The 2014 Salt Spring Island Business Awards drew a capacity crowd of local Salt Spring entrepreneurs to the Harbour House Hotel on Thursday, October 23rd. Award winners in 10 categories were on hand to receive their trophies in front of a supportive group of fellow local business owners and event Sponsors Island Savings and the Gulf Islands Driftwood.
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!
Now is a Great Time to Join the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce! Become a member of Salt Spring’s business co-op which has been here since 1948! You could receive membership free for one year – ask how! This offer includes: member discounts, your profile on the Chamber member directory, access to member benefits and referrals from the Chamber’s Business Resource and Referral Centre and Visitor Information Centre, member mixers and events. Act soon as this offer is only available until October 20th! Take part in our new Shop Local Program and join today!
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
We are very excited to announce that a new website has been launched for Salt Spring Island Tourism ! Attend the AGM June 18th for a full introduction to the site! Get on Board and send us your information today as we promote this great new site!
Have you been wondering about joining the Salt Spring Chamber? We have been of service to the Salt Spring Community for 66 years but you still may have questions about what is in it for you and your business. Read more here to find the Ten Great Reasons to Join the Chamber!
The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce’s Past-President Matt Steffich is working with the CRD and Island Trust Trustees to work to complete the Harbourfront Boardwalk. Along with discussing the matter with property owners, the project looks at extending from the Government Dock down to Salt Spring Marina.