'In Business for Business'
What do most successful businesses have in common on Galiano Island?
They are active members of our Community and members of the Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce.
One of the attractions that draw people to Galiano Island is the island's sense of community. Part of any successful and sustainable community is economic stability. Part of living in a community is creating a cohesive network of businesses that strive to maintain the economical viability of that community so that we can all live, work and play here.
Become a part of that community.
Galiano Chamber Promotional Benefits
Brochure - Map -25000 copies distributed on the major ferry routes and throughout the province.
Website- The number 1 portal to Galiano Island.
Online Calendar of Events - Maintains an active calendar of local events.
Social Media – Active Facebook and Instagram pages, maintained by volunteers.
Southern Gulf Islands - Part of the Southern Gulf Island Tourist initiative to promote our micro-region
Tourism Booth – Attractive, well-maintained tourism stand, staffed by a volunteer with opportunity for members to post posters, stock rack cards and/or business cards
Extending our Season – Supporting Business in our Secret Season
- Shop Galiano for Restaurant and Retailers
- Events in our Secret Season (LitFest, Tour des Iles)
- Rack Cards and Signage for Arts and Restaurant members “who is open?”
Responses to Visitor Inquiries through email and social media, requesting recommendations
Media Support to Travel writers, bloggers, photographers and liaising with Destination BC and Tourism Vancouver Island to provide information, photography, accommodation and experiences as well as supporting information and individual assistance.
Chamber Member Support
- Training classes for members, based on interests of the members
- Assistance with website registrations; social media support
Chamber Community Support
Events: Sponsorship of local events:
- Galiano Literary Festival
- Festival Active Pass
- Tour des Isles
Community and Safety Programmes Sponsorship and/or Participation
- Environmental and Safety information distributed
- Kids Don’t Float
- Welcome Wagon
- Community Bus
- Summer student job placement
- Fire Safety Road signs
- Distribution of Fire Department Pocket Ashtrays
Advocacy: Voice of the community as an advocate to the government on issues of concern ie cell tower, ferry services
All of these functions benefit everyone: the visitor, the guest, the relative, the resident, the business owner, and our Island as a whole.
The Galiano Chamber website is often the first contact point that both new residents and visitors have with Galiano. It is one of the primary sources for visitors wanting to find information about our Island. Visitors can quickly locate and be in touch with accommodations, recreational activities, retail shops, art galleries, our community services organizations and a variety of food stores, all from this one website. Statistics show that galianoisland.com is consistently at the top of search results for "Galiano Island".