Business Resources

Business Resources

Open for BusinessThe following are a few of the resources available to those interested in, or currently operating, a business:

NEW! Guidelines for Temporary Sidewalk Use

The City of Port Alberni is excited to see that local retail businesses are preparing to reopen their doors and/or modify the way they offer their services in response to the new COVID-19 standards. We want to support and work with the local business community to make things easier for a quicker and safer start up. For those businesses  looking to expand operations onto City-owned property, check out our new Guidelines for Temporary Sidewalk Use and contact us today. 

Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce

The "voice of business" for the region.

Registered under the federal Boards of Trade Act, the chamber is a membership-driven organization focused on continually improving the business climate in the community.

Community Futures

Offers financing, training and advisory services for small businesses and entrepreneurs in our community.  The organization is dedicated to promoting rural economic development for over 25 years.

Small Business BC

British Columbia's premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services.  They provide entrepreneurs with products and services to assist and support successful development and growth of small business ventures.

Business Continuity Plan

Community Futures, the City, the Regional District, the Chamber of Commerce and the Alberni Valley Employment Centre are working together to ensure that every business is prepared for an emergency or an interruption in operations. The attached workbook will assist a review of your readiness for any event.  If you are a business owner or manager, please take the time to look it over and give some thought to filling it out for your own benefit.  Your business is a factor in our community’s well-being.  Thank You  

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation 

Promotes and assists the development and establishment of new and existing business enterprises on Vancouver Island.  They work to support the strategic goals of corporate self-sufficiency and service expansion. 


Be sure to read our Business Information Guide.  It contains important information about starting a business.