Network Lunch/Dinner Meeting

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. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, February 12th at Chances Rim Rock for an interesting and informative walk through the process of Crime.

The session will include guest speakers from: Local RCMP, Victim Services, Crown Council, Judge Wolf and folks from the Probation Offices.

The session is aimed at the Business Community as a means of helping all of us understand the flow of crime and how the system works to protect all involved. We encourage any interested Business Owner or Manager to attend. There will be snack foods available and the bar will be open for those interested. 



#Business Name #Phone Number #Cost -Members $20.00 -Non-Members $25.00
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. 



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
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)








Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 5:30pm

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF OUR REDUCED TICKET PRICING OF $10.00 PP. There is still space however we now have to charge regular rates as our funding option has reached its maximum.



As part of our desire to assist all with the challenges of criminal behaviour affecting many local businesses and residents we have embarked on a plan of educating and learning. This will assist all in determining a solution to the ever growing problem affecting our community and most across the Country (and planet).

The first step will be our DINNER MEETING scheduled for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH @ 5:30PM @ the Best Western Barclay Plus Hotel

Our featured speaker will be Mr. John Douglas former Mayor of Port Alberni and current advocate for the Port Alberni Shelter Society and their work to assist people who are mired in the world of drug addiction.

John as many might know also worked as a paramedic in the streets of Vancouver for some time prior to moving to Port Alberni where he became a Councilor followed by being elected as Mayor in 2011. His experience in Vancouver helped him understand the impacts at ground level and then in the political world in Port Alberni he saw things from a different perspective.  Fast forward to today John is educating himself with the support of the Opioid Dialogue Program and the Port Alberni Shelter Society where he's become passionate about the problem from an even different viewpoint..

We encourage you to read his report (attached to this page) called: "Working Towards a Solution." Within John's report you'll understand what he's learned along the way. We urge you to look at the report with an open mind toward new ideas that appear to be working in other areas.

John will bring this presentation along with more ideas he's learned from yet another visit - this time to Northern Italy along the Adriatic Coast at this place: 

This Dinner Meeting event is partially supported by the Port Alberni Shelter Society and because of that we're able to offer seats to you at ONLY $40.00 plus GST. Please bring along a guest and do tell others especially Business Owners as we'd like to see many there. And by the way John expects and encourages a Q/A

# Name of Business/Organization #Cost - Per Person $40.00
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