Member Profile – Legal Shield

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LegalShield is breaking the barriers to accessible, and affordable legal rights. With a unique membership model, and a proprietary network of top legal firms that are paid in advance, LegalShield levels the playing field to the otherwise cumbersome, and high priced legal system.

Most individuals, families, businesses, or employees, would never consider contacting a lawyer because of the high hourly rate. With a LegalShield monthly membership, the designated lawyer has already been paid when a member calls, so they can get right to work, and not worry about billable time. In most cases, the member pays no additional fees.

Members learn to feel confident calling a LegalShield lawyer to get help for any number of life events, including unfair traffic tickets, warranty claims not being honoured, and adopting a child. There could be neighbour issues, family issues, job issues. These examples just scratch the surface of situations to get legal help for.

With a proprietary network of law firms across North America, and over 4 million members proving that the model works, LegalShield is changing the legal system paradigm, by helping people make a behavioural shift. Members become comfortable and confident working with lawyers. Just like going to their doctor, they know they can ask questions, any time. If something feels off, they can check it out before a crisis, or situation arises. LegalShield allows people to be preventive and proactive, versus reactive and defensive, which would previously have been expensive.

Kalon Goodrich is the Regional Manager, and welcomes a conversation with other Chamber members about the benefits of LegalShield. Besides individual legal support, they can also learn how to benefit from ongoing business legal help, with things like hiring and firing, debt collection, contract and document reviews, incorporation and succession planning. For details contact Kalon at 250-618-8718, or kalon@kalongoodrich.com.

Written by Bonnie Chomica  www.MarketingDoneWrite.ca

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Member Profile – Eclipse HR

Chelsea Allan – Eclipse Human Resources Services
Written by Bonnie Chomica, www.MarketingDoneWrite.ca

To help build a productive culture, and retain valuable employees, Eclipse Human Resource Solutions provides a suite of HR support services, including a unique approach to training. Headquartered in Vancouver, they have recently opened a Nanaimo office to serve small and medium businesses.

The labour shortage in BC affects most companies, so it is imperative to make efforts to retain employees and keep them engaged. Eclipse’s training programs do just that, by enabling change in culture, in communications, and in productivity. They are the official trainer for the BC Association of Manufacturers, and have helped local clients like the Nanaimo Port Authority, and Kw’umut Lelum First Nation.

Eclipse’s training approach is different. They don’t just come in, conduct training, and then leave. Eclipse has a comprehensive follow up program to mentor and coach participants over several weeks, to help facilitate results. This method ensures that a positive shift occurs with both executives and employees.

Eclipse excels at delivering customized training programs to address things like immigrant support, employee or corporate culture, or overall communications dynamics. Their dedicated stable of instructors are inspiring, and devoted to making a difference. Students feel that commitment.

On the Human Resource support side, Eclipse offers HR management support at many levels. They can provide services by the hour, create or revamp an entire HR department, or provide assistance with recruitment. They also help clients with the Canada Job Grants process.

Actively involved in giving back to their communities, the Eclipse team volunteers and provides support to groups like Nanaimo Family Life and Nanaimo Multicultural Society. Excited to now serve Nanaimo and other parts of Vancouver Island, Chelsea Allan invites Chamber members to contact her to learn more about Eclipse and their human resource and training services.

Chelsea Allan
250-937-0801
Chelsea@EclipseHR.ca

List of Amazing “Spirit of Christmas” Displays

Let us know if you would like your address added to, or removed from, the list. If any addresses are incorrect, please let us know as well!

Residential Locations

3341 Bournemouth Road

6037 Breonna Drive

921 Cadogan Street

520 Churchill Avenue

525 Deerhorne Place

2172 Duggan Road

3592 Fairview Drive

2835 Fuller Lake Road

6552 Groveland Drive

5200 Hammond Bay Road

1755 Harvest Place

182 Heritage Drive

700 Hunter Street

6369 Icarus Drive

4311 Jinglepot Road

2147 Lang Crescent

1836 Latimer Road

1700 Meridith Road

5480 Mildmay Road

2091 Mountain Vista Drive

1080 Nelson Street

6262 Olympia Way

2385 Porcupine Hill Trail

103 Pryde Avenue

140 Pryde Avenue

143 Pryde Avenue

449 Renfrew Street

2500 Rosstown Road

5152 Sams Way

3319 Savannah Place

2875 Shady Mile Way

624 Shepherd Avenue

6148 Somerside Place

3726 Victoria Avenue

346 Warbler Place

2320 Whitney Road

 

Commercial Locations

Supreme Self Storage – 40 Maki Rd

Woodgrove Centre – 6631 Island Highway North

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Decorated Commercial Premises Contest

This Year’s Theme is “Your Favourite Christmas Movie”

Official form right here 2016-spirit-of-christmas-decorating-for-businesses

NAME OF BUSINESS:_______________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________

PHONE:                                    Contact Person:__________________________________

Categories:

Businesses up to 5 employees                Businesses 5 – 10 employees

Businesses – Corporate                           Restaurants/Lounges/Pubs

Hotels/Motels                                           Banks

Seniors Living Facilities                          Centre Mall – Administration

 

Window Display Only

Awards will be given in each category.

Deadline for entry: Friday, December 19, 2016

Judging will be December 19, 2016

 

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SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

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Official Entry Form –residential-decorating-entry-form-2016

 

“join the fun” by planning to decorate the outside of your home.light-up

NAME:___________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:________________________________________________________

PHONE:__________________________________________________________

CONTACT PERSON:________________________________________________

ENTER AND HAVE FUN!!!

Enter by calling the Chamber at 756-1191 ext 0

Email: memberservices@nanaimochamber.bc.ca

Fax your entry to 756-1584

or call Marilyn Sullivan at 758-9569 for more information

Deadline for entry: 4:00 pm, Monday, December 19th, 2016

Judging will be Monday evening, December 19th, 2016

Winners will be published in the Nanaimo News Bulletin on December 23rd.

INTERNATIONAL URBAN AUTHOR TO SPEAK IN NANAIMO – Gord Hume

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Nanaimo BC • October 17, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

URBAN PLANNING EXPERT SPEAKS IN NANAIMO

The Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Inspire Nanaimo, presents author and urban issues expert Gord Hume at Nanaimo’s Shaw Auditorium on Tuesday, November 1. Mr. Hume will speak on building Nanaimo’s economy by positioning itself to be more attractive as a business location for knowledge-based industries.

His presentation will define the ‘knowledge-based economy’ and describe how Nanaimo can attract businesses to consider Nanaimo as the city to start-up, migrate, establish or grow a business as we transition away from a traditional resource-based economy. Nanaimo has a head start on this with a solid foundation through Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, regional private educators, the health sciences community and tech industry growth.

Gord Hume is recognized as one of Canada’s leading voices on municipal government, sustainable development, cultural planning and creative cities. He is a popular public speaker, an advisor to municipal governments and a respected and provocative author. Gord is no stranger to Nanaimo having worked with the City to develop its own “Cultural Plan for a Creative Economy”.

In his presentation, Gord will cite his fifth book, “Places and Spaces”, a compelling look at how the decisions of a municipality impact local prosperity and community health based on whether they roll out the Red Carpet or the Red Tape. His ideas and philosophies address the topic of municipalities performing balancing acts to achieve the greatest economic and quality-of-life benefits.

Chamber CEO, Kim Smythe, offered that “Gord is a highly sought-after public speaker by large audiences and local governments in Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, across Canada and the United States. He delivered the keynote at the 2nd UNESCO Congress on Creative Cities. We’re incredibly thrilled that he’s accepted the Chamber’s invitation to visit Nanaimo again.”

Tickets to the Shaw Auditorium presentation at 7 pm on November 1 are $15 each, available on the Chamber website www.nanaimochamber.bc.ca. This event is supported by Vancouver Island University, the City of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island Conference Centre and the Coast Bastion Hotel.

KIM SMYTHE, President & CEO
250-756-1191 • 250-740-0771

Thanks, from the Rockleys

John Rockley, pictured above at The Glassies in Parksville in 2011. Picture credit: The Parksville Qualicum Beach News.

John Rockley, pictured above at The Glassies in Parksville in 2011. Picture credit: The Parksville Qualicum Beach News.

It has been a really tough time these last days and my brother Marshall and I want to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences.

John Rockley, our dad, lived and breathed Coastal Colour Printing and after purchasing the company in 2004, began a mission to develop his vision of local supplying local.

He worked tirelessly, patiently drawing new business from existing clients and networking to develop new customers with impressive skill, patience and of course charm.

We would like to say a sincere thank-you to all those loyal customers, old and new, for their support and faith in Coastal Colour. Also the loyal team, both front and back of house, who have stuck with John through difficult times and who continue their commitment in these tough circumstances, striving to give 100 per cent customer satisfaction.

We hope you will continue to support Coastal Colour and be assured of our firm intentions to continue John’s legacy supplying the mid-Island, both west and east coast, with their print requirements.

We also look forward to seeing and sharing stories with those that can make it to the Celebration of Life on Oct. 4 at Pheasant Glen.

Thank-you again for your valued support.

Cam and Marshall Rockley
Calgary

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BC Small Business Month Celebrated at Business Expo

BC Small Business Month Celebrated at Business Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 22nd, 2016

NANAIMO, BC

An amazing array of panelists have confirmed their presentations on government and private sector support for small businesses at Nanaimo’s 9th Annual Business Expo at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on October 20th.

Panelists will address issues and answer questions on topics and programs providing insight and tips on how to grow your business. Interested in selling to the public sector? One panel brings together purchasing specialists from different levels of government who will help you understand the processes around government contracting in order to prepare your business to start bidding.

Maybe you have an awesome idea for a business you’d like to start? Our ‘Pillars of Startup’ panel will bring together experts who can help you navigate the complexities of starting a business and provide you with information on the various government programs available to help you get started today.  

Who isn’t looking for the best sources of capital? We’ve got a panel that absolutely shows you the money? ‘Access to Finance’ brings together government representatives with information on various financing resources – loans,  grants, and programs available to your business.

These breakout sessions are in addition to over 100 exhibitor booths featuring local innovators, entrepreneurs and business veterans of many sectors ready to meet you face-to-face. Over 20 of those booths are focused on Public Works Canada’s presentation of the ‘Small Business Info Expo’ – government agencies, programs and support groups for small business.

This year, Business Expo also celebrates National Manufacturing Month. Exports are becoming a bigger focus of mid-Island businesses — software developers, educators, agri-food producers and processors, craft distillers, wineries and others will benefit from the support of experts in the field. The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association will present a luncheon with a keynote speaker on the subject of “Enhancing International Trade & Export from Vancouver Island”.

This event is popular for its great business draws and special deals too. This year, London Drugs holds the premier spot in door prizes with a $4,000 prize package including a 49” 4K LG SmartTV, Blu-Ray, Tech Package and an Outdoor Living Set.

Mark October 20 in your calendar for Business Expo. It’s free (except for the luncheon) and only happens once a year, www.nanaimochamber.bc.ca for more information.

Kim Smythe, CEO

250-756-1191 ext 1

 

 

 

 

Nanaimo News and Information has a new home online!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Nanaimo news and information has a new home online

 

Nanaimo, BC – July 27, 2016  Nanaimo has a new source for hyper local news and information: NanaimoNewsNOW.com. NanaimoNewsNOW.com produces the most daily, Nanaimo-focused, up-to the minute, reliable news content, 7 days a week.

 

The NanaimoNewsNOW.com team is passionate about reporting the news that matters. From breaking stories, to traffic updates, community events, sports, weather, classifieds and more – you won’t find a more complete Nanaimo news source. And with more than 40 years of combined news experience the team has a proven record of reliable reporting.

 

“As Nanaimoites we wanted an online news source that was fast, but also trustworthy. It didn’t exist- so we created it,”  said Rob Bye, General Manager of NanaimoNewsNow.com “The news is constantly updated. Our newsroom is focused on breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting.”

 

NanaimoNewsNOW.com also features regional and international news, community event information, free classifieds, auto and real estate listings and public announcements. It is mobile and tablet compatible so you can read your news easily on your preferred device.

 

NanaimoNewsNOW.com was created by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, the team behind Nanaimo’s most listened to radio stations 102.3 The Wave and 106.9 The Wolf. At a time when other media are reducing service and staffing levels, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is investing in providing Nanaimo with a new source of high-quality, trustworthy, local news.

 

The NanaimoNewsNOW team includes Rob Bye – General Manager; Katie O’Connor – Sales Manager, Content Editor Holly Tribble and news team- Daryl Major, Ian Holmes, Dominic Abassi, Dan Marshall and Kyle Ireland.

 

For more information contact:

 

Rob Bye

General Manager

rbye@islandradio.bc.ca

250-758-1131