Island Good Brand Proves Great for Island Business.

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) announced the results of their 2019 and 2020 sales survey at the 15th annual Economic Summit, which identified a 37% increase in sales of Island Good products sold in participating grocery stores compared with previous sales data. “These results are phenomenal.” claims Dan Dagg of… Read more

Enjoy Island Good during the Summit

Suzanne Hedges, Relationship and Business Development Manager, Island Good ECONOMIC SUMMIT NEWS… Support Island Good When Planning Your Summit Meals Prior to changing to 100% virtual our intent was to serve Island Good food and beverage to the in-person attendees. We encourage you to enjoy Island Goods during the Summit. Visit the website for a listing… Read more

The Local Food Paradox

Source: Douglas Magazine, by Carla Sorrell – October 18, 202 More than a year and a half into — and coming out of — a global pandemic, it is increasingly clear that the big question looming over us might be something like, “What now?” How do we sustain ourselves and live sustainably in… Read more

Island Good – Oasis Article Fall 2021

Source: Oasis Magazine | Fall 2021| page 26 As Relationship & Business Development  Manager for Island Good, Suzanne Hedges is both their representative and most enthusiastic champion. Launched in 2018, Island Good is a non-government, grassroots campaign that,  through branding, helps consumers easily find and buy goods that are made,… Read more

Island Good – Recipes for Success

ECONOMIC SUMMIT PRESENTS… Island Good – Recipes for Sucess Buying local products has never been more important… COVID 19 has moved the dial on supporting local products from ‘nice idea’ to ‘essential for our security’. Supply chain disruption and concerns about product quality and reliability of imported products has shown… Read more

Exhibit at the 15th annual Economic Summit

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY… Become a Summit Exhibitor The 2021 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit will be a hybrid event October 27-28 – ‘Up Close and Virtual’. Take advantage of this must-attend cross-sector networking event and raise the profile or your organization by exhibiting. You and your representatives will be positioned in our… Read more

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois – the “Food Professor” Keynote at the Upcoming Economic Summit

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois on… It’s getting complicated out there, and that’s a good thing! The Canadian agri-food landscape is continuously changing to remain competitive. Disruptions in how Canadian consumers shop and buy food are a constant in today’s fast changing world. As the line between food service and retailing blurs,… Read more

It’s Happening! Up Close AND Virtual

Registration Now Open SUMMIT NEWS… Join Us for the 15th annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit Summit Registration is now open! Take advantage of Early Bird savings. Hybrid Summit – We’re happy to say that in-person networking is back while virtual presentations provide maximum flexibility for everyone participating. Online and/or In Person – Attend presentations,… Read more

Seaweed harvesting in the spotlight on Vancouver Island

Source: CTV Vancouver Island By Gord Kurbis, Journalist, CTV Vancouver Island – Monday, May 17, 2021 3:50PM PDT COURTENAY — The eyes of anyone around the world interested in seaweed are focused on Vancouver Island this week as the island celebrates its first ever Seaweed Days, running from May 17 to 23. The week… Read more

Free marketing boost for Cowichan businesses selling local products

Economic Development Cowichan Press Release – May 10, 2021 Cowichan restaurants, retailers and producers selling local products can get a free marketing boost in 2021 from the VIEA Island Good Program. Economic Development Cowichan has once again partnered with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) to offer Cowichan businesses a free one-year… Read more