AdvocacyApr 4, 2013
The Chamber sits on key committees and task forces of the Town of Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast Regional District. We monitor issues that affect the business community and advocate with all levels of government. Our focus is economic development.
Following are some of the issues and projects that the Chamber is taking leadership in.
Coastwide Economic Development - Gibsons Chamber directors volunteer many hours of their time to support economic development initiatives. We sit on the Town of Gibsons Select Committee on Economic Development.
Business Supporting Community - Chamber director Dean Walford wrote a series of columns for the Coast Reporter highlighting the vital role that local business plays in our community.
- Business Supports Local Non-profits (April 2012)
- Business is part of Community (May 2012)
- Supporting Local Business (July 2012)
Ferries - The Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce has released a position paper on the BC Ferries 'engagement' process. Echoing comments from other ferry communities, we wish to see the full participation of all stakeholders, including the business community, in a meaningful consultation process.
The provincial government sets the terms of the contract under which BC Ferries operates, and it is the government's responsibility to ensure that citizens receive a reliable service at a price that is sustainable and equitable with other transportation infrastructure provided to other residents of the province.