What does the Gibsons & District of Chamber of Commerce do?
The Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce, incorporated in March 27, 1946, is a not-for-profit organization representing the Voice of the Business community, their interests and concerns. Through the Gibsons Chamber, members access benefits, partnerships, marketing, and networking opportunities.
Membership represents a business’ stake in an organization that is the Voice of Business in Gibsons & District and the Sunshine Coast. The Chamber has the ability to effect positive change by representing the interests of the local business community in discussions with all parties, both inside and outside the region, and particularly with local, provincial and federal governments.
In addition, membership is the key that opens the door to a variety of value added programs that support business including the Chambers Group Insurance Plan; Spark; Commercial, Home & Property & Liability Insurance; Legal Shield; Fuel Savings; Hotel Discounts; Business Services; special incentives from other members, networking and professional training opportunities. These value added programs have the potential to lower risks, lower costs, improve profitability and to make life easier. Savings that far exceed the cost of membership.
Most importantly, the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce advocates to Local, Provincial and Federal governments on behalf of its members to ensure that their concerns are being heard. The Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce gives the business community a voice.
We place a strong emphasis on supporting the interests of small business; small businesses account for an estimated 98% of registered businesses in BC. 95% of these small businesses employ fewer than 20 people.
- Exist to make the community a better place to live.
- Provide an avenue for business people in the community to create a positive business environment.
- Provide the local business community with the means to promote our community to the outside world-either for tourism or business.
- Provide visitor services.
- Work for sound legislation and efficient administration at the community and all levels of government.