Entries by Renee Bohun

Teamwork – Working as usual by Kim Smythe, CEO & President Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

TEAMWORK – WORKING AS USUAL… Summer living on Vancouver Island is nothing less than great. The weather has been fantastic since spring, business seems to have found a good groove locally, and there is much going on to entertain ourselves in our communities. The best part of summer seems to start on the weekend of […]

Annual Business Expo Adds New Partners

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2016 NANAIMO, BC     Annual Business Expo Adds New Partners   The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Business Expo on Thursday, October 20th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. This free trade show is targeted both to the public […]

Food Trucks in Nanaimo

By now everyone is very familiar with a phenomena that started about a decade ago in many cities where food is sold and served curbside from a truck or trailer with a kitchen on board. What started as hot dog carts in the park has grown to include a wide variety of foods served from […]

2015 Chamber Presentation to City Council

During the election, the Chamber of Commerce conducted a community awareness campaign with the goal of increasing voter turnout by one third. Several community organizations contributed to Nanaimo actually meeting that goal – a 30% increase in voting day turnout which has delivered new opportunities! As Council has been made aware, the Chamber operates independent […]

Social Enterprise Builds our Business Base

There’s a new business movement growing among us. It’s called ‘social enterprise’ and it’s coming to a corner store (or other business) near you. Get ready to compete… or collaborate. A ‘social enterprise’ is defined as a business organization – mainly non-profits — whose mission, conduct and revenue stream address a cultural, social and/or environmental […]