Vancouver Island Construction Association

Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) hosts valuable networking events that connect professionals in the construction industry. Additionally, VICA hosts professional development courses for every role and experience level—for more information look at their course catalogue.

Canadian Home Builders Association

CHBA’s networking events bring together professionals in the home-building industry to collaborate, innovate, and grow. Their events foster growth and connections while inspiring exciting opportunities.

Rotary Clubs Of Nanaimo

Nanaimo’s five Rotary Club chapters host meetings among business professionals. Through meetings, guest speakers, projects, and global events, members connect, collaborate, and grow professionally.

Nanaimo Women’s Business Network

For over three decades, the Nanaimo Women’s Business Network has been creating networks that unite mid-Island businesswomen. Through monthly meetings they foster relationships, share referrals, and offer great support to new entrepreneurs.

Young Professionals Of Nanaimo (YPN)

This not-for-profit organisation unites Nanaimo’s top professionals, entrepreneurs, and employees under 40. They’re passionate about creating an inclusive network that empowers our community.

Greater Nanaimo Chamber Of Commerce

Nanaimo chamber offers consistent and regular opportunities for networking whether it is a luncheon, a virtual meeting, or a speaker oriented event whilst providing food and beverages. These events bring together hundreds of Nanaimo’s most enterprising business professionals.

City Of Nanaimo Economic Development Office

For assistance with your business license or film license, information about Nanaimo’s Business Improvement Areas, and for detailed municipal statistical information, contact: Phone: 250-755-4465, Email:, or Visit in person at 411 Dunsmuir Street.

Community Futures

Community Futures Central Island provides access to capital through their flexible and affordable loan products specifically designed to help your business grow, business advice, and resources that stimulate business retention, expansion, acquisition and startup fostering the sustainability of our region.

Downtown Nanaimo BIA

Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote events, curate marketing strategies, and encourage other strategies that bolster a vibrant community and business sector.

Petroglyph Development Group

Petroglyph Development Group is a wholly-owned corporation of the Snuneymuxw First Nation delegated to manage business and economic development for the Nation.