If you are familiar with our Connect - Network this is just a much bigger version!

The place to grow business, create opportunities, generate leads, make connections and showcase your business services. As an exhibitor, you have the chance to spread the word about your company services. As an attendee, you can explore business options, business solutions and meet the right people!

Exhibitor Registraton Form: Registration FORM 

Break out sessions include:

'Expand your Market' - 11:00a.m. Darrell Goertzen with Community Futures presenting

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Cha Cha Java will be on site with a cafe serving light lunches and coffee. Cha Ch'as

Thank you to our EXPO sponsors: RCB Royal Bank, Black & White Event Rentals, PQB News, Island Radio, (The Beach, The Lounge), Harris Oceanside GMC and Robbins & Co. C.P.A.

Sponsor Opportunities! (Only 6 sponsor Packages left to sell!)



October 13, 2018 - GALA tickets are now on sale. Each year the gala brings the business community together for an evening of gourmet food, fun, dancing and a lively auction. The Chamber will be rolling out the red carpet and transforming the Parksville Community Centre with the theme 'All that Glitters'. The Gala is an annual fundraiser for the Chamber with our members and the community supporting the Gala in so many different ways. Tickets purchased, unique silent and live auction donations, services donated and in-kind donations. 

Treat your staff, your spouse or your clients to a special night out. It's a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. There are amazing items to bid on including artwork, sport fishing trips, travel passes, theatre tickets, a race party for 10, hockey weekend and accommodation packages from some of the island's most luxurious resorts. 

Cocktails start at 5:30pm. Tickets are $85.00 each and when you purchase a table of 10 you receive 1 complimentary ticket.                  All That Glitters resized for website


The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce have been advised of a possible issue with the collection and remittance of PST by Real Property Contractors. PST is a complicated tax, and even more so for contractors.  Currently, there are situations where the provincial government is receiving two PST remissions from contractors on the same item.The contractors who are impacted by this situation are those who install fixed products into permanent structures.  They are called Real Property Contractors.   The term, “fixed product” refers to immoveable items such as toilets, flooring, cabinets, light fixtures, security systems, etc.  By law, contractors must pay PST when they purchase products to be installed.  Customers are then invoiced with the PST absorbed in the entire price of the completed project.  They are not charged PST separately.Unfortunately, some contractors are making honest mistakes by purchasing these products as PST-exempt items, as if they are purchasing for retail only and not for installation.  These contractors are then installing the product, charging PST to the customer and remitting that PST to the government.  In the latter case, the government has now received the PST remittance.  However, the government is assessing many contractors for their error and then, through an intensive PST audit, assessing penalties and requiring them to remit PST a second time on the purchase price of the product, stating that the contractors have collected PST incorrectly.  Essentially, the government is then receiving double PST on each of these incorrect purchases.  In many cases, businesses have overpaid by tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

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….be prepared to love this market.


Another great market this year brought to you by the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce. Thousands of visitors and locals made the market a popular destination on Tuesday nights, 6 – 9pm from June 12 to August 28. The market has taken on its own personality over its 15 years and again this year it didn’t disappoint, as one of the most unique island experiences. Craig Street was filled with a vibrant energy and there was a great mix of vendors from local merchants, artisans, craftspeople, farmers, food trucks and don’t forget the live local entertainment. Chesapeake Shores personalities were spotted enjoying the market, 88.5 The Beach was onsite, the food trucks together made a convenient ‘food court’ of sorts. There were wineries, distilleries and cideries offering samples, cheesemakers, bakeries, candy, pretzels, gelato, popcorn, French fries, burgers, cotton candy, hot dogs, jams, pickles, dragon bowls, pizza and BBQ sauce, we could go on and on. We had belly dancers, flutists, guitarists, violinists and marimba music…each week brought something new.

There really is something for everyone!


Stay tuned, 2019 dates coming soon.


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