Last Year’s Guide was another great success – the Map included in the Visitors Guide was a huge hit! We are now working on the 2015 Salt Spring Visitor Guide and Salt Spring Island Map which will have a new look and feel. 50,000 Guides with Fold-out Map will be produced! Our advertisers have the attention of thousands of tourists planning their trip and using the Guide while here. Revenue from this Guide goes to support the work of marketing Salt Spring as a destination!
Salt Spring Island has done it again! We have been featured in another major publication as one of the 15 Places to Visit in 2015! Included in the WestJet Magazine article are some amazing tropical destination, beautiful islands and great city destinations from around the globe. What they have to say about us: “Craving an inspirational island getaway? Trust us, a trip to Salt Spring Island delivers.”
Who makes the local economies “hum” on the Gulf Island and puts out the Welcome Mat to visitors from around the world? Your local Chambers of Commerce, that’s who! Chamber members represent businesses from all sectors and from small home-based businesses to larger companies who operate here and provide goods and services to residents. As non-profit volunteer organizations, we work together to support each other as a business co-op with the philosophy that the “whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts”.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015 Harbour House Hotel – 7pm Tickets are only $35 each for this Unique Fundraising Gala in Support of Salt Spring Wellness.
You are welcome to attend a wonderful evening of music, food and fun in support of the Wellness Community on Salt Spring Island. Tickets are $35.00 plus gst and includes live music featuring The Riverside, glass of sparkling wine, hors d’oeuvres and door prize entry. Funds raised will be in support of the wellness community on Salt Spring Island and marketing initiatives.
Now is a Great Time to Join the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce! Become a member of Salt Spring’s non-profit business co-op which has been here since 1948! This offer includes: member discounts, your profile on the Chamber member directory, a profile on Salt Spring Tourism website, access to member benefits and referrals from the Chamber’s Business Resource and Referral Centre and Visitor Information Centre, member mixers and events. Take part in our new Shop Local Program and join today!
The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce is excited to be launching a new Shop Local initiative for Salt Spring Island. According to Chamber President Li Read “Shopping locally is a way to sustain our entire local economy. Spending dollars in one store allows that owner to spend dollars at his/her chosen locations, which allows other people to benefit by being hired for specific jobs. It’s a trickle down effect and it works.” Our members have the opportunity to participate in this great initiative that will support their businesses and create positive community spirit!
The new “Salt Spring Island – Discover Yourself Here” video has now been launched! The 2 minute video, with song “Northern Lights” by local young musician Shane Hooper in the background, is a day on our Island Paradise from sun rise to sun set. It profiles the people who call Salt Spring home and features the many creative, fun, soul filling, adventurous and culinary experiences you can enjoy while here. See it by visiting our new tourism website and share it with your contacts and friends: www.saltspringtourism.com