Editorial

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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Editorial | Housing: The Times are a Changing

Editorial | Housing: The Times are a Changing I recently took a trip down memory lane and went to visit the neighbourhood I grew up in – Salisbury Ave. in Northside Port Coquitlam. Back in the day, the neighbourhood was filled with single-family homes on big lots. It was a great place to grow up. Our backyard […]

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Editorial | BC BUDGET: ADDED BURDENS WILL HURT BUSINESS

BC BUDGET: ADDED BURDENS WILL HURT BUSINESS The BC Provincial Budget was tabled in Victoria two weeks ago. As anticipated and promised in the election, there was significant focus on housing and daycare. Two items that need attention and will help everyone including business. Over $6 billion has been committed to stabilizing the housing market over the next […]

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Editorial | Business Excellence Celebrated in the Tri-Cities

Business Excellence Celebrated in the Tri-Cities This past weekend, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce held our annual Business Excellence Awards Gala. Over 400 people gathered at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver to recognize the great businesses and individuals that we have here in our community. 2017 was a record-setting year for outstanding business in the Tri-Cities; we saw 83 […]

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Editorial | The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is Working for You

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is Working for You As I look back at 2017, I am delighted to see that the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been tirelessly working for you, your business and, our community. Early in the year, the Tri-Cities Chamber moved to a new, larger office in central Coquitlam to accommodate […]

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Updated Tax Changes Better – Review Still Needed

Updated Tax Changes Better – Review Still Needed Last week, the Federal Government announced revisions to the proposed tax reform and a reduction to the small business tax rate. I am happy to see the government listening to the comments and concerns from small businesses and chambers across Canada. This is a step in the right direction and we […]

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MAKE A CHANGE: Proposed Tax Reform will Damage Economy

Proposed Tax Reform will Damage Economy Historically, Canada has owned a strong advantage versus other jurisdictions for its simple and elegant tax code. Unfortunately, we may be losing this advantage. Changes to the tax environment are creating complexity and uncertainty that will have the unintended consequence of increased debt, under-investment, loss of risk-taking, brain-drain and downward pressure on […]

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Proposed Tax Reform will Negatively Impact Small Business

Proposed Tax Reform will Negatively Impact Small Business Historically, Canada has owned a strong advantage versus other jurisdictions for its simple and elegant tax code. Unfortunately, we may be losing this advantage. The proposed tax reform is creating complexity and uncertainty that will have the unintended consequence of increased debt, under-investment, loss of risk-taking, brain-drain and downward […]

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Editorial | Tri-Cities Events Connect Communities

Tri-Cities Events Connect Communities Summer has finally arrived in the Tri-Cities and with it brings an abundance of outdoor events for everyone in our community to enjoy. The wealth of events and festivals bring the opportunity for people in our community to connect with each other and the local businesses. Earlier this month, I attended the […]

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Editorial | Provincial Election Results Yield Uncertainty

Provincial Election Results Yield Uncertainty After almost three weeks of wonder, we finally know the results of the 2017 Provincial Election. On Monday afternoon, NDP leader, John Horgan and Green leader Andrew Weaver announced an agreement between the parties to form the next government. The new minority government could pose challenges to our business community as we need and […]

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