Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce

News from and about the Business Community of Gabriola

Gabriola Chamber

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Did you know?

In the past 2 years the Chamber has

  • helped launch 5 new island businesses.
  • supported over 40 individual businesses through one-on-one services.
  • assisted in the development of 8 business plans for local enterprise.
  • hosted 16 events for networking, learning and business development.
  • distributed over 100 links for business information, funding opportunities, resources and supports.

The Chamber has collaborated, advocated and supported many onisland projects and initiatives in partnership with many other local organizations and groups for positive community impact.

The Chamber works with regional organizations to bring opportunities to the island through Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, Rural Island Economic Partnership, Vancouver Island Coastal Economic Development Association, Innovation Island, Tourism Vancouver Island, Tourism Nanaimo, Destination BC and more.

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Past Chamber News

Meet the Maker – Fran Usher

Meet the Maker – Fran Usher

Featured Yellow Flag Chamber Member The Gabriola Chamber would like to introduce you to Frances Usher, sculptor and painter! Hello! I'm Fran Usher Straddling BC and Ontario for most of my life, and raising a family in the east, no wonder our clan is spread across...

Meet the Maker – Anita Jackel

Meet the Maker – Anita Jackel

Featured Yellow Flag Chamber Member The Gabriola Chamber would like to introduce you to Anita Jackel of Indian Summer Leather Design!   My name is Anita Jackel and my business is Indian Summer Leather Design. I am passionate about creating colourful, versatile,...

Meet the Maker – Melinda Wilde

Meet the Maker – Melinda Wilde

Featured Yellow Flag Chamber Member The Gabriola Chamber would like to introduce you to Melinda Wilde of Our House Art Studio!   Hello! I’m Melinda Wilde and I’ve been creating fine works on paper for over 30 years. In the last few years, I’ve gravitated to...

Volunteer Opportunity

The Gabriola Visitor Centre opens July 1st and is seeking one or two more volunteers. If you or someone you know has a love and passion for our beautiful island; likes interacting with and meeting people; enjoys sharing knowledge about Gabriola; and would enjoy a...

Work at the Visitor Centre! Summer Job Opportunity

Job Title: Visitor Info Centre Ambassador & Office Support Reporting To: Executive Director, Gabriola Chamber Status: Seasonal Position x1 Description The Gabriola Chamber is seeking an employee for a Canada Summer Jobs position. The job has two main components:...

Cover Contest

Gabriola Island 2020/21 Visitor Guide COVER CONTEST  We are looking for an original image that showcases the beauty and vibrancy of island life. The image can be a photograph, painting, drawing or graphic art. A picture is worth a thousand words and we’re looking for...

Couch Fest! Tickets NOW ON SALE!

Couch Fest! Tickets NOW ON SALE!

The "Big Night In" is finally here! We encourage you to make an event of it! Put a blanket out on the lawn, connect some good speakers, order take-out, and serve up some special drinks. Dress up and dance while watching your favorite performing artists from Gabriola...

COUCH FEST – Now accepting applications!

COUCH FEST – Now accepting applications!

Online Event Series: Application Open Now Couch Fest is a series of online events designed to celebrate and support the arts at home. The intention is to help bridge the financial gaps that our professional artists have incurred due to the COVID19 pandemic. As...

Chamber presents an online event series…..

The Gabriola Chamber is developing an online event series to help bridge the financial gaps that our professional artists have incurred due to the COVID19 crisis. The Arts & Culture sector is a key economic driver for our island communities. Ticketed events and shows...