Biz Walk program comes to Qualicum Beach

Business Walks are recognized as economic development best practices by the province

  • Oct. 1, 2015 8:00 a.m.

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first Qualicum Beach and region Business Walk, taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

According to a news release issued by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Business Walk “aims to take the pulse of the business community by connecting face to face with businesses.”

Volunteer teams will be going door to door from 10 a.m. to noon downtown, on the beach along Highway 19A, Qualicum north, Qualicum Bay and Bowser areas.

Volunteer walkers (teams of business, civic leaders and business support service providers) will go from business to business asking owners and managers a couple of simple questions about their business.

Businesses that express a need for assistance will receive follow-up visits and be provided support.

Business Walks are recognized as economic development best practices by the province. Gathering community and business information is a key ingredient in fostering economic growth and expansion potential.

Business owners and managers are encouraged to be at their place of business on Wednesday Oct. 14 when the teams are engaged in Business Walks.

The walk involves a partnership between the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Michelle Stilwell – Minister of Social Development and Innovation, the Town of Qualicum Beach, the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association, the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, the Lighthouse Country Business Association and local service providers. The lead for this project is the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce.

— Submitted By The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

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