January 16, 2018
Please forward  to all staff, managers and Business owners!
Highlights: Business After Business, New Members; Business Achievement Awards; Member News 
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Board of Directors
President: Dave Willie
President Elect: Jeannie Maltesen
Vice-President: Andy Lankester 
Secretary Treasurer:  Terry Kerr
Cathie Kanani
Dee McKinney
Luc Ouellet
Philip Perry
Beth Ross
Robynne Shaw
Meghan Walker
Past President: Bill McKinney
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Members are encouraged to use this newsflash as a way to communicate with other members...a Value-Added benefit of your Chamber Membership! Send your e-flash submissions to lisa@parksvillechamber.com, and we will include member info that is directly relevant, member to member, as well as newsworthy, to give you the business edge. If we keep each other up-to-date about our businesses, then it will make cross-referrals more effective. Promoting ongoing courses, or other such advertising, will be included as space permits, if there is a discount for Chamber members, and at the discretion of Chamber staff.

Made For Small Business: Accessibility & Flexibility

Over 25,000 businesses purchase group benefits from the Chambers Plan. Comprehensive benefit packages apply to home-based businesses and small business firms - with no industry restrictions. For-profit businesses with three people and up are eligible for guaranteed coverage.

Flexible group plans are also available for larger firms with up to 35 employees. All plans start with employee life insurance. Your Chambers Plan advisor can help you select the right options for building as comprehensive a plan as you wish to meet your exact needs and fit your budget. 

Email    Mike Hrabowych  at Integral Wealth to find out more or call him at 1-250-753-1124/1-800-982-7761.


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Business After Business
January's  Business After Business will be hosted by
Macdonald Realty @ Ballard Fine Homes, 546 Island Highway West, Parksville, on  Thursday, January 18, 5-7 pm.  
Join us for networking and refreshments and  meet their team.
New Members - Welcome to the Chamber  
Ravin Enterprises - Tara Elston
Manufacturers of penny press souvenir machines for the Canadian Market. 

Young Professionals of Oceanside Society 
YPO is a non profit working toward creating a vibrant and connected network of Oceanside's top young professionals, entrepreneurs and employees.
Business Achievement Awards Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available - call Lisa

Presenting Sponsor Package 
Value: $1000
Only 6 sponsorships available

Partner Sponsorship Package 
Value: $500
Only 10 sponsorships available
To confirm your sponsorship please call the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce office 250-248-3613
Member News and Events

Service Canada's Summer Jobs Program (CSJ) - Call for Proposals:
CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small business with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer job opportunities  for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

Business Acceleration Workshop presented by Jennie Potter. 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre. 
Organizers are offering Chamber members a $25 discount. Enter code: CHAMBER 2018
Have you experienced great service from an individual or a business? Do they make a wonderful contribution to our community?  

Anyone can nominate and it's easy! 

Deadline for nominations:  February 8, 2018
88.5 the Beach Interview Schedule 
Jan 17-22
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.
Wed 17 - Kim Burden, Parksville & District Chamber 
Thu 18 - Micki Findlay: Works of Heart project update
Fri 19 - Cheryl Dill, Career Centre presents the Bladerunners program
Mon 22 - Julie Chambers, Oceanside Hospice

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