The Chamber of Commerce is an association of business owners in a geographical area. By banding together, the Chamber can work effectively to improve business and the community. Since a healthy community leads to healthy businesses, the mandate can be far reaching. Businesses pay a membership fee to become a part of the Chamber organization. The membership fees support the activities of the association and give the member a voice in the Chamber's activities.
Membership also has many other advantages through discounts on credit card fees, long distance, fuel, etc. These come from the buying power of the umbrella BC Chamber and are an added bonus to membership.
The Chamber is run by a volunteer board of 13 people that are elected from the membership at our annual general meeting.
The Chamber office is run by a manager.
The board makes the vast majority of the decisions on behalf of the membership regarding spending, policy, and the Chamber's specific activities.
An office manager and a part-time assistant work for this board and perform most of the actual work.
The Chamber office acts as a tourist information outlet because of our close proximity to the Westview BC ferry terminal.
To reach the designated Tourist Centre please call 1-877-817-8669, locally 604-485-4071 or www.discoverpowellriver.com
The Chamber office is also a general resource centre for business and the community.
The Chamber of Commerce maintains a resource library on industry and tourism, government statistics, land use strategy reports, and licensing and regulations for new or existing businesses. If you are contemplating starting a new business and require assistance in determining just what it is you have to do, we would be happy to go through the preliminary stages with you. Traditionally, the Chamber is a lobbying force on behalf of the businesses and the community. Representing the business leaders in the community, the opinion of the Chamber has considerable impact at the local and provincial level.
People or businesses considering relocating or establishing in Powell River can request a "Relocation Package" from us. We are also affiliated with Welcome Wagon.
Give us a call at 604-485-4051
The Chamber becomes involved in virtually every issue in the community. This means working with everyone from local council to corporate CEO's to ensure that Powell River continues to be a great place to visit and live. The Chamber has other areas of concentration. It is involved in community events and activities. It hosts educational seminars, promotes the community and represents the community at various groups, associations, and committees. Lastly, the Chamber represents a networking opportunity for local businesses.
At the various functions and at the monthly meetings, members congregate to discuss issues, express opinions, meet new faces and establish business relationships.
Check out more of our Membership Benefits.
We hope you choose to become part of the non-profit organization that works for and with you to better our business community.
Contact Us if you have any questions about membership.