Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce, Sunshine Coast BC
Join us for our Holiday After Hours Event
Join us on Wednesday, December 11 from 6 pm onward at Boomers Burger Bar for an informal Christmas party for the business community. Food, drink, live music! Your host this month is the Board of the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce. There is no cover charge for this event. Boomers will have specials available just for this occasion. RSVP to ensure you get a seat! (Send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 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 Supports Ferry Fiscal Fairness Campaign
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.
Economic Development Site Updated
Sunshine Coast Economic Development website, originally created by Best Coast Initiatives and now administered by the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce, thanks to funding from the Town of Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast Regional District. This site provides detailed information on doing business on the Sunshine Coast, including demographic data, major employers, industrial and commercial lands, utilities, taxation, and housing, with links to local, provincial and national economic development resources. Even if you live here, we bet you can learn something new about the Sunshine Coast from this site! And your feedback is very welcome.
Sunshine Coast BC Business News and Information
- Down to the Wire for Public Market
Dec 5, 2013With one week to go until the Dec. 10 deadline, the Gibsons Public Market proposal is roughly $20,000 short of their $250,000 fundraising goal.
- Cut Major Ferry Routes, Recommends FACC
Dec 5, 2013“If the government’s goal is to find the biggest savings for the smallest traffic loss and least hardship, then we suggest it looks harder at the major routes,” say the BC Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs.
- Local Residents Oppose Ferry Cuts
Dec 2, 2013Hundreds packed Elphinstone High School gym on Saturday to comment on BC Ferries service cuts. Planned cuts include cancellation of 40 round trip sailings from Langdale, 365 from Earls Cove/Saltery Bay, and an end to free mid week fares for seniors.
- Town/Marina Arbitration Results Announced
Nov 22, 2013Results of the arbitration between the The Town and the operators of Gibsons Marina were announced this week. The arbitrator has ruled the rent should stay as is, and that the contract will run until 2042.
- SC Tourism Revives Proposal for Room Tax
Nov 22, 2013Sunshine Coast Tourism will make another attempt in 2014 to gain approval for a 2% accommodation tax to help fund its work.
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