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Published On: Thursday, 08 June 2017

Chamber Welcomes North Island College Students for Summer

Chamber Welcomes North Island College Students for Summer

- Dianne Hawkins is the CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at dhawkins@comoxvalleychamber.com or 250.334.3234. www.comoxvalleychamber.com.

COMOX VALLEY - In May, The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed two students from NIC, Caitlin MacNeil and Luna Yang. Both students are studying Marketing at NIC, and will work closely with Kirra and Julie throughout the summer.

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This month’s mixer was held at the Comox Valley Seniors Village (Casa Loma). Attendees watched a video showcasing who the Comox Valley Seniors Village is, and all the wonderful things they are doing. The Chamber hosted two info sessions in the month of May, Futurpreneur with Mina Haghighi and the RCMP Lunch with Tim Walton.

Mina Haghighi provided useful information to future mentors and aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Futurpreneur is a Canadian non-profit dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. Tim Walton, head of the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment, gave great insight on workplace safety for small businesses in the Comox Valley. Tim also enlightened attendees on the external issues affecting the Comox Valley business community, and all the “what-is” around them.

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In June, the Chamber is hosting a 'Mobile Shredding Event' on June 8th. Copious amounts of paper will be shredded on site by R&R Mobile Paper Shredding. For more details, visit the events section on the Chamber’s website. There is a Member Mixer at Beaufort Estate Winery on June 14, and we are excited!

This event has already sold out! Beaufort will share their transition to organic certification in the vineyard, as well as their dedication to sustainable and progressive viticultural practices to showcase wines of the highest quality! Chamber mixers are proving to be a popular networking activity in the Comox Valley.

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The Chamber welcomed some dynamic businesses into membership in May: Cushman & Wakefield Ltd., Brian McLean Chevrolet Ltd. and Kye Bay Guest Lodge & Cottages.

37 years this month, Jackson & Associates Ltd. Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants has been a Comox Valley Chamber member! More long-term members that deserve mentioning are: Bennett Sheet Metal & Heating, Comox Moving & Storage, Courtenay Air Centre, Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park, Parker Marine, RBC Royal BankRyan Rd Branch, Ski Tak Hut and Sunwest Auto Centre all celebrating 30+ years as Chamber members!