What does the LCBA do?
The Lighthouse Country Business Association (LCBA) is a registered society. Its mandate is to advance the interests and prosperity of the businesses of Lighthouse Country and to support community activities and events in this area. The LCBA currently has 150 members and is served by a board of 7 which meets monthly. Some of the activities and roles of the LCBA are as follows:
The Lighthouse Country Community Directory
This directory/phonebook is compiled by the LCBA and its volunteers and is distributed for free to each household in Area H. It is published approximately every two years.
The Lighthouse Country Business Association website: lighthousecountry.ca
This website is maintained by The LCBA and serves as a marketing tool to promote Lighthouse Country and the members of the LCBA within our community and beyond. All members are included. This website was being redesigned in 2016.
Signage throughout Lighthouse Country
The LCBA commissioned and paid for the beautiful wooden carved signs at the entrance to Qualicum Bay, Bowser & Deep Bay. Additionally, the LCBA erected the tourism signs at the Horne Lake Pull-out Area and the Cone Zone at Qualicum Bay Resort (currently being re -designed). The LCBA recently replaced the “Welcome to Lighthouse Country” signs on 19A in Qualicum Bay and in Deep Bay with a new fresh look as well as new signage at TOMMS Food Village on the fence. The most recent area promotional signage was designed and installed on the lawn of Magnolia Court in the commercial core of Lighthouse Country. Its a circular kiosk well positioned to attract passerby’s entering Bowser from the north.
Voice of Business for Lighthouse Country
The LCBA coordinates with other area agencies on behalf of its members, and also participates in new programs or initiatives being planned in the area when appropriate. The LCBA is a member of both the Parksville and Qualicum Chambers of Commerce as well as the Parksville Qualicum Tourism Association and is represented on their websites.
Member Services & Communication
Most importantly, the LCBA supports its’ member businesses. Members benefit from networking opportunities which are held a few times a year. The LCBA member tradeshow which has been held in the spring allows the local community to learn about the many products and services provided locally. The LCBA also maintains a Facebook page and send quarterly newsletters to all members.