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 […]

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 […]

Reopening Canada’s Economy: A National Guide for Business

“As businesses prepare to reopen or revamp their operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are numerous issues and challenges to consider. This toolkit prepared by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Canadian Business Resilience Network is designed to provide guidance, or access to guidance, for business owners and senior managers responsible for re-establishing their operations […]

Canada’s leading business associations urge governments to adopt recommendations to foster economy recovery

Cranbrook, B.C. – June 4, 2020 – Today, Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Roadmap to Recovery; a comprehensive look at the challenges facing our economy that identifies 51 specific recommendations governments should adopt to overcome them.   “Communities in every area of our country have been deeply impacted by the current crisis, and despite the widespread effects of the pandemic, now is the time to prepare for how […]

Government announces help for employers to meet their labour needs

Process launched today allows temporary workers to get back to work quickly. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector in Canada, temporary foreign workers and their employers are confronted by new challenges in a rapidly changing job market. Many temporary workers with employer-specific work permits lost their jobs this spring. While some have left […]

WorkSafe BC: COVID-19 and Returning to Safe Operation

The following materials provide employers with information and resources to assist them in ensuring the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 is minimized at their workplace. Employers need to develop a plan that reduces the risk of exposure. That plan will address how: Your workplace is organized and arranged Some specific activities […]

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. […]