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Published On: Friday, 17 March 2017

Port Alberni Community Excellence Awards Around the Corner

Port Alberni Community Excellence Awards Around the Corner

- Bill Collette is Executive Director of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at 250.724.6535.

PORT ALBERNI - The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see that the Policy Initiative we presented at the BC Chamber AGM in May of 2015 was directly referenced through Chamber’s Press Release regarding the latest BC Government’s Budget.

Our Chamber will continue to work on behalf of the Business Community and the public at large for Tax Competitiveness. For 2017 we are working closely with the Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) to present a Policy Recommendation to the BC Chamber Members supporting the Port Alberni Transshipment Hub – dubbed PATH.

This project is supported by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, by many of the Lower Mainland Mayors, and by various other key stakeholders.

The AV Chamber of Commerce along with PAPA are hosting an informative session at Sproat Lake Landing on Monday, April 10th for our Island Chamber Partners so that we can bring all up to speed on the scope of this major infrastructure project.

As a side note we are excited with our plans for our annual Community Excellence Awards planned for Friday, April 21 at the Italian Hall in Port Alberni. Our event will showcase finalists and eventual winners of 17 different awards in front of an expected audience of 240 people.

The ceremony is supported by many local businesses including title Sponsor – Westcoast Home Hardware. Emcee for the evening will be Mr. Zack Jones – former manager of the local Save On Foods Store (he’s now in much bigger Langley store), guest speaker is Mr. Terry Davis CEO of Home Hardware Canada, and we’re very excited to confirm that the catering for the evening will be through well-known and admired Swept Away Inn.

Those joining us that evening will be asked to wear RED as part of our theme 150-50-10 – Canada 150, Port Alberni  50, and Westcoast Home Hardware current ownership Jan/Karen Lavertu 10 years.