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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join us at Chances Rim Rock for our 2019 AGM! This years' meeting will feature a guest presenation from Mr. Flynn Scott - CPA Bylaw Services Manager as well as a financial update from our Auditor - Rob Anderson and a YE report from Chamber Chair - Taurean Seib and Chamber CEO - Bill Collette. 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:45pm

February Dinner Meeting 

Italian Hall Events Center

4065 - 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC

Catered by: The Blue Marlin Inn


5:30pm Networking

6:10pm Dinner - Buffet Style

6:40pm - Chamber Announcements

6:50pm - Self Introductions

7:00pm - Mark Lacroix - CAT - Port Alberni 

7:10pm - Shawn Standley - Owner - Full of Beans Play Cafe (former Military - Critical Nurse - Afghanistan)

7:30pm - Moni Khan - Development of a Medical Marijuana Facility in Beaver Creek. Features of her development plans include:

  • $1,000,000. + already invested
  • 250 FT Jobs
  • 24/7 Operation
  • 100 Indirect FT jobs (estimated) 
  • Wages ranging from $40k per year and Up
  • Additional office space will be required in the City Centre area. Will rent or purchase suitable property
  • Top level wages approaching $200k per year
  • Focus on hiring local people
  • Significant training involved
  • Security plans mirror that of Federal Prisons
  • Once fully operational sales and revenues in the Billions
  • Most sales will be International 
  • Medical facility only

8:00pm - Kim Smythe - CEO - Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Smythe will speak about the Economic Impact that the Tilray Medical Marijuana facility has had on the area. 



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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 1:00am


Wednesday, March 27th 5:30pm 

Chances Rim Rock

  • Networking @ 5:30pm
  • Dinner Service - Buffet @ 6:10pm
  • Chamber Announcements @ 6:40pm
  • Self Introductions @ 6:50pm


  1. Ms. Barb Baker - Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Island - Ms. Baker and her colleagues will speak about Trails in and around the Alberni Valley. 
  2. Ms. Jennifer Collette - Chair - AV Hospice Society and Ms. Teresa Ludvigson - Fund Development Officer will speak about the New Build Project on 10th Avenue for the Society
  3. Mr. Scott Jeary - First Nations Educationa Foundation will speak about the Language Revitalization project that will be initiated right here in Port Alberni. This is a major project aimed at the Reconcilation and Language recovery for Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia and in particular the West Coast of Vancouver Island
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Friday, January 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 Join us for the Chamber Christmas Networking Event 


NEW DATE: Friday, January 4,  6pm - 9pm


Char's Landing

4815 Argyle Street

Port Alberni, BC





2 Guest Speakers including:

David Edgar - Ministry of Transportation (featuring Cathedral Grove)

Dana Wacker - Tourism Vancouver Island

Live Music

Ambassador of the Year Award (Chamber Ambassador Program)








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