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Tri-Cities Chamber statement on BC Budget 2024

The provincial government unveiled the 2024 BC Budget today in Victoria.

“The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see the BC Budget include some tangible cost-savings for businesses, including a cut to the Employer Health Tax that we have long been advocating for,” said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber. “We also welcome the much needed investments in health care, housing, and education. But the rise in the province’s budgeted and planned deficit over the next three years is simply staggering.”

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Tri-Cities Chamber advocates for key priorities to help local businesses in 2024 federal budget

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is clearly outlining its priorities for the upcoming 2024 Federal Budget for local Members of Parliament.

“The Tri-Cities Chamber urges our locally elected MPs to work toward a budget that will support business, particularly SMEs, that are the backbone of our economy,” said Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber. “As we continue to face economic challenges and uncertainties, Ottawa must create the conditions for businesses to thrive, and communities to flourish.”

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Finalists announced for Tri-Cities Chamber 2024 Business Excellence Awards

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the finalists in eight categories for its 2024 Business Excellence Awards.

“Our Chamber is so proud to bring together business and community leaders for a premier gala to celebrate outstanding organizations and individuals that demonstrate excellence in business and a passion for the community,” said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber.

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Tri-Cities Chamber names Shelley Linn as 2024 Member of the Year

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is set to celebrate Shelley Linn as 2024 Chamber Member of the Year at its Business Excellence Awards gala on April 27.

Linn, who founded Linn Estate Management Group after retiring from a 35-year career in banking, has been actively engaged with the Chamber for more than a decade, serving as a volunteer on the Ambassador Team and Women in Business Committee.

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Call for nominations to the BC Chamber of Commerce 2024-25 Board of Directors

The BC Chamber of Commerce has launched its search for five new Directors to join its 2024-25 Board of Directors.

Four vacancies will be filled by individuals from the Lower Mainland/Southwest, Northwest BC, Central BC, and the Kootenays. The fifth vacancy can be filled by an individual from any of the seven economic regions of BC.

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Tri-Cities Chamber calls for swift end to transit strike

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is urging a swift end to the labour dispute that has halted bus and SeaBus service across the region.

“Our local businesses have suffered far too many disruptions and challenges over the past few years, and this transit strike is yet another brutal blow to our local economy,” said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber.

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