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Gibsons Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBER NEWS

In This Week's Issue
May 6, 2022

Welcome To The 2022 Board of Directors

Welcome to our new 2022 board of directors!

This year we have 8 business leaders from our community acting as officers and directors to provide governance for the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce.

View Profiles Here
People's Choice Awards - 5 Days Left to Nominate! 
Peoples chocie awards - it's time to nominate your favourite local business

We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2nd Annual Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Awards! We are doing things a bit differently this year and have opened up the nomination process to our local community in order to ensure that all coastal businesses have an equal chance to be nominated for a 2022 Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Award.

During the 5-week nomination period, which runs until May 11, you are encouraged to nominate your own business and/or to nominate all the local businesses that you love in the 118 established subcategories within this year’s four main categories: Retail; Health, Wellness & Lifestyle; Services; and Food & Drink. 

We have developed a Digital Marketing Kit with graphic assets and key messages that you can use to promote your local business and encourage your customers to nominate your business in one, or multiple, Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Awards subcategories.

Learn more about this exciting campaign and nominate all the local businesses you love today!

Sponsorship Opportunities for People's Choice Awards
2002 sunshine coast people's choice awards sponsorship opportunities

The second annual Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Awards(SCPCAs) are proudly presented by the Sunshine Coast Business Recovery Centre(SCBRC), the Coast Reporter and the Gibsons, Sechelt & Pender Harbour Chambers of Commerce.

The 2022 People’s Choice Awards will put the spotlight on the variety of amazing local businesses we have here on the coast, celebrate and promote positive stories of community building and economic brilliance, and create a fun and inclusive online event aimed at bringing our community together.


Your sponsorship will help to make this campaign special for all our local businesses! Your dollars will go towards:

  • Awards to be presented to winning businesses made from locally sourced wood, and designed by a local artist
  • Marketing materials for local businesses to promote themselves
  • Digital, print and radio advertising
  • Paid social media, billboards, posters and 91.7 Coast FM ads Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Awards Gala event
  • Event space rental, catering, decorations


To learn more about how your organization can get involved in this exciting campaign, please contact:

Yarrow Drtina
Small Business Programs Manager, SCBRC smallbiz@scredo.ca
604-747-4696

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We're Hiring for the Summer!
Visitor Information Park Kiosk in Gibsons

We are hiring for a Visitor Information Advisor under the Canada Youth Summer Jobs Program again this summer!

We are looking for someone aged 15 to 30 who is going back to school in the fall of this year. You will be working 30-35 hours a week, with a primary focus on Thursday to Monday over the summer. The successful candidate will have an outgoing personality, have extensive knowledge of attractions, events and the lower Sunshine Coast, and excel at working with minimum supervision. 

If this is something you or someone you know would be interested in, take a look at our full job description below. 

(The picture above was taken last year, and would be your primary "office" for the summer)

Job Description
Sunshine Coast Job Fair - Monday, May 9th
Work BC Employment Service - Hire Up the Coast, Sunshine Coast Job Fair, May 9th from 1-5pm

It’s back! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, WorkBC Sechelt is again hosting Hire Up The Coast Job Fair.
 
Date:               Monday, May 9th, 2022
Time:               1:00 to 5:00 pm
Location:         Gibsons & Area Community Centre (700 Park Road)
 
Our aim is to provide a meaningful opportunity for employers and job seekers to network, create mutually beneficial employment relationships, and form sustainable and long-lasting connections.
 
WorkBC is offering Sunshine Coast employers the chance to participate in this event. We’re excited to extend this invitation to you today!
 
If you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please fill-out our Employer Registration Form available HERE or through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hireupthecoastsunshinecoast
 
If you would like more information before registering, please contact me at (236) 477-4973 or maggie.heilig@opendoorgroup.org.
 
Thank you for your time. We hope to see you at the Hire Up The Coast Job Fair on May 9th, 2022!

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SCRD Arena Advertising Opportunities
SCRD Arena Advertising Opportunities

Arena Advertising Opportunities

Recreation facilities are back in full swing and now is the time to secure advertising space at SCRD arenas in Sechelt and Gibsons. Keep your business top of mind and reach over 70,000 annual visitors with sideboard advertising at these facilities.

Arena advertisements are highly visible during practices, games, amateur sports events, special events, as well as day-to-day operations and programming. One-, two-, and three-year terms are available.
 
Space is limited! For more information email michelle.hughes@scrd.ca or call 604-885-6801 x6612.

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