you’re a member of the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, you are in good company!

Executive Director Posting

The Salmon Arm & District Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED leads our organization in the areas of advocacy, networking, member benefits program, and business development.  To meet these key accountabilities, the ED is responsible for strategic planning and assisting in the creation and successful execution of our annual work plan. In addition, the ED manages the daily operations of the Chamber and support our members through a variety of mechanisms to assist in the economic prosperity and sustainability of our community.

If you enjoy working with people, building strategies, co-ordinating with community groups, and working in a sales environment this is the job for you. 

Position:  Executive Director, Salmon Arm & District Chamber of Commerce

Accountable to:  Salmon Arm & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Reporting to:  The Board and directly to the President

Employment:  Full-time salaried (37.5 hours)

Salary:  $40,500 – $45,000 per annum and health benefits

Start date:  January 5, 2021

Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrates strong sales and marketing skills
  • Ability to work independently, organize workload and set priorities
  • Creating, promoting, and developing social media and video content
  • Ability to develop and execute operational and strategic plans/goals
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner that represents SACOC
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills and public relations abilities
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Possess superior skills in problem-solving and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Drivers’ license and access to a reliable vehicle required
  • A strong level of knowledge with business software, like Word, Power Point, Excel, Survey Monkey, Teams/Zoom, Mailchimp, and WordPress

Qualified applicants should email their resume and cover letter to

Closing Date:  December 11, 2020

We appreciate all applications however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Chamber recently completed our Business Survey of the top 3 challenges businesses were facing in 2020. The results of the survey (which closed pre-COVID-19) indicated the top 3 challenges were:

  1. Labour Shortages (recruiting & retention)
  2. Marketing & Promotion
  3. Revenue Shortfalls

We are asking our members and the business community to re-visit their top 3 challenges in light of the new business models we are facing in today’s world.

As your Voice of Business we want to ensure we are advocating and affecting change in the areas the business community has identified as being the most important.

Click here to take our survey (or click on the image).

Results and actions plans will be shared in the latter part of September.

We are pleased to continue to support our members and the business community by offering a special membership rate and value package for 2020.

Click here for our membership special offer or on the image.

Here at the Chamber, we continue to work with an ever-growing number of public stakeholder organizations, including the BC Chamber and Canadian Chamber, to advocate for accessible business supports. Business supports for today, and equally important, business supports as we continue to re-purpose and rebuild.

We recognize the challenges that lay before our business members and community.

In addition, we are collaborating information and resources under one central website location to provide you with a one-stop shop for business, personal and community resources. Please click on the link or image above for the most current updates and support resources. We also encourage you to sign up for the Covid-19 Update E-Newsletter to receive further information on a timely basis.

As your Chamber of Commerce partner, we continue to advocate on behalf of our members and the business community.

To ask questions or share information we invite you to contact our Executive Director, Corryn Grayston at 250 832-6247 (office), 250 515-1868 (mobile) or  Let us know how we can help.