January 4, 2017
The 2016 Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Report

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to share will you all of our 2016 achievements. Click on the link below to read the CEO Evelyn Clark's annual report to see what we have been up to this year.

January Member Meeting

The Chamber is throwing out a challenge for our next Member Meeting - get ready for the first QBCOC Elevator Speech contest! This is going to be a fun evening hosted by Oceanside Pizza; enjoy some great pizza and craft beer, and compete to win the soon-to-be highly coveted 'Best Darn Elevator Pitch Presenter on Central Vancouver Island' award. 

Now there are rules and there will be judges - please see:

January 18th at 5:30 - so you have plenty of time to prepare. Tickets are $15 and include a delicious pizza buffet and one beverage (beer or wine included). Call soon to book as space will be limited - 250.752.0960 - and good luck!
Community Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

Wednesday, February15th, 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. 

Limited opportunities are available to local businesses who would like to reach out to this audience by sponsoring a dining table. For just $100 this sponsorship provides a bottle of red and bottle of white wine for the 10 diners seated at your table, as well as the exclusive opportunity to put your promotional material and/or goodies out.

Please let Evelyn know by January 20, 2017 if you would like to participate. 250-752-0960
Request for Proposals - 2017 Community Awards Celebration

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is now accepting proposals to provide awards for this year's community awards celebration, and to provide catering services. Please use the link below for more information:

Any further requests for information may be directed to Evelyn Clark at 250-752-0960, chamber@qualicum.bc.ca .
Congratulations Ruby and Julie of Pedego Bikes Qualicum Beach for winning the 2016 Quality Dealer!

Is The Strength of the Island Economy Sustainable?

All your plans for the year ahead hinge on knowing what's up with the economy - so here's your chance to get an in-depth look at the economic conditions of Canada, B.C. and the Island, how they interact with the global economy, and where business is headed in 2017.

In partnership with The  Conference Board of CanadaVIEA is pleased to once again present the Western Business Outlook: Vancouver Island; which arrives in Nanaimo on January 25th, 2017.

Join us for an informative morning session at the  Coast Bastion Hotel where Canada's renowned economists will provide attendees the opportunity to take a deep dive into the numbers that continue to drive the Vancouver Island and B.C. economy for 2017 and beyond.

This half-day, morning seminar will feature The Conference Board of Canada's well-known economic forecast and analysis for British Columbia, followed by a forum of some of the Island's leading business experts discussing the current provincial challenges and opportunities. This session will allow Vancouver Island's business leaders to explore the answers the following questions:
*    Where is the B.C. resource sector heading?
*    What is underpinning the B.C. success story?
*    Will LNG finally get started and what impact will it have in the short term?
*    What are the impacts of tectonic shifts in the Asia-Pacific economy and the slowdown in the Chinese economy on British Columbia and Vancouver Island?
*    Is the strength in the B.C. economy sustainable?

Hear from:
For the full agenda and speaker list, please visit the  event agenda page.

Register HERE.

For more information, or for group pricing please contact Natasha Chipilova at the Conference Board at chipilova@conferenceboard.ca or 613-526-3090 ext. 478.

You may also be interested to know that:
  • VIEA is a partner with the National MBA Games which is bringing hundreds of MBA students to Vancouver Island from across Canada to compete - January 2-4, 2017.
  • VIEA is a partner with the 2nd Aboriginal Business Match event on Vancouver Island - March 27-29 in Port Hardy. (VIEA Members save 10% on registration.)
  • VIEA's 2016 'State of the Island' Economic Report is now available on our website.
  • The 11th annual Economic Summit will be October 25/26. Put it into your 2017 calendar and watch for details.

Slide 'n Dine at the Qualicum Beach Curling Club

New for 2017 starting January 16th, Mondays from 5:15 - 6:45 pm.  Only $95 pp (dinner is extra).

For 7 weeks you can enjoy the thrill of competition , followed by a delicious supper! First week is instructional, remaining 6 weeks are 6 end games, great for experienced curlers or beginners. Shoes and brooms provided, register as a team or individually.  Business teams encouraged! Chamber team imperative!
To register or for more information call the club at 
250-752-6162, or the Chamber at 250-752-0960.

OWBN Meeting - Tuesday, January 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
What every Entrepreneur, Business Owner, and Salesperson ought to know about the Law of Attraction and its impact on their business, and their lives.
$30/Members  and   $35/Nonmembers

OWBN Workshop - Saturday, Feb. 4, 8:30 to 3:30p.m.

Michael J. Losier One Day Workshop - Attract your Business Success Now Michael J. Losier is internationally known as the "How-to" guy for Law of Attraction.
Best Selling Author of   Law Of Attraction ,   Law of Connection, and   Former Oprah Radio Host!) Come away from this workshop with a  STEP-BY-STEP PLAN   to attract your business success  NOW ! 

You will learn: ·         
How to get MORE of what you want and LESS of what don't you want in 2017 ·         
How to use the Law of Attraction to build your business and attract remarkable opportunities ·         
How to adopt a culture of positivity in the workplace ·         
How to use Law of Attraction in your business and personal life ·         
How to change your thinking to get the results you want  

This workshop is for men and women in business and the general public. - $99/OWBN members and $149/Non OWBN members.
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule Jan 04 - 13 Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 04 - Kim Greig: OWBN presents Michael Losier, author of "The Law of Attraction"
Thu 05 - Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney 
Fri 06 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Gens Head Coach Gerry Bickerton
              8:40 - Jen Hopewell, RDN Rec & Parks
              9:40 - events with Bill Dean 
Mon 09 - Anton Scamvougeras, physician, artist and author of  "Dysconnected: Isolated by Our                          Mobile Devices"
Tue 10 - Living Well with Lisa Leger
Wed 11 - Evelyn Clark, QB Chamber
Thu 12 - Georgii March, volunteer opportunities through Oceanside Volunteer Association 
Fri 13 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Gens Head Coach Gerry Bickerton
              8:40 - Monica Shore: Mount Arrowsmith  Biosphere Region's  10 Amazing Places project                                 update.
              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