One of the ways Geeks on the Beach Web Agency has built solid connections in the community is through what they call their “good karma” projects which include the Society of Organized Services (SOS District 69), the Victoria Film Festival, and the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat and Ecological Society (MVIHES).
Relationships here are vital,” says David. “You have to get out and shake hands, get to know small business owners. Our business just wouldn't have been able to grow without them.”
Business SUPPORT in Parksville - Qualicum Beach
The Oceanside region of central Vancouver Island in British Columbia offers a vibrant business community in a spectacular natural setting. This is a place where there are opportunities and support for entrepreneurs. It’s a place where it’s safe and affordable to raise a family, with excellent schools and ample arts and recreation resources. It’s a good place to call home.
Talk to people who live and work in the Oceanside region and you’ll often hear how much they appreciate the strong sense of community in the area. From a business perspective, it means supporting and promoting each other and modeling ethical business practices. Many business people have been here for decades, bringing stability, competence and a commitment to the well-being of the community. On a personal level, newcomers often cite the strong sense of community as one of the reasons for choosing to settle in the Parksville - Qualicum Beach region.
The diverse economy and steady population growth in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach region offer many opportunities for entrepreneurs – from buying an established enterprise to starting or re-locating your own. The Oceanside region of central Vancouver Island offers affordable commercial and industrial space and a network of people, associations and initiatives to offer business support.
Parksville-Qualicum Beach Business Resources
- City of Parksville – Business
- Town of Qualicum Beach – Business
- Regional District of Nanaimo
- Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce
- Parksville Downtown Business Association
- Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Vancouver Island Lighthouse Country – Business
- Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association
- Tourism Vancouver Island
Click here for more organizations and associations that support businesses in the Parksville - Qualicum Beach region of central Vancouver Island, B.C.