Tag Archives: BC Chamber of Commerce

Port expansion crucial to support Canadian trade

Letter to the Editor A competitive tax environment, a highly educated workforce, an abundance of natural resources, and an economy rooted in international trade make B.C. and Canada an attractive place to do business. Troubled waters could lay ahead, though, … > Read More

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Chambers asking for transparent approach to taxation

Business leaders from Cranbrook and across B.C. met in Prince George last week to set an aggressive new policy agenda for the BC Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy efforts. The BC Chamber will be lobbying the province government, calling for a … > Read More

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Chambers support minimum wage increase

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce has joined the BC Chamber of Commerce in offering its support to the provincial government over its recent minimum wage increase. The BC Chamber takes changes to the minimum wage seriously. Increases to the minimum … > Read More

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Liberals table a balanced budget

The B.C. Liberal Government yesterday presented a 2015 provincial budget that is balanced with a small surplus – making the province the only one in Canada in the black. It is the third straight year that the province has tabled … > Read More

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Getting results for B.C. business

By David D. Hull February 16 marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week. It is an opportunity for chambers of commerce across British Columbia to showcase their hard work on behalf of business communities across the province. This year, … > Read More

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Karin Penner’s impact celebrated in retirement

Cranbrook’s matriarch was celebrated with much affection, sincerity and good humour Nov. 28. People came from as far away as Toronto and Calgary to help Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce members and city residents bid a fond adieu to the … > Read More

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Chamber says minimum wage increase irresponsible

The BC Federation of Labour has launched a campaign to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour. The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is in agreement with the BC Chamber of Commerce perspective: this idea is simply irresponsible. Columbia Valley Chamber … > Read More

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Anti-bullying and harassment policy help

As of November 1, 2013, B.C. businesses have new obligations under the Workers Compensation Act to take action to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace. The grace period for implementing this mandate ended February 1. Your obligations: To comply, … > Read More

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Business before Business breakfast at BJs

The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business before Business breakfast at BJ’s Restaurant (340 Mark St.) on Thursday, April 17, from 8:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. Mr. John Winter, President of the BC Chamber of Commerce will be … > Read More

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Simplified RFP form for small businesses

The Government of B.C. has officially launched its two-page, short-form request for proposals (SRFP) making it easier for small businesses to sell to government. The shorter form will be used for government opportunities valued at less than $250,000, where it … > Read More

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