As the Voice of Business, the Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce is the community's leading advocate and champion for business. We actively promote a positive business climate that builds and nurtures a prosperous community.
Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Business Expo
Don’t miss out on high engagement and high profile business event that provides Campbell River businesses and organizations with an excellent opportunity to network and build valuable connections with each other and to showcase their products, services and capacity.
The 2014 Business Expo will also feature a construction and major projects themed panel to provide exhibitors and the public with updates on key construction projects in our community, workforce opportunities and information that will help our local businesses and suppliers prepare to compete and maximize these opportunities.
The Business Expo will be held on Tuesday, Oct 21 from 11am-3pm at the Campbell River Community Centre. This is a business to business event, providing excellent opportunities for local business and suppliers to profile their business, connect with other exhibitors in attendance and identify opportunities to leverage opportunities related to the transition that our community is undergoing. Please click here for more information and to register today!
Celebrating Business Success in Campbell River
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!
Campbell River Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the award recipients of the 2014 Business Awards of Distinction. In response to the call for nominations, the community brought forward a record number of deserving nominees, representing the outstanding contribution that individuals, businesses and not for profit organizations make to Campbell River. An independent panel of judges, comprised of business and community leaders, evaluated the nominations resulting in the selection of the award recipient in each award category. The efforts of all the nominees were applauded by a ’sold out’ crowd of over 300 at the 2014 Chamber Business Awards of Distinction Gala Reception and Ceremony held September 27th at the Tidemark Theatre.
The Business Awards of Distinction recipients exemplify the qualities of business success. Each of the award recipients brings their entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking, ideas and innovation into our community to grow and shape a prosperous and healthy Campbell River. On behalf of the Chamber Board, Staff and our Members, we congratulate you and wish you continued business success.
Click here to learn more about this year's nominees. Be sure to check out the photos from the Business Awards of Distinction courtesy of Island Life Photographics and Evelyn Jane Photography here! More information about the Chamber's Business Awards of Distinction and 2014 winners can be found here.
International Travel Opportunity
The Chamber is excited to announce that we will be offering a second travel opportunity to experience China in April, 2015 after receiving exceptional feedback from travelers who went to China with the Chamber this April.
The trips will take place April 2-10, 2015 and there will be two options for travelers - the first option is to travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou. The second option is to visit the Terracotta Warriors, the Big Wild Geese Pagoda and visit the Huaqing Hot Spring Park and Banpo Museum, a preserved pre-historical cavemen site, in addition to travelling to Beijing and Shanghai.
Please click here for more information and details on the trip options, pricing, optional tours, frequently asked questions, testimonials and much more. Please click here to download your registration form. Contact Lindsey Innes, Chamber Events and Member Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-914-1144 for more information.
Is One of Your Business Goals for 2014 to Increase the Visibility of Your Business?
Is one of you business goals for 2014 to increase the visibility of your business? The Chamber can help you achieve this goal! As a Chamber member, there are a number of opportunities to profile and promote your business through the Chamber that offer a significant return on investment. Click here to learn more. There are opportunities for every budget!
Please click here to learn more about the value of your Chamber membership.
Are You Registered to Compete for Contracts Associated with the John Hart and North Island Hospital Projects?
The Major Projects Portal is a strategically developed site, targeted at major project bid proponents, and is a one-stop, local supplier and community resource centre. The site will maximize the economic opportunities flowing from major construction projects in the area. Recently the portal launched an accommodation section of the website for suppliers for local accommodation.
Why should you should register as a supplier? Prime contractors are able to browse the profiles of registered suppliers, to gauge what trades, resources and materials are available locally. Registering on the site allows local suppliers to create a tailored profile for a major project’s prime contractor to browse. This is an opportunity for you and your business to be seen, contacted and engaged by major project decision makers. Click here to register today.
Be sure to watch for the latest updates on Campbell River major projects including the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project and the North Island Hospitals Project!
View the latest Labour Market Report here. This quarterly report provides a snapshot of local labour market information and major projects.
Many of our members have informed us that they are currently challenged in finding and retaining a skilled workforce that meets their needs.
Explore our new web pages to find tools, tip sheets, ready to use templates, video resources and compiled local labour market information to help you successfully find, hire, integrate and retain skilled newcomers. Please click here to get started.