Small businesses can apply next month for help with vandalism costs

Small businesses throughout British Columbia will soon be able to apply for funding to help recover costs from vandalism, and for vandalism prevention.

2023 Comox Valley Chamber Awards Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2023 Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards are now open for a seven-week period from Monday, September 25 to Friday, November 10, 2023. The online nomination form can be accessed via our main website.

Comox Valley Chamber Team

This past month a talented new team was assembled and has now come together to further sustain and grow the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC).  
We are pleased to welcome a completely new Chamber trio comprised of the Executive Director, Tracey Clarke, Membership & Events Coordinator, Kerry Ann Griffiths and Communications Director, Brooklyn Galloway.  

Message received: Binod Bhattarai, of Landmark Wine & Spirits — a stop on Sept. 24’s Chelsea Small Business Crawl. Photo by Naeisha Rose.

On a sunny and slightly crisp fall afternoon, just hours before a full week had passed since the Sept. 17 bombing, foot traffic was back to normal along W. 23rd St. — but visible signs of the explosion lingered between Sixth and Seventh Aves., from boarded windows above to shards of glass on the sidewalk below.

“I of the Beholder” was the theme of the 2011 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, inspired by French surrealist painter Odilon Redon’s “Eye Balloon” —— hence the eyeball balloons. The 2012 parade was canceled in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Last week the city was buzzing with the news that the Village Halloween Parade, a Downtown tradition for 39 years, is not definite for 2013. If the parade producers don’t raise $50,000 by Oct. 21, the annual event won’t take place this year.

Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce members posing for a photo with Sixth Precinct officers, including Maria Diaz, G.V.C.C. executive director, at far left; Ken Russo, fourth from left; Rocio Sanz, third from right; and Mathew Heggem, far right.

Getting down to business: Members of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce recently toured the Sixth Police Precinct’s stationhouse on W. 10th St. and also the adjoining Bomb Squad headquarters on Charles St. The Bomb Squad’s super-sniffing dog was happy to say hi to the local business leaders, as were members of the precinct’s detectives squad.

Semi-private pods at Regus in Chelsea. Photo credit: undefined

Telecommuters and entrepreneurs looking for a place to work have a new — and free — alternative in Chelsea.

A waiter at a Bronx restaurant. . (KEITH D. BEDFORD/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

n most companies, people who work together bond and become friends. In a small business like the bar I manage in Chelsea, those bonds, and the trust that comes with them, are particularly important. There are just 12 of us at our little bar, and we are like a family.

Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel

Elizabeth Butson, publisher emeritus of The Villager, riOdetta honored with the first Music Legends Awardght, presents Odetta with the inaugural Village Music Legends Award.

Photo by Zach Williams L to R: NYPD Officers Ravi Singh, Scott Williams, James Quirk, Sgt. Maggie Clamp, Officers Jackson Dagobert, Sean Malone and Gerard Collins were honored at The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets luncheon.

For local businesses to thrive, merchants, their staff and their shoppers all need to feel safe. Honoring the police who protect the neighborhoods where its 200 members do business, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) held its 11th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets luncheon at Manhattan Penthouse last week.