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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. 

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 the ed of August, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Craig Street.

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.

Applications will be accepted starting March 7.  Complete our online form HERE .

2016  Rules and Regulations download here. 

Gala Auction

Posted in Chamber News, Special Events

A night of fun(d) raising!

Photo credit: Island Moments Photography

32nd Annual Gala:   

On October 22, 2016, the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 32nd Annual Gala - Some Enchanted Evening.   

The Gala 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), Business Awards and hosting public meetings. As well, the Chamber of Commerce operates the Visitor Centre year round.

Join Us

The annual Gala 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 $80 each - organize a table of 8 or 10 of your friends, and your ticket is free! ($560 for a table of 8 or $720 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 Gala Auction online pledge form and help out a worthy cause.

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