A rumour suggesting the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce will remove its member racking/brochures at the end of the month is not true.
President/CEO Dianne Hawkins says it is “business as usual” at the Cliffe Avenue office where the chamber continues to provide information and tourism/business-related assistance to visitors and locals — as it’s done for more than 50 years.
Displaying members’ rack cards and promotional material remains a “benefit of belonging,” Hawkins says.
Besides the Courtenay office, brochures are displayed at the Harbour Authority, the Courtenay and District Museum, the I-Hos Gallery and the new visitor centre. An offsite kiosk service began in 2005 when the Chamber recognized these as key points of interest to visitors who might not pass by the office.
“We have been told that our staff are very knowledgeable on local information,” Hawkins said. “These comments have come to us from visitors who have been to both locations.”
New signage will soon be installed in an effort to drive visitors to downtown shopping cores in Courtenay and Comox. It will contain the Chamber logo with the words Business Information Centre and the Our Business is Your Business slogan underneath.
The Chamber also has Buy Local and Grow our Economy stickers available to businesses to display.