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 […]

Cranbrook Business Walk 2016

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce the City of Cranbrook’s Economic Development Department, Community Futures East Kootenay and other partners are conducting the first annual “Business Walk” program Thursday June 23, 2016 The purpose of the business walk is to ensure individual business owners and managers have the opportunity to meet with the business and civic leadership […]

New Chamber Board Sworn In

Cranbrook Chamber Swears in New Board of Directors The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce has a new Board of Directors effective April 01. 11 Chamber members sworn in by Mayor Lee Pratt at the annual general meeting March 30 will form the newly minted board chaired by Chris Thom. The previous board served an extended 15 […]