Editorial

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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Editorial | A Year of Growth & Engagement

Editorial | A Year of Growth & Engagement It’s that time of the year again when we look ahead to the festive season while reflecting on previous months. We started the year committed to our vision, to shape the future of business and our community, and with clear objectives established and committees in place, we started the […]

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Statement | Reaction to Signing of new North America Trade Deal

Statement | Reaction to Signing of new North America Trade Deal The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes the signing of a new North American trade deal. The successor to NATFA, rebranded as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), will bring stability to our trade relationship with the United States and Mexico after a year of uncertainty. […]

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Editorial | Getting Down to Business

Editorial | Getting Down to Business The Tri-Cities political landscape looks much different today than it did just two weeks ago. The municipal election results are in and the new mayors and councillors are getting acquainted with their new roles. As we stand on the cusp of a new era, with two new mayors in our […]

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BC Chamber News Release | New LNG Framework and Facility Signal Start of BC’s Economic Future

BC Chamber News Release | New LNG Framework and Facility Signal Start of BC’s Economic Future As a longtime supporter of new industry development, BC Chamber welcomes investment Vancouver, BC — LNG Canada’s $40 billion-dollar LNG investment is the single largest private sector investment project in Canadian history, and marks a significant turning point for British […]

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Editorial | Innovation Fundamental to Tri-Cities Chamber Success

Editorial | Innovation Fundamental to Tri-Cities Chamber Success   Your Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce continues to evolve, grow and expand to better serve our members and the Tri-Cities Community. It is exciting to see these innovative changes take place and the growth within our community as a result. This year marked the start of the […]

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Editorial | New Business Park Will Bring Economic Gains to the Tri-Cities

Editorial | New Business Park Will Bring Economic Gains to the Tri-Cities A couple of weeks ago, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and myself had the pleasure of learning about the exciting new business opportunities the Kwikwetlem First Nation (KFN) has planned on their land in Port Coquitlam. The Kwikwetlem Business Park is 110 […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber Policy Update

Tri-Cities Chamber Policy Update With the change in BC’s provincial government last July and clarity coming from the federal government, the Tri-Cities Chamber staff and Policy Committee have been busy. There have been three key themes that have been the cornerstone of our agenda: tax environment, regulatory environment, and development and housing.   TAX ENVIRONMENT Federal Tax […]

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Editorial | The Importance of Growth in the Tri-Cities

The Importance of Growth in the Tri-Cities At the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, one of our main objectives is to promote the Tri-Cities is the best place to live, work, and play. Livable region rankings are publicized frequently and measure key elements that lead to the trifecta of sustainability. Various factors that contribute to livability include green […]

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