Who We Are

We are a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents and community groups working collectively to ensure a healthy business base and positive socio-economic structure that benefits everyone in Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Chamber receives no government funding and relies solely on membership dues and fundraising events to support its activities. This independence from government funding frees the Chamber to be a strong, independent advocate on behalf of the business community, so we truly are the Voice of Business.

Chambers not only connect members to members within the local chamber, but through affiliation with the BC and Canadian Chambers, members experience the power and influence of a network of 420 Chambers across the country, with 192,000 businesses of all sizes, in all sectors of the economy, and all regions of the country.

Our Philosophy

Mission Statement

To provide innovative and profitable solutions to enhance business and the community towards success.

Guiding Principles

Ensure the organization’s financial sustainability through membership dues and non-dues revenue generation maintaining the Chamber’s independence in fulfilling its mandate.

Recognize that our primary purpose is to attract, recruit and retain a membership that reflects Nanaimo’s evolving and increasingly diversified business community.

Position the GNCoC as a leading nonpartisan Government Policy Advocate for the entire business community.

Leverage our relationships with Community Partners for the greater good of the business community.

Build internal capabilities to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Vision Statement

To build the most desirable community in B.C.; to conduct sustainable business in.

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