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Walk on the Wild Side - 2016 Regional Business Walk

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TA-DA!!!   Thrilled…intrigued….adventurous. Those few words capture only a snippet of the enthusiasm the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce wants you to experience.  In case you have heard we are coming to Take a “Walk on the WILD side” (WWS) with you February 16 - 18, 2016.  It is our 1st official Region wide (Northern Communities of the Regional District of Nanaimo) Business Walk (BIZ Walk).   

Our WWS teams will be blanketing the region for 3 days to “go toe-to-toe” and meet with you on your terra firma.  Only 10 brief minutes of discovery to find out what makes your business “tick”.  What’s important to your business success?  What can we do to help?  By gathering this relevant information we can identify common themes of action and bring together educational resources, municipal services and representatives of the business community for specific action plans.  

The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce intends to fulfill our purpose and create the best environment for your success by adding ways to identify resources that will boost economic growth and job creation through business expansion and retention programs.  At the end of May we will be hosting a get-together to introduce our WWS findings.  A written report will also be made available.  

PS:  And we haven’t left out the home-based businesses either! Please stop by any of the special coffee meetings as coffee is on US! We will have a WWS team member manning a table waiting for you!!

Where? Nanoose – Feb. 16, 2016: 3-4PM

                Perks Coffee@ Red Gap Centre-2451 Collins Crescent

 

Parksville – Feb. 17, 2016:  9-10AM

                Serious Coffee @ Heritage Mall -1209 Island Hwy. E.

 

                Errington – Feb. 18, 2016:  3-4PM

                Trees Restaurant-1385 Alberni Hwy. 

 

         “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible” ~Tony Robbins

 

Parksville & District Business Excellence Awards

Posted in Chamber News, Special Events

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At our monthly dinner on March 3, 2016, at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Parksville & District Business Awards of Excellence. We are proud to host these awards, to honour excellence in business. A business or person does not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to be nominated.  All residents, employees and businesses of Parksville & District (Parksville, Nanoose Bay, French Creek, Errington, Coombs Bowser and Deep Bay) are eligible for nomination. The deadline for nominations has passed, and we look forward to soon announcing the finalists in each category. 

The Awards night is not only a chance to celebrate the successes of the finalists, but a great opportunity to meet, greet and network with the many contributors of our community. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Chamber office at 250-248-3613. 

Sponsorship packages are available for those who would like to contribute to this special event.  

The Parksville & District Business Awards of Excellence

Posted in Special Events

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At our monthly dinner on March 10, 2016, at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Parksville & District Business Awards of Excellence. We are proud to host these awards, to honour excellence in business. A business or person does not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to be nominated.  All residents, employees and businesses of Parksville & District (Parksville, Nanoose Bay, French Creek, Errington, Coombs Bowser and Deep Bay) are eligible for nomination.  The deadline for nominations is 3 pm, February 9, 2016.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

Business Excellence Award (over 15 employees)

Business Excellence Award (under 15 employees)

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The Awards night is not only a chance to celebrate the successes of the finalists, but a great opportunity to meet, greet and network with the many contributors of our community. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Chamber office at 250-248-3613. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for those who would like to contribute to this special celebration. 

Use our online form to nominate an outstanding individual or business for this year's Business Awards of Excellence. Awards criteria is detailed on the downloadable form. The deadline for nominations is February 9, 2016. 

Summer by the Sea Street Market

Posted in Visitor Centre, Special Events

Looking for some summer fun?

The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and experience the excitement of downtown Parksville’s annual Summer by the Sea Street Market being held every Tuesday night from mid June to the 1st of September, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Over 150 exceptional artisans offer everything from wrought iron work, rock candles to wooden toys; we definitely have something for everyone. Add tasty food and food trucks and a fabulous line-up of entertainment for your enjoyment. Come out and support our local merchants, as well as vendors traveling from all over Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

The Street Market is over for the year after another successful summer; if you're interested in being a vendor in 2016, please watch our website for the registration form in the spring.

Fantasy Auction

Posted in Chamber News, Special Events

A night of fun(d) raising!

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31st Annual Fantasy Auction.  

On October 24, 2015, the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 31st Annual Fantasy Auction - An Evening of Elegance.   

The Fantasy Auction is a night of fund raising! Your Chamber of Commerce takes on many responsibilities and projects within our community, such as economic and social development (business start up and relocation counseling, residential relocation packages, retail promotions, etc), Community Awards night, and hosting public meetings. As well, the Chamber of Commerce operates the Visitor Centre year round.

Join Us

The annual Fantasy Auction fundraiser includes a gourmet buffet dinner catered by Spice of Life Catering, Silent and Live Auctions, draws and dancing! It’s one of Parksville’s premier social events and you don’t have to be a Chamber of Commerce member to enjoy this special night. Just call 250-248-3613 for your tickets, which are $75 each, $560 for a table of 8 or $700 for a table of 10.

FREE SHUTTLE service is provided to get you home safely after the event.

Donate to a worthy cause

A member of our committee may be calling or dropping by your business to see you in the near future. We hope that you will consider supporting this event by making a donation. Click here to download the pledge form (pdf) or use our Fantasy Auction online pledge form and help out a worthy cause.

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