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March 25, 2019

We are replacing the Chemainus billboard at Hwy 1 and Henry Rd (viewed by traffic travelling northbound).
OPPORTUNITY: Have your business logo on this billboard and receive huge exposure from highway traffic. From locals commuting, to tourism traffic, this is an exce...

March 21, 2019

When Shawn Orza and his wife, Taryn learned they were expecting a baby in 2017, the rush was on. “I needed to open my store before my daughter was born in fear that this dream of mine may not become reality,” says Shawn, owner of WiffleGames on Willow St.

After being gi...

March 7, 2019

Taste of Chemainus is an exciting four-day event where food & drink businesses highlight their mouth-watering specials.

This is a flexible campaign where participants offer a fixed price menu at the $10, $20, and/or $30 price points. There are no fixed prices f...

March 1, 2019

Business Emergency Preparedness Presentation and Social Meet & Greet

Wednesday, March 27
5PM - 7PM
Owl's Nest Cafe

Join us for a short presentation by the CVRD on how to prepare your business for emergencies. Following this, will be an informal social meet & greet with f...

March 1, 2019

On February 28, 2019 we sent a letter to the Municipality of North Cowichan to express our concern with the lack of snow removal on Willow Street during our recent snow storm.

Dear Ted Swabey, CAO, Municipality of North Cowichan,

We would like to express our concern with...

February 21, 2019

With a passion for helping business owners succeed, Sara decided to start her own business offering bookkeeping and payroll services to small and medium sized business owners. It’s been four years since then and business couldn’t be going better.

“I love living here. I...

January 7, 2019

For CBIA members within our catchment areas, we would like to invite you to our one-hour ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MARKETING OVERVIEW on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 5pm-6pm at Willow St Cafe in Chemainus. 

Join us and learn about our achievements in 2018 and...

December 22, 2018

We are proud to announce the incredibly successful inaugural 5k Family Fun Pumpkin Spice Run on Nov 10 raised $1,700 for Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association. Read more here.

We’re already planning next year’s run and we'd love your input! Please email Shelley...

December 11, 2018

The Christmas sleigh cut-out, featured in the photo, is available for businesses to borrow (for FREE) and use as a fun activity for customers and community members. Customers can take festive photos with their friends and family at your business. This fun idea is anoth...

November 27, 2018

Moonlight Madness is just around the corner! Are you and your business ready?

Here are some things you can do to make this event special:

  • Stay open for Moonlight Madness Friday, Dec. 7 from 4:30-8:00pm

  • Share the Moonlight Madness event page on your social m...

November 25, 2018

It’s not too late to register for our Holiday Passport Campaign! With 23 businesses participating so far, it’s sure to get crowds shopping in Chemainus. Don’t miss out. It’s only $30 to participate. Registration Deadline: Fri, Nov. 30 

The Holiday Passp...

November 13, 2018

The Holiday season is quickly approaching and we're encouraging residents and visitors to shop in our town. Our annual Moonlight Madness event is on Friday, December 7 from 4:30-8:00pm. This event also marks the start of the Holiday Passport campaign


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