Editorial

Editorial | Together, We Advocate, Engage, Educate, and Support

Editorial | Together, We Advocate, Engage, Educate, and Support We are in the depths of the dog days of summer. I’m sure many of you are reading this after enjoying a round of golf at one of our beautiful local golf courses. We are fortunate to call the Tri-Cities home. Rest assured, the staff, committees and Board […]

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Editorial | The Power of the Chamber Network

Editorial | The Power of the Chamber Network A Chamber of Commerce has a multitude of functions within its community. Notable functions include helping visitors to the area by providing information and guidance, assisting businesses in growing and connecting with others, providing education to businesses, and finally, advocating on behalf of the local business community to […]

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Editorial | Policy Update: Employment Standards Act

Editorial | Policy Update: Employment Standards Act Earlier this spring, the provincial government announced a number of changes to the Employment Standards Act. It had been many years and too long since a review and update of this important Act had taken place. Members of the Tri-Cities Chamber met with Minister of Labour Harry Bains last November […]

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Editorial | Economic Summit: The Future is 2020

Editorial | Economic Summit: The Future is 2020 The world is in a constant state of evolution, especially with the drastic changes accompanying the innovation revolution. We see the economy shifting, technology rapidly changing, and business models evolving with disrupters like artificial intelligence and driverless cars entering society. We want to support businesses in the […]

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Editorial | Policy: Stay Engaged & Informed

Editorial | Policy: Stay Engaged & Informed After a long, cold, snowy winter, spring has finally arrived. There’s no better place on the planet than BC, and in particular, the Tri-Cities. We are lucky to live where we do. But, it has become far too expensive for our customers, employees, vendors and in many cases, ourselves. Very […]

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Editorial | BC Budget Effects Will Be Clear in the Next Few Years

Editorial | BC Budget Effects Will Be Clear in the Next Few Years The BC Budget 2019 was tabled last week in Victoria. It seems to build on the province’s previous budget by redoubling its efforts to tackle affordability in the province. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes investments in housing and childcare, including the new Enhanced Child […]

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Editorial | Business Excellence Brings Tri-Cities Community Together

Editorial | Business Excellence Brings Tri-Cities Community Together Last Saturday evening, the Tri-Cities Chamber held our Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. What a fantastic evening it was as we recognized the outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals we have in our community. What stood out the most for me was the exceptional […]

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Editorial | 2018 Successes Position Chamber for Continued Growth

Editorial | 2018 Successes Position Chamber for Continued Growth 2018 was the most successful year for the Tri-Cities Chamber in every objective measure. The Chamber achieved our highest number of members at 993 members and counting and the highest revenue total to date. Last year also saw the addition of two new segmented programs and a re-energization […]

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Backgrounder | Employer Health Tax (Payroll Tax)

Backgrounder | Employer Health Tax (Payroll Tax) As part of their budget released Feb. 20, 2018, British Columbia’s provincial government announced the implementation of the Employer Health Tax (EHT). The proposed EHT is a payroll tax that came into effect on January 1, 2019. It is intended to fund the elimination of the Medical Services […]

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Editorial | 2018 Successes Position Chamber for Continued Growth

Editorial | 2018 Successes Position Chamber for Continued Growth 2018 was the most successful year for the Tri-Cities Chamber in every objective measure. The Chamber achieved our highest number of members at 993 members and counting and the highest revenue total to date. Last year also saw the addition of two new segmented programs and a re-energization […]

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