The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the conclusion of its first official regional Business (BIZ) Walk project called “Walk on the Wild Side”. This was an in-depth comprehensive six month project where provincial and federal funds plus the Regional District of Nanaimo footed the bill. On February 16-18, 2016 over 55 volunteer BIZ walkers put on their comfy shoes, stepped 171,068 steps (130 KM) and hit the pavement to do 27 one-on-one visits or walkabouts to about 650 businesses in Nanoose, the city of Parksville, Coombs, Errington, French Creek and Hilliers.
We tabulated the data and took our NEXT STEPS to address the three key identified areas. Our businesses wanted more access to information, enhanced educational opportunities and advocacy. Recently we mailed a personal letter to each of the 373 respondents outlining the information requested. Please click on the active links for more information and educational assistance.
As the “Voice of Business”, our role is to create the best possible conditions to allow businesses in the Parksville area to be successful.
You WALKED, the businesses TALKED and we LISTENED!. Working together, we crossed the finish line as winners!