BC Provincial Assistance Program

You can find links to the province’s extensive assistance website for those affected by COVID-19 .

This site is updated frequently and contains not only the latest information for business, family and workers who

are affected by this current pandemic.

In addition, the self-diagnosis app is available on this site, as well.

Our Civic Responsibilities

Our Civic Responsibilities


To protect vulnerable members of our society, The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce has closed its public office hours until further notice.


Our office hours are changing to in person appointment times, from 10am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Other appointments available by request.


However, if you have arrived to drop in on us to inquire about programs, activities, membership, training or other reasons, please call our cell at




and the General Manager will be by within five minutes to assist you, while the situation permits.


If you would prefer to contact us via online means (ie: Zoom, Skype, Facebook messenger video, email, messaging etc) please contact us at




or call 250-803-3824 to set up a time to do so.


We thank you for your patience and adaptability in these trying times, and wish everyone a safe and successful 2020,




The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce.

Give Back to Guardian Pharmacy

Everyone in Enderby and area is familiar with the friendly, helpful crew at Guardian Pharmacy.

Located on the corner of Cliff St. and Belvidere since the first days of Enderby’s inception,

this iconic pharmacy has provided dedicated health care for our citizens for decades.


It’s our opportunity as citizens who have had such a resource in our community to give back to it.

In order to  keep the workers- who are our neighbours, our friends and our family- safe from undue

risk, we can protect them by managing how we use Guardian Pharmacy over the next few weeks.


Please, only visit the pharmacy if you have essential needs.

If you need any medication, whether prescription or over the counter, essential purchases for your household

or necessary parcels, then visit the pharmacy during reduced hours… but be aware that only 5 people are

allowed in at any given time. If you do have to wait in line, then make sure that you keep six feet of space between

you and your fellow line mates. Wear any protection that you can, and feel free to phone ahead to make certain

what you need is available, or ready for you.


For now, mail is still available to go in and out, but please be brief and try not to linger to speak with people

inside… and always, keep your distance in mind.

It’s a great wrench- most of us meet and chat with our friends and neighbours in the cheery aisles of Guardian

Pharmacy. It’s our local newsagents’, as well as a source for medicine, grocery and gift. However, in order

to take care of the pharmacy’s workers the way they have taken care of us every day, we must refrain.


Be safe in and out, and remember, there is limited access for now to protect all of us who

have to venture out to get essentials at Guardian Pharmacy. More importantly, let us respect the limited

access, the social distance guidelines and using the Pharmacy only for necessities most of all for the sake

of the workers, who are continuing to serve our community as they have for many years.


Let’s make sure we have many more years of great community and great service from our local Pharmacy.


Hours are Monday to Friday, 9-5 pm, with a limit of 5 people in the store at any given time.

Guardian Pharmacy is working on expanded delivery options for prescriptions and other goods. Do check back

here for the latest updates.


As always, feel free to call Guardian Pharmacy at 250-838-6469 for clarification.

Thank you,

Clyde MacGregor,

General Manager, Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce.

Best Business Practices in Difficult Times

With recent world events, most notably the recent declaration of a COVID-19 Pandemic, businesses large and small are struggling with the reality of the human element of commerce. No matter how you conduct your business affairs- shopfront, online, remote or portable- business runs off of human interaction. It is therefore on the minds of Chamber members throughout the world how we respect the gravity of the global situation while still trying to survive financially.

No Chamber of Commerce will mandate or even make declarations attempting to guide- or enforce- a code of behaviour or practices for business. Having said that, the mission of the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is to provide helps, aids and resources for businesses. To that end and effect, we have gathered a page of links to currently updated, official government and international organizations with regulations, best practices, definitions and guidelines.

In order to respect all human life while conducting business, we recommend that business owners read over these guidelines and decide for themselves the best and most attainable mixture of work-at-home, social distancing, reduced hours, changes of service and good provision and other measures to suit their situation. Whether it’s taking out a few tables (and possibly running the risk of earning less in the short term) by offering to customers social distancing at a cafe or restaurant, or providing technology to allow workers to telecommute, or even reducing broad contacts with carefully instructed and protected delivery agents, well-considered action of some kind may be necessary for good business practice.

No matter what course of action a business takes, education is key. From taking time to go over PPE and sanitation best practices, to deciding on a business plan for your company, facts, policies, guidelines and information are key.


Useful Links and Leaflets

Being Prepared – Health Canada Best Practices for Communities and Business

Travel Health Notices for business travellers.

WHO Guidelines for Business-  Preparing the Workplace for Protection

BC Centers for Disease Control Information

BC Economic Development Association Best Practices

BC Economic Development Association Tips for Workers and Employers

Information for Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed from BDC

Emergency Management BC‘s Guides for Small Business, Tourism and Other Business Operations

Destination BC has provided a set of guidelines for


PDFs from EMBC and other Governmental Organizations Regarding Business Strategies for Coping with COVID-19


Terms & History of the Outbreak Situation

Social Distancing




Remote Work

From Medium.com– an interesting and properly-researched piece on the history of COVID-19 with suggestions on what can be done as it moves into new areas

Facebook Post from Betty Jean Sutherland, a Nova Scotia RN, containing information about what to do in the case one may contract the illness.


The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is a part of the BC Chambers of Commerce Ass’n, who is working closely with Federal and Provincial agencies to create policy and measures to support and protect businesses during this event. Please feel free to contact us at info@enderbychamber.com with any changes, difficulties or input you may have for such agencies at this time, and we will forward it to the proper channels. Together, our voices can help create policy that protects businesses, workers and communities’ livelihoods during this time and beyond.

Fabulous Door Prizes!

Enderby businesses have donated a stunning array of items, gift cards and awesome kit to the North Okanagan Shuswap Employment and Business Fair, held tomorrow, March 9, 2020.

Visitors to the fair as well as vendors are eligible to win these prizes at the draws, which will be occurring throughout the day. If networking, job seeking and meeting new employees is not enough to bring to you to the Employment and Business Fair Monday, the chance to win some amazing swag should!

These door prizes offer a sampling of the many things to see, do, buy (and eat!) in Enderby, B.C. Whether it’s chores like insurance renewals, pharmacy pickups, hardware for your home or ranch and general shopping needs, or special gifts, groceries, dinners or event hosting, Enderby is open for your needs! Centrally located between Salmon Arm and Vernon, there are lots of reasons to stop in Enderby for a slice of small town British high street and down-home Canadian hospitality. These lovely door prizes offer brilliant examples of the storefronts and home-based businesses in our riverside town. Attend one of our Library’s many monthly events (like delicious-smelling soap and bath-bomb making), stop off for a hearty breakfast at one of our coffee shops, get outfitted at Tony O’s for work or play in our stunning back-country, shop for your home, office and trailer at grocery and general stores- or get everything you need to renovate it at Central Hardware… all in Enderby.

The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participating businesses who have helped to make this year’s Employment and Business Fair a truly memorable event!

These businesses include:

Lordco Enderby

Guardian Pharmacy

The Cliffs Bistro & Bakery

Okanagan Regional Library

Red Apple Enderby

Tony O’s Outfitters

Enderby Jewellers


IGA Marketplace Enderby


Central Hardware Enderby

AG Red Basket Foods

MacGregor Logistics Enderby

Linda’s Matjik Mats

and a special, re-usable kit of summertime kit from Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce!

Here’s a gallery of our individual items, grouped by door prize draw:

Gift Basket Door Prizes

IGA Marketplace has provided a delicious springtime array of sweets, sauces, spices and grocery items



Guardian Pharmacy has provided a springtime basket of treasures in a reusable pot for planting

Road & Travel Door Prize


Shop Local  Door Prize- Featuring gift certificates, upcycled mats, pens, gifts and home-made items from local Enderby Businesses, all in a re-usable container… an invitation to explore!

Central Hardware Door Prize

A portable Black & Decker tool kit from Central Hardware- $200 value

Drop by the many tables of employee-seeking businesses at Monday’s Job Fair, meet and network with companies around the region, have a great lunch, and win a fabulous prize! What a great way to start the week.


North Okanagan – Shuswap Employment & Business Fair

This event is for Businesses wanting to promote employment opportunities.

This is for job seekers to discover what work opportunities there are in the North Okanagan and Shuswap area. You can connect directly with potential employers.

This is for the community to discover first hand what our businesses and local organizations are offering.

As a business, if you would like to set up a booth, please complete the Registration Form ASAP. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis and are guaranteed once payment has been received.

For more information, please contact Ali at info@enderbychamber.com or call 250-838-6727