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Chamber Advocacy to Mitigate Impact of MMBC

Posted in Chamber News

On May 19, Multi Material BC (MMBC)’s stewardship program for packaging and printed paper (PPP) will go into effect. The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce does not endorse MMBC or this program and, since summer 2013, has actively worked with the BC Chamber of Commerce to mitigate program impacts on businesses. As a result of the BC Chamber and the network’s hard work on this file, the B.C. government has exempted from this regulation any business that meets one or more of these criteria: • Any business with less than $1 million in gross annual sales; • Any business that annually produces less than 1 tonne of packaging and printed paper; and • Any business with a single point of sale, with the exception of franchises, chains and businesses operating under a banner.

Parksville's Business Walk

It’s a quick way to take the pulse of business in Parksville. It’s called a Business Walk. On February 11 small teams of representatives from The City of Parksville and The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will walk through the City talking to business owners to find out how their businesses are doing. The teams won’t spend a lot of time in each business but the information they will gather will be critical to build relationships and to address the important issue of business retention.
“We want to find out what businesses needs to increase their success and how we can help them to get there” says Chamber President Robynne Shaw.

PDCC Position on Proposed DCC Increases

Posted in Policy & Positions

Development Cost Charges are prescribed as an allowable imposition by a local government to assist the local government to pay the capital costs of constructing sewage, water, drainage, and highway facilities and providing and improving parkland.

Development Cost Charges are regulated through the Local Government Act; Division 10, Sections 933-937. The Act lays out the parameters by which local government can implement a DCC Bylaw.  The City of Parksville is proposing to introduce a new DCC Bylaw which will see rates increase by 45%.

The Chamber’s response to DCC changes will address:

Click <Here>  for the full document.

Inter-Community Business License Program

Posted in Chamber News

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.

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