Welcome to the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce!

Since 1909, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce has been active in a wide range of activities relating to the various social and economic needs of the district.

We have over 170 members throughout the Rainy River District. Our membership has been steadily increasing, over the past few years, and we anticipate it will continue to grow as we work to add more value and opportunity for our members and 360 degree community.  Some of these efforts include netwoking opportunities, volunteer and sponsorship matching, workshops and training, cross border brainstorming sessions, weekly announcements, business services, gift certificate program, and our continued efforts to strengthen and build on our relationships with our many partner organizations. 

In addition, we provide full tourist information services including trip pre-planning, regional information, directions upon entry into Canada, and site recommendations. Local inquiries include event information, contacts information, networking opportunities, and general community assistance. 

After hours assistance is available by emailing thefort@fortfranceschamber.com

Contact us to receive your FREE travel and informaton guides.


The 21st Annual Business Awards
Event Night:
Feb. 9th at 6:00PM
Copper River Inn
Tickets: Members $45 / Non-Members $50
Available at:
FFCC / Copper River Inn / Betty's / From the Grind Up

Entertainment: Robin Chestnut, Comedic Juggler

Online Nominations

Nomination Categories

Business of the Year
Sponsored by: 93.1 The Border

Presented to a business who acts as a role model for other business and demonstrates a continued passion for excellence, shows growth and profitability.

Employee of the Year
Sponsored by: RBC Royal Bank

Presented to an employee who shows outstanding merit in the performance of their duties and who exhibits a positive and supportive attitude both within their workplace and outside the workplace while representing their company.

Business Woman of the Year
Sponsored by: PARO Centre

Presented to a business or professional woman from the Rainy River District who is committed to the growth and development of themselves, their business, and the community.

Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by: Rainy River Future Development

Presented to an entrepreneur who has demonstrated innovation, vision, and business growth. The nominee may have founded a business, purchased an existing one and turned it around, or diversified a business. The nominees must have been established in the Rainy River District for at least one year.

Home Based Business
Sponsored by: M.L. Caron Electric

This award honours a home operated business that consistently shows excellence and quality. They will have established strong relationships with their customers and conduct their business as a business not a hobby, and operate the business as a primary or secondary source of income. They must have been in business for at least one year and show a potential for future growth.

Customer Service Award (Business)
Sponsored by: The Westend Weekly

Presented to a business who has raised customer service to new standards of excellence by consistently providing high-quality customer services and continually exceeding customer expectations.

Customer Service Award (Individual)
Sponsored by: Good Impressions Printing

Presented to an individual who has raised customer service to new standards of excellence by consistently providing high-quality customer services and continually exceeding customer expectations.

Small Business Trainer of the Year
Sponsored by: NCDS

Presented to a business of 15 employees or less, who consistently hires unskilled or under skilled workers, who mentor and provide work oriented education and training or apprenticeship opportunities to their employees.

Tony Beyak Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award
Sponsored by: TD Canada Trust

Presented to an individual who has volunteered their time, efforts, knowledge, or resources to the quality of life in the Rainy River District. This award will recognize extraordinary leadership, innovation, and creativity. The nominee must have made lasting and meaningful contributions or provided significant support to the volunteer activities of the community.
Nominations must include a detailed explanation of experiences, volunteer groups, clubs, and associations belonged to, duration for each, and reasoning for the nomination.




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