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 a membership of over 160 businesses 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 or calling 807-276-3580.

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  2015 Membership Package


19th Annual Business Awards
Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Guest Speakers: Mike Nitz & Stephanie Ash

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals for outstanding business achievement and the contributions made to the economic growth and properity of the Rainy River District. 


 Business of the Year

sponsored by 93.1 The Border

  • The Harbourage Restaurant

  • Lowey’s Greenhouse & Market Garden

  • Copper River Inn

  • From the Grind Up

 Customer Service (Individual)

sponsored by Good Impressions Printing

  • Rob Georgeson - Investors Group

  • Brenda Hanzuk – Life Labs

  • Samantha Pearson – From the Grind Up

  • Neila Booth – Northwoods Gallery & Gifts

 Employee of the Year

sponsored by Westend Weekly

  • Jay Caldwell – La Place Rendez Vous Hotel

  • Penny Faragher – Northwoods Gallery & Gifts

  • Penny Flatt – Northwoods Gallery & Gifts

  • Sherry George – Museum, TOFF

Business Woman of the Year

sponsored by the Business Women’s Network & PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

  • Pamela Williams – 4 Your Pets

  • Nina Stopa – Back In Motion

  • Melanie Williams – Party Rock DJ Services

  • Jess Comeau – 807 Custom Paint & Grafix

 Small Business Trainer of the Year

sponsored by NCDS

  • Andy Peters, Andy Peters Plumbing & Heating

  • Ted DeBenetti, A Buck or Two

  • Paul Peters, Sunrise Meat & Sausage

Tony Beyak Volunteer of the Year

sponsored by FF Chamber of Commerce

  • Linda Plumridge

  • Maxine Hayes

  • June Keddie

Entrepreneur of the Year

sponsored by RRFDC

  • Melanie Williams – Party Rock DJ Services

  • Bryce Campbell – Copper River Inn

 Customer Service (Business)

sponsored by TD Canada Trust

  • McDonalds Restaurant Fort Frances

  • Lowerys

Home Based Business

sponsored by ML Caron Electric

  • Diane Gibson – Gibson Design

  • Jess Comeau – 807 Custom Paint & Grafix

  • Shelley Wepruk – Sweety Cakes

  • Inga Friesen – Merge2



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Travel the Heart

Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club

Rainy Lake Triathlon Club


Path of the Paddle


Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club


 2015 MEMBERS :



Copper River Inn
700 Stewart Street
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 2Y2
TOLL FREE: 1-800-991-9197
Fax: 807-274-9533



Party Rock DJ Services
Box 269

Emo, ON
P0W 1E)




Daring Diva Purses
59 Penfold Crescent

Winnipeg, MB
R2J 1S3




Smashing Tea
958 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 2A8