Last Chance: Columbia Basin Virtual Connection Day

Build a resilient business with a free one-on-one virtual meeting with a technology expert. THE NEXT VIRTUAL CONNECTION DAY IS JANUARY 28, 2021. While COVID-19 has affected all Columbia Basin businesses in different ways, one thing is certain — adopting technology into your business is important now more than ever. Being visible and effective online […]

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 […]

Statistics Canada Releases Data On Potential For Working From Home

Today Statistics Canada released information on how the pandemic has affected the push for people to work from home amid social distancing. The report also considers how many people may be able to continue to work from home into the future. Overall, about 40% of Canadians are in jobs that could plausibly be done from […]

Patio, service area expansions support safe reopening

Government has taken action to support the province’s hospitality sector by temporarily authorizing the expansion of service areas, such as patios, to support physical distancing requirements and industry recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This pandemic has hit our hospitality sector hard. Our government has been working with industry on ways to support the more than […]