The Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre re-opened to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020 with many safety protocols in effect.

  • The Visitor Centre will host a maximum of 6 Guests at a time in addition to no more than 2 Employees
  • Visitors to the Building will see a TABLE in front of the doors restricting entrance to the Building. This table will have pertinent and updated information displayed based on current Health Orders in the Province of BC
  • We ask that Visitors do not attempt to challenge this requirement. Our employees are doing what they're asked to do; please respect that courtesy. 
  • Hand Sanitizer is available for your use both at the table and inside the building
  • Washrooms are OPEN (outside) for your use. They are cleaned frequently through the day
  • Hours of operation are: Monday - Sunday 10am to 4pm. Note that the washrooms are accessible during open hours only
  • Our employees are stationed behind physical barriers. We ask that Visitors not attempt to circumvent the barriers. Please respect that for the safety of all
  • Please notice and respect the floor stickers that are positioned at least 2 meters apart. The PHO orders continue to mandate Physical Distancing in all situations. 
  • Maps, Brochures and other publications are available by request only. We ask Visitors not to attempt to access any of these publications. Please allow us to do that on your behalf. 
  • Please take notice of the posters on our Windows describing the Symptoms of COVID - 19 and please respond accordingly.
  • Please do not leave personal garbage on our property or in the garbage cans. 
  • Please do not discard used MASKS or other PPE on our Property. Doing so increases the risk to our Employees
  • Overnight Parking or Camping is not permitted. Note Signage that does grant us right to have unidentified vehicles towed at owner expense. 
  • Our Employees have all reviewed our COVID - 19 Protocol Measures and all understand the importance of following guidelines as presented, and often updated, by the Provincial Health Officer. 
  • Our Employees are not permitted to work if feeling unwell and if symptoms indicate the potential for COVID - 19 they will be asked to submit to a test and will not be permitted back to work until confirmation of a Negative Result and/or confirmation that the incubation period has expired. 
  • Our Facility is cleaned several times during the day including a full clean prior to close/open every day. Said clean includes the use of a commercial cleaning device (think Ghostbusters) that sprays a cleaning solution similar to what is used on tables throughout the facility. This equipment and product is highly recommended by the Island's largest Cleaning Service 

We are pleased to have you back! 

Alberni Chamber of Commerce - The Voice of Business for the Alberni Valley

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Constant Contact

Constant Contact is free for Chamber Members after signing up, and business members receive a 20% discount for 6 months, or 25% for 12 months.

Constant Contact uses fully customizable templates for newsletter, announcements, events and surveys.  It is an email marketing and survey tool which allows you to track information about who is reading your releases, and also what links are followed.

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Chambers of Commerce must sign up directly with Constant Contact first, then your members are eligible to receive the discount.

Chambers who wish to sign up should contact:

Guy Steeves
Regional Director of Development

Business members who are existing Constant Contact users can receive the discount by emailing:

To create an account with Constant Contact and receive the Chamber member discount, visit:


First Data

Merchant service discounts for Chambers

The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry, have partnered to bring you exclusive benefits to help grow your business. Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs.

For additional information, please contact:

Matt Landry
Strategic Partnerships
First Data

Phone: 604-796-8750


Chamber Group Insurance

Considered the VERY BEST Group Insurance Plan available in Canada you as a Member of the Chamber of Commerce can access the program. The Plan offers flexibility unknown in the industry where even a sole proprietorship can access the group plan. And, as part of the plan you are protected against user based premium increases as your rates are blended throughout the system thereby given you the benefits of a large business while being small.

  • Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Dependent Life
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Orthodontics (for groups of 10+)
  • Employee Assistance Counseling
  • Vision Care
  • Drug Plans Including "Drug Card" Options, paying benefits right in the pharmacy
  • Business Overhead Benefits
  • RRSPs (PDF)

You can reach our LOCAL representative who is keen to meet with you, at your convenience, at:

You can request a quote through this link:

EssoAbsolute Energy

Our natural gas provider provides exclusive wholesale pricing to Chamber members at rates below the current Fortis Utility Rate. Our current offering is as follows: One Year Price: $2.95/GJ.

Key benefits:

  • Savings: Our current one-year rate option secures 30% savings over the last 12 months’ average Fortis rate.

  • Budget without worry: rates are guaranteed and locked in for the full term of the contract.

  • No additional charges, invoices or payments, as Bluestream prices are invoiced on Fortis’ bill.

  • Optional 3 year rate controls future energy expenditures at a favourable rate.

  • A program you can trust: Absolute Energy is a highly regarded energy brokerage firm managing 50% of BC industrial volumes.

Key points about this natural gas program:

  1. The program provides guaranteed fixed Gas Cost rates for one to five years as an alternative to the variable Fortis Gas Cost.  This is precisely like choosing a fixed over a variable rate mortgage.

  2. The focus will be to establish an initial 12 month firm price arrangement with business members.  The price offered will be at a discount to the current Fortis rate and therefore will provide initial savings and potential higher savings if prices increase this fall.

  3. After enrolment in the initial year arrangement, the Chamber will make renewal prices offers available over the next 12 months for members to consider.  If members choose not to renew they will automatically return to the Fortis regulated rate at expiry of the initial Agreement.

  4. The objective for members is to create cost certainty and to protect against potential price escalation over time.  Savings are never guaranteed and market prices in the future are never certain.

  5. Fortis has just announced a rate decrease down to $2.98/GJ to reflect current low market prices for the period of April through June of 2012.  The Chamber offer price for one year at $2.95/GJ is only slightly lower than the Fortis rate but the chamber rate is guaranteed through to summer 2013 vs. the Fortis rate subject to change again as early as July and highly likely to increase this fall when members are actually consuming substantial volumes of natural gas again.

Marketing Process:

  1. Absolute Energy shall provide information to Chambers on this program and on the market upon request at any time.

  2. The Chamber can put out marketing pieces to members on a regular/quarterly basis.  Members are free to register at any time.

  3. Members interested in participating can fill out the interest form; phone the chamber or phone Absolute Energy directly for more information and to get the enrolment forms.

  4. Absolute Energy will manage the registration process with customers directly and those contracts will be between the members and Absolute Energy affiliate Bluestream Energy.

Contact Information

Kirby Morrow



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