Sponsor Profiles


Is it time to take your business to the next level? By delivering strategies and insights that go beyond the scope of traditional accounting and tax, MNP will make sure your business keeps up with your vision. You know where you want your business to go. As your partner in business, our professionals provide clear, straightforward business advice to help get you there.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mnpllp
Twitter: @MNP_LLP
Website: www.MNP.ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/mnp
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/mnpllp

MNP LLP is one of SOHO Nanaimo’s Sponsors.

Accent Inns

Not your typical, stuffy hotel chain. We make it easy to business with modern, clean rooms, suites, kitchenettes, fitness rooms, guest laundry, free parking, great free Wi-Fi and some locations include breakfast. Trip Advisor certificate of excellence winners.  We’re proudly Vancouver Island owned and folks tell us “we’re different in a good way.” 5 locations; Victoria, Vancouver Airport, Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops.

Accent Inns also owns Hotel Zed with 2 locations; Victoria & Kelowna  www.hotelzed.com  “rebels against the ordinary”

Website: https://www.accentinns.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AccentInn/
Twitter: @AccentInns

Balsam Creative

Balsam Creative is all about telling the story of brands, products and businesses through events. We dive deep into understanding our clients ethos so we can create authentic experiences that connect, engage and inspire action. We focus on working with people who are passionate about preserving the planet and supporting universal human rights.

URL: www.balsamcreative.ca
Instagram: @justc8



Cait McDonald is one is SOHO Nanaimo’s Event Management Consultants and the Volunteer Coordinator.


FreshBooks is the #1 accounting software in the cloud designed to make billing painless for small businesses and their teams.   Today, over 10 million small businesses use FreshBooks to effortlessly send professional looking invoices, organize expenses and track their billable time.  Start a free trial today at freshbooks.com and experience how much easier accounting will be when you use FreshBooks.

Sweet Pea Event Management & Gift Services

Located in beautiful Nanaimo, BC, SweetPea offers exceptional Event and Gift services for any occasion.  With our international experience and vast connections, SweetPea is your trusted dream team for both Vancouver Island and destination events. We offer event coordination and management for weddings, corporate and non-profit events, private and special occasions, and children’s events.  For our gift baskets, each basket is sourced with as many local goodies as we can get our hands on!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sweetpeaeventsnanaimo/
Twitter: @SweetPeaEvents_
Website: www.nanaimo-events.com

Christyna Chapman is one is SOHO Nanaimo’s is one of the Event Management Consultants.

106.9 The Wolf

106.9 The Wolf rocks with the greatest Classic Rock of all time plus the Best New Rock. With a focus on music, fun, and a strong attachment to our community, The Wolf has gained a large, loyal audience. The Wolf is also the play-by-play voice of the Nanaimo Clippers Junior ‘A’ Hockey Team.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/1069thewolf
Twitter: @1069thewolf
Website: www.1069thewolf.com

106.9 The Wolf is one of SOHO Nanaimo’s Media Sponsors.

102.3 The Wave

102.3 The Wave plays Nanaimo’s Best Music! Bringing you a great mix of music whether you’re at work, in the car or just jamming out at home.

With plenty of contests and community involvement, 102.3 The Wave loves Nanaimo.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/1023thewave
Twitter: @1023TheWave
Website: www.1023thewave.com

102.3 The Wave is one of SOHO Nanaimo’s Media Sponsors.

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are one of Canada’s largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. As a diversified financial services company, we provide personal and business banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital products and services to over 16 million clients around the world.

We strive to have a positive economic, environmental and social impact and to provide responsible leadership wherever we operate. Our purpose is to help clients thrive and communities prosper. We will always earn the right to be our client’s first choice through collaboration, accountability, diversity & inclusion and integrity in all that we do.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rbc
Twitter: @RBC
Website: www.rbcroyalbank.com/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/rbc
You Tube: www.youtube.com/user/RBC/Custom

Royal Bank of Canada is one of SOHO Nanaimo’s VIP Lunch Sponsors.



Canadian-owned and operated, Used.ca connects communities to the sharing economy in a fun, safe and family-friendly way. Founded in 2003 through a desire to reduce the amount of discarded, but still useful, items that were reaching landfills, Used.ca encourages users to #ThinkUsedFirst. Used.ca is dedicated to supporting local communities through the #UsedHelps initiative. Users can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to participating registered Canadian charities.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UsedCanada
Twitter: @UsedNanaimo
Instagram: www.instagram.com/used.ca/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/UsedCanada
Website: www.usednanaimo.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/used-ca

Used.ca Nanaimo is SOHO Nanaimo’s (and SOHO Victoria’s) online classifieds sponsor.



Helijet has been a proud and active participant in British Columbia’s growth for nearly three decades. In 1986, with a carefully conceived vision, a single helicopter, and a handful of enthusiastic employees, Helijet launched Canada’s first scheduled helicopter service. Helijet is proud of its growth and accomplishments, and looks forward to many more decades of service.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/helijet
Twitter: @helijet
Website: helijet.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/helijet-international-inc

Helijet is SOHO Nanaimo’s (and SOHO Victoria’s) transportation sponsor.

Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Vancouver Island Conference Centre is Vancouver Island’s finest full-service convention centre. Since opening in 2008, their award-winning Nanaimo conference venue has been recognized for exceptional service, building design, sustainability and high-tech innovation. 38,000-sq.ft. conference space, the VICC is BC’s venue of choice for small and mid-sized meetings, conferences, tradeshows and weddings for up to 1,300.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VancouverIslandConferenceCentre
Twitter: @VICC4Nanaimo
Website: www.viconference.com

The VICC is SOHO Nanaimo’s conference sponsor.

Camila Gargantini, Photographer

I’m a passionate Photographer and Educator with a Fine Arts degree, a passion for design and an obsession with technical drawings. I am also the owner and main photographer at CeeHorse Studios, a company offering a number of services including commercial, editorial and product photography.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/csgargantini
Twitter: @csgargantini
Instagram: www.instagram.com/camilagargantini
Website: www.camilagargantini.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/camila-gargantini

Camila is one of SOHO Nanaimo’s photography sponsor.

The Network HubThe Network Hub

The Network Hub directly services location independent professionals, micro and small business owners, solopreneurs, freelancers and independent contractors with on-demand coworking spaceservices and programs to operate and accelerate their businesses. The Network Hub is Nanaimo’s premier full service coworking enterprise. For mail address & serviceevent management services, work/meeting/event space, connect with the team at The Network Hub.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNetworkHubNanaimo
Twitter: @NanaimoTNH
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/the-network-hub
Website: www.thenetworkhub.ca/about/nanaimo

The Network Hub Nanaimo is SOHO Nanaimo’s coworking sponsor and the co-producers.

bWEST Interactivebwest Interactive

bWEST is an online marketing services firm that provides a one–stop solution for business owners and professionals who want to grow their business.

From website design and development to social media strategy, SEO and email marketing the bWEST team has helped hundreds of clients leverage online marketing to grow their businesses.

bWEST is the co-producer of SOHO Nanaimo and the producer of SOHO Victoria 

Social Media CampSocial Media Camp

In it’s 8th year, Social Media Camp is Canada’s largest social media conference. What makes them unique is the broad spectrum of delegates they attract as they tackle all aspects of social media. People come from all over North America, and from all sectors of the economy – small business, large business, government, education, and non-profit.

Don’t miss the 8th annual event, May 3-4, 2017, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SocialMediaCamp
Twitter: @SocMediaCamp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/social-media-camp
Instagram: www.instagram.com/socialmediacamp
Website: socialmediacamp.ca
Tickets: socialmediacamp.ca/register

White Sails Brewing

Join Brian McCarthy for brief look at White Sails’ growth and evolution amidst aiming to capture and celebrate the essence of our downtown community and Nanaimo as a whole.  Learn how this, once start-up venture,  turned into so much more by amercing themselves into the downtown Nanaimo community through new links, partnerships and relationships with local partners and sharing their view on defining the culture and functionality of this unique downtown Nanaimo community taproom.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitesailsbrewing
Twitter: @whitesailsbeer
Website: http://whitesailsbrewing.com/