In 2016, we focus on…BC Small Business Month & National Manufacturing Month


This year, Business Expo celebrates BC Small Business Month and National Manufacturing Month.

That’s why Business Expo is adding up to eighteen booths from agencies, ministries and non-profits offering government services and funding support for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Ministry of Finance, Public Information, Outreach Section
  • BC Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, Small Business Branch
  • BC Ministry of Technology, Innovation & Citizens’ Services – Shared Services BC
  • Bowman Employment Services Inc.
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
  • Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
  • Employers’ Advisers Office – BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour.
  • Futurpreneur Canada
  • Health Canada – Consumer Product Safety
  • Industry Training Authority
  • Innovation Island Technology Association
  • Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada – Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Small Business BC
  • Statistics Canada
  • Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • The Reger Group


4 Pillars
460 Inc.
AGS Business Systems Inc.
A-Z Germ Protector Inc.
BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program
Blue Sherpa Learning
BMO Bank of Montreal (North Nanaimo)
Budget Car, Truck & Self Storage Rentals
Business Development Bank of Canada
Business Examiner Vancouver Island
Canadian Mental Health Association, Mid Island Branch
Carto Investment and Insurance Solutions Inc.
Casino Nanaimo
Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens
Central Island Mental Health Society
Chamber of Commerce
Chemistry Consulting Group
Coast Bastion Hotel
Coast Salish Development Corporation
Coastal Community Credit Union – Wharf St.
Coastal Community Insurance Services Ltd.
Comfort Group Heating Corporation
Communication Connection BC Inc
Community Futures Central Island
Company Name
Dog n’ Suds
Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group
Elite Image Software Corp.
Employers’ Advisers Office
ETHOS Career Mgmt. Group Ltd.
Fox & Owl Consulting
Frank Allen Financial Group Inc., The
FW Enterprises Ltd.
Gabriola Chamber of Commerce
GT Hiring Solutions
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Helijet International Inc.
Hub city cinema society
Investors Group
Kuehnel Wealth | Raymond James
Liquid Capital West Coast Financing Corp.
London Drugs (Port Place)
Market 2 All
McCallum Printing Group Inc.
Monk Office
Mosaic Information Technologies Ltd.
Multicultural Society, CVI
Nanaimo – Ladysmith Federal Liberal Riding Associaton
Nanaimo Airport Commission
Nanaimo Association for Community Living
Nanaimo Business Services
Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation
Nanaimo Pride Society
Open Connection
ProfotoFX Services Ltd.
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Reed Family Wellness Centre
Rideout Communication ”What’s On”
Royal Bank of Canada (Downtown)
Salvation Army, The
Seamor Marine Ltd.
Shaw Cablesystems GP
Smythe CPA
TD Canada Trust (Terminal Park)
The Network Hub
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
Travel Medicine Vaccination Centre
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island
Valentus Coffee
Van Houtte Coffee
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Vancouver Island Insurance Centres
Vancouver Island University Professional Development & Training
Vancouver Island University Professional Development & Training
Wallace Driving School Ltd.
WAVE 102.3 FM Radio,The
Welcome Wagon
Wenner Group of Companies
Woodgrove Toastmasters Club
Young Living Essential Oils
Young Professional of Nanaimo