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Are you a business in the Vermilion area?


The Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce is an integral part of the business community. It spearheads many initiatives to promote and enhance the competitive position of local businesses, and members are active in a number of community development initiatives. The Chamber offers numerous value-added programs that serve both small and large business;

  • networking events
  • advertising and sponsorship opportunities,
  • professional development at many Chamber events.

Come in for a visit or give the office a call to see what we are all about.

Fill out a membership form and drop it off, fax, email or mail it back to the Chamber Office.

Vermilion Chamber Membership Form 2015 







All Candidates Forum 

April 28, 2015

Vermilion Regional Centre 

The forum was a success! Thank you to everyone who participated. A big thank you to our Moderator Ben Acquaye and our Timer Dennis Giesbrecht. They did a wonderful job. The Chamber was proud to bring the forum to town and allow the community to get all the information for the upcoming Provincial Election.

- A few pictures to look at

 All Candidates Forum

Visit our YouTube Channel to see some videos!

Festival of Trees

Celebrate five years of Festival of Trees November 27-29! After the Night Light Parade concludes, come into the Senior Citizen’s Centre to see both display and auction trees. The trees are on display until 9:00 p.m. Thursday night, 10-7 p.m. on Friday, and 10- 5 p.m. on Saturday.

New this year is a Wine & Cheese event on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine for $3.00 and sample cheese as you delight in the Festival of Trees atmosphere. It’s an elegant way to spend the evening for only $5.00.

Biding on the silent auction trees will close at 4:30 on Saturday. In 2013, over $3600 was raised between the donations made at the door, auction bids and registration fees! Over the last 4 years, $10,985 has been raised for local charities and Santa’s Anonymous.  Thank you for the generous community spirit!

The Great Gatsby Tree created by JR Robson High School made such a big impression it won the People’s Choice Award last year. Who will you vote for this year?

Please contact the Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce at 780-853-6593 for additional information.


Registration Form 2014

October 19-25, 2014

Small Business Week is a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy. The Chambers throughout Alberta have been organizing Small Business Week activities for 33 years.  It takes place every year during the third full week of October. Events held during the week bring together entrepreneurs—and prospective entrepreneurs—at conferences, workshops, luncheons and awards dinners aroundAlberta.  One of the goals is to provide them with opportunities to learn, network, share ideas and socialize with their peers.  The other goal is to recognize those businesses that are outstanding in their fields.

We encourage you, as you go about your daily routines, to think of nominating the businesses that you are visiting for an award.  These awards are handed out in October, and show just how much we appreciate our Vermilion and Area Businesses.  So think outside the box:  is your hairdresser an “Employee of the Year”? was the caterer at the wedding you attended a “Business of the Year”? who represents the “Spirit of Vermilion” to you?

Nomination Form for 2014

Every year the Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce hosts two events for Small Business Week, the Kick-off Breakfast and the Awards Luncheon. Both are a great time of food and networking. The Breakfast is also a great opportunity to sit and talk with community leaders in an informal inviroment. The Luncheon is were it all comes together, it is a wonderful time to get together and show our appreciation to all our wonderful bussinesses.

Please take the time to congratulate the winners and to check out all those who were nominated.  It is a very impressive list of businesses and employees.

2014 Award Winners & Nominees 

Business of the Year: J.S.K. Sales & Services LTD

Apple Drugs

J.S.K. Sales & Services LTD

Fountain Tire

Len’s Towing & Recovery

Shirley’s Beauty Salon

Vermilion Voice LTD

Rookie Business of the Year: Little Shop of Hair

Christina’s Home Furnishings

Little Shop of Hair

Sha’s Travel

Employee of the Year:  Brett Maron

Brett Maron (Purolator Courier Ltd)

Charlotte Wasylik  (Vermilion Agricultural Society)

Tyler Yurystouski-Simonet  (Vermilion Chrysler LTD)

Employer of the Year: Shawn Jacula 

Sue Chikie (Vermilion Voice LTD)

Shawn Jacula (Re/Max Prairie Realty)

Spirit of Vermilion: Craig’s Vermilion Ltd. & Webb’s Machinery L.t.d.


Craig’s Vermilion LTD

TD Canada Trust

Webb’s Machinery LTD

President’s Choice Award:

Kirby Whitlock- Christina’s Home Furnishings/Sears

Nomitation Form for 2014


September 17, 2015


That’s right; two years ago we renamed the Giant Business Garage Sale to the Business Blowout Sale. This is not a trade show, this event is meant for businesses to empty their shelves. Promotions such as coupons to use at the store are great ways to get traffic through the BBS and your store! We are conveniently located at the Elk’s Hall again this year. This way you can swing by after work or on your coffee break and see the awesome deals to be had. Some of our great businesses will be back for the 6th year in a row now, and other businesses are joining, making it even bigger and better for everyone. The sale hours are 12 noon to 8:00 P.M. We will update the list of exhibitors as they register. If you want to be an exhibitor at this truly awesome sale just fill out the registration form and send it to the Chamber office. All the info is on the form.

2015 BBS Reg Form

Celebrate the Christmas season with Candy Cane Countdown

November 27-December 19,  2014

The Night Light Parade is one of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season. We are fortunate to have one of only a few night light parades in Canada. Enjoy the enchantingly decorated floats with your family on Thursday, November 27. The parade begins at 7:00 p.m. at Lakeland Mall, curving through the downtown core on its way to the Senior Citizen’s Centre. After the parade, come in from the cold to enjoy the 5th Annual Festival of Trees. All proceeds from the Festival of Trees support local charities such as Santa’s Anonymous.

Another great way to support Santa’s Anonymous is the Tree Buddy program. Participating merchants will have trees with tags stating the age range of a boy or girl. Attach the tag to an appropriate gift to donate. Your donation can make a little boy or girl’s Christmas magical this year.

In addition to listing local holiday events, the Candy Cane Countdown Shopper’s Passport is your entry form for a $2000 draw. Local participating merchants will stamp your passport as you do your holiday shopping. Drop your completed passport into one of the draw boxes around town. Need some motivation to get your shopping started? December 6th & 13th are early bird draws for $250 Chamber Bucks. Do you need to buy a big-ticket item? December 5th & 12th are double stamp days. The more you shop, the higher your chances to win of the draws. Just one of the many benefits of shopping local!


May 21, 2015

The AGM was a success! Thank you to all who attended as well as Mrs. J Catering for a delicious meal and Tom Kibblewhite for an interesting presentation on the history of Vermilion’s business community. Below are the 2014 year end Financial Statements for the Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce.


dec 2014 Fin Stmt

2015 Executive 


Robert Ernst

1st Vice President

Brett Flanders

2nd Vice President 

Lynn Filgate


Meagan Balaneski

Officers of the Board

Marlene Beattie

Brenda Bintz

Patricia Hanson


The Annual General Meeting is a great afternoon that combines fun and work. After an amazing lunch, you will get to hear about the businesses that made Vermilion the place it is today. Then the hard work begins, sort of, electing and swearing new members to the board of executive, and thanking those members who are resigning. As I said hard work, it turns out to be a very productive couple of hours as well as being a good time not to be missed.

Join us next year for the 110th Anniversary of the Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce.  Since 1906 our community has showed continued support for the businesses in our area.  The AGM is an important part of that support as it allows members to contribute to the direction and representation of the Chamber for the upcoming year.  The new board members will be elected as well as any new bylaws will be passed.



May 7, 2015

Come out and join us for our Women’s Conference. What started out as a secretaries day event has grown and turned into so much more. This daylong event is now a fun and revitalizing conference for all women from stay at home mom’s to office staff. Every year there are phenomenal speakers talking about some amazing and relevant topics for all in attendance. And let us not forget the superb trade show that caters specifically to women. Yes ma’am this event has grown since its conception in 2008 to become one of the best female centered networking and development events in the area. 


Shirley Borrelli: Honour Yourself 

Sometimes it is difficult to feel like you can easily meet and connect with people that you don’t already know. Sometimes you may feel shy or awkward because you don’t know what to say or what to do.

Shirley Borrelli is a confidence coach and she will give you 3 no-fail ways to meet new people that connects you in an authentic way so no one feels shy nor awkward.

In her opening keynote, she will show us:

  1. How to make a great first impression without saying a single word
  2. How to connect with people so they want to meet you
  3. The one word that opens up a conversation.

Shirley is an outgoing, friendly and engaging speaker that will build your confidence anytime you are around other people.

Monica Knight: Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Through music and her own brand of humour, Monica takes the audience on a magical mystery ride and exposes the personal beliefs that keep us clinging to safe routines, bad habits, and dis-empowering attitudes. Once she has ‘shone a light’ on the truth of who we are as human beings, she inspires participants to move forward in their lives by embracing change.

Jackie Yurko: Basic Naturopathic Medicine

Jackie Yurko is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who has been in practice in Edmonton since 2000. Jackie’s key area of interest is women’s health. As a naturopath, Jackie’s main focus is to support people in working towards their health goals and in strengthening and building their overall health. The talk will focus on the basics of naturopathic medicine as well as some simple steps we can take to support some of the key systems of our body (including our immune and digestive system and our adrenals) and our overall health in general.

The charity we are supporting this year is Walking Through Grief Society.

For additional information on the Walking Through Grief Society contact Shirley Scott at 1-780-846-2576, Lynda Moses at 1-780-853-1818, or by email at






April 16 & 17, 2016

MANTRACKER is coming to the 2016 Vermilion Home Expo!! You will not want to miss this exposure!

We will have more announcements in the weeks to come. Our shortlist of headline speakers and talent is being confirmed and new features are being designed. We are building on the momentum of past year’s successes, so get your business on board now for the 2016 Vermilion Home Expo! For more information contact the Chamber Office and talk to Michelle Feist.


Phone: 780-853-6593.

Date: April 16 & 17, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.


Vermilion Stadium, Arena and Curling Rink

5510 College Drive, Vermilion

2016Home Expo Reg Form



January 14-16, 2016

Come out and spend a great 3 days curling. Start putting your team together now and register for this phenomenal event. Whether it’s co-workers, friends or your kids all entries are welcome. With three guaranteed games for all teams, and lots of prizes to be won, it’s assured to be a great three days of curling and networking. This community wouldn’t be the great place it is without our farmers, so let’s all come out and show them how much we respect them at this wonderful event. Hope to see you there!





July 2015

  • No events.

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