These wonderful and social dinners are a fantastic way for you to enjoy an evening of great food, wine and music taking place on 4 unique Salt Spring Farms. Fresh, organic food is on the menue lovingly prepared by local chefs. Proceeds go to support the Agricultural Alliance and the Salt Spring Abattoir. Back after our sold out 2014 series, here’s your chance to explore the diverse landscapes, tastes and people of Salt Spring’s farms. Meet the farmers, wander the land, sit at long tables with mismatched plates, listen to local music, and enjoy the flavours only small farms can offer. Learn more here: www.plantofarm.org
Join us for the next Chamber member and guest mixer at Mistaken Identity Vineyards from 5:00 to 7:00 on Thursday,May 28th. Network, mix, mingle and enjoy wine from one of Salt Spring’s Great Wineries! Some of your best customers and business contacts are made through networking – at events just like this!
Destination BC took top honours at the 14th Annual International Tourism Film, Print and Multimedia competition, known as The Golden City Gate, at the ITB Travel Trade Show in Berlin. Nominated in the International Region category, the province’s new brand video The Wild Within won first prize. The Wild Within video was the result of months of research and development that lead to a refreshed tourism brand for British Columbia, injecting deeper meaning and emotional power into the Super, Natural British Columbia® tagline that has served the province well over the last 30 years.
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!
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.”
The Salt Spring Chamber and Tourism Salt Spring, working with Transition Salt Spring and local government, are “leading the charge” in green tourism by working with B & B owners to install Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. Capital Regional District (CRD) director, Wayne McIntyre , will provide $250 grants to the first five B&B owners to install a Level II charging station. The majority of EVs are driven by Pacific Coast residents of California, Oregon and Washington and BC and we invite them to come and get a “charge” on Salt Spring!
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”.