Join Finance Minister Mike deJong on Thursday, February 23 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre for breakfast. Minister deJong will be sharing his presentation at the legislature with Nanaimo businesses just two days after releasing BC’s Provincial Budget for 2017-18. This is the budget that the government will take into the provincial election this May and will be a major milestone for BC. Typically, budget details are kept under wraps until released on budget day. Minister deJong’s visit here will be his first chance to discuss the budget in detail in public. He will give the public presentation, then invite your questions and engage in open discussion on the fine points of interest to Nanaimo businesses and residents. Reserve your seat now!
8:00 Buffet Breakfast
8:15 Introduction of the Finance Minister
8:45 Q & A Session
9:15 Presentation concludes
(All times approximate)
Michael de Jong was re-elected in 2013 as the MLA for Abbotsford West, an area he has represented since first being elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in a 1994 by-election. Michael was reappointed as Minister of Finance on June 10, 2013. He currently chairs the Treasury Board and the Legislative Review Committee, and is a member of the Cabinet Working Group on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the Priorities and Planning Committee, and the Cabinet Working Group on Core Review. The six-term MLA previously served as Minister of Health, Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services, and Minister of Forests. In addition, he also served as Government House Leader
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Get Set Nanaimo
Emergencies big or small can make or break your business.
Understand the key components of a business emergency plan
Learn how to build employee readiness
Gather tips on securing data and disaster-proofing your business
These are just some of the questions that will be explored during this 3 hour interactive FREE workshop designed for business.
Join us along with leading experts who will share their experiences including:
Alison Bird, Seismologist – Natural Resource Canada
Aaron Sutherland – Insurance Bureau of Canada
Lisa Benini and Jenn Houtby-Ferguson – Business Continuity Specialists
As a business owner, could you be breaking consumer protection laws without even knowing it?
Do you know how bad feedback can ultimately be good for your business?
February 2017 Nanaimo Chamber Presentation
Consumer Protection BC is a provincial regulator that is responsible for the licensing and oversight over seven industries as well as the regulation of certain consumer transactions. The only organization of its kind, Consumer Protection BC is uniquely positioned to empower both consumers and businesses in their transactions under the province’s consumer protection laws.
In this presentation, Dan Stefanson, Vice President of Consumer Protection BC, will share case studies to educate you about BC’s consumer protection laws and illustrate how certain approaches to consumer transactions can help, or hurt, your business. His best practices tips will help you build customer loyalty and shed light on how to address complaints before they escalate to a regulatory body. In addition, Dan will offer insight into other dispute resolution options, including Consumer Protection BC’s own experience with online dispute resolution.
The 20 to 30-minute presentation will use creative visuals, interactive discussion, humour and storytelling to focus on key messages and will be formatted as follows:
- Presenter Introduction
- Fostering Topic Relevance for Attendees
- Overview of Consumer Protection BC Authority and Operations
- Case Studies – Providing Solutions for Consumers
- Transaction Best Practices for Chamber Members to Build Customer Loyalty
- Brief Introduction to our Experience with Online Dispute Resolution
- Closing and Wrap-Up
A 15-minute (or as time allows) question and answer period will follow the formal presentation. In addition to copies of the presentation materials, Consumer Protection BC will provide copies of our Strategic Business Plan, Annual Report as well as general information brochures.
Dan Stefanson joined Consumer Protection BC, a provincial regulatory body, in 2014 as the vice president of strategic services. His work supports the establishment and measurement of the strategic direction of the organization.
As a vice president, he is responsible for a broad range of services that contribute to the efficient management and administration of Consumer Protection BC. This includes oversight of risk management, stakeholder relations, corporate communications and marketing, financial and administrative services as well as information technology.
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!
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
Supreme Self Storage – 40 Maki Rd
Woodgrove Centre – 6631 Island Highway North
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Residential Light up!
Official Entry Form –residential-decorating-entry-form-2016
ENTER AND HAVE FUN!!!
Enter by calling the Chamber at 756-1191 ext 0
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.
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
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Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H8