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.

Dear Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce Members and Supporters.

March 30 - Update

Please check previous issues of this newsletter for important links. Today's edition focuses on what's happened in the last 24 hours and what other programs we've become aware of.

Last week I discovered that a Chamber Member was paying $0.06 per minute per person in order to conduct an important meeting among its Staff and Suppliers. I then discovered that 'our' rate was considerably lower and I've been able to confirm that through your MEMBERSHIP you too can enjoy preferred rates.

The information received today confirms that Members of a Chamber of Commerce in Canada can save at LEAST 25% from current rates and

By partnering with Pragmatic, members can enjoy a savings of at LEAST 25% off their current audio conferencing rate.
Additional benefits include:
·          24/7 customer support (live answer times of 20 seconds or less)
·          Dedicated Account Executive
·          Customer care self-serve web portal
·          Customizable billing
·          Per second billing 
·          Integrated audio/web conferencing
·          Free recordings and emailed invoices
·          No contracts, commitments or monthly minimums!
In addition to audio conferencing, the Pragmatic portfolio offers a sliding scale of collaboration solutions, including:
·          Web conferencing (Pragmatic’s Web Pro and Adobe Connect)
·          Webcasting
·          Cloud video conferencing (including Blue Jeans and RP1Cloud)
·          Conferencing hardware consulting and sales

As many learned today the Federal Payroll Relief fund is not for all. If you don't feel that you qualify please take a serious look at what CFAC have to offer.
The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is hosting a series of information webinars that are important for Business Owners to consider.

The next one - scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 31st at 11:30am) features Sheridan King of RLR Law . Ms. King will focus her presentation on the legal side of your employment decisions as we work through the challenges of Covid-19.

Find a list of Businesses here that have identified with us as to whether they are open, closed, partially open, doing take-out, delivery or online orders. This list is being updated constantly. In the next few days please visit our Website at: AVCOC Website for information on how to update the list yourselves. In the meantime here is what we have entered so far.