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.

 

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What We Do

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

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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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An important message from BC Ferrys.....Lots of changes but Powell River and Texada schedules will stay the same..., for now....... BC Ferries CEO, Mark Collins, talks about how COVID-19 is impacting BC Ferries and explains the changes that will take place to ferry service in the coming days and weeks.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us. Over the past few weeks, the spread of the virus in our province and in the communities we live and work, has caused anxiety and uncertainty.
We have all been asked to adopt measures such as physical distancing, remaining at home, and not spending time with our extended family and friends. These are measures that keep each of us safe, but as importantly, they will keep our communities safe.
I want to thank our passengers for following these measures while at our terminals and onboard our vessels, for remaining in their vehicles, and for limiting travel to only when it is essential.
Because of COVID-19, the decline in ferry traffic has been profound. It is unprecedented and has happened quickly. As of today, traffic across all our routes is down approximately 80%.
As a result, BC Ferries is adjusting ferry service across many of our routes. We are doing this to protect the health and safety of communities and our crew. It will also ensure the resiliency of our service for when travel resumes. Across the ferry network, we will be reducing capacity by approximately half over this time last year. We will also be deferring many of our vessel, IT and terminal projects.
The service reductions will go into effect on April 4 or soon after, and are in effect for 60 days or until further notice. During this time, we will monitor service levels in conjunction with the Province to ensure essential service levels are maintained. These changes are designed to ensure we have sufficient capacity to allow the flow of essential goods, services, supplies and workers to their destinations.
BC Ferries will continue to transport the goods your communities rely on, and we will get people to where they need to go. Here is what will change:
We are reducing sailings on our routes between Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen to Duke Point to four round trips a day.
We will also provide four additional "cargo only" round trips on the Tsawwassen to Duke Point route, to ensure essential goods are transported to and from Vancouver Island.
We are suspending all service on the routes between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay, and Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay.
We are reducing service on the Langdale to Horseshoe Bay route to six round trip sailings daily from the current eight.
Our Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands service will be reduced to one ship service using a Salish class vessel based out of Swartz Bay. Service to Long Harbour will be suspended and Salt Spring Island will be served by its two other routes. Details on these changes are being finalized and will be announced soon.
For northern and mid coast communities, we will operate at the current winter service levels utilizing the Northern Expedition and Nimpkish. Until further notice, the Northern Adventure and Northern Seawolf will not deploy.
The remaining routes are unchanged for now. We are continuing to work with the Province to determine what those service levels will be.
Through this challenging time, our employees have demonstrated courage and determination to support coastal ferry service. Unfortunately, these service level reductions will result in temporary layoffs for hundreds of dedicated and loyal employees.
This was not an easy decision to make. We know how hard this will be for our employees and their families. Our goal is to keep the layoffs to as short as possible. We will all need these skilled people back as soon as possible to help restore ferry services when traffic returns.
We are sailing in uncharted waters, but I know if we work together and look out for one another, we will get through this.
Thank you for reading. I hope to welcome you onboard again soon.
Mark Collins
President & CEO"
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Free Webcast Series
The Institute on Governance is offering a free "Leading Through COVID-19" Webcast Series. iog.ca/leadership-learning/leading-through-covid-19-webcasts/
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Due to the Covid–19 Pandemic
We Have Cancelled All Events

 

We will re-schedule when possible
Our office remains open at this time

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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.