We respectfully acknowledge that we conduct our Business on the Unceded Territory of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations.

Chamber AGM - Announcement:
The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to our upcoming ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. We'll host our Meeting VIA ZOOM during which time we'll provide you with:

  • President's Report
  • CEO Report - This one 'may' include an interactive game through KAHOOT. If you don't know what Kahoot is.....ask your kids.
  • Assuming the Kahoot game is developed please log in with your Desktop, iPad, Laptop as usual and have your Smart - phone available.
  • Auditor's Report. The Chamber by requirement from the Federal Board of Trade Act has to complete an Annual Audit. Report provided by R. Anderson and Associates
  • Members to vote on Board recommendation to investigate a loan option for the Chamber of Commerce - potentially the CERB (Canadian Emergency Response Benefit).
  • Dismissal and thanks to the current Board of Directors (FBOT ACT only permits for one-year terms).
  • Election of new Board of Directors.

Meeting planned for 11:30am on Wednesday, May 20th from the comfort of your home.

As part of the Chamber networks commitment to keep you informed and educated on all things COVID we offer an opportunity for you to learn a bit more about the CEWS (Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy).

In particular the webinar you're invited to attend at N/C

During this session the host will give an overview of the CEWS program and will also outline some of the key questions raised by taxpayers out of the program. Discussion to include:
1. Eligibility criteria
2. Qualifying periods
3. Application process
4. Issues and opportunities
5. Frequently asked questions
Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn more about CEWS!


On Thursday, April 30th AVCOC hosted a Webinar with Chamber Member - RLR Law.

Click on the RLR Logo below to find a copy of the Webinar.

If you'd like to watch the entire presentation please contact Bill at the Chamber for access to the entire presentation.

In case you missed it.
Restaurant and Retail Recovery
Last Friday as part of the Nanaimo Chamber's Speaking Series they presented a webinar/conversation with Mr. Ian Tostenson - President/CEO of the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association. Also joining in was Mr. Mark Fenwick - General Manager of Woodgrove Shopping Centre.

The Webinar is available for you to watch at your convenience. With thanks to Ian, Mark and Kim Smythe CEO of the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, May 5th (tomorrow) 3:30pm PDT
Join Andrew Wilkinson for a telephone townhall discussing the impact COVID-19 shutdowns are having on B.C.'s economy and small businesses.
About this Event
Every day we hear of more and more people impacted by COVID-19, whether health-related or financial. The way we live is changing and we have to make sure that no one is left behind as we figure out what our new normal looks like.. .