our features, info, and general information as it pertains to our stakeholders

April 2, 2020

Undoubtedly when the world is released form the pandemic, a great many things will change. One of the hardest hit will be travel and tourism. There was already a downshift of tourism happening with the threat of COVID19, with the pandemic outbreak and the transmission...

March 30, 2020

The following is a list of Government Resources available to Businesses, Individuals and Others which have been compressed. Here is a  master list of what the Canadian government is offering it is in an easy to read format. Each section will be updated with the most cu...

March 27, 2020

We as the BIA are dedicating two days a week (MONDAY & FRIDAY) to developing video learning resources for our members. We will be walking you through and addressing all points of business from setting up an online store and crisis management,...

March 26, 2020

Small business information document.
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March 18, 2020


Consistent town wide precautions and alternative purchasing functions to be implemented

Chemainus, BC – Many businesses continue to remain open today in Chemainus and will be for the few foreseeable days


April 27, 2019

The Classics Car Show is fast approaching! Last year's event was hugely popular, and we're expecting even more people this year. Save the date, plan to be open, and watch for more opportunities to be involved  with this fun, free community event coming soon. 


April 26, 2019

Community Futures Cowichan (CFC) is hosting:



Thursday, May 23rd • 3:30pm - 7:15pm
Sawmill Taphouse, Chemainus

Registration is first-come, first-served so don’t delay – RSVPs to


April 26, 2019

We’ve been notified that fraudsters posing as BC Hydro employees are calling local businesses. They tell the business owners they owe money and there is a technician enroute to disconnect power to their building unless they pay immediately over the telephone. They are...

April 25, 2019

The owners of Fredrich’s Honey, Theo and Taylor Fredrich, have run a successful farm store in Cedar for many years. When the opportunity for a storefront in Chemainus came up, they couldn’t pass it by.

“We thought it would be a fun project with tons of potential,” says...

April 17, 2019

 CBIA’s Your Town campaign encourages residents to shop in Chemainus and use local services.

Support the vitality, growth and sustainability of your town by shopping at local businesses and using local services. With the Chemainus Business Improvement Association’s (CBI...

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...

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