Revelstoke Development News - Jan. 31, 2001

Chamber of Commerce 2000 Year in Review
The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce has had an extremely busy year working hard on behalf of our members and community. The Government Affairs Committee spent a great deal of time lobbying all levels of government on various issues including: Wildlife and Commercial Backcountry Recreation Guidelines, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, and upgrading of the Trans-Canada Highway.

The Chamber Film Liaison office responded to requests for assistance from various media productions:

  • BCTV News Hour
  • Chrysler TV Car commercial
  • Disney Productions
  • Toyota Car commercial location
  • Volvo still commercial
  • Avalanche Hunter Productions
  • Double Black Diamond Productions TV show.

A complete convention package was produced with a full colour glossy brochure to use as a marketing tool to encourage organizations to hold their events in Revelstoke. The Chamber compiled 1,418 packages for conventions and events which took place in town.

Again last year the Chamber organized retail promotions, the Home and Garden Show, Light-up Revelstoke Contest, Santa Claus Parade, and the All Candidates Forum for the Federal Election.

The Tourism Development Office also had a very successful year in 2000. The website was updated and there were a total of 183,308 individual visitors to the site. That is a 225% increase over 1999. The Revelstoke CD-ROM was launched with excellent feedback. Tourism marketing was done in various magazines and trade shows. New city maps, hiking brochure, and biking brochure were produced. The Tourism Development Coordinator assisted with the Raid the North Extreme Race, the Tourism BC Road Show and various travel writers to promote our community.

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce would like to thank their members, volunteers, and the City for their contribution in making 2000 a success.