Press Releases & Media Statements

Joint Statement on Bill 10 and Union Certification

Joint Statement on Bill 10 and Union Certification (TRI-CITIES) April 12, 2022 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce supports the joint statement issued by the BC Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of British Columbia, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, and Surrey Board of Trade, regarding the surprise introduction of Bill […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber Statement on Crisis in Ukraine

Tri-Cities Chamber Statement on Crisis in Ukraine March 11, 2022 — The Chamber joins the international community in condemning the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia and we express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Canadian community, and our local Ukrainian businesses during these tragic times. Alongside our counterparts from the BC […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber Reaction to BC Budget 2022

Media Statement | Tri-Cities Chamber Reaction to BC Budget 2022 (TRI-CITIES) February 24, 2022 — Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement in reaction to the 2022 BC Budget released by the BC Government on February 22. “The Tri-Cities Chamber is pleased to see the BC Government invest in areas […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber is Pleased with Easing of Pandemic Restrictions

Media Statement | Tri-Cities Chamber is Pleased with Easing of Pandemic Restrictions (TRI-CITIES) February 15, 2022 — Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement in reaction to the reduced restrictions for business and travel announced today by the federal and provincial governments. “The Tri-Cities Chamber is so pleased to […]

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Open Letter to Elected Officials Urging a Swift End to Blockades

Media Statement | Open Letter to Elected Officials Urging a Swift End to Blockades (TRI-CITIES) February 11, 2022 — Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement regarding the ongoing blockades. “Our members, as well as businesses across B.C. and Canada, have been hit very hard by the pandemic, extreme […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber Urges B.C. Government to Safely Re-Open Events Industry

Media Statement | Tri-Cities Chamber Urges B.C. Government to Safely Reopen Events Industry (TRI-CITIES) February 4, 2022 — Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement regarding the current restrictions on the events industry. “Our member businesses in the events sector have been hit very hard by the pandemic, and […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber Receives $50,000 to Promote Tri-Local Shop Local Campaign

Press Release | Tri-Cities Chamber Receives $50,000 to Promote Tri-Local Shop Local Campaign (L-R) Jennifer McKinnon, Downtown Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association, Leslie Courchesne, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Lara Graham, Tri-City News, Christina Brown, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. (TRI-CITIES) December 10, 2021 —Local businesses battling back from the COVID-19 pandemic have received a boost. The […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber Welcomes 2022 Board at 50th Annual General Meeting

Press Release | Tri-Cities Chamber Welcomes 2022 Board at 50th Annual General Meeting Pictured are the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce 2022 Board Directors. Front Row (L-R): Ryan Oake, Vivien Symington, Mary Vellani, Ryan Whittle, Jennifer McKinnon, and Kathryn Millar. Back Row (L-R): Belén Welch, Kelso Kennedy, Jenifer Wright, Vineet Verghese, Adel Gamar, and Ryan Jamieson. Photo courtesy […]

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Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

(TRI-CITIES) September 21, 2021 — Thursday, September 30th, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In observance of this day, the Tri-Cities Chamber office will be closed as we reflect upon the history and trauma of residential schools in Canada and honour those who were lost and the survivors, families and communities who […]

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Tri-Cities Chamber Welcomes New CEO

Press Release | Tri-Cities Chamber Welcomes New CEO (TRI-CITIES) July 28, 2021 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce (TCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie Courchesne as our incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who will be starting her new role on August 18, 2021. A seasoned leader with a proven track record in […]

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