Castlegar Chamber named BC Chamber of the Year

The Castlegar Chamber is thrilled they were named BC Chamber of the year recently.

Executive Director Tammy Verigan-Burk says they knew they were in the running, but it was still a shock because there's a lot of competition.

It's out of all of the board of trades and chambers across the province, and some are quite large organizations.

Verigan Burk says they were told it was their new Economic Development Program that made the difference.

It's the first one they've had since the 1990's.

Their economic development program means they now have a hub in their building which includes Community Futures, the Chamber, Destination Castlegar and Economic Development and the Visitors Centre.