Mobile Business Licensing Approved

(TRI-CITIES) December 12 – After years of discussion, countless man-hours and cooperation between the cities of Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Mobile Business Licence has been approved in the Tri-Cities.  Today, Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Small Business, along with Tri-Cities Mayors Mike Clay, Greg Moore and Richard Stewart, made the announcement during a press conference at Canstar Restorations in Coquitlam.

The Mobile Business License is an important step in making operations easier for Tri-Cities businesses.  As Minister Yamamoto stated, “It allows mobile businesses to operate in several municipalities with only one licence – so business owners can spend less time doing paperwork and more time on making their businesses a success.”

Chamber representatives Executive Director Michael Hind, Chair Davide Fantillo, Future Chair Peggy Hunt, Director Mark Pettie and Director Rick Pasin attended to show their support for the new bylaw.  Chair Davide Fantillo spoke to the press conference attendees, expressing his satisfaction with the way staff, city councillors and the Chamber of Commerce came together to bring the Mobile Business Licence to fruition.

The Chamber is proud to have worked with dedicated staff members from all three cities on this proposal.  Special thanks goes out to city councillors Craig Hodge of Coquitlam, Mike Forrest of Port Coquitlam, and Diana Dilworth of Port Moody, who brought the Tri-Cities together in order to make the Mobile Business Licence a reality.

We encourage all appropriate businesses to take advantage of the Mobile Business Licence and contact their local city hall for more information.

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The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is a proactive network of business-minded individuals that are committed to acting as an accessible, visible, supportive and reciprocal resource to our members and the Tri-Cities at large, communicating their collective voice to help shape a prosperous business community.

Michael Hind, Executive Director 
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce