September 28th 2016
NOMINATIONS are now open!
Your opportunity to initiate new ideas
 to serve, inform and influence the
Qualicum Beach business community
 
In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, nominations are now open for the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  1. The completed nomination forms must be received by the Chamber of Commerce office prior to 5:00 PM on Friday, October 17, 2016 to be considered by the Nomination Committee.
  2. The Nomination Committee will complete their review and make recommendations in accordance with Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Bylaws
  3. Ballots with your candidate profile will be sent to each voting delegate by October 24th and must be returned to the Chamber office no later than Friday, November 7.
  4. The ballots will be counted on Monday, November 10th at 5:30pm and the Board will be installed at the Annual General Meeting and President's Dinner on Wednesday, November 19th.
For more information contact Evelyn at 250-752-0960
Wednesday October 19th - Qualicum Chamber Member Meeting
Butlers at the Mansion

Networking starts at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm
Best Practices for Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Staff by the Career Centre:

In today's demanding world, finding the right staff can be challenging. What approaches are best for attracting, hiring and retaining staff? You'll have the opportunity to explore this topic and engage in fruitful dialogue with fellow members at this month's chamber meeting. Fuel up on a great meal and helpful strategies for recruiting, interviewing and retaining the right employees.

$38.00 per person for members and $43.00 for non-members. Call the Qualicum Beach Chamber office at 250-752-0960 for tickets and to reserve.
Hello local employers,
 
As part of our celebration of 40 years in the community in 2016 we are excited to provide a variety of workshops to the business community for Small Business Week in October.
 
The "Ins and Outs" of Employment Standards
An Industrial Relations Officer from the Employment Standards Branch will provide an excellent overview of the Employment Standards Act and answer your employment related questions.
Date and Time: Monday October 17th 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Location: Room 328 at the Career Centre 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville
Cost: Free Event; light lunch will be provided
Seating is limited; please RSVP by phoning Marcene or Sandra at the Career Centre at 250-248-3205 or by emailing marcene@careercentre.org by Thursday October 13th
 
Tips and Tricks for Succeeding at Difficult Conversations
As business owners we all face them: those difficult conversations that stress us out, keep us awake at night, and impact our bottom line. Join difficult conversations expert, author and coach Diane A. Ross as she reveals the most important steps of succeeding in difficult conversations.  http://www.elephantconversations.com/ .
Date and Time: Tuesday October 18th 1pm to 3pm
Location: Room 328 at the Career Centre 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville
Cost:   $25 (to be paid by cash or cheque at the door or we can invoice your organization); light lunch will be provided 
Seating is limited; RSVP by phoning Marcene or Sandra at the Career Centre at 250-248-3205 or by emailing marcene@careercentre.org by Thursday October 13th
 
Wednesday October 19th - Qualicum Chamber Dinner event at Butlers at the Crown Mansion, networking starts at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm
Best Practices for Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Staff
In today's demanding world, finding the right staff can be challenging. What approaches are best for attracting, hiring and retaining staff? You'll have the opportunity to explore this topic and engage in fruitful dialogue with fellow members at this month's chamber meeting. Fuel up on a great meal and helpful strategies for recruiting, interviewing and retaining the right employees.
$38.00 per person for members and $43.00 per person for non-members. Call the Qualicum Beach Chamber office at 250-752-0960 to reserve your seat for this event.

Business Walks

Dear Business Owner,

In order to support small business in our community, MP Gord Johns is initiating a series of " Business Walks" on the mornings of October 11-14, 2016 in the Courtenay-Alberni riding during Small Business Week:

Wednesday, Oct. 12  is Parksville and Qualicum Beach, for more information see the links provided.


A Framework for Action : outlines exactly what the events are all about and how small business owners can participate
Grand Opening of BelleFemme Boutique!

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest members, Rena Weme from BelleFemme Boutique. She will be hosting her Grand Opening Wednesday October 12th from 6-9 pm. It will be an elegant evening of wine and cheese where you will be able to meet the owner and get to know the Kevin Murphy brand along with an excellent line of make-up. 

The event is free of charge and there will be a $300 value draw.

Contact Rena for more information:  (250) 240-0394 or check out the Facebook event!
Tidal Treasures Vancouver Island

From October to March, beachcombers can discover glass treasures in Vancouver Island's Oceanside region.

To kick off the event there will be the Big Beach Ball at Quality Resort Bayside Saturday October 15th! Tickets are $25 and will feature glass work from the contributing artists.

Their army of Float  Fairies will drop and hide more than 300 handcrafted glass floats and hundreds of other dazzling glass sea creatures...starfish, seahorses, sand dollars, scallops.. above the high tide line on beaches stretching from Nanoose Bay in the south to Deep Bay in the north. And anyone who finds one can keep it!

The glass treasures are being produced by local artisans in an effort to bring their art to the people and to create a fantastic new off-season event to draw visitors to the region.

We hope you will join Tidal Treasures in launching this exciting event. For more Information visit  www.tidaltreasures.info or check out their Facebook page!

Qualicum Beach Family History Society will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 19,  7pm at the Qualicum Legion.  

Guest speaker will be Jamie Brown, Information Services Technician for Cloverdale Library, with 'Family History on the Cheap'.  Guests welcome