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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6 Month Position Available

Apr 8, 2021 -- Bill Collette

The Chamber of Commerce is managing a contract with the City of Port Alberni to conduct interviews with as many businesses as possible over the next 5-6 months. This agreement requires that we hire two individuals to run the program under a six month contract with us.

The ideal candidate(s) for the program will be persons who are comfortable setting up meetings that may be conducted in-person either at the business location or at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room. Some interviews may be conducted via Zoom, or Telephone. The candidate will possess an outgoing personality and have extensive knowledge of the business community in Port Alberni. The candidates will be expected to contact businesses with an objective of setting up a meeting with the owner and/or operting manager. The primary purpose of the meeting(s) will be to determine if there are missed support opportunities available for the business to consider as they recover from the challenges brought forth by the pandemic and the responses to it. Our candidate must have better than average computer skills and be competent with software found in workplaces today. The candidates will be working closely with the Chamber CEO and the City of Port Alberni's Economic Development Manager. Excellent communication skills are essential.

This is a term contract paying at above average wages.

Please submit your resume with cover letter to the attention of Bill Collette - CEO Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce: