BC’s Restart Plan

Learn more about industries and timelines the BC Government have setup to reopen form the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kootenay Round Table Discussion – Government of BC Small Business Resources

On April 7th, 2020 Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Kimberley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Cranbrook, the City of Kimberley, Cranbrook Downtown Business Association, and Community Futures East Kootenay hosted the Kootenay Business Round Table via Zoom. During this meeting Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka shared a document outlining business supports from the B.C. […]

Kootenay Business Round Table Meeting

Join us for the Round Table for Business. We need your feedback to guide us in supporting your business! Presented by: Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce , Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce , City of Cranbrook, City of Kimberley , Cranbrook Downtown Business Association, and Community Futures East Kootenay. We want to hear from you! The purpose of this first open […]

Compliance and Enforcement Guidance about Public Health Orders with respect to Physical Distancing

On March 25, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General made the Bylaw Enforcement Officer (COVID-19) Order, and on March 31, 2020 made the Provincial Compliance Officer (COVID-19) Order), both pursuant to the Emergency Program Act. See this link for the full official statement from the Government of British Columbia: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/compliance_and_enforcement_guidance_march_31_2020.pdf

Resources for your Business

Please see the list below of resources and information to assist you in navigating your business through this tough economic time. BC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: http://www.bcchamber.org/node/1777   BC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  https://bceda.ca/coronavirus.php   BC MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE: https://www.manufacturingbc.org/bring-the-fight-to-covid19   BC RESTAURANT & FOOD SERVICES ASSOCIATION: https://www.bcrfa.com/covid19   BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BC: https://bcbc.com/advocacy/covid-19 CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: […]

Business Supports Available – Updated March 23rd – Posted March 24th

BUSINESS SUPPORT  Presented by your local and provincial BC Chambers Version 2. Updated March 23, 2020 at 3 pm PST  Access to Capital The Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) allows the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide more than $10 billion of additional support.  Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has resources available including:  Small Business Loan: Up to $100,000 can be obtained online […]

Canada Business App: Government Services Anywhere

Government services for your business anywhere you are. New COVID-19 tab keeps you informed on resources and regulations to help you navigate uncertainty.     App Store Google Play Canada Business is a mobile business consultant, simplifying access to government services. Find and use what you need, whenever and wherever you’re making business happen. Designed as […]

News Release: 24/03/2020

​The Federal Government’s package in response to COVID-19 includes a number of desired-actions you flagged in our network-wide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey the results of which we shared with both the federal and provincial government, including:   A Temporary Wage Subsidy equal to 10% of the taxes on employee remunerations paid between March 18, 2020, and June […]

Business Resources for COVID-19 from BC Chamber

In the last two days, BC Chamber of Commerce received over 2300 responses to the chamber network’s COVID-19 Business Impacts Survey on BCMindReader.com. These were the resources gathered to help address some of the challenges that came up as a result.   Above all else, business are asking government for three things: To work with […]

Chamber Events Postponed

In light of the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19, the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce will be postponing all events scheduled for March and April until further notice. This includes the AGM scheduled for March 25th, the luncheon scheduled for April 15th, and the Business Excellence Awards Gala scheduled for April 18th. The Chamber understands that […]

Links to the Latest Information on COVID-19 for Businesses

This list includes critical information for businesses in addressing concerns involving COVID-19. It is updated regularly to reflect the most relevant information. Canadian Chamber of Commerce Downloadable/online PDF guide “COVID-19: Pandemic Preparedness for Business” Additional resources available here: http://chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/    BC Chamber of Commerce Released a 4-minute survey: “How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Business?”  Feedback will be […]

Nominations for 2020 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Excellence Awards has kicked off with a call for nominations.  The nomination period will run from now until February 14th, 2020.   Do you know of an exceptional community business, organization, or businessperson that deserves recognition?  Submit your nominations today for the 2020 Business Excellence Awards.  Now in […]