Business Development

One of the pillars of the Chamber of Commerce is Business Development. We provide business supports through various forms such as workshops, resources, and educational opportunities. This page will provide links to resources and any upcoming business development events or workshops that are being hosted by the Chamber.

Join us at the Fall Hiring Fair on October 4th with WorkBC to promote our latest initiative “Building an Inclusive Workforce”. We will be hosting a panel of speakers to discuss how businesses can adapt to the current labour marking by adopting a few simple practices that open them up to a wider pool of candidates.

Find out more about the Chamber’s “Building an Inclusive Workforce” initiative here

Mark your calendars!

On November 1st, the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, in partnership with the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures, will be hosting the annual Business Forum. The Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming international speaker Mark Devolder to speak on Change Management to our businesses.

Stay tuned for sponsorship opportunities and ticket information.

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops that we are in the process of planning. Do you have an idea for a workshop you’d like to see or are able to host an information session? Let us know at

Shuswap Business Support Hub

The Hub serves as a single, visible and central point of contact, providing a consistent, clear path forward for all Shuswap business clients seeking support services – all at no cost to the individuals accessing these services.

Shuswap Workforce Hub

The Shuswap Workforce Hub provides information for Employers and Employees. The Workforce Hub hosts a Shuswap Job Board and business resources.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a federal immigration program designed to bring immigrants to smaller communities.  We are able to support businesses in health care, trades, transportation and education at this time. An RNIP coordinator is available to help area businesses hire foreign nationals at no cost to the business. Most immigrants are already here in B.C. We available to help employers understand the program and offer direct support all through the application process for full time permanent jobs.