About Us

Our Mission

To provide community-connecting online tools to facilitate the development of a thriving, vibrant community.

Components:

COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

We've developed a comprehensive community directory of businesses, artisans, community groups and resources in the Powell River region.

Listings are free and make it easy for businesses of all sizes to be found in one central place online in a fully-categorized, easy-to-browse fashion.

Each listing is SEO-optimized to boost rankings in Google search results.

There are 3 ways to find listings in the Directory:

  1. use the search box
  2. browse through the various categories
  3. Explore Powell River using the Directory home page

THE COMMUNITY POST

We've recently launched the next phase of Powell River Connect: An online magazine consisting of informative articles and community information posted by community members. It also feature discussion forums to discuss issue of local importance.
We call it the Community Post (or ComPost for short).

LOCAL LOGIC REWARDS PROGRAM

The Rewards Program draws attention to the importance of supporting our local economy, the benefits of growing our local agricultural assets, and the awesome creativity expressed by members of the Powell River region. Members get access to year-long Perks and Deals at local businesses.

The Local Logic Rewards Program is the main funding base for Powell River Connect. Funds raised pay for web hosting, development and administration costs, and the promotion of the Program and its 3 Ideals.

FAQ

What is Powell River Connect?

Powell River Connect is a Community Information Portal and experimental model of Community-funded Media (CFM) built around 3 Ideals for local resilience and enrichment.

The underlying goal is to provide a platform for sharing ideas and creativity with an emphasis on supporting and building our local economy and food production capacity.

Powell River Connect aims to make it fun and easy to discover local businesses and reward those who make a pledge to uphold the 3 Ideals

What is Community-funded Media?

Community-funded Media (CFM) is funded by the community it serves, thus is not completely dependent on advertising or government grants.

Because it is largely ad-free, CFM provides a clean, uncluttered platform for the dissemination of ideas, knowledge and creative works by the community.

Although we do have some internal ads to promote the Rewards program and the benefits it provides, you won’t see external advertising on this website.

Why go Ad-free?

Not that there's a problem with advertising—it's a vital tool that helps businesses connect to the people who need their products or services.

We just wanted to take a different approach—one that does not rely on a model of relentlessly chasing advertising dollars and cluttering-up the presentation of information.

Advertising also has the unfortunate side-effect of self-censorship. We'd like to create a wide-open platform without the risk of advertisers inadvertently becoming associated with any particular viewpoints or information posted.

We hope you'll enjoy the refreshingly clean look of our website.

How is it funded?

Funding for Powell River Connect comes mostly from annual membership dues for the Local Logic Rewards Program, which is based on 3 Ideals for building a stronger community.

Business Members offer Perks and Deals to Individual members as a perpetual reward for their pledge to uphold the program’s ideals.

This funding model creates a win-win for everyone as membership fees for Business and Individual Members are easily recouped by taking advantage of member Perks and Deals.

How are funds spent?

Funds raised by membership sales go towards developing and maintaining an online community hub for the Powell River region consisting of 3 components:

1) Directory of businesses, artisans, community groups, and resources.

2) Community Post Online Magazine consisting of information and ideas collected and written by members of the community.

3) Social Network to facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas relevant to the Powell River region.

What does the Local Logic logo represent?

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The spiral shell logo represents:

Home—it's where we all live—and it is precious!

Spiralling outwards—self-expression; expansion of ideas & knowledge; discovery

Spiralling inwards—feeding back into your community; local focus

Protection—building strength & resilience in our local economy and food supply.

How can I participate?