January 25th, 2017
The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce turns 90 on Friday the 27th!
2016 Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Community Awards

Tickets on sale now!

$37 each

Date: February 15th 2017
Location:  Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Time: 5:30pm

Dinner provided by Extreme Eatz

Appetizer: Crab cake with an apple slaw and curried yogurt dressing
Salad: Mixed greens with cranberries, almonds, goat cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette
Main Course: Chicken Parmesan with rosemary roasted baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables (Gluten Free)
Vegetarian Option: Butternut squash ravioli with a balsamic brown butter sauce
Dessert: Assorted with "Forgotten love flair"

Networking featuring local business showcase , and keynote speaker Matt Drake from Chesapeake Shores.

Tickets available at the Chamber office 2711 Island Hwy, or call 250-752-0960

Introducing this years Community Awards Speaker:
Matt Drake, the producer of Chesapeake Shores

Matt Drake brings over 17 years of industry experience with him as an Award-Winning Director, Actor, and Producer.

Matt spent most of last year producing Hallmark's new flagship series, "Chesapeake Shores" here in Qualicum Beach! Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams and Oscar Nominee Diane Ladd, Chesapeake Shores premiered on the Hallmark Channel to the highest ratings for a television series in the network's history.  

In January 2017, Hallmark green-lit a second season of Chesapeake Shores and Matt looks forward to bringing the series back to Vancouver Island to continue its success.

2016 Chamber of Commerce Community Awards

Last week to enter your nominations!
To enter your nominations online and have your name entered for two tickets to the Awards Dinner! 

Click:  Online Entry Nomination Form     

You can make a difference in your community by nominating someone you believe has gone above and beyond what is required in their business or in the community in this
past year.

If you would like to print off the nomination form  Click Here!
Community Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 is the date for the annual Community Awards here in Qualicum Beach. Between 150 and 200 members of the business and Qualicum Beach communities will gather to celebrate our collective best from over the past year. 

This year we are going to be offering Table  Sponsorships. For $100 your business can sponsor one (or more!) dining table(s) (10 people at each) and receive the following:

- 2 bottles of wine on the table compliments of your business
- Business logo on the table as well as any promotional material you care to put out
- Business logo in the evenings  program
- Inclusion in social media advertising
- Thank-you in the Chamber newsletter
- Logo included on the 2016 Community Awards page on the Chamber website

This well attended and popular event is a great opportunity for you to advertise your business to the greater Qualicum Beach regional community.

We are also still offering showcase tables for $50.

Don't miss out! C all Anne or Evelyn at 250-752-0960

Deadline to book is February 1st
Reward Card
Chesapeake Shores

With the return of the successful Hallmark show Chesapeake Shores we are launching a reward card project for Chesapeake Shores staff. This project is designed to encourage local shopping by Chesapeake Shores Staff.

How it works:
  • Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce will supply reward cards to the staff of Chesapeake Shores.
  • Merchants determine the discount they will offer and the Chamber advertises it on the Chamber website
  • Cardholders will be supplied with a reward card and list of participating businesses
Don't Wait! Sign up today!

Call Paige or Anne at (250)-752-0960
Register By February 24th 2017

$20 administration fee
*Please note the day of shredding has been changed to March 16th*

Shredding at the Chamber on March 16th 2017!

In Mid-March Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce has arranged for a mobile shredding service to visit Qualicum Beach.  Get out those  old files, bring them in banker's boxes to the Qualicum Beach  Chamber of Commerce by Tuesday, March 14th  and we will store them until mid-March when they will be shredded on-site. Your confidentiality is important. Boxes will be securely locked away prior to shredding.
Cost for full and partial boxes:
Chamber Members - $9.00/bankers box  
Non-members - $10.00/bankers box
Please call the Chamber at 250.752.0960 for more information and  to reserve a space in the shredding truck. First  come - first served!

Notice to Members:
The Board of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is currently doing a complete Bylaw review because of potential discrepancies within the current bylaws, which were last updated in 2010.
One of the discrepancies lies in the date of the Annual General Meeting.
After much discussion at the Board table it was decided to shift the Annual General Meeting date from November into March of future years.
Therefore, this is formal notice that the AGM for the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce will take place at 5:30 on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at Milner Gardens and Woodlands.
If you have an interest in standing for election for the Board for Directors for a two year period, contact Evelyn Clark at 250-752-0960 by February 15, 2017.
For a copy of our current by-laws, please click here:  Qualicum Chamber Bylaws 2010
Please forward any feedback regarding the bylaws to the Board of Directors  ( chamber@qualicum.bc.ca) by Wednesday February 8 - with thanks.

88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule Jan 24-Feb 03 Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 25 - Oceanside Community Safety Volunteer Michael Garland 
Thu 26 - MAC update Fri 27 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Generals Head Coach Gerry Bickerton
              8:40 - tba
              9:40 - events with Bill Dean Mon 30 - Charles Hanna, author of "Higher: Awaken to               a More Fulfilling Life"
Tue 31 - Doug Brown & Maureen Forscutt: ORCA running clinic 
Wed 01 - Nikki Gervais, Parksville Museum 
Thu 02 - Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney 
Fri 03 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Generals Head Coach Gerry Bickerton
              8:40 - tba
              9:40 - events with Bill Dean 

To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or e-mail dave@885thebeach.com