Chamber news & member events
January 30, 2020 | No. 3
Chamber Member announcements & events
Join the Chamber & Jet FM for the first member mixer of 2020!
Everyone who comes is entered to win a $1000 advertising package.
Get your tickets today!
Business after Business mixers are a great way to connect face-to-face with other members and learn about the host business.
How much intellectual property can a coffee cup hold?
Join Shaun Cody from New Horizon Law for a general overview on intellectual property and how various intellectual property rights provide business owners with different types of protection. Register today for this free info session.
As an island economy we import most of our goods and export our waste. In this workshop we will explore circular solutions that will turn our challenges into our greatest resource. Join us for a circular economy overview, an example of circular economy business ventures and access to tools and resources.
Comox Valley Coaltion to end Homelessness is pleased to announce the Connect Warming Centre is open as of Monday, January 13, 2020. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 1-5pm, and the address is 685 Cliffe Ave. The Warming Centre will be operational until March 31st, 2020.

Comox Valley Regional District office has moved to 770 Harmston Avenue. 250-334-6000.

The Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island is pleased to announce the hiring of Karen Love as their new Executive Director. Current Executive Director Ian Kalina is retiring. Karen is thrilled to be supporting the diverse communities served by the Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island.

Kathleen Hawksby is the new Executive Director for Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry Society

There’s a new modern Modular Construction builder on Vancouver Island. Iconic Island Dwellings has just opened its doors in Courtenay and are the exclusive dealer for Triple M Housing. Their vast floorplan selection along with the ability to customize will be a welcome addition to buyers looking for a quality factory built home. Showhomes are arriving soon, and the office is now fully staffed to answer any questions. Iconic Island Dwellings Inc. 1355 Comox Road 250-871-7766

Canadian Home Builders' Association presents A Prescription for Performance on Friday, January 31. This seminar is specifically created to lead builders, designers, building officials, energy advisors and developers to simplified practical solutions for high performance building enclosure assemblies that satisfy prescriptive requirements for various levels of the Step Code up to Net Zero Ready and Passive House. It includes a focus on pending requirements for North Island. Register HERE.

Mindset Wealth Hollis Wealth presents 2020 Look Ahead Presentation on January 30 at 6:30 PM at Crown Isle. Presenter is James Gauthier Head of Product Research & Oversight with iA Securities. RSVP to Krystle at 250-338-5222 or

Football Fan? Come watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at the Courtenay Legion! Lots of fun is planned. Chile and Hot Dogs - Door prizes - Surprises. Doors open at 11:30 am. Pre-game 2:30 pm. Kick-off at 3:30 pm. Bring your friends and family. Open to the Public.

Comox Valley Cleaners has served the Valley since 1970. Did you know that they are Environmentally Friendly and offer discounts to seniors & uniform cleaning? Call them today at 250-334-4772 or visit:

MNP presents 'Hackers, Attackers and Cyber Security' workshop on Thursday, February 6. Learn how to avoid a cyber security crisis and protect your business with MNP experts Peter Guo, Ron Borsholm, and Chris David. Register today by calling 250-338-5464 or

Do you have questions about the current market? Join Tracey Gard of Edward Jones on February 12 for a free Capital Markets update seminar. Register by Feb. 3 by calling Charlene at 250-890-0997

North Island College presents 'Small-Scale Sustainable Farming Program Info Session' on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 PM. Register HERE for the infosession.

February 22, 2020 is WALK DAY in the Comox Valley! Come out and support Comox Valley Transition Society & Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society at the 5th Annual Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly event helping to raise much-needed funds to support people struggling through poverty and homelessness in our community. Be part of something big! Walk, volunteer, donate or become a sponsor. For more info, contact Michele Vanderwoude, Event Director, at or go to  

Support our Valentine’s Day Foodbank Drive and Fundraiser and Win a $250 Gift Basket! At Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery we are showing our love by collecting non-perishable food items for the Comox Valley Food Bank to honour local families this Valentine’s Day. We are collecting donations at the gallery until February 14. A lucky winner will be drawn on Saturday, February 15. More info HERE:

February 28 + 29 is the second annual Vancouver Island Pride at Mount Washington. Come watch and join in the Charity Ski Race on Feb. 29 and raise money for Qummunity Connections. Visit for a full event listing.

Courtenay Fish & Game present The Roaring Twenties Dinner & Auction on February 29 at the Florence Filberg Centre. Tickets are available at the Clubhouse or Bret Walters at Brian Mclean GMC.

Canadian Home Builders Association and RDH Building Science are presenting a full day seminar on step Code requirements. Join CHBA on January 31 from 8:30 to 4:30. Register at

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