Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce, Sunshine Coast BC
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 next workshop is very topical, thanks to the Heartbleed bug. Learn how to protect yourself and your business on the Internet. If our April 23 date fills up, we will repeat the workshop.
Banjo Benjamin, internet security consultant
Wed. Apr. 23 from 5 to 6:30 pm - REGISTER
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.
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
- Bike Rentals for Visitors gaining popularity
Apr 2, 2014Hotel marketing news: Hotels from around the world are reporting that bicycle rentals are becoming more popular.
- Minimum Wage Raise under Discussion
Mar 10, 2014Premier Christy Clark met with Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour, last week to discuss raising the minimum wage from $10.25 to $13 per hour. Sinclair contends that the current minimum wage does not provide enough for employees
- 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.
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