The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be part of a collaborative working agreement with key business and tourism stakeholders. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the Lighthouse Country Business Association (LCBA), the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce (PDCC), Parksville Downtown Business Association (PDBA), Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association (PQBTA) and Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce (QBCC) has been developed to support a cooperative relationship to promote business and tourism in the Oceanside Region.
The partners agree to focus their collective efforts on developing a strategic plan identifying economic drivers, developing a position statement on business attraction, growth and retention and promoting economic development in the region. To have a successful economic development strategy in place, the partners recognize working together on common goals better serves the community and a stronger regional economy.
The roles and responsibilities of each organization will not change but the MOU will enhance the opportunity of working together with common goals in mind.
- PQBTA - mandate is external destination marketing.
- PDBA – promotes and enhances businesses within a defined area of downtown Parksville.
- PDCC & QBCC - The Chambers are the voice of business and deliver visitor services in their respective communities.
- LCBA – advances the interests and prosperity of the businesses within the Lighthouse Country.
Partners finalized and signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 28, at the QB Town office lobby. On hand to sign for each organization were:
Sandy Herle, representing Parksville Downtown Business Association
Sarah Duncan, representing the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce
Jeannie Maltesen, representing the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce
Paul Drummond, representing the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association
Dietmar Baumeister – Quint, representing the Lighthouse Country Business Association