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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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Maximize Your Membership by Attending a Member Orientation

One of the things I tell new members when they first join is how helpful it is for them to attend a Member Orientation session within the first 3 months of starting their membership. The sessions run monthly (except August) and run for one hour in the Chamber boardroom. It’s a small group so we […]

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Rocky Point Park, Rocking Hard!

  Rocky Point Park has come a long way since my first visit in 1995. It’s gone from a quiet and not so known park to a lively, well-visited and popular destination. Even with its spacious 3.8 hectares of land, you will still see the park flooded with children, families and visitors from all walks of […]

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Heat up your business

  If you own an ice cream parlour, a cafe with an outdoor patio or a store that sells fans and air conditioners, your business is hot, thanks to the warm weather that’s finally shown up in the Tri-Cities. However, businesses like winter sports gear retailers, curling rinks and sled dog tour operators are probably […]

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Canada Day 2012

Thanks to everyone who came by the Chamber tent at the Coquitlam Canada Day Celebrations at Lafarge Lake. We were set up just outside the Chamber offices and spent a fun day giving out temporary tattoos to kids and adults alike. There were 322 entries in our “Guess how many candies are in the jar” […]

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