(TRI-CITIES) June 17, 2022 — Last week, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce CEO Leslie Courchesne attended the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Conference in Prince George. Representatives from Chambers and Boards of Trade across the province met to deliberate on policies covering a broad spectrum of provincial and federal issues critical to the success of the business community. In total, 53 policy resolutions were approved, on topics including indigenous reconciliation, amending paid sick leave, support and collaboration with the wedding and events industry, and taxation.
“Strong advocacy to ensure our local businesses survive and thrive is such an important focus for the work that our Chamber does, and I was pleased to represent Tri-Cities businesses at the B.C. Chamber conference,” said Courchesne. “When Chambers and Boards of Trade work together to leverage the power of our collective voice with all levels of government, we can affect significant change that make our businesses and communities stronger. If you are involved in business and haven’t found a reason yet to join your local Chamber, this is it — we need you to be part of strengthening that voice.”
“Our goal for this year’s conference was to inspire, to challenge delegates to think outside-the-box, and to find ways to leverage B.C.’s strong foundation as a springboard to a future where businesses are successful, families thrive and communities flourish,” said Fiona Famulak, President and CEO, B.C. Chamber of Commerce.
Presented by Chamber Group Insurance Plan, the conference included sessions on a wide variety of economic issues and trends, including a virtual address from B.C. Finance Minister and Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce appointed Dr. Greg Thomas as its 2022-23 Chair of the Board of Directors.
The full set of approved policy resolutions will be published by the B.C. Chamber in the coming weeks.
Since 1971, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been the largest business association serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra, now representing 800+ businesses from every sector. The Chamber works to foster economic development, provide connections and benefits, and influence public policy at all levels of government to ensure strong business and strong community. The Tri-Cities Chamber is an active member of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.