Dear Chamber Members,
We hope everyone is doing well and relaxing into summer, and staying warm! We can't believe how cold it's been.
Perhaps you are run off your feet, but as visitor numbers are down due to a request from the Southern Gulf Island's in general, we hope you are finding the numbers manageable and enough to keep business going.
We are in Phase 3 of the Restart Plan for British Columbia. Congratulations! It still feels a bit like we are waiting to see what happens, but we can look around the world and feel good about what we have achieved in our Province.
We'd like to welcome new members, Eco Source Septic, owned and operated by Chris Carrier, and Yoga Nest, owned and operated by Ella Sokolosky. You may wonder how you can do yoga with COVID, but Ella is offering classes on her Buck Lake dock and via an online platform.
There's a special new resource for non-profit organizations. There are links to learn more about recruiting student volunteers for the summer, and one for students to check their eligibility to see if they can receive government funding to pay them for the work they are doing.
NEW: The Community Resource Centre has updated their job board, and you can now submit a form. Visit their website,
, and click the Jobs tab or Submit a Job in the drop down list.
We live on a small island and you may feel that you are 'networked' out, but if you are seeking more business support, reach out to your fellow Chamber members via our Private Member Facebook page or reach out through the Small Business Owner's of BC Facebook page.
We are hosting our Annual General Meeting on July 29th at 10:00AM via Zoom. You've received your invitation in a separate email, but here is the link again.
AGM Zoom Invitation
We have one new board member joining us. If you are interested and want to inquire about joining the board, message Mamie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care everyone and reach out if you need anything.
Success in Business,
Mamie, Marty, Sherrie and Tania
Pender Island Chamber of Commerce Board and Staff