MIBI News & Media Releases

Keep up to date will the latest business development and lifestyle news from the best place to live: Vancouver Island.

Tax and Land Benefits to Manufacturers / Importers on Vancouver Island

Mid-Vancouver Island Manufacturers / Importers can take advantage of the Island being designated a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) “Anyone actively exporting products from Vancouver Island, and especially anyone importing materials or components for production,...

Cloudhead Games Wins the 2018 Virtual Reality (VR) Game of the Year

Mid-Vancouver island based Cloudhead Games wins global recognition at the VR Awards in London, England. Extract from Nanaimo News Now by Spencer Sterritt “I think why we won, ultimately, was because we have a...

Ernst & Young 2018 Entrepreneur of the year recognizes Nanaimo’s Morgan Carey as a Finalist.

BCBusiness Magazine: October 2018 Feature 2018 Technology Enterpreneur Runner Up Morgan Carey, Founder and CEO, Real Estate Webmasters Nanaimo-based Morgan Carey should be used to accolades by now. This is the third year in a row...

Nanaimo based Hyas Continues to be Noticed

HYAS, a leading provider of attribution intelligence solutions for infosec and cybersecurity professionals, today announced that long-time industry visionary and investor, Ariel Silverstone, has joined as Data Protection Officer. Building on the momentum of its...

Exciting News – Vancouver Island Receives Foreign Trade Zone Designation

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada News release Foreign Trade Zone status will help businesses facilitate exports and create jobs for the middle class September 24, 2018 – Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification...

Nanaimo’s Own Gaming and Cosplay takes place Sept 15th & 16th at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

MCon is Nanaimo’s very own GAMING CONVENTION! Check out the exciting activities at M CON Website Founded in 2015 by Mosaic IT, MCon celebrates all things gaming and geeky! We have everything from Board games,...

Where is the PUCK going next in British Columbia, Canada

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is famous for saying the reason for his success was “skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” If we apply this advice to the business...

Nanaimo Tech Company HYAS Announces $6.2 million investment

Media Release – August 2, 2018: HYAS, headquartered in Nanaimo, with offices in Victoria and Seattle is a leading provider of attribution intelligence tools for infosec and cybersecurity professionals, today announced it has raised $6.2 million...

WCMRC selects Nanaimo to be main operations base for Vancouver Island.

Article By: Nicholas Pescod, Nanaimo News Bulletin. Western Canada Marine Response Corporation announced on Monday that it has signed an 25-year agreement with the Nanaimo Port Authority to lease nearly 12,077 square metres of land...

Engineering firm Aplin Martin establishing a presence in Nanaimo and looking to hire locally

Exciting to see a Lower Mainland Engineering Company establishing a presence in the Mid-Island and looking to hire locally. Aplin Martin was founded in 1968, and since then we’ve grown into an innovative,  multi-disciplinary...

Nanaimo based Cannabis grower Tilray valued at up to US$1.5 billion for Nasdaq IPO

The Nanaimo-based producer is the last large Canadian marijuana company to go public. By: Mark Rendell, July 9th, 2018 Nanaimo cannabis producer Tilray Inc., will be valued between US$1.3 billion and $1.5 billion when its...

First Ever Direct Flight between Nanaimo and Toronto starts Today

On June 22nd, 2018 Air Canada will commence their first direct flight between Nanaimo, (on Vancouver Island) and Toronto. To mark this occasion business and tourism leaders will travel to Toronto from Nanaimo on...

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announces major investment of $6.3 million to the Nanaimo Port Authority

Exciting news as more investment comes to support the great work by the Nanaimo Port Authority and their partners Below Report from Transport Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a...

Over 1,250 Delegates from 50 Countries attending a 6 day Conference in Nanaimo

The Mid-Island Business Initiative is pleased to offer our congratulations to the team at Vancouver Island Conference Center for bringing the Science & Spirituality Conference to Nanaimo that has attracted over 1250 Delegates from 50...

Consul Generals Visit the Mid-Island

On May 15th MIBI working with Vancouver Island University (VIU) hosted Consul Generals in Nanaimo and Milner Gardens. The day consisted of showcasing the both the University and Business opportunities that exist for students...

Exciting to see East Side Games coming to Nanaimo

East Side Games is on the lookout for a Lead Software Engineer with Unity experience.  We want you (yes, you!) as our dedicated Lead Software Engineer who will make use of your technical experience...

Top 20 under 40 Congratulations to MIBI member Tony Harris and all the 2018 Winners

Extract from the Times Colonist, April 22nd, 2018 The Island’s Top 20 Under 40 How do you find the 20 best young entrepreneurs on Vancouver Island? For the sixth year in a row, an Island-wide...

Construction begins on Nanaimo Airport’s $15-million expansion

Carla Wilson – Times Colonist Nanaimo’s $15-million airport expansion officially kicked off Tuesday in a ground-breaking ceremony to start construction of a 14,000-square-foot terminal addition. The investment comes as the Nanaimo Airport marks eight...

Nanaimo Auto Terminal Planned for Nanaimo Assembly Wharf

The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) is partnering with Western Stevedoring (Western) and their affiliate organization, the Auto Division of SSA Marine (SSA) to design, build, finance and operate a multipurpose break bulk terminal with...

Inspiring Global Leaders Share their Stories In Nanaimo

On Saturday evening I had the great honour to moderate a panel of inspiring young leaders who came to Nanaimo from England, California and Toronto to share their story to an eager crowd of...