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Little Village Store
A magical store located at the heart of historic Cumberland.
Sara Kempner Photography
A Canadian photographer who’s passionate about her work.
Alley Cuts
Striving to give you the best service in a warm and comfortable environment.
Little Acre Market Garden
Growing food naturally for ourselves, our friends, neighbours and visitors through our roadside farm stand and local delivery.

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Our Vision

Cumberland is becoming a magnetic treasure of the Comox Valley. More than a picturesque community rich in history and outdoor recreation, Cumberland is a gathering place embraced by residents and visitors with a vibrant and engaged business community.

A thriving community that loves people and creative ideas.

Our Mission

To work in partnership with the Cumberland business community by showcasing what makes this community vibrant and unique.  Creating memorable experiences through promotion, events, and economic development.

Who we Are

We are a small group of business owners that have been working hard over the course of many months, initiating this entire vision, organizing events, and other projects. We are a non-profit organization under the direction of an elected volunteer Board of Directors. Funding thus far has been out-of-pocket, with the exception of a generous $4000 start up grant from the Village of Cumberland. Our goal is for funding to be collected through membership fees, and municipal, provincial and federal grants.

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Initiatives Undertaken To Date

The CBA is a registered Not-for-Profit Society and is also now recognized as an operating Business Association.

Recent projects have included the #LoveCumberland collective branding initiative for marketing strategies, a downtown map resource for tourists, The Little Village Light Up event in 2019, the Covid-19 inspired “Social Distancing 101” and “Spread Joy not Germs” poster campaign in the downtown core, the Cumberland Paper Pumpkin Patch and the Love Local Valentine public art initiative, the creation of the Cumberland Business Directory and the Village Square Outdoor Tent. 

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