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

New Member Welcome!
The Chamber of Commerce welcomes Javen Simon Roofing to our local Membership. Javen and his team provide new construction and re-roofing services for commercial and residential in Port Alberni, BC and surrounding areas. They are fully insured for all types of roofing including torch-on with a 2 million liability policy.

Javen received a LOGIN to the Chamber Membership Page and successfully updated his information on the site. Our new Membership program allows for just that from any of our members!

Webinar - Thursday, April 30th 2:00pm
Still time to register for this Webinar. Offered to our Business Community by RLR Law at N/C to any local business.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Apr 30, 2020 02:00 PM Vancouver 
Topic: COVID - 19 and Employment Law 

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

* This webinar is best suited to Employers

This little video brought to you by the Port Alberni Association for Community Living will.....warm your heart!
The CRA Outreach program is available if you need help or guidance sifting through the various programs.

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy applications now available
If you're a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020.

Important Update for Island Businesses

“Helping connect Small and Medium Businesses who want to enter or expand into the “Digital Economy” now and post – COVID19”

In partnership with Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET), Innovation Island Technology Association (IITA) is honoured to launch the Digital Economy Rapid Response Recovery Program (DER3) that will start to tackle the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. As the region’s technology accelerator, with support from Innovate BC , Innovation Island has been asked to help with the...Find out more here

The BC Tourism Resiliency Network is a long-term resiliency program providing BC tourism businesses with meaningful, one-on-one support to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards eventual recovery.

Tourism Vancouver Island is offering one on one meetings, webinars and more for those most affected. Read more here

Are you planning something special to either 'reopen' your business or promote something you're current doing for a specific date?

Like what Walk the Coast and Finishing Touches are doing RIGHT now! Two businesses working together to help their customers celebrate MOTHER'S DAY.

We've placed their event on our NEW EVENTS CALENDAR accessed through our MEMBEE program. The Calendar can be POPULATED BY YOU - IF YOU'RE A MEMBER. Either do it yourself through your personal login or call us and we'll do it for you.

Last Week Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the federal, provincial & territorial governments have reached an agreement to implement the much needed Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. This will lower rent by 75 per cent for small businesses.
The recent announcement is part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. More details about CERCA will be available once final terms and conditions are completed. The federal government, provincial and territorial governments urge property owners to provide flexibility to tenants facing hardship in this uncertain time.