COMOX VALLEY – The Chamber has had the support of four corporate partners throughout the calendar year. This year the partners are CIBC, Comox Valley Airport, F12 and Chamber Group Insurance. Our Corporate Partners are ambassadors in the community and support advocacy efforts and building good business.

The Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan provides group benefits for more than 30,000 firms, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small to midsize businesses. As owner and operator of their Comox Valley office, Darren Kardynal takes pride in helping local companies meet their insurance needs.

“Between my business partner and I, we have over 40 years’ experience,” says Darren. “We have a great attitude towards business and will do anything to satisfy our customer.”

The Chamber Plan is a not-for-profit program that offers customizable benefit packages and competitive renewal rates typically under five percent.

Darren’s organization supports a variety of community events and initiatives through the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, and this year they have teamed up with the Chamber as a corporate partner.

“We chose to become a Corporate Partner to become more connected to our community, to increase awareness of our brand and to network with other companies,” says Darren. “We had a publicity boost years ago when we first joined the Chamber as we were a small fish in a big pond and it thoroughly helped our organization get our name out into the community. The Chamber puts me in front of the business community, and I have made connections I may not have had the opportunity to make if I wasn’t a member.”

No matter what the business, Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan can provide accessible, flexible and stable employee benefits to match your organization’s needs. Visit the Chamber website for more information on all the 2019 Corporate Partners.

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It is Chamber Awards season! Nominations are open for 14 Chamber Awards that recognize great businesses, exceptional customer service, incredible lifetime achievements, amazing organizations, and more. Chamber Award nominations are open until October 31 so be sure to nominate well! The Chamber Awards Gala is held on January 25, 2020 where the recipients are announced.

To learn more, visit the Chamber website.

Dianne Hawkins is CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber: Building Good Business since 1919.
For more information on the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, visit: or call 250-334-3234.