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Prince George, BC – November 23, 2018 – Co-hosted by the Prince George and BC Chambers of Commerce, the #TrueNorth Business Forum is a one-day program focused on building a more resilient and prosperous Northern BC. Thought-leading experts on economic development, leadership and emerging industries will bring participants the most current data and proven strategies to grow your brands, communities, teams and culture.
Prince George, BC – September 26, 2018 – Prince George businesses have taken advantage of a unique local initiative, developed with the financial assistance of CN, to become carbon neutral. The Prince George Air Improvement Roundtables’ North Central BC Clean Air Forum 2018 became carbon neutral as a local event. From a local business perspective, Northern Lights Estate Winery continued its carbon neutral status for a second consecutive year, and newcomers to the program, Prince George Driving For Life Academy and Timberline Footfitters, assisted our environment by becoming carbon neutral as well.
Prince George, BC – September 19, 2018 – On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce participated in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Budget 2019 Consultation, a Committee represented by all sides of BC’s political spectrum. As the first presenter of the day, we were represented by our President, Lorna Wendling, Vice President of Finance, Bill Quinn and myself.
Prince George, BC – May 30, 2018 – The Prince George Chamber is concerned that the Province has not provided the public, including the business community, enough clarity and educational resources to make an informed decision in the upcoming referendum on Proportional Representation. Attorney General – David Eby – this morning released the proposed questions for the Proportional Representation referendum, scheduled to take place by mail-in ballot from October 22, 2018 – November 30, 2018.
Prince George, BC – May 30, 2018 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce has just returned from a successful 2018 BC Chamber AGM, held between May 24 & 27, 2018 in Kamloops, BC. The AGM saw the installment of the 2018 BC Chamber Board, many policy resolutions passed – which the BC Chamber will now use in their advocacy to senior levels of government on behalf of the Chamber network.
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce, in consultation with our members, brought forward one (1) resolution focused on amendments to the recent changes in the real estate industry with respect to limited dual agency representation. These changes have the potential to negatively impact the north, and this resolution received majority consent at the AGM and will be actioned on behalf of Realtors® across BC.
Prince George, BC – May 29, 2018 – Early this morning, the Federal Government announced that they will purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s Core assets for $4.5B
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has outlined that Canada will build the pipeline as a Crown Corporation, selling the pipeline once complete.
Prince George, BC – May 3, 2018 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards (BEA’s) open on Monday May 7, 2018.
The BEA’s, now in their 33rd year, recognize excellence across the business community in Prince George. Open to the entire Prince George business community, BEA nominations and awards are not exclusive to Chamber members.
Prince George, March 28, 2018 – During the Annual Prince George Chamber of Commerce AGM, held at the Sandman Signature on March 27, 2018, the Chamber welcomed 4 new members to the Board, including one new member to the Executive.
“This election represents a change for the Chamber. With new incoming Board Members, the Chamber is excited to get to work on developing a new Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce. “As we continue with our ‘Year of Dialogue’, we look forward to developing new and innovative ways to engage the membership.”
Prince George, BC – February 21, 2018 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide Prince George residents with the opportunity to engage the Honorable Minister of Finance, Carole James in a roundtable discussion surrounding the 2018 BC Provincial Budget.
“As the local Chamber of Commerce, it is imperative that we provide current and future members with the opportunity to engage politicians at all levels of government,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce. “This is a unique opportunity for the business community to ask the questions that are top of mind, gaining a clear understanding of the 2018 Budget by discussing them directly with Minister James.”
Prince George, BC – February 19, 2018 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is releasing their annual survey to members, providing an opportunity for engagement and course setting further to the AGM in March.
As part of this process, the Chamber has amended the survey to include 2 questions with the opportunity for membership to provide further details on their experiences and how they would like to see the Chamber evolve in the coming year.
“It is imperative that we engage our membership in these discussions. Business is evolving at a rapid rate and we must remain nimble and adaptable, providing the highest level of service and experience to the membership,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce. “Having experienced lower than expected response rates to previous communication pieces, we have refined the survey to make it more user friendly, engaging and provide an opportunity for two-way communication to take place.”