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Selling Nanaimo to the World

Nanaimo • September 20, 2019 SELLING NANAIMO TO THE WORLD The Vancouver Island Export Forum is an added attraction to the 2019 Business Expo on October 3 in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The Nanaimo Chamber recognizes that manufacturing and export traffic to destinations regionally, and around the world, are rapidly growing. New business supports […]

2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best Retailer

Charlie’s Closet is a consignment store that does their part for the environment by keeping a massive amount of clothing out of the landfill.  They also help support the economy and provide quality pieces of clothing to the people of Nanaimo for an affordable price.  They’ve built a community of women at their shop and […]

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Nanaimo Chamber Announces Federal Election Candidates’ Forum

NANAIMO – September 11, 2019 NANAIMO CHAMBER ANNOUNCES FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES’ FORUM The Nanaimo Chamber announces it will be holding a Candidates Forum for the October 21 federal election announced today. “We now have confirmation from the four candidates that will be attending,” according to Kim Smythe, Chamber CEO, “This would include Bob Chamberlin, NDP; […]

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2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best Mid-Size Business

Living Better Starts Here Alair is a Custom Contracting Company that offer its clients, partners, trade partners, and employees a unique, high quality, and fully transparent experience.  The result of each project is a beautiful, custom-built, and expertly crafted home.  More importantly, Alair delivers a positive experience with life-changing results. Alair was thrilled to have […]

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2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best Restaurant

The Mahle House Restaurant is a second generation locally owned business in the semi-rural community of Cedar.  They are a casual fine dining establishment specializing in creating outstanding guest memories.  Situated in a charming 1904 home originally built as a farm house their tables are hand made and each are individually unique, crafted from timbers […]

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Nanaimo Launches BC’s Small Business Month

Nanaimo • September 16, 2019 EXPORT FORUM AN ADDED ATTRACTION TO BUSINESS EXPO Business Expo, the Chamber’s salute to Small Business Month in BC, is launching the Vancouver Island Export Forum as an added attraction at the Expo on October 3 in the VICC. Export traffic from Nanaimo to destinations regionally and around the world […]

2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best in Creative Services

IMAGE IS EVERYTHING What three core values make up HA Photography’s foundation? Professionalism, customer care, and community service. Dirk is sought after for his industry knowledge and expertise, visionary approach to impact branding, and forging synergies with small business partners. He is a welcoming and a trusted professional who takes the time to understand each […]

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2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best Large Business

Harmac Pacific is a green power generating facility and a 400,000 metric tonnes per year of Northern Bleached Kraft Pulp business.  Their products are 100% produced from regional sawmill and timber harvesting waste.  Their wood pulp is sold all over the world to produce high quality paper, packaging, and other materials essential to supporting a […]

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The ‘Greening’ of Business in Nanaimo

Our new City Council has taken some major steps toward Nanaimo evolving as a community firmly committed to a ‘greener’ future.  Following Council’s declaration of a ‘climate emergency’ in April, they have begun adopting policies that reflect shifting municipal philosophies to address some of the elements of human-influenced climate change. They’ve made changes to city […]