BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund Program

“Indigenous Tourism BC through a partnership with Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport is delivering a $5 Million Dollar Fund through the BC Tourism Indigenous Recovery Fund. This fund will provide non-repayable grant contributions of up to $45,000 to Indigenous businesses in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19”. “The program will provide recovery […]

Business Support Programs

  The following is a list of recently announced business support programs: The Accelerating Manufacturing Scale-Up grant program opens April 15 with a deadline of May 31. It is open to individual or groups of BC businesses that manufacture value-added products. Grants up to $250,000 for individual businesses and $500,000 for groups of businesses. There […]

Canadian Federal Budget 2021 and the Importance of Business-Led Recovery

As “Canadians and the businesses employing them are increasingly looking forward to a return to more normal lives and economic recovery”, Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says Canadian Chamber members want one thing: “a clear plan to help them lead Canada’s economic recovery”. According to Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist […]

Canadian Chamber Helps Set Major Supreme Court Precedent

“The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, represented by the law firm Torys LLP, recently participated in an important case at the Supreme Court of Canada called C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger. The Court’s judgment was released on December 18, 2020, and has already been making waves in Canada’s business and legal communities. The case, brought by […]

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 […]

Optimizing Operations Using Technology

“As the pandemic continues, business must adapt to a new reality of the business landscape.” “The Basin Business Advisor Program (BBA) is now offering business advisement services around adopting technology such as e-commerce, digital marketing and implementing technology for your business processes.”   To learn more about the strategies BBA can offer you and your […]

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 […]

Chamber Reacts to BC Budget

Cranbrook Chamber Reacts to BC Budget Finance Minister Mike de Jong has unveiled his fourth consecutive balanced budget and once again the Chamber has declared that while not flashy it is a budget that will provide certainty going forward while the message is “stay the course”. Overall the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is pleased with […]

Cranbrook Chamber Calls for Balanced BC Budget

Cranbrook Chamber Joins BC Chamber Calling for a Balanced B.C. Budget, PST Reform and Affordable Housing Measures Feb. 15, 2015 – The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce joins the BC Chamber of Commerce in calling for a balanced budget, PST reform, and measures to support affordable housing in tomorrow’s budget reveal. “B.C. deserves better than our […]