Local Business

Good things are brewing in Port Alberni’s Uptown

Young duo moves forward with plans to open microbrewery

Jim’s Clothes Closet celebrates 50th anniversary

Store began in Port Alberni, expanded on Vancouver Island and beyond

Tla-o-qui-aht and NIC bring early childhood care and education to the West Coast

North Island College works with communities to offer accessible education options

  • Nov 9, 2018

North Island College Foundation donors help more students than ever

38 students in Port Alberni received a record amount in scholarships and bursaries

  • Nov 3, 2018

Nuu-chah-nulth seafood business wins big

Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood earns BC Indigenous Business award

Local businesses that go above and beyond honoured at annual gala

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island Torch Awards go Nov. 2 at the Union Club

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BIZ BEAT: Bosley’s expands in Pacific Rim Centre

Flagship Tim Hortons undergoes first big reno since 2009

  • Oct 17, 2018

Tofino Bus launches shipping service to replace Greyhound across Vancouver Island

Affordable, same day and next day freight options are available as Greyhoubd Package Express ends

BIZ BEAT: West Coast General Hospital Foundation hires new business director

Alberni Valley Museum’s Jamie Morton retiring

  • Sep 19, 2018

West Coast sailing rough employment seas to help fish processing thrive

Big Read: Fish processors casting a wide net to overcome employment challenges

BIZ BEAT: Port Alberni businesses celebrate milestones

New digs, new owners for businesses in the Alberni Valley

  • Aug 22, 2018

North Island College offers sponsored prep cook program in Port Alberni

Certificate program starts in October 2018

  • Aug 16, 2018

Love affair blossoms from Cuban baseball tour for Island woman

Trucker Guzman ties the knot with Union de Reyes coach

BIZ BEAT: Port Alberni’s first Indigenous-themed guest house opens

New beginnings and endings for businesspeople in Port Alberni

  • Jul 18, 2018

MacDermott’s Insurance wins B.C. Brokerage of the Year

Provincial centennial award a prestigious one for Port Alberni insurance firm

  • Jul 2, 2018

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

BUSINESS BEAT: Rotarians from India visit Port Alberni

It’s patio season for many Alberni Valley eateries. What’s your favourite?

  • Jun 20, 2018

Welding opens doors for Port Alberni grads

Welding program runs at North Island College beginning in September

  • Jun 1, 2018

BUSINESS BEAT: Orthodontist John Pappel retires, but Alberni practice remains open

Alberni Chamber of Commerce elects new president, directors

  • May 30, 2018