First ever ‘Island Good Days’ coming your way June 2022

We are excited to announce the first-ever Island Good Days will be coming your way for June 2022!  The entire month will be celebrations of our Island Good producers, retailers, restaurants and distributors. We welcome you to join in our events: Island Good Market Day – Saturday, June 11, 2022,… Read more

Down on the Farm

From ‘Island Farm & Garden Magazine May-June 2022’ Celebrating four years this Spring and Island Good days in June, the Island Good brand is growing in recognition and support! With well over 200 businesses onboard, foodies, consumers, retailers, grocers, importers and investors across the Island and BC, throughout Canada and… Read more

Road to Recovery: Navigating the new normal of economic development

CHEK’s Hannah Lepine chats with George Hanson, president of Vancouver Island Economic Alliance.  The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is a member-based organization spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. Members represent all of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Port Hardy, as well as the Northern and Southern Gulf Islands…. Read more

Shop local and buy Island Good

Featured in the Spring 2022, Focus Nanaimo Magazine, distributed in the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If there is one thing the last two years have taught us, shopping local is more important than ever before. Appreciation of our Island producers and suppliers of Island Goods has only grown. As one Island… Read more

George Hanson to Retire as President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Call for application opens as Economic Alliance seeks new leader. George Hanson has announced his decision to retire in 2022 as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA).   During George’s 11-year tenure, he was responsible for several notable achievements for VIEA, the only regional,… Read more

The Latest From VIEA – Programs for Businesses

EDC Webinar – The Global Supply Chain: Turning Crisis into Opportunity   Learn how you can reduce your supply chain risk—and stay one step ahead of future crises—in Export Development Canada’s webinar, The global supply chain: Turning crisis into opportunity. Expert panel reveals: How supply chain disruptions and labour shortages… Read more