Mission Statement

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce strives to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing opportunities for businesses to succeed.

Why Be A Member?

Events that connect you with clients, partners, and prospects.

In 2018, the Chamber welcomed 1,400 at monthly luncheons, 800 at Business-After-Business networking mixers, 400 at the annual Christmas luncheon, 100+ golfers at the Members’ Open, and produced 5 other major events to provide a platform for business and community connections.

What the Chamber does for you

Nanaimo’s Chamber of Commerce plays a vital role advocating and lobbying with each level of government to gain the greatest benefits possible, to agree on policy proposals most favourable to our communities, and to provide a forum for developing and organizing those ideas.  It is one of the most important roles your Chamber plays – fighting for the success of our business community through government advocacy.

The Chamber also collaborates with community organizations  such as VIU, NPA, YYC, the NHA, Tourism Nanaimo and Community Futures to accomplish its many goals. The Chamber is pleased to have partnered with Futurepreneur Canada, British Columbia Restaurant & Food Services Association, and Canadian Manufactures & Exporters Association.

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber has served the business community of Nanaimo and area for the past 128 years. We feel very confident that we have gone beyond a local Chamber’s mandate by becoming involved in projects that give value to our community.

We are the voice of Business

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents and community groups working collectively to ensure a healthy economic base and positive socio-economic structure that benefits Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Chamber receives no government funding and relies solely on membership dues and other 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 in all regions of the country.

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