BC Chamber Welcomes Changes to Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant

VANCOUVER, BC, March 04, 2021 – “The BC Chamber of Commerce applauds the B.C. government’s announcement to extend the deadline for the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant and decrease the revenue loss threshold that will allow more businesses to access the grant. “We appreciate the B.C. government’s willingness to hear the feedback from […]

New President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce Appointed

VANCOUVER, BC, March 01, 2021 – The BC Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Famulak as president and chief executive officer. Famulak brings to the role more than three decades of international experience working in both private and not-for-profit sectors. “I have enormous respect for the BC Chamber of Commerce […]

B.C.’s Scale Up Survey

What challenges are you facing in adopting new technology and scaling your business? How can new technology help your business during the COVID pandemic? This 7-minute survey will inform potential future government programs focused on supporting businesses through recovery and beyond. To take the survey, click here.

Building Resilience to Thrive – UVIC Partnership Gives Cranbrook Businesses Access to COVID-19 Recovery Certificate

The “Building Resilience to Thrive” online training program will offer relief to businesses and help mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by teaching them how to adapt their business models, re-engage their customers and adjust their workplace cultures. Developed in partnership with the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, this program will […]

BC Chamber of Commerce Releases Recommendations for Economic Recovery

The BC Chamber of Commerce recently submitted a report to the government on behalf of its 36,000 members.  “This submission will help the Province design a plan to support BC’s businesses and our economy as we move out of crisis and toward recovery”. This submission focuses on “building a competitive BC that will support all […]

Open Letter to Government Leaders on Working Together Regarding COVID-19 Challenges

A coalition of some of the largest national business associations in the world released an open letter to government leaders seeking partnership in removing obstacles to innovation, maintaining strong intellectual property protections, and encouraging global collaboration to aid the deployment of critical medical equipment – including COVID-19 diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. The signatories on the […]

Businesses Province-Wide Call on Labour Minister to Urgently Act to Avoid More Employee Terminations and Forced Small Business Bankruptcies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 22, 2020, VANCOUVER: “In a letter to BC’s leading business organizations dated June 18, Minister Bains refuses to extend the temporary lay-off time limits. The letter was issued the day after Premier Horgan’s pledge to listen to and get input from British Columbians on rebuilding our province – together. The Minister’s […]

B.C.’s Chambers Pass Policies to Tackle Sharing Economy Issues

B.C.’s Chambers of Commerce Pass Two New Policies to Tackle Issues in B.C.’s Emerging Sharing Economy “The sharing economy brings exciting new business models and opportunities to British Columbians and Chambers are keen to see this new sector succeed,” said Maureen Kirkbride, BC Chamber interim CEO. “That said, we need to integrate these new models wisely […]