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Connect Network & More

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Connect Network & More

 It's been a very busy summer and we're excited to get back into the swing of our regular networking and educational events, which have been on hiatus for a couple of months. Our next Chamber dinner will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:30 p.m. Parksville Community Centre. Our guest speakers will be George Hanson - Vancouver Island Economic Alliance and our own Kim Burden. Kim will provide an update on local activity and projects while George will provide updates on Economic activity on Vancouver Island. 

For our September meeting, we will have almost two hours of networking and marketing in addition to dynamic speakers with tangible information, dinner and announcements to enhance our regular meeting. We will have 25+ exhibitors showcasing their businesses, business card draws and an Exhibitor Passport grand prize of cohosting the morning show for 1 hour on 88.5 the Beach plus airtime value of $2000 to the charity of the winner’s choice and four tickets to the 31st annual Fantasy Auction on October 22nd. RSVP:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-248-3613.  $35 pp. 

The Parksville & District Business Awards of Excellence

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March 3, 2016

Parksville, BC –The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Parksville & District Business Awards.  The awards were presented on March 3, 2016 at the regular monthly Chamber meeting, but there was nothing “regular” about the excitement and anticipation of the 150 members and guests who attended the event at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort.  The evening was a chance to recognize and celebrate the successes of the all of the finalists, who were all proud to be recognized in the elite group. 

Entrepreneur of the Year was presented to Diana Eichler, Wags Animal Care Center Inc.  

Outstanding Customer Service of the Year was presented to Cathy Shoemaker, Joe Cunningham Ford (2012) Ltd.

Business of the Year Under 15 Employees was presented to The Kerr Group Management Corp.  

Business of the Year Over 15 Employees was presented to Weather-Wise Cedar Products (a division of Aquila Cedar Products).  

Congratulations to all of the recipients, nominees and finalists. Of course, these awards would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Vancouver Island University and Coastal Community Credit Union. 

New Board of Directors Elected

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At the Annual General Meeting of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April14, 2016, your 2016/2017 Board of Directors and Executive were elected:  

President: Bill McKinney

President Elect: Andy Lankester

Vice President: Jeannie Maltesen

Treasurer: Terry Kerr

Directors: Garry Bentham, Cathie Kanani, Ainsley Moore, Beth Ross and Dave Willie.  

Directors with one year left in their term are Sue Battle and Dee McKinney. Our thanks go to Donna Andres and Al McLean for their past participation on the board, and to our Past President Rudi Widdershoven, who is retiring from the board after 13 years.  

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