In recognition of the incredible contribution that the small business community makes on the Sunshine Coast, the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) has partnered with the Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour Chambers of Commerce, and the Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) on a Local Business Community Engagement initiative.

We are taking this as an opportunity to listen to, and connect with, local business owners, to gain insight into business confidence levels, to get a sense of challenges businesses are currently facing, to generate ideas for local community programming, and to gather feedback on how regional business organizations and government can better support our local business community.

Throughout the month of April, 2023, local Business Community Engagement will being done across the Coast using the following methods:

Business Climate Survey

In order to get a more in-depth look into the local business climate we are asking local business owners to participate in our online Business Climate Survey. This survey will take only take around 10 mins to complete, and as a thank-you for your time, you will be entered to win 1 of 3 Locally Sourced Gift Baskets valued at over $100!

Take the Business Climate Survey Now!

Roundtable Sessions

We will host 6 industry-specific Roundtable Sessions with a diverse selection of business owners from across the Coast. If you are interested in taking part in one of these sessions, or would like to share your perspective through a one-on-one conversation please reach out to

Business Walks

Representatives from SCREDO, the Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour Chambers of Commerce, the SDBA and local elected officials will take to the streets to conduct Business Walks in each of our communities during the week of April 24. Dates we will be visiting each community are below, if you would like to request a visit to your business please reach out to

  • Sechelt: April 25, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Pender Harbour: April 26, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Roberts Creek: April 26, from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Upper & Lower Gibsons: April 27, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Photo: CBR Photography

Photo: Dolf Vermeulen Creative


Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Call us at 604-747-4696 from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday to speak with one of our local business advisors to help you get started. You can also email us at

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