The Business of doing Business

The Powell River Chamber of Commerce is a valuable resource for business start-ups, relocations and current business development.
We have a wealth of information including statistics, land use reports, licensing and regulations.
We would be happy to assist you in the preliminary stages of opening a new business or starting a new chapter.

 

Give us a call or pop in for a visit.

What We Do

The Chamber is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification.

Join Us

Membership in the Powell River Chamber of Commerce will help to enhance your business in more ways than you think.

Annual Awards

Running a business is not easy. In recognition of our community businesses, the Chamber hosts the annual Business Awards.

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Ah yes, the gym, that place that many of us resolve to visit more often. January finds us fresh, enthusiastic, imaging a fitter version of ourselves. January is easy, February not so much. Life gets in the way and we rationalize reasons for 'not going today but for sure next week'. Avid Fitness owner, Tim Wall, has some advice for those of us who seem to lose our way to our fitness goals. "Work out with a buddy", Tim says. "Being accountable to someone else means you won't be able to wriggle off the hook so easily". Good advice Tim!

Avid has extended their buy one membership, get a second for half price promotion so find a buddy and sign up today!
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The PR Home & Garden Show is once again on the schedule for May 2020, but in order for it to come to fruition, it needs you!

In 2019 the show did not happen as the primary organizer Leah Rourke fell in love and moved from Powell River. Who doesn’t love love? We all do! But, we lost a year of this fabulous showcase of local, and out of town vendors. The organizing association also folded in tandem with the departure of Leah. But I have stepped in and assumed the assets for the show and have decided to take this on provided there is enough interest and early commitment to the show.

Who am I? My name is Tatiana Kostiak and I own The Fiddleback Shack where I reimagine real wood kitchen cabinetry and furniture. I had a booth at the 2018 show and credit it with where I heard loud and clear that folks were looking for options for their kitchen cabinets. And that’s now a large part of my business! The show offers one of the most cost-efficient ways to meet your potential clientele and get some valuable market research done at the same time.

Having had a number of years experience producing large scale events in Whistler, including the entertainment programming at Whistler Olympic Park for the 2010 games, I look forward to getting into the events world again.

So, what can you anticipate for the 2020 PR Home and Garden Show? Much of the format for the show will remain the same with May 1 and 2 (Friday afternoon and Saturday) the dates that have been chosen to accommodate a potentially late running hockey season as the facility will again be the Hap Parker Arena. There will be some additions to the show including a full colour show magazine that will be produced as a valuable ‘take away’ for attendees. More details to follow but if you book your booth by the early bird deadline of January 10, 2020 you will receive a free ¼ page advertisement in the magazine! (May be upgraded to ½ or full page with ¼ page credit.)

New to the show are plans for a demo stage which is the perfect opportunity for your business to present to a group at a set scheduled time. These opportunities will be first come first booked so the earlier you book, the earlier you can choose your spot. These spots are only available if you have booked and paid for your booth(s). At this time the plan is to have presentations recorded in a two-camera set up with the video made available to you after the show for use on your website or social media. A great bonus!

You can also take advantage of fantastic prices on any branded items you might need for the show including custom table cloths, banners of all types and sizes, any printed marketing materials and branded give-aways. S2S Promo Sunshine Coast/Powell River can put your logo on anything! Start your planning today! www.s2spromo.com/ Quotes are free and artwork/design services are available.

I will roll out more information as plans progress but at this time I am asking for your commitment to participate. And, of course any questions, send them my way.

Early Bird price (book and pay in full prior to January 24, 2020) $425 plus GST per 10’ x 10’ booth. (Please contact me for prices for multiple booths.)
(Includes ¼ page ad in show magazine AND one session on the demo stage (as spaces permit – first some first served)
(Installment payments may be arranged provided the initial installment is made by January 10, 2020. All payments are non-refundable.)
After January 24, 2020: $485 plus GST.
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25th Annual Business Awards & Dinner

8 February 2020
- Dwight Hall
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Street & Mailing Address:
Powell River Chamber of Commerce

6807 Wharf Street

Powell River, BC  
V8A 2T9
 Canada

Phone: 1-604-485-4051

Directions:
You will find our office in the little blue roofed A-frame building on the corner in front of the Westview BC Ferry Terminal, right on the waterfront.

Office Hours:
Our normal office hours are 10 am to 5 pm,
Monday through Thursdays, and sometimes Fridays.
We can be out of the office for meetings, errands at any time.

Your phone messages will be responded to within 24hrs.
Email messages will generally be responded to daily.