At the beginning of the video project we had a vision – we wanted the video to showcase our members and this beautiful region we call home. Our first thought was, the Chamber of Commerce has some valuable resources that we should be sharing with our members. Some of the ‘real estate’ includes a very popular Chamber website with a high return rate and useful business directory, the usual social media suspects such as Facebook with over a thousand followers, an in- house TV monitor in the Visitor Centre which sees 25 to 30,000 visitors annually, a direct communication with 430 Chamber members through our e-connect newsletter and of course our digital interactive kiosk….which really looks like a giant i-phone and contains valuable tourism and community related information for visitors and residents. We just had to package them up and figure out a way to deliver that value to our members. Watch HERE.The next step was to find 8 visionary members who wanted to take a chance on this very new and unique advertising opportunity. We packaged up our assets and communicated with our members. North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, Horne Lake Caves, Thrifty Foods, Pacific Brimm, Parker McDonald, Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty, Lisa M. realtor with MacDonald Realty, Sunrise Ridge Resort and Quality Resort Bayside shared the vision and signed on. We worked with a number of creative folks including David Michels with Geeks on the Beach, Tyler Cave Productions, b-Digital Professional Video Production, and 5 Star Media Group who were all enthusiastic and totally onside with what we were trying to create. We wanted a new, hip, exciting video that showcased who we are and what we have to be proud of. The videographers worked with our advertisers to create a 15 second spot for each of their businesses and we worked to seamlessly weave those advertisers into the beauty shots of Parksville and area and the results of this collaboration can be seen in the link below. Take a few minutes and treat yourself to this gorgeous video that we can only hope does justice to the energy and diversity of the area. Go on….you just have to see it!