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Changing Tri-Cities

  The Tri-Cities is changing. Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are no longer just “Vancouver suburbs”.  We are anchor cities in the Lower Mainland – important destinations for business, residential and tourism.  With Evergreen Line construciton well underway and new businesses opening in our region every day, our population is booming, and we’re attracting […]

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Feature Member Friday | John Wolff, Investors Group

Who: John Wolff, Investors Group What: Financial consulting Where: 305 – 2963 Glen Drive, Coquitlam As a financial consultant, I partner with individuals and small business owners to identify where they are at today, what goals and milestones they want to reach in the future and then develop a plan with the strategies to achieve […]

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Meet our Public Policy Advisor, Aaron!

Hello Members! I am very pleased to be here as your shiny, new Public Policy Advisor. A lot of you may be wondering what exactly it is that I do. Well I am here to do two things: 1) I am here to help amplify the Chamber’s voice on your behalf. Not necessarily to yell […]

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PST Resources

We will be transitioning from HST to PST as of April 1, 2013.  Below is a list of resources that can help make the switch easier for you and your business: Contact the Ministry of Finance with your PST questions: Phone: 1.877.388.4440 Email: *protected email* Web: www.gov.bc.ca/PST  www.pstinbc.ca  PST Outreach www.gov.bc.ca/pstoutreach The Ministry of Finance provides […]

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No Spam Does Not Mean No Business

If you have an email address in Canada, chances are you’ve heard about the new anti-spam legislation.  Bill C-28 was given royal assent (meaning it was approved by a representative of the sovereign) back in 2010 and, more and more, we’re hearing concerns about the impact this will have on the way Canadian businesses electronically […]

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Keep Your Game Fresh in the Off Season

Winter is no excuse to let your golf game fall by the wayside.   We’re pleased to introduce our guest blogger, Chamber member 3D Golf Performance!  This Indoor Golf Performance Facility is designed to offer the latest in game improvement technologies with the highest levels of instruction, club fit ting, golf entertainment, retail and customer service. […]

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Mobile Business Licence Finally a Reality

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Mobile Business Licence has been approved in the Tri-Cities.  Now, mobile businesses are able to operate in more than one municipality by purchasing one licence, rather than obtaining licences in each municipality.  This cuts down on redtape, letting businesses focus on doing business and […]

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‘Tis the Season

  It’s time to start thinking about the holiday season.  Manic shopping trips to overcrowded malls.  Pine needles embedding themselves in the carpet.  Stuffing a turkey… and then stuffing yourself by eating the turkey.  You may or may not celebrate in some fashion this time of year, but the spirit of giving is always in […]

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Summer Fun at Suter Brook

I think we can all agree that it finally feels like summer. The sad news is that it’s August and most of what we’ve seen until this point has been rain, cloudy days and some more rain. The reality is that we experience so many cold rainy days that when it’s finally sunny and warm […]

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Mobile Web: the Next Game Changer

Today’s businesses need to be mobile, as in having a mobile web presence to reach customers and clients. The mobile web and catering to mobile users is the next tech game changer. Mobile Web Growing Smartphones, like the iPhone and Androids, and tablets, like the iPad, have eaten into the online time we used to […]

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