February 25th, 2023 we will be celebrating and thanking our Health Services, Emergency Workers, Front Line Workers, Essential Services. This celebration is at the Recreation Complex Event Space, from 11am to 8pm. There will be ice carvings, a business market, entertainment, food and fireworks. There will be presentations of a wooden medallion to all of our special people that helped move us through the pandemic. Many details to come. This celebration is courtesy of a grant from the Federal Government, Heritage Canada.
Our 2022 Municipal Elections are now closed and we would like to congratulate the successful candidates. Mayor...Joan Atkinson. Council is...Andy Barnes, Viktor Brumovsky, Amber Hipkiss, Raye McMeeken, Kyle Tapper, Jesse Wright. A big thank you to all of those residents that put their name on the ballot, we thank you!
Our Visitor Centre at the Caboose, junction of Highway 97 & 39 is now closed for the fall winter season. Make sure you come visit us at the Chamber Office for all of your travelling inquiries. We are located at #11-600 Mackenzie Blvd. Open from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4: 30 pm, closed for lunch 12-1.
The Chamber General Lunch Meeting is on the 3rd Thursday of every month. It is held at the Royal Canadian Legion and our guest speakers are always informative and engaging. Call for more information at 250-997-5459!
The 2022 Spring Exposition was simply amazing. thank you to everyone involved! Here is a list of our Exhibitors!
787 Royal Canadian Air Cadets, AimHi, Azu Health, Back 2 Basics, BC Emergency Health Services, BC Timber Sales, BC Wild Fire Services, Bottles 4 Planters, Camp Sagitawa, CHMM, Chamber Plan, CNC, Community Futures , Colour Street Nails, Conifex Timber, Conuma Coal, District of Mackenzie, Duz Cho Group of Companies, E & A Craft, East Fraser Fiber, Enbridge, Gambling Support B.C., Gammie’s Daycare, Girl Guides of Canada, Grads of 2022, Hagen’s Home Hardware, Hobby Brews by Northern Lights, Iris Energy, Jewel Lips by Heather , JP Mercantile, Love Mackenzie, Mackenzie Autumn Lodge Society, Mackenzie Community Arts Council, Mackenzie CO-OP, Mackenzie Counselling Services, Mackenzie Fire Rescue Department , Mackenzie Hose & Fittings, Mackenzie Legion Branch 273, Mackenzie Nature Observatory, Mackenzie Pokemart , Mackenzie Public Library, Mackenzie Search & Rescue, Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee, Marathon Eaves Troughing Ltd., McLeod Lake Indian Band, McLeod Lake Mackenzie Com. Forest, Ministry of Forests, MLA-Mike Morris, MORATA, Mr. Munchy’s, Ness Lake Bible Camp, New Horizons, Norlite Furnaces, Northern Interior Community Association, Northern Towing & Transport, Norwex, PG Surg Med– NSM , Pure Romance, Rotary Club of Mackenzie, Royal Bank of Canada-RBC, SA Energy Group, Sam’s Family Restaurant, Sharp & Custom Leather, Sisters Soup Factory, Silver Dove Imagery, Soap n’ Delights, Special Olympics, Summit Escape, Sunset Gourmet , The Little Teapot Café, The Owl & Key Company, The Talking Crow, The Wellness Studio, Tropical Pool & Spa, Usborne Books, Wildwood Gifts, Work BC.
Sponsors...we have many amazing companies and industry who support our community...thank you so very much!!
Platinum Sponsors....Centerra Gold, Conifex Forest Products
Gold Sponsors.....Duz Cho Group of Companies, Iris Energy
Silver Sponsors....BC Timber Sales, Dunkley Lumber, McLeod Lake Indian Band
Bronze Sponsors....Coastal GasLink, SA Energy, Parallel 55 - East Fraser Fiber, Enbridge
Vendor Wine & Cheese....Alexander Mackenzie Hotel
Dance Sponsor....Myatovic Brothers Logging
2022 Chamber Executive & Board of Directors....
The Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and delivered by the BC Chamber of Commerce has funded the Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce to develop and share a Shop Local Initiative. Our campaign...Hey Neighbours...if you support you local businesses you are not only supporting your community but your neighbours, friends and acquaintances...these are the very people who own, operate and work at these businesses. We will be having a Shop Local contest to win Mackenzie Bucks. Bring in your receipts to receive an entry into one of 10 draws for $100.00. Pick up a contest card and receive stamps from the business you have shopped at, you could win $1000.00 of Mackenzie Bucks. Stop by the Chamber for any questions and drop off your entries. This will run from January 3rd to February 15th. The draws will be made at 4 pm on Tuesday, February 15th. Enjoy and thank you for shopping local!
Do you need a gift idea for a family member, friend or employee? We have a suggestion...Mackenzie Bucks...keeping our shopping dollars in our community. Just call the Chamber and we can arrange your purchase! 250-997-5459. Can be redeemed at many businesses in Mackenzie..check it out!
The Chamber would like to welcome our newest Mackenzie Chamber Members..
Blue Stain Cabins Bed & Breakfast, owner operators - Vicky Odawa & Frank Lennard
Wilderness Beauty Salon, owner operator - Lisa Kirk
By The Numbers Bookkeeping Services - Joanne Minnie
Joanne is a Full charge Bookkeeper which means she can manage all bookkeeping needs. she also accepts remove clients and offers consulting for small to medium businesses.
Mackenzie & Area Locksmith - Les Barlow, Certified Locksmith
Les provides a lockout service for auto, commercial and domestic. Lock repair, rekeyed and master keyed, keys cut to original specifications and copied.
Iris Energy - Tom Sparrow
Iris Energy is a sustainable solution for Bitcoin Mining within Mackenzie. Bitcoin mining is the process of using high powered computers to secure the global decentralized Bitcoin network.
Wild River Investments - 488820BC Ltd, owners Gary (Yank) & Denise Davis.
Wellness Studio, Martina Wall & Joy Davy
Wellness Studio is a joint venture between Luna Yoga and Wellness and Rising Moon Wellness. We have a retail store and offer wellness services. We specialize in Aromatherapy Yoga, Certified Crystal Healing, Reiki, Reflexology, Self-Love through the Chakras Coaching, and workshops. You can find us on Facebook Wellness Studio - Luna Yoga and Wellness and Rising Moon Wellness and at our physical location 1-320 Mackenzie Blvd Mackenzie BC. I hope you will stop by and visit the Wellness Studio.
Northern Towing and Transport, Mike Hendrickson
A little about my team and company….Northern Towing and Transport are partnered with First Nations members, Marcel Gagnon and Cheryl Chingee as well as Tony & Katherine Castro. We offer many services:
We've all decided in life that assisting people and keeping them safe especially when they're not having a good day is a priority for us all. We are open 24 hours a day. We pride ourselves on being kind and courteous. Our plan is to serve all areas of Mackenzie and up the lake. We provide vehicle boosts, lookouts, tows of all sizes. We are registered with BCAA, Sykes and Allstate. Around town or long distances, we cover it all. We also provide free scrap and car removal. For any of our services, you can contact us at 250-988-1969 and firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you …..from the Northern Towing gang.
CKJ Truckin, Cal Owen
Cal has been in business for himself for over 20 years. He is safe, reliable and pleasant to deal with, his rates are very competitive, running from Prince George to Mackenzie Monday to Friday, arriving in the industrial site around 6:45-7:00 AM, proceeding into townsite after 9-9:30 AM, He moves freight from PG to Mackenzie as well as back to PG, overnight service, moving anything from boxes to skids. Cal certainly loves the people of Mackenzie and looks forward to many years of bringing freight from PG to Mackenzie. His phone contact is 250-612-2214 and email is email@example.com . Welcome Cal, to our Mackenzie Chamber Family!!
Gino's Tires & Towing Inc.
Congratulations to Gino Piccolo & Joy Edgett on their Chamber Membership. They also own and manage Knorr Manor and Evergreen Apartments.
Gino’s Tires & Towing Inc is operated by Gino Piccolo and Joy Edgett. They provide towing, car unlocks and boosts within Mackenzie and surrounding area (including Prince George). They sell some tires, mostly used and can do tire changes on smaller vehicles. Gino’s Towing can tow cars and trucks up to approx. 5500. They are a BCAA contractor and ICBC tow partner. Gino started the business 25 years ago in the lower mainland and Joy joined him in the business a few years ago. They moved here almost two years ago, when they decided they wanted a quieter, less hectic lifestyle in their golden years, but weren’t quite ready to retire. They love Mackenzie, snow and all and already feel a part of this wonderful community. Gino & Joy also own Knorr Manor and Evergreen Apts. and live on-site in Evergreen. Knorr Manor has one and two bedroom apts. Evergreen Apts. has very spacious two and three bedroom apts. The have mostly unfurnished apts., but a few furnished. They allow cats (with conditions), but no dogs. They cater to working people, who want peace and quiet when they get home, as Gino & Joy do.
KDL Resource Management
Divisional Manager for Mackenzie, Mark Pride....thank you for joining our great Chamber network.....here is a bit about KDL Resource Mangement.....
“KDL Resource Management offers comprehensive forest management services which include features such as tenure administration, harvest and development planning, GIS and information management, silviculture and rehabilitation, and financing and forestry business management.”
Mark Pride, RPF
Divisional Manager - Mackenzie
t.250.997.3333, ext.26 f.250.997.7989
.....our new location is #11-600 Mackenzie Boulevard.....right next to Hub International Barton's Insurance.
We are now back to regular hours...Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Social Distancing and hand sanitization are in effect. Please obey all posted signs. Our local Visitor Centre is also located in the Chamber Office (soon to be at #11-600 Mackenzie Boulevard) with same COVID19 requests upon entering. Please call if you need any information at 250-997-5459.
There is volumes of information being received daily on support programs and procedures to help business navigate through these uncertain times. We will provide information as it becomes available through your Chamber Membership email. If you are not a Chamber Member and need information, please call the Chamber office at 250-997-5459. We will be happy to help! Stay safe!
LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD Mackenzie Matters, Our Logs Our Jobs
Mackenzie Matters was founded in July 2019 by threee business women, Kim Guthrie, Lynda Moreland and Louise Skavlebo. The group formed is made up of union members, local business owners and concerned citizens. Mackenzie Maters is a non-partisan group that has come together to involved our community and take action and stand up to be heard. Our group is focised on having the government of British Columbia listen and make changes when required within the forest practise code to make our forest resource attainable, usable and keep our mills open and our community residents employed. Mackenzie Matters is undertaking actions to ensure a sustainable Timber Supply Area for this community. We are working together to achieve sustainable resources for Mackenzie and a commitment to reacting to change in a positive way. We are determined to maintian fair and equal access of our timber supply. Mackenzie Matters held a successful rally on August 22, 2019 that attracted multiple speakers which included the Honorable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. We need change and we want it now. Mackenzie Matters! Our Logs, Our Jobs!