January 9, 2018
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Highlights: Chamber Dinner; New Member; 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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January Chamber Dinner - Last Chance to RSVP
Join us on Thursday, January 11 at the Beach Club Resort for our first Chamber dinner of the new year. Our guest speaker will be Mayor Marc Lefebvre. The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department and Oceanside Women's Business Network will be hosting showcase tables and there are two more available at $25 each (+gst). Call Linda at 250-248-3613 or email linda@parksvillechamber.com.     Networking starts 5:30 pm. $35 pp. RSVP required. 
New Member 
AQUA  TERRE ARTISANS - Carole Davis, Representative.  www.aquaterreartisans.ca    
Aqua Terre Artisans are an eclectic group of artisans living on Vancouver Island creating watercolours, acrylics, photography, flower-arranging, wood and driftwood art forms inspired by a love of nature and the beauty of the Island. 
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
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.
Member News and Events
OCEANSIDE WOMEN'S BUSINESS NETWORK (OWBN) EVENTS:  Monthly dinner January 16 at the Quality Resort.  Guest speaker will be  award winning marketing and technology instructor,  JUHLi, presenting "Instagram".   

Instagram workshop will be January 17th from 10 - 1. Non-Members $69 Members $49 The workshop will be much more in depth, hands on and personal. Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity. 
FMI:  https://owbn.ca/events  email us at info@owbn.ca  or call 250-954-8258
Business Achievement Awards
Did you experience great service over the holidays and would like to recognize an individual or a business that makes a wonderful contribution to the community?  

Anyone can nominate and it's easy! Click here for the nomination form

Deadline for nominations: 
February 8, 2018.
88.5 the Beach Interview Schedule 
Jan 10 - 12
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.
Wed 10 - Anne Dodson, QB Chamber
Thu 11 - Georgii March, Oceanside Volunteer Association
Fri 12 - Bronwyn Brown, ESL/literacy
To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or e-mail