September 13th, 2017

Saturday September 23rd from 9-noon
Qualicum Beach Community Hall

This is your chance to find out more about the Maker Movement and see what people in your own community are making / doing / inventing! Come and think and be inspired.
There are a few spaces left for exhibitors, please call Anne soon if you are interested in participating! 250-752-0960 
CEO Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce has an opportunity for the position of CEO.Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for managing the day to day operations of all aspects the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre.

For details please visit
Member Meeting September 20th!

Summer holiday is almost over and member meetings will resume this month! We're going to Pheasant Glen for a steak bbq and buffet, always a crowd pleaser. Networking begins at 5:30. Please reserve your spot by Friday!

The evenings speaker will be Luke Sales from the Town of Qualicum Beach who will be giving an update on the progress of the OCP. 
To get your tickets please call the Chamber at 250-752-0960. Tickets are $30.  

Tickets on sale now at EventBrite or call the 
Qualicum Chamber at 250-752-0960.
Win a Trip to the Real Oktoberfest!

Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets from a Qualicum Beach Rotarian (pm club) or the Qualicum Beach Chamber for your chance to win a trip to Germany! Just $20 a ticket.
Winner to be drawn at the Oktoberfest event but you do not need to be present there to win!

Call us at 250-752-0960 for more information.

Not sure how to make the most of your business' profile on our website?
I will conduct a FREE "How to Get the Most Out of Your Stakeholder Web Profile" workshop at Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism (108-425 East Stanford Ave.) on Monday, September 18 from 9-11 am. With a schedule of instruction followed by hands-on application, even those who are not able to stay the full 2 hours can benefit.
RSVP REQUIRED - Please confirm your attendance by emailing me at by noon on Friday, September 15.

Small Business Week is October 15 to 21!
The Career Centre is pleased to support local employers by delivering these insightful workshops:  
Payroll Basics
Hiring your first employee? Need a refresher on payroll? Learn the requirements for:
  •          setting up a payroll account with CRA and Worksafe BC
  •          payroll how-tos and deductions
  •          remittance
Facilitated by Jordan Stanley CPA, CMA, previous payroll instructor through the VIU continuing education department
Date and Time: Monday, October 16; 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $25 (to be paid by cash or cheque at the door or we can invoice your organization); refreshments provided  
Creating Job Postings to Attract Top Candidates
In today's demanding world, finding the right staff can be challenging. Come away with an easy 4-step process to create a captivating job posting. Gain an overview of the free job posting service on the Career Centre website. Leave the session with our updated employers' handbook with several recruiting tips.
Facilitated by Diana Jolly, Employer Services Coordinator with the Career Centre
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 17; 1:00-2:30pm
Cost:   Free; refreshments provided 
Employee Engagement, and Recognition
What differentiates a business as an employer, in customer-relations, sustainability and success? This session will feature successes and learnings, a round table to share ideas, questions and experiences. Led by Ilka Bene, AVP, Human Resources, First West Credit Union Duncan and recipient of the 2017 Chartered Professionals in Human Resources HR Professional of the Year Award.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 18; 1:00-2:30pm
Cost:   Free; refreshments provided 
Location for all workshops: Room 328, Career Centre, 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville (in Seaview Centre - off Weld Street).  Seating is limited; RSVP by Thursday, October 12. 250-248-3205 or email
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Sept 13-22
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 13 - Evelyn Clark, QB Chamber
Thu 14 - Georgii March, Oceanside Volunteer Assoc.
Fri 15 - Jenny Vincent, Knox Organworx Concert Series
      9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 18 - Parenting expert Amber Scotchburn: the impact of a healthy parent-teacher relationship
Tue 19 - SOS (guests tba)
Wed 20 - Kim Burden,Parksville Chamber
Thu 21 - Jenn Hopewell, RDN Parks & Rec Active Aging Week
Fri 22 - Career Centre
     9:40 - events with Bill Dean.

To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or