Tag Archives: BC Chamber of Commerce

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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Chamber of Commerce Week celebrated in Cranbrook

The Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce celebrated Chamber of Commerce Week in B.C. with two events Feb. 19. The first, the chamber’s monthly members’ luncheon at the Prestige Inn, featured College of the Rockies president David Walls as guest … > Read More

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We expect to see more products being recycled

Letter to the Editor Three years ago, our government passed a regulation making all businesses who supply packaging and printed paper to B.C. consumers responsible for collecting and recycling their products. This was done to shift recycling costs from B.C. … > Read More

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B.C. Chamber hails U.S. Court ruling

B.C. business people crossing the U.S. border to do business have new protection against expedited removal laws, thanks to a recent U.S. district court ruling. Under expedited removal laws, a Canadian trying to cross into the U.S. has faced a … > Read More

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The heart and soul of our communities

Letter to the Editor Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities. They support families and keep local economies strong. The owners are parents, coaches and volunteers who make a difference every day. October is Small Business Month – … > Read More

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New senior adviser to help small businesses cut red tape

The provincial government has taken another step to cut red tape with the appointment of a senior official to work with small businesses to break down barriers and increase small business procurement by at least 20 per cent. Minister of … > Read More

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