Press Releases

New Democrat MLA Diane Thorne announces retirement

New Democrat MLA Diane Thorne announces retirement, thanks constituents and New Democrat caucus After two terms serving as the Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA, Diane Thorne has released this statement, announcing she will not be seeking re-election in May 2013. “I’ve spent 17 years in public service, three terms with Coquitlam city council, and two terms with the New Democrat […]

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Chamber launches Youth Mentorship Program

Chamber launches Youth Mentorship Program Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is launching a new innovative mentorship program aimed at giving young entrepreneurs a head start. The Youth Mentorship Program is aimed at youth aged 18 to 25 looking for guidance from established business people with experience and expertise. Youth mentees can be high school and university students from […]

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Chamber applauds MLA’s new Cabinet post

Chamber applauds MLA’s new Cabinet post Premier Christy Clark Cabinet shuffle on Thursday is being applauded by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. The shuffle includes moving C0quitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Douglas Horne into the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier. “We’re pleased to see MLA Doug Horne has been given a position in Cabinet,” said Michael Hind, […]

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Chamber staffer moves on

Chamber staffer moves on The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is looking to fill an important position. Gillian Kirk, the chamber’s Membership Services Coordinator, is leaving and moving on to a marketing position with a local member business. “I will miss being part of the chamber. As a team we have made great strides improving the […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber supports funding arrangement for Lincoln Station

Tri-Cities Chamber supports funding arrangement for Lincoln Station The Lincoln SkyTrain Station will not only be catalyst in the future development around Coquitlam City Centre but will also be uniquely funded – lessening the financial impact on Tri-City businesses and residents, said Michael Hind, Executive Director of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. “This station will spur on […]

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TRI-CITIES CHAMBER HOSTS ANOTHER SELL-OUT GOLF TOURNAMENT!

TRI-CITIES CHAMBER HOSTS ANOTHER SELL-OUT GOLF TOURNAMENT! This year 148 golfers including Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay braved a rather wet day at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club to play in the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament. The 2012 Golf Classic sold out weeks before the event – indicating that this is […]

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MasterCard, Visa under fire for ‘reverse Robin Hood’ effect

MasterCard, Visa under fire for ‘reverse Robin Hood’ effect Credit card companies impose hefty costs on merchants, competition hearing told Via Vancouver Sun May 9, 2012 OTTAWA — A “reverse Robin Hood” effect is taking place in Canada by allowing credit card companies to impose onerous conditions on merchants for the privilege of accepting their […]

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Winners Announced for the 2011 Tri-Cities Business Excellence Awards

Winners Announced for the 2011 Tri-Cities Business Excellence Awards    Coquitlam (January 28, 2012) – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce held their annual Gala on Saturday evening at the Red Robinson Show Theatre where they announced the winners of the 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards. Each category consisted of 3 finalists chosen from a pool of nominees. These businesses […]

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Chamber Looks Forward to Working with Newly Elected Port Moody – Coquitlam MLA

Chamber Looks Forward to Working with Newly Elected Port Moody – Coquitlam MLA   Coquitlam, B.C. – April 20, 2012 – Last night’s Port Moody – Coquitlam Provincial by-election was watched with great interest by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce whose focus is to support the continued growth and development of business in our community. “We […]

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Chamber Looks Forward to Working with Newly Elected Port Moody – Coquitlam MLA

Chamber Looks Forward to Working with Newly Elected Port Moody – Coquitlam MLA Coquitlam, B.C. – April 20, 2012 – Last night’s Port Moody – Coquitlam Provincial by-election was watched with great interest by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce whose focus is to support the continued growth and development of business in our community. “We congratulate […]

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