Business Matters - March 19, 2019
Please send your event announcements to:
Chamber office: 250-248-3613
It was an honour to host the
Business Achievement Awards. Thank you to our amazing array of partners and sponsors for making this year extra special!
March 21 Business After Business
New Chamber Member:
Tablet Pharmacy will be hosting our next Business after Business.

#4 154 Middleton Avenue, Parksville
Thursday, March 21 5:00 to 7:00pm

Beechwood Landscape Services
Austin Peterson is a consulting Arborist who works primarily with the construction industry and with developers. They provide a range of services including tree inventories, tree risk assessment, site monitoring of trees during various phases of development and construction. They provide services that allow their clients to meet requirements for tree protection bylaws at the municipal level in mid-island communities,

Member Benefit
Have you updated your Business Directory listing on the chamber website? Really?
Check it out now by clicking on the link -  Business Directory
Does your listing have an image and/ does it read? Maximize your listing by connecting it to a maximum of 3 relevant categories. i.e if you're an accountant you're not going to choose to be included in accommodations... and so on.
If you have forgotten your access code for the Business Directory contact  Linda
Incorporate a 'Member message' into your promotional plans...another member exclusive benefit!
Advertise directly to the Chamber network.
Promote your news, events, offers or products to the Chambers network. An eBlast is a method of direct email marketing and is a popular promotional channel available exclusively to members for a one-time cost of $100 and $75 for non profits.
Share your message.

contact us to book! Our next available date is April 17
Mayor Ed Mayne has proclaimed April 7 to April 13
as Volunteer Week in the City of Parksville. The theme for National Volunteer Week in 2019 is The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities which celebrates and recognizes the impact of volunteers and how they lift our communities. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for the City to recognize the contributions of Parksville volunteers in our community. We thank our volunteers and community organizations for their outstanding contribution to our City and also acknowledge volunteers as an important partner with government in providing services to citizens.

Brant Wildlife Festival kicks off on March 18 with a Go Wild Spring Break Camp for kids at Rathtrevor. This celebration of nature highlights the migration of Brant geese and other spring phenomena in the Parksville area. Other events include Wetland Birding Tours, Englishman River Regional Park Tour, Call of the Forest Film and Panel Discussion, music, art and much more for people of all ages and interests. Visit Website

Coastal Community Credit Union Education Series
Insurance: Be Better Prepared to Weather the Storm, Insure to Value, Wind Damage, Water Damage. Wednesday, March 20 | 12 – 1:30 pm, Coastal Community Credit Union Parksville Branch, 140 Alberni Highway
Light lunch & refreshments will be provided

Oceanside Women's Business Network Dinner Meeting - March 19, 5:30-09:00pm at the Quality Inn Bayside. Guest speaker - Brenda Burch from 'Social Media is NOT Simple'.  or call 250-929-0023

Career Centre Hiring Fair
Looking for Staff? Participate in our Hiring Fair
We only have a few spots left for our upcoming Hiring Fair on Thursday, April 11
from 12-4pm at the Parksville Community Centre.
This is an excellent opportunity for employers to meet with over 500 attendees looking for work! Register online: Register online

Forward House & Oceanside Hospice present:
Oceanside Hospice Society and Forward House Community Society present our first annual fundraiser: An Evening with Ol’ Blue Eyes – Partners in Community Benefit Gala. Tickets are now on sale at the Port Theatre. We are pleased to present Joe Coughlin singing Sinatra Songbook and the Phil Dwyer Orchestra for a wonderful evening of dinner, dancing, and raising money for these two community organizations. This event takes place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Saturday, May 11
If you would like to sponsor this event or donate live and silent auction items, please contact Shianne at 250-752-6227 or Sharon at 250-954-0785.

The Career Centre
 SuperHost® Foundations of Service Quality
Do you have staff that could benefit from this one day workshop? Gain industry recognized certification. This program is a comprehensive, practical introduction to the principles of providing a quality service experience and is ideal for people who are entering the workforce for the first time or those needing a refresher! Wed March 27, 9am-3:30pm, Career Centre - Room 328 #328-198 East Island Hwy Cost: $79 per person
Limited space available – last chance to register - March 21.
Call 250.248.3205 

Rhododendron Conference Comes to Parksville
September 27, 2019, several hundred rhododendron and gardening enthusiasts will congregate in Parksville for two days to celebrate this iconic shrub that grows so well on the West Coast, and also explore and enjoy the many attractions in this part of the island. Hosted by the Mt. Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society, speakers and garden tours will focus on our theme – “Rhododendrons as the World Warms” – including information on growing healthy plants while conserving water and protecting the environment.
We invite local businesses to assist us by contributing to the speakers’ fund or donating to the silent auction.
Please contact
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Interviews with Dave Graham - 88.5 The Beach
Wed March 20 - Kim Burden, Parksville Chamber
Thu March 21 - Laurie Schuerbeke: the journey inward
Fri March 22 - Brant Wildlife Festival: Lynn Brookes & Pat Jacobsen: "Call of the Forest"
   9:40 - events with Bob
Mon March 25 - Food safety specialist Sally de la Rue Brown: eggs/Easter
Tue March 26 - Mindful Moment with Diane Hancox: lies

To book on the Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or email
Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Board of Directors:
President: Dave Willie
President Elect: Jeannie Maltesen
Vice-President: Andy Lankester
Secretary Treasurer: Terry Kerr
Past President: Bill McKinney

Tricia Korkowski
Rakaia McCarthy
Dee McKinney
Brian McLean
Luc Ouellet
Phillip Perry
Robynne Shaw
Tamara Schmidt
Meghan Walke r
Let's get social!