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 Joe Trasolini on his victory and were pleased to hear him mention the struggles that small businesses face in his speech last night,” said Executive Director Michael Hind. “We are looking forward to meeting with him soon to continue a dialogue about the issues facing businesses in the Tri-Cities.”
Important community-wide issues are a top-priority for the Chamber and their membership. As the voice of business for the Tri Cities, the Chamber will be looking to Mr. Trasolini and all of our elected officials to be part of our dialogue.

“Businesses in the Tri-Cities want to know that their elected officials know and understand their concerns and are willing to stand up for them,” Hind continued. “Our local MLAs have been great about making themselves accessible to hearing from local business and we are confident that Joe will carry on this tradition. We know that politicians look to us for feedback from our membership about policy and initiatives that affect the region.  We will continue to provide that feedback and look for support in return.”

The provincial government’s support of transportation projects like the Port Mann/Hwy 1 Improvement Project and the Evergreen Line are important for the continued growth of the Tri-Cities economy. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will continue to champion these types of initiatives as well as supporting fiscal prudence by the government to maintain British Columbia’s Triple-A credit rating.

The Chamber would also like to congratulate candidates Dennis Marsden and Christine Clarke on their hard fought campaigns.

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to fostering a thriving business environment in our community. As the voice of business in the Tri-Cities we represent businesses spanning a wide variety of industries in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. Our members include our community’s biggest employers, small and medium size businesses as well as home-based entrepreneurs, non-profits and more. Find out more at

Michael Hind, Executive Director
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce