The Creston Valley includes the town of Creston and the surrounding area of approximately 15,000 residents. Located along the second most important highway in southern British Columbia plus a major railway corridor in the same area, the Creston Valley has a long history of trade in mining, forestry, agriculture and related industries. It is also home to the world-famous Columbia Brewery which manufactures and ships approximately one million product units per day. The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is the most public and influential advocate for business in the region.
The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member of the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. For more information about what a Chamber of Commerce is as an organization and what it does for its members please read our Frequently Asked Questions
The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce has a long and productive history. Today’s organization was began as the Creston Board of Trade and was first certified as such in 1935. The name was changed to more accurately reflect its changing role in the community in 1971 and it became the Creston Chamber of Commerce.
The boundaries were of the area served were redrawn in 1983 and in that same year the constitution and bylaws were officially adopted. In 1990 it was renamed again to represent the area it serves to the Creston & District Chamber of Commerce. The name was then changed in 2009 to the present day name The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce.