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Gibsons Chamber of Commerce


In This Week's Issue
January 27, 2022

4 Days Left to Enter the Membership Sweepstakes
A huge thank you to all the businesses who have already renewed. Your financial support is important to us; it allows us to support your business throughout the year. 

Let us know if you'd like us to send you another invoice! Contact us at or at the office: 604-886-2325

The sweepstakes include a chance to win one of five $50 gift-cards from one of these members: 
Promotion ends January 31, 2022. 
Full Details Here
Welcome New Member Tzoonie Wilderness Retreat
Tzoonie Wilderness Retreat Logo

We'd like to give a warm welcome to the newest Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce member Tzoonie Wilderness Retreat. A secluded waterfront BC wilderness resort on the shores of Narrows Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. 

"At Tzoonie we treat you like family, and we are all about experiencing the beauty of the place we are in, being 100% present and allowing nature to work her magic. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else on the Sunshine Coast, or perhaps even in British Columbia.

No crowds or boats coming and going, no phones ringing or videos and games to interfere with fully immersing yourself in the Sunshine Coast’s most natural environment." 

Small Business Awards seeks Sunshine Coast Businesses for Top Provincial Award

To honour the many entrepreneurs making a difference in their communities, Small Business BC (SBBC) invites nominations for the annual Small Business BC Awards, presenting top business titles and $15,000 in prize money.


In 2020, two Gibsons businesses took home SBBC Awards. Ginger Jars was awarded for Best Community Impact for taking the bruised and misshapen products from local grocers and turning them into delicious food, lessening food waste in their community. High Beam Dreams won Best Immigrant Entrepreneur for their transformation of a church into an event space to serve the community.


Award nominations are open from January 20, 2022 to February 28, 2022. Nominations can be submitted at Once a small business is nominated, they must gain as many public votes as possible for their business, leveraging all creative channels. Voting is collected on the SBBC website until February 28, 2022.

Learn More
B.C. Paid Sick Leave Impact Survey Results
Employee Sick Leave Results
Of the 1,024 businesses that completed the survey, 79% said the new mandatory sick leave regulation will impact their business.

Over half (55%) of those impacted do not expect to be able to generate additional revenue to absorb the costs – it will go against their bottom line and reduce margins.

Nearly half (46%) will be increasing their prices to pay for the costs, and 28% expect they may need to reduce the number of employees they have on their payroll.

Of the businesses (21%) who do not expect to be impacted55% already offer sick leave and 30% are independent contractors and do not qualify for sick leave.

However, businesses did note some benefits of the program, including an increase in employee safety (23%) and an increase in employee morale (20%).

The full report can be found here, after you log in to your "Mindreader" account. 
View Full Results
London Drugs Pharmacy Hours Changed
London Drugs Pharmacy Hours Updated

From London Drugs Gibsons
To our valued community; we will be temporarily adjusting our Pharmacy department hours from January 31st-February 6th to allow our staff to maintain their good health.
Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

The rest of the store will be open regular hours during this time. Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy.

Update Your Contact Information on the Directory
With 2022 pushing forward, help us to ensure your contact information is up to date. If there are any changes you would like to make to your web directory on our website, please send us your updated information. Information such as: 
  • Website
  • Public facing phone number
  • Public facing email address
  • Name
  • Social Media Links
  • Etc.
We adhere to the Canadian Privacy Laws. Your information is safe with us and not distributed.

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Feedback and questions are always welcome on the content you see in our newsletters. 

We are here to advocate, facilitate, and communicate on behalf of your business.
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