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A NEW BIA… DOWNTOWN NANAIMO’S BEST SELF-HELP TOOL!

In 2017 the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association suspended operations and businesses downtown quickly discovered the difference between having a group functioning to support business success and having nobody leading the way. Since then, different individuals, merchant groups, and the Chamber of Commerce have been contributing their energy to advocate for downtown businesses creating events […]

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TACKLING NANAIMO HOMELESSNESS

Partnership to tackle Nanaimo homelessness begins implementation action Nanaimo, B.C – The City of Nanaimo’s Council led Health and Housing Task Force, which was established by Nanaimo City Council this year, in partnership with the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition, and United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island have joined forces with Turner Strategies and HelpSeeker to […]

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Minute Men Moving & Storage

Minute Men Moving & Storage Facility Upgrade You may have heard that Minute Men Moving & Storage is expanding their facilities.  They are currently in the process of building a new warehouse, which is expected to be finished by April 2020. In building the new warehouse Minute Men is helping create multiple jobs in Nanaimo […]

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2019 Nanaimo Busines Awards – Best Inclusive Employer

COCO Café is a Social Enterprise with a mission to provide employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.  Their business model is unique to them.  Most similar community programs are just that, “community programs” where people with developmental disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in a workplace setting, not necessarily being […]

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2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best in Arts & Entertainment

The purpose of The Port Theatre Society is to stimulate and enhance artistic, cultural, and economic activity of central Vancouver Island.  At the Port Theatre they host 110,000 people each year to enjoy a variety of cultural performances and events.  Through their partnerships and their programming, the Port Theatre has established itself as a community […]

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B. Gallant Gingerbread House Competition

For Immediate Release: October 28th, 2019 LAST Chance to Enter your Business in this Year’s DT Gingerbread Competition This 2019 holiday season, will be the 5th annual celebration of B Gallant Homes Gingerbread Competition in Downtown Nanaimo. Registration is now open for Nanaimo businesses to sign up for the competition that gives you a huge […]