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

We are unapologetic for our support of business and the vital role it plays in building and supporting our incredible community.
Early this past week the Canadian Chamber of Commerce partnered with SHOPIFY to provide a Webinar that was well worth the time invested. If you're looking to expand your business and reach out beyond your locked doors a summary YouTube Video is available LISTEN HERE

A full Webinar on the topic is available

Speaking of Webinars and Learning Opportunities....
The AV Chamber of Commerce is partnering with RLR Lawyers here in Port Alberni to put on a +/- 40 minute presentation during the week of April 27th. RLR have graciously offered to support this initiative during which time they will guide our Employers through the road ahead as it pertains to your responsibilities surrounding Employment Matters.

Things have changed and are changing. This will be a valuable opportunity for all business owners in the Alberni Valley to be aware of best employment practices.

Many Business Resources are available to you through the Small Business BC Website. Click below to see what need to know.
Another AVCOC Membership Benefit Program you should be aware of in these changing times.
Many of the 200,000 Canadian Businesses who are members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Including Members of AVCOC) have benefitted from the UPS Discount Package offered to Member Businesses. That discount package has now been INCREASED to allow for even greater savings.

AVCOC wants to help improve your bottom line with the UPS Members Benefit Program and through our partnership we'll provide access to some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services. You’ll receive 50% off all small package shipments* including imports to Canada, 30% off brokerage entry preparations fees, at least 75% off freight shipments over 150 lb. and more! Plus, you get FREE Automatic Daily Pickup and UPS On-Call Pickup®, so you can ship from the comfort of your office or home. Put logistics to work for you. And now members can also take advantage of Free UPS Access Point® Locations within Canada. You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. It’s free to sign up and there are no minimum shipping requirements. To enroll and start saving,

*Incentives are based on the daily rates in the UPS Rate and Service Guide. The member understands that actual rates for shipments may vary and be less.


Loans Available - Up to $20,000.
No Payments for up to 6 months
Interest Rates as low as 2.95%
Fast turnaround time
Chamber Advocacy at Work. Click below
The information contained in this resource guide developed in conjunction with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Government is EXTENSIVE. This is where you can everything from the latest updates on the various programs available to Human Resource Needs, Understanding Payroll obligations, Knowing your legal rights and various pitfalls and much more.
Looking to help a Local Charity or Society of your choice?
The Chamber through its McLean Mill operations is pleased to showcase our newest brand feature. We are currently developing a 'BUFF' that can be worn while riding your bike, mountain climbing, and even Grocery Shopping! In fact, wear it everywhere! Best of all we are dedicating proceeds of EVERY Sale (shipment expected by mid/lat May) to a local Charity/Society of your choice. Orders will be taken online where you'll indicate your preferred destination of the partial proceeds. Buffs may be delivered locally at N/C or picked up at either the McLean Mill (by appointment) or the Visitor Centre (also by appointment)

Stay tuned for more information coming on our next Newsletter - ~ April 22nd.
Buffs produced for us in 2017 by Chamber Member Scimitar Sports. Looking forward to the next version