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New Board of Directors Elected
At the Annual General Meeting of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 9, 2015, your new Board of Directors and Executive were elected:
President: Robynne Shaw
President Elect: Bonnie Wallis
Vice President: Bill McKinney
Treasurer: Terry Kerr
Directors: Sue Battle, Dee McKinney, Al McLean, Jeannie Maltesen.
Directors with one year left in their term are Donna Andres, Garry Bentham, Andy Lankester and Beth Ross. Our thanks to Ashley Henry, Lisa Leger and Crystal McMillan for their past participation on the board.
The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Parksville & District Business Awards. The awards were presented on March 12, 2015 at the regular monthly Chamber meeting, but there was nothing “regular” about the excitement and anticipation of the 190 members and guests who attended the event at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort. The Awards night was not only a chance to recognize and celebrate the successes of the all of the finalists, but a great opportunity to meet with the many contributors of the community.
Entrepreneur of the Year was presented to Kristy Lotzien, Soak Essentials.
Outstanding Customer Service of the Year was presented to Dave Paul, Pacific Prime Restaurant at The Beach Club Resort.
Business of the Year Under 15 Employees was presented to Isle Golf Cars.
Business of the Year Over 15 Employees was presented to Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and finalists, as well as the recipients, and thank you to the Business Awards committee for all their work in making this event such a success, as well as our wonderful sponsors, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Vancouver Island University and Coastal Community Credit Union.
The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to sponsor, along with the Oceanside Star and the Mid Island Co-Op, the Fluorishing in a Green Economy tradeshow. This event, presented by Communities to Protect Our Coast (CPOC), will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Flourishing in a Green Economy is a glimpse into the future. The tradeshow will showcase alternative energy advances and “best practices” used by individuals, groups, local governments and local food producers.
Speakers and panel discussion groups will provide information and answer questions. The tradeshow will be comprised of elements of education, sharing of information and an opportunity to have fun with friends and family.
If you would like to be an exhibitor, click HERE for the registration form.
City Approves in Principle
The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce congratulate the City of Parksville for their approval in principle of participation in an inter-community Business License Scheme.
This initiative, proposed and promoted by Island Chambers and received and implemented by Island Local Governments, will allow businesses to work in communities from Duncan to Campbell River by purchasing a business license in their hometown and also purchasing an intercommunity license.