Press Releases

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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Tri-Cities Chamber calls for submissions for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards(Tri-Cities) August 23rd, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards. Every year, the Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding Tri-Cities’ businesses, organizations, and individuals that demonstrate excellence ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Tri-Cities Chamber announces Business Showcase(TRI-CITIES) September 5, 2017 - The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, along with our partners The City of Coquitlam, TD Canada Trust, the Business Development Bank of Canada, and Sharon Perry Inc., Chartered Professional Accountant, is excited to announce our second annual Business Showcase. Not your old school tradeshow, the event features drinks, ...read more
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Chamber to host Port Moody City Council By-Election All Candidates Debate(Tri-Cities) September 6, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an All Candidates Debate leading up to the Port Moody City Council By-Election taking place on September 30, 2017. This debate is designed to give voters the chance to hear directly from the municipal candidates vying for residents’ votes. ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Chamber rejects/strongly against proposed business tax changes(Tri-Cities) September 15, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is strongly against the federal government’s proposed business tax changes. This series of changes are creating complexity and uncertainty that will negatively impact how small and medium businesses operate and have unintended consequences throughout each region’s ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
CHAMBER HOSTS INFO SESSION ON THE PROPOSED BUSINESS TAX CHANGES(Tri-Cities) September 15, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is strongly against the federal government’s proposed business tax changes. This series of changes are creating complexity and uncertainty that will negatively impact how small and medium businesses operate and have unintended consequences throughout each region’s ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Chamber Announces Call for Director Nominations(TRI-CITIES) October 4, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of 14 elected individuals; they set the strategic direction for the organization. The Chair presides over a volunteer Board consisting of him or herself, the Vice-Chair and 10 Directors. In addition, the immediate Past Chair, Chief ...read more
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Chamber announces nominees for 2017 Business Excellence Awards  (Tri-Cities) October 5, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the nominees for our 2017 Business Excellence Awards!   The Business Excellence Awards were created to recognize outstanding businesses in the Tri-Cities.  Each of the nominated businesses and individuals has demonstrated excellence in business ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Chamber welcomes revised tax reforms and lower small business tax rate but remains concerned(Tri-Cities) October 16, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes the government’s plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to reduce the small business tax rate as a result of the comments and concerns expressed from businesses and chamber’s across Canada."We are pleased with the ...read more
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Chamber to extend All Candidates Debates to viewers on the go (Tri-Cities) April 17, 2017 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a series of All Candidates Debates presented by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver leading up to the provincial elections taking place on May 9, 2017 in the Tri-Cities. These debates will be streamed live through the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce ...read more
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
TRI-CITIES, February 22, 2017 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is optimistic with the announcements in the BC Budget 2017. Commitments to housing, investment in transportation, reduction to small business tax rates and cuts to MSP premiums address some of the key issues raised by our members in our September Survey on Provincial Budget Priorities and in our Pre-Budget Submission to the ...read more
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Business Excellence Awards.  Winners in each of our seven categories have demonstrated success, innovation and passion in their respective fields.  The Tri-Cities Chamber recognized the accomplishments of these businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Gala on January 28, hosted at The Molson Canadian Theatre ...read more
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Chamber Announces 2016 Business Excellence Awards Finalists(TRI-CITIES) November 21, 2016 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our 2016 Business Excellence Awards Finalists!  All of our nominees demonstrated passion for business and the Tri-Cities community.  We wish them all great success in their respective industries.The finalists for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards ...read more
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Business groups support Greater Vancouver’s millennials   TRI-CITIES — Four chambers of commerce from across the Lower Mainland are joining forces to provide networking and professional development opportunities for millennials beginning their careers.   Since 2007, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has offered a program called the Company of Young Professionals, with events and workshops ...read more
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Tri-Cities Chamber excited for Business Showcase(TRI-CITIES) September 12, 2016 - The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, along with our partners The City of Coquitlam, TD Canada Trust, the Business Development Bank of Canada and Sharon Perry Inc., Chartered Professional Accountant, is excited to announce our first-ever Business Showcase. Hosted at the Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in ...read more
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Friday, May 06, 2016
(TRI-CITIES) May 6, 2016 - Wednesday, the Provincial Government announced a two-stage increase to the minimum wage to $11.25 by September 2017. While the government has promised certainty and predictability in the minimum wage by tying it to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), these increases are larger than expected. We expect this change to directly affect approximately 10 per cent of our membership ...read more
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
CHAMBER CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FEDERAL BUDGET 2016TRI-CITIES, March 22, 2016 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is cautiously optimistic following the release of the 2016 Federal Budget by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. There are four focus points that the Chamber has identified as important for the Tri-Cities business community.“There are some great economic investments being made in this ...read more
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
(TRI-CITIES) March 10, 2016 - The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is requesting that the current Inter-Municipal Business Licence (IMBL) program be expanded to include a new license that encompasses the entire Lower Mainland. The Chamber will be presenting to Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam City Councils on Monday, March 14th and Port Moody on Tuesday, March 15th.  The Tri-Cities Inter-Municipal ...read more
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Monday, February 29, 2016
CHAMBER CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH WHITECAPS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, RACHEL LEWIS  (Tri-Cities) February 25, 2016 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its second annual International Women’s Day event on Tuesday, March 8th, 11am – 1:30pm at SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas. This unique event will applaud the social, economic, cultural and political ...read more
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
VANCOUVER, February 18, 2016 – Standing with Chambers across Canada, B.C.’s Chambers are calling for action to address 10 Barriers to Competiveness for Canadian businesses.The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has just released its latest 10 Barriers to Competitiveness Report. From this list, B.C.’s Chambers have identified and localized the top five barriers faced in B.C.  1)      Canada’s trade ...read more
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
COMPLETE COMMUNITY ENVISIONED FOR RIVERVIEW LANDSCOQUITLAM, DECEMBER 17, 2015 — Today, BC Housing released a visioning document for the Riverview Lands in Coquitlam, entitled A Vision for Renewing Riverview. The Chamber is pleased with the five key themes of the vision: mental health and substance-use care; heritage and environment; a complete community; housing; and economic development. “The ...read more
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Monday, December 14, 2015
Chamber Announces 2015 Business Excellence Awards Finalists(TRI-CITIES) December 14, 2015 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our 2015 Business Excellence Awards Finalists!  All of our nominees demonstrated passion for business and the Tri-Cities community.  We wish them all great   success in their respective industries.The finalists for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards ...read more
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Thursday, November 05, 2015
TRI-CITIES, November 5, 2015 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce applauds federal government on the announcement of the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census for 2015.“We need good, reliable data,” said Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains who made the announcement today with Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Yves Duclos.A similar ...read more
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
 CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW FEDERAL CABINET APPOINTMENTSTRI-CITIES, November 4, 2015 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes and congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new federal cabinet that was sworn in today in Ottawa. “We are excited to see that BC has a strong voice at the table,” said Michael Hind, CEO of the Chamber. “With 3 BC MPs sitting in cabinet, and with the positions they ...read more
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome back Janine Davies as Chair of our Board of Directors after her leave of absence to pursue a Federal party nomination. “The nomination experience has taught me a great deal about the challenges and opportunities that public life presents.  I would like to thank both, my employer, Westminster Savings, and the Board and membership of the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody in partnership with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be providing local businesses with a free workshop on the municipal procurement process on Thursday, September 18th. The Chamber has been looking at the issue of local business access to the procurement process and has been engaging the City of Coquitlam to provide an opportunity ...read more
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce supports TransLink’s rejection of New Westminster’s proposal to remove trucks from major regional routes. New Westminster made a request to eliminate truck traffic on Royal and East Eighth Avenues and on East Columbia from Brunette to Braid. The Chamber has been concerned about goods movement through corridors in New Westminster and the lack of a comprehensive ...read more
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Monday, July 21, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce supports the City of Coquitlam’s efforts to review and consolidate industrial zones in the city. The consolidation of industrial zones will make it easier for businesses to set up in Coquitlam and will help diversify the local economy. The City proposes to consolidate the nine current industrial zones into three broader zones, allowing a greater range of use in ...read more
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce supports today’s release of a research study regarding the economic importance of the Fraser River and the risks posed if senior levels of government do not address serious issues facing the Fraser. The report titled The Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River was released by the 13 Chambers of Commerce in the Lower Fraser River region, including the ...read more
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Janine Davies, Chair of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, will be taking a leave of absence from the Chamber while she pursues the contest for the Conservative party nomination for the newly formed Port Moody-Coquitlam riding in the federal election. “At this time, I feel it appropriate to step back from my position as Chair of the Board of Directors to ensure that there is ...read more
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the arbitrator’s decision in favour of Coquitlam’s proposal for a two-lane bailey bridge connecting United Boulevard and Braid Street over the Brunette River. The crossing has been a contentious issue for Coquitlam and New Westminster for approximately 20 years. “This is a great development for local businesses in the United Boulevard area that ...read more
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce applauds the Mayors' Council for coming together and endorsing a common vision for transportation in the Metro Vancouver region.  As an organization representing business, the Chamber looks forward to working with the Mayors to ensure that this vision reflects the concerns of businesses throughout the Lower Mainland."We believe it is critical that the Mayors ...read more
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
(Tri-Cities May 27, 2014) This past weekend, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce joined business leaders from across B.C. to discuss and pass policies calling for local government reform, the rejection of Metro Vancouver’s Bylaw 280, a new take on Property Transfer Tax, and better oversight of product stewardship (recycling) organizations such as Multi Material BC. These policies were passed at ...read more
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Dennis Marsden, Branch Manager of Westminster Savings Shaughnessy and past Chamber president, has been elected to the BC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Dennis will serve a 2 year term on the board of the largest and most broadly-based business organization in British Columbia. Congratulations, Dennis! For more information ...read more
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
(Tri-Cities) May 13, 2014 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the Province is actively working to solve the traffic flow problems surrounding the bailey bridge, which connects Coquitlam to New Westminster via United Boulevard or Braid Street over the Brunette River.  The aging bridge is an active corridor for transporting goods. Its current one-lane, alternating-traffic state ...read more
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Monday, April 28, 2014
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce does not support Metro Vancouver’s Bylaw 280, which introduces market control measures through waste flow management.  Bylaw 280 limits competition, increases business costs and constrains economic growth. After consulting with waste management providers, Metro Vancouver managers, and the Tri-Cities Chamber Public Policy Committee, the Tri-Cities Chamber of ...read more
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Multi Material BC (MMBC)  is a stewardship agency charged with implementing a recycling program that shifts the cost of recycling from taxpayers to businesses.MMBC legislation comes into effect May 19th, 2014. Businesses that produce packaging or printed paper (PPP) that reaches the residential waste stream will need to submit a letter of intent to join MMBC or submit their own stewardship ...read more
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
(Tri-Cities) March 13, 2014 – The Chamber is pleased to learn that Canada has secured a free trade agreement with South Korea, one that gives Canada and British Columbia a strong foothold in Asia’s lucrative markets. With the removal of most trade barriers to South Korea, many of our Chamber members involved in exporting, and Tri-Cities businesses in general, will have the opportunity to engage ...read more
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
(Tri-Cities) February 19, 2014 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce commends the B.C. government for tabling a balanced budget at yesterday’s meeting of the Legislative Assembly. The budget illustrated a pattern of restrained spending and stated no tax increases for the province.  We applaud the government for presenting a surplus without a tax increase and look forward to more details on how ...read more
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
(Tri-Cities) February 18, 2014 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome our new Public Policy Advisor, Aaron Robinson, to the team.  In this newly created position, Aaron will be working closely with the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee on issues important to the Tri-Cities’ business community.  “Public policy is a big focus for the Chamber in 2014 and Aaron’s role as Public ...read more
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChamber Welcomes Recycling Regulation Changes to Protect B.C. Businesses (Tri-Cities) February 4, 2014 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce applauds the B.C. government for listening to B.C.’s Chamber network and amending a recycling regulation that was causing substantial concern among businesses.  Because of this amendment, the new recycling regulation will impact less ...read more
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Monday, February 03, 2014
Press ReleaseChamber Congratulates Business Excellence Awards Winners(TRI-CITIES) February 3, 2014 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce congratulates the winners of the 2013 Business Excellence Awards!  Winners in each of our six categories have demonstrated success, innovation and passion in their respective fields.  The Tri-Cities Chamber recognized the accomplishments of these businesses and ...read more
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Via the BC Chamber of CommerceHas your business complied with new anti-bullying laws? As of November 1, 2013, B.C. businesses have new obligations under the Workers Compensation Act to take action to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace.Your obligations: To comply, all B.C. businesses need to create anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies and procedures around reporting and ...read more
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChamber Announces Business Excellence Awards Finalists(TRI-CITIES) November 13, 2013 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our 2013 Business Excellence Awards Finalists! All of our nominees demonstrated passion for business and the Tri-City community.  We wish them all great success in their respective industries. The finalists for the 2013 Business ...read more
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
 Congratulations to our Chamber members who made the Tri-City NewsA-List this year! The A-List is a compilation of local favourites voted for by Tri-City residents and published yearly in The Tri-City News.   Check out which Chamber members were voted 'favourites' in the Tri-Cities:*Note: members may have won in multiple categories. Only the first category is listed below.Accountant EPR ...read more
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Monday, September 30, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Announces Nominees for 2013 Business Excellence Awards(TRI-CITIES) September 30, 2013 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our nominees for the 2013 Business Excellence Awards!The Business Excellence Awards were created to recognize outstanding businesses in the Tri-Cities.  Each of the nominated businesses and ...read more
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
(TRI-CITIES) September 19, 2013 -  Today, the British Columbia Small Business Roundtable announced the City of Coquitlam as one of seven winners of the 2013 Open for Business Award.  We would like to extend our congratulations to the city and its staff on receiving this great honour.   Coquitlam's efforts to boost local business - including their Investor Presentation Program - stood out amongst ...read more
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Monday, September 16, 2013
Vancouver, September 16, 2013 – The BC Chamber of Commerce commends UBCM for its efforts to strengthen local government finances, but urges local governments to commit to new levels of spending discipline. “With B.C.’s infrastructure deficit placing significant costs at local governments’ doors, it’s great to see UBCM taking a serious look at local governments’ financial sustainability,” said ...read more
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, August 27, 2013 – The BC Chamber of Commerce has joined litigation filed in a U.S. court to push back against border measures that pose a serious risk for B.C. businesses and tourists. Currently, British Columbians heading to the U.S. for business or tourism purposes face a border regime that empowers border guards, at their own discretion and without avenue ...read more
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
For immediate release Chamber Invests Local with New Program(TRI-CITIES) June 24, 2013 – At the Chamber, we believe that strong business equals strong communities, which is why we’re looking to develop a program that encourages consumers to think local first when it comes to their spending habits.  Rather than travelling to another community or across the border, we want to encourage Tri-Cities ...read more
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Thursday, June 06, 2013
 NEWS RELEASE  BC Chamber calls for tax reform to end “abysmal” PST     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Vancouver, June 6, 2013 – The BC Chamber of Commerce is calling on the provincial government to make tax reform a top priority to boost job creation and economic prosperity in British Columbia.  “The PST is an abysmal tax and as British Columbians, we simply can’t settle for it,” said John ...read more
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Published in our Chamber News insert in the Tri-City News April 24 These are busy times at the Chamber of Commerce on many different fronts.  At the Chamber, we pay close attention to public policy and the potential impact it has on our region.  As a result, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has recently become involved with two public policy issues that directly affect us here in the ...read more
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Press ReleaseChamber Announces Business Excellence Awards Winners(TRI-CITIES) January 27, 2013 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Business Excellence Awards.  Winners in each of our six categories have demonstrated success, innovation and passion in their respective fields.  The Tri-Cities Chamber recognized the accomplishments of these businesses ...read more
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Friday, November 09, 2012
Contact:  Michael Hind, Executive Director  (604) 464-2716 ; michaelh@tricitieschamber.com  Press Release  Chamber announces Business Excellence Awards Finalists  (TRI-CITIES) November 9 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the finalists for the 12th annual Business Excellence Awards.  All of our nominees demonstrated passion for business and the Tri-City community.  We ...read more
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Thursday, September 06, 2012
 Press Release    Chamber applauds MLA’s new Cabinet post   (TRI-CITIES) Sept. 5 – 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 ...read more
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