Chamber celebrates Small Business Week


Cranbrook, October 20, 2014 – As B.C. marks Small Business Week (Oct. 20 – 24), the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the vital role small businesses play in Cranbrook “Small businesses make up a major part of  Cranbrook’s  business community and play a critical role in driving our local economy and creating jobs,” said Dave Butler, President , of the Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce. “Small Business Week is a great opportunity for our community to celebrate these hard-working businesses that bring great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to our Cranbrook.” As a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce is part of active advocacy to support small businesses, including:

  • The creation of and implementation of B.C.’s Small Business Accord;
  • The removal of thousands of B.C. businesses from recycling costs and red tape under Multi Material BC’s packaging and printed paper program; and
  • Continued advocacy for lower municipal business taxes.

  As well, the Cranbrook Chamber is a dedicated advocate for Cranbrook’ s  small businesses at the local level. Some of our recent work includes:

  • Working with the City of Cranbrook on Barriers to Business
  •  Participating with the Community Recruitment Plan for new Doctors to the City
  • Continuing efforts to establish a DMO for the City of Cranbrook

  The Chamber encourages Cranbrook residents to demonstrate their support for small businesses this week by making an extra effort to shop local.  “Celebrate local small businesses this week by purchasing goods from local shops, eating out at a local restaurant or café, or paying for a local service such as a haircut,” said Butler.

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For further details, please contact:

Dave Butler,
President,  Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce.