Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce, Sunshine Coast BC
Come to Our AGM!
The Chamber's evening social and AGM will be held on Friday, March 28 from 5 to 7 pm at the Gibsons Public Market. There will be refreshments, business speed dating and a keynote address by business coach Gary Bizzo. More information.
NEW Merchant Credit Card Processing Program
Under a new agreement between First Data Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, members of the Gibsons Chamber will receive preferred rates on electronic payment processing services, including credit, debit, eCommerce, mCommerce, cheque guarantee and gift cards. Rates are 1.55% for VISA, 1.60 for Mastercard, and $.05 for Interac debit. More details will be available on this website soon; meanwhile you can call 1-888-265-4117 for information.
Workshops for Small Business
Our first workshop on LinkedIn for Business was so popular, that it filled up on both days. Therefore, we will be repeating it on Wedesday, March 12 from 5 to 6:30 pm. Our E-invoicing and payment workshop has been delayed.
Workshops are free to Chamber members or $10 for non-members. Gibsons Chamber members will receive a refund at the workshop. A minimum of 5 registrants is required for the class to be held.
LINKEDIN 101 FOR BUSINESS
with Al Hyland, media strategist
Wed. March 12 from 5 to 6:30 pm - REGISTER HERE
UNDERSTANDING HACKERS AND INTERNET SECURITY
Banjo Benjamin, internet security consultant
Wed. Apr. 23 from 5 to 6:30 pm - REGISTER
Sat. Apr. 26 from 10 to 11:30 am - REGISTER
ELECTRONIC INVOICING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
with Sarah Duro, Branch Manager, Sunshine Coast Credit Union
GDCC Supports Ferry Fiscal Fairness CampaignThe Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce fully supports the Powell River Chamber of Commerce's campaign to make Fiscal Fairness part of the BC Ferry Corporation's mandate.
GDCC President Dean Walford stated: "As we enter yet another round of 'public engagement' about service cuts, we still see no sign of either real consultation or real accountability to the users of the system."
"Our region's population is growing, yet we are receiving less and less service for more and more money. High fares hurt local businesses, residents and particularly the tourism industry, which is has become an increasingly important sector as coastal economies shift away from traditional resource based industries."
"We are not asking for a free ride," said Walford. "We are asking for fair treatment as taxpayers and citizens."
George Hotel Statement of Support
The Board of Directors of the Gibsons Chamber has issued a Statement of Support for the George Hotel proposal.
Sunshine Coast BC Business News and Information
- Sechelt Event focuses on Aboriginal Tourism Opportunities
Feb 27, 2014Aboriginal Tourism opportunities on the Sunshine Coast were showcased at a recent event at the Sechelt Band Hall, attended local tourism businesses and visitor centre staff.
- Retaining Youth Key to Rural Economies Says New Report
Feb 12, 2014A new report examines one of the key economic development challenges facing communities in the Island and Coastal region: the retention and attraction of youth.
- Province Confirms MMBC Exemptions for Small Business
Feb 5, 2014Businesses which earn less than $1 million in revenue, distribute less than one tonne of packaging to consumers or are a single-location operation will be exempt from registering with the Multi-Materials B.C. stewardship program.
- Low Canadian Dollar Favours Pulp Industry
Jan 16, 2014The low Canadian dollar is good news for companies like Howe Sound Pulp and Paper.
- Ferry Protests Planned for New Year
Dec 16, 2013The whole length of the Sunshine Coast will become the staging ground next month for a massive protest against planned BC Ferries schedule cuts and fare increases.
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