The Comox Valley Chamber works in many ways to engage Chamber members and the community. The Chamber is the Comox Valley’s largest and most influential business association with three full time staff members whose job it is to know what members need. What the Chamber hears from its members is they want more exposure, highly-focused networking, professional learning opportunities, business leadership, and solid connections.


Throughout the month of October, the Chamber celebrated small business. There was a mixer at the I-Hos Gallery, a business walk with MP Gord Johns in downtown Courtenay, the Chamber had a table at the Job Shop Job Fair, hosted an All Candidates Meeting for Courtenay Councillors, held a workshop with Constant Contact about the lasting power of newsletters and another workshop on human resources, and capped it all with the Chamber’s Small Business Expo.


November is the month when the Comox Valley Chamber finalizes nominations for its annual Chamber Awards celebrating community achievements in fourteen categories. Each year the chamber receives up to 100 entries for a wide-variety of nominees. Finalists for the awards are announced beginning of December and the celebration Gala is held January 26, 2019.


The Chamber welcomed new members this past month: John Howard Society of North Island, Lighthouse Business Services, PropertyGuys Comox Valley, Cumberland Village Works, Fully Alive EFT & Coaching, Realty Executives Bayview, Revelry Photo Booth, Sylvan Vale Nursery, and Dr. Health Solutions. For more new members visit the Chamber Directory with over 500 members listed.


The Chamber wishes to acknowledge our long-term members who have been with the chamber for twenty-five years: IG Wealth Management (formerly Investors Group), Comox Valley Kayaks, Comox Valley Farmers Market, All in One Party Shop, Comox Valley Funeral Home, Hot Chocolates, St. Johns Ambulance, Art Knapp Plantland, Expedia Cruiseship Centres, Islander Pizza & Pasta, Jim’s Clothes Closet, and Glacierview Financial. Congratulations to these long-standing businesses and organizations in the Comox Valley. #ChamberStrong

Dianne Hawkins is president and CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at [email protected] or 250-334-3234.