Published On: Thursday, 09 March 2017

Campbell River Business Leaders Outlook Coming March 23

Campbell River Business Leaders Outlook Coming March 23
The survey of 200 business leaders in Campbell River and surrounding area was conducted in partnership with MNP.

- Colleen Evans is CEO of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at

CAMPBELL RIVER - The results are in from the Campbell River Business Leaders Survey and will soon be released, providing a unique snapshot of the economic issues and trends at play in our community.

The survey of 200 business leaders in Campbell River and surrounding area was conducted in partnership with MNP and survey results will be released on March 23 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Chamber’s Economic Outlook Breakfast.

The breakfast provides an opportunity for guests to join in the discussion as a panel of local business leaders share their insights and perspectives and what they could mean for the future of Campbell River.

A local panel of business leaders include Bill Alder, Owner, Sealand Aviation Ltd.; Dennis Cambrey, Owner, York Machine Shop and Lisa Whitmore, Owner Signature Oil and Vinegar. Just announced, the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training will be a special guest at the breakfast. Tickets to the breakfast include a buffet breakfast and are on sale now at

As follow up to the survey, the Chamber will be hosting a series of three industry sector roundtables to be held on April 20th, May 11th and June 15th.

The roundtables will provide an opportunity to explore more fully what the issues and trends in specific industry sectors are that will lead to new opportunities for taking action by the Chamber and our community partners to address issues and create opportunities to help our local businesses thrive. Invitations for businesses and organizations to participate will be out shortly.

April 25th is the date for the Chamber’s All Candidates breakfast providing an opportunity for candidates in the Provincial election to share their positions on issues that are a concern to our Chamber members and the business community at large. Registration is now open and can be accessed through the Chamber website at

The Chamber’s new electronic advocacy newsletter Insight has been extremely well received by our members and community at large. The e-news features timely data and relevant local reports on issues of a broad range of topics that impact business productivity and growth.

“This information is valued by our members who use it to inform decision making and having access to labour market trends, construction and major project updates are providing context for how Campbell River is changing and new opportunities to crate positive growth and prosperity for our community, states Colleen Evans, Chamber CEO.”

To subscribe to Insight, contact Jennifer at the Chamber 250.914.1144.