The Squamish Chamber has several committees of the board that provide direction, input, and oversight in support of the Chamber board activities.

Staff Committee – Business Excellence Awards

The Squamish Chamber of Commerce conducts an annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA).

The BEA:

  • Recognizes and celebrates the success of local businesses and organizations
  • Provides an opportunity for businesses / organizations to raise their profile (e.g. nominees, winners, sponsors, attendees)
  • Provides a networking and social event for businesses to celebrate Squamish and the business community

In 2017, we reintroduced a sit down meal to the event. In 2018, we would like to improve the event further and are seeking input from members. A meeting will be held November/December to identify ways we can improve the BEA, review categories, enhance the format and increase the profile of the event. Please note, this will be an advisory group. You will not be expected to conduct operational execution.

If you are interested in volunteering for the BEA advisory meeting, please complete the application by November 17 - 2018 BEA Task Force Application.pdf

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is a board committee and provides general stewardship and oversight to the Chamber’s financial activity, functions and performance encompassing assets and risk management and quality of financial systems.

  • Christine Campbell
  • Rob Weys
  • Jamey Trewartha

Policy Committee

The committee is responsible to the Board for identifying the problem definition, conducting research, analysis, consultation and coordination of information to produce recommendations through policy development and relevant communication of support or opposition to particular projects or issues relevant to our membership.

  • Eric Andersen

Membership Committee

The membership committee focuses on recruiting and retaining members for the Chamber, enhancing services to members and developing implementing and maintaining a marketing and sale strategy on behalf of the chamber. The role of the committee is advisory to the board.


Governance Committee

The committee’s role is to ensure the chamber’s constitution, bylaws, policies and procedures support the mission, mandate, strategic plan and business plan, and that the mission, mandate, strategic plan and business plan are congruent with the constitution, bylaws, policies and procedures.