Chamber of Commerce wants Campbell River to Think Local

Initiative will enhance a positive business climate and increase awareness of the economic and social benefits local businesses

The Campbell River Chamber promotes a positive business, a prosperous community and a strong local economy.

The community is entering into a time of change, growth and opportunity. To capitalize on this, The Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with the business community, the City of Campbell River, community organizations and educators in supporting and growing local businesses in a way that reflects the community’s personality.

This has led to the launch of Think Local, an initiative that will strengthen Campbell River’s economy by enhancing a positive business climate and increasing awareness of the economic and social benefits of promoting and retaining local businesses.

Think Local will also profile local leaders in the economy and up-and-coming young professionals. It will also profile businesses and individuals who are making a positive difference and creating a competitive advantage through their leadership in the community.

The chamber encourages the citizens of Campbell River to Think Local and be aware of what Campbell River businesses have to offer. They are also asked to identify businesses that create great customer service and offer new products and services in Campbell River. Businesses and organizations that are enhancing a positive business climate will also be identified.

“By promoting successful local businesses and business people, we are promoting the prosperity of local business and encouraging consumers to think of what is available here in Campbell River before they purchase or look for products and services outside of Campbell River,” says Colleen Evans, Campbell River Chamber president. “Our local businesses are the major job creators in our community and the economic drivers of our local economy. By supporting them, we are doing our part to create a healthy local economy and prosperous future.

“Through the Think Local initiative, we look forward to creating new opportunities for these community conversations and actions to take place.”

Chamber Board Chair, Mike Boulet, says, “Local ownership means local accountability; when you live in the community where your business decisions are felt, you have the understanding to make better decisions.”

The chamber and the Think Local initiative will build on the collective knowledge and collaborative efforts of chamber members, stakeholders and community partners. That knowledge will be used to leverage collective resources in a way that meets the needs of a growing, successful city.

For further information about the Chamber and Think Local contact: Colleen Evans at 250-287-4513 or