Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

The Government of British Columbia has established a new Recovery Grant program for small and medium-sized businesses.  Through this program, “grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available.  An additional $5,000 to $10,000 grant is available to eligible tourism-related businesses that have been hit especially hard by COVID-19”.   “Grants are fully-funded. A business would only […]

CRANBROOK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS VIRTUAL ALL CANDIDATES FORUM FOR BUSINESS

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a business-focused all-candidates forum featuring the three candidates running in Kootenay East is being held over Zoom from 3-4 p.m. MT on Wednesday October 14th. “The Cranbrook Chamber All Candidates Forum presents an opportunity for the business community to address political issues that directly impact businesses in our […]

What Does a Business Walk do for Your Business?

You’ve heard that Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online Business Walk, but what does that mean? What does providing this information really do for your business? This year the Business Walk is in the form of a short online survey (find it here) rather than in-person interviews. The survey takes only about 2 […]

Extend a COVID-19 Temporary Layoff with a Variance by August 25th

Navigating layoffs is always hard, especially in these uncertain times. Recent changes to temporary layoffs means employees and employers have more options for support. Together, employers and employees can apply to extend temporary layoffs due to COVID-19. Employees have rights and options as part of the application process. The maximum length of a temporary layoff related […]

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 […]

BC’s Restart Plan

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