Press Releases

Chamber Announces 2019 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Chamber Announces 2019 Business Excellence Awards Finalists (TRI-CITIES) November 21, 2019 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our 2019 Business Excellence Awards Finalists! All of our nominees demonstrated passion for business and the Tri-Cities community. We wish them all great success in their respective industries. The finalists for the 2019 Business […]

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Press Release | Chamber to Host Federal All Candidates Debates

Press Release | Chamber to Host Federal All Candidates Debates   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chamber TO HOST FEDERAL ALL CANDIDATES DEBATES AND EXTEND TO VIEWERS ON THE GO (Tri-Cities) July 29, 2019 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a series of All Candidates Debates leading up to the federal elections taking place […]

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Statement | Chamber Advocacy Yields Results in Employment Standards

Statement | Chamber Advocacy Yields Results in Employment Standards   On April 29th the provincial government announced changes to the Employment Standards Act. Though the business community did not get everything it had advocated for during its consultations with government, the legislation contained no changes to existing provisions for sick leave and statutory holiday pay […]

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Press Release | Chamber Reacts to 2019 Federal Budget

Press Release | Chamber Reacts to 2019 Federal Budget On March 19th, the federal government released its 2019-20 budget detailing spending, revenue, national fiscal and economic outlook, and program priorities moving into the next year. The budget titled Investing in the Middle Class fell short of providing substantial support for the business sector and economy […]

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Press Release | CHAMBER APPLAUDS SOCIAL INVESTMENTS BUT CAUTIONS GROWING COSTS TO BUSINESS IN BC BUDGET

CHAMBER APPLAUDS SOCIAL INVESTMENTS BUT CAUTIONS GROWING COSTS TO BUSINESS IN BC BUDGET (Tri-Cities) February 20, 2019 – BC Budget 2019 builds 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 Opportunity Benefit […]

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Press Release | Chamber Announces 2018 Business Excellence Awards Winners

Chamber Announces 2018 Business Excellence Awards Winners (TRI-CITIES) January 28, 2019 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards.  Winners in each of our eight categories have demonstrated success, innovation and passion in their respective fields.  The Tri-Cities Chamber recognized the accomplishments of these businesses […]

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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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Statement | Electoral Reform Results

Statement | Electoral Reform Results   On December 20, 2018, Elections BC released the results of the electoral reform referendum. Of the over 1.4 million ballots cast, 61.3% voted to maintain the First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system currently used in BC, while 38.7% opted for a switch to proportional representation (PR). Voter turnout […]

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Statement | Federal Fall Economic Statement tackles Canadian competitiveness

Statement | Federal Fall Economic Statement tackles Canadian competitiveness Canada enjoyed relatively steady growth over the past year but also faced continuing headwinds from trade uncertainty and deteriorating economic competitiveness that threaten a slowdown. With the newly signed USMCA trade deal between the US, Mexico, and Canada, businesses can breathe a sigh of relief on […]

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Statement | Reaction to Ride-Sharing Legislation

Statement | Reaction to Ride-Sharing Legislation The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes the legislation introduced on November 19, 2018 by the provincial government that will allow ride-sharing companies to enter the B.C. market starting fall of 2019. Jurisdictions across Canada have shown that ride-sharing can promote competition and affordability, improve public safety, support public transit, […]

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