Prince George, November 28, 2017 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce will be searching for a new CEO in the coming months. Erika Ewacha, who joined the Chamber earlier in 2017, has resigned her position as CEO and will be moving on to new endeavors.
“We’d like to thank Erika for her service to the Chamber, and wish her nothing but success in her next venture,” said Prince George Chamber President Corey Naphtali. “The Chamber has a dedicated staff and Board of Directors that will continue to provide the best possible service to our members and to our community.”
Prince George, October 21, 2017 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosted their 32nd Annual Business Excellence Awards tonight at the Prince George Playhouse. The Business Excellence Awards is an annual event hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to celebrate excellence in ten traditional award categories as well as the Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador award which involves an online public vote. The Business Excellence Awards takes place in October as part of the Small Business Month. This year, over 215 people attended the event.
Prince George, September 29, 2017 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce recently joined Chambers from across the country at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM & Conference held in Fredericton New Brunswick Sept. 23 to 25, 2017.
The annual Conference provides the business community across Canada with the opportunity to discuss key issues affecting Chamber members. The Prince George Chamber joined the Canadian Chamber membership in passing a resolution opposing the proposed Federal tax changes for incorporated businesses. The resolution, entitled “Stop the Harmful Tax Changes on Private Corporations” is a key policy position that the Canadian Chamber will advocate to the Federal Government on behalf of its members.
Prince George, September 27, 2017 – Prince George businesses continue to benefit from working with University of Northern British Columbia students. CN’s Carbon Reduction Project for Business, by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, heavily relies on these students to help local businesses become more environmentally sustainable. The Chamber continues to enrich local business as this opportunity provides practical insight into the benefits of carbon footprint reduction.
Prince George, September 12, 2017– The Business Excellence Awards Nominees Luncheon, hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, was held this afternoon at the Coast Inn of the North. The top 4 nominees in each of the 11 award categories were revealed to an audience of more than 260 guests in attendance. New this year, luncheon attendees were given the opportunity to cast their votes for their business of choice, which was met with excitement. “There was excellent turnout and support from the business community,” said Prince George Chamber President, Corey Naphtali. “We look forward to seeing everyone at the Gala in October”.
Prince George, July 07, 2017 – The Board of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce has appointed Erika Ewacha as CEO and will assume the role of CEO effective July 10, 2017.
Corey Naphtali, President of the Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Erika has accepted the position. “While there are some very large shoes to fill, I am confident that Erika will excel in the role and that while the selection process was onerous, I feel the Board has been able to add value to the Membership by extending the offer”.
Prince George, June 9, 2017 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is pleased to return from the BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and delighted to announce three new advocacy wins for Prince George this year. According to Corey Naphtali, President of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, “Leveraging the strength of the BC Chamber network is critical in ensuring our community’s advocacy needs are getting the attention they deserve”
Prince George, BC – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring two highly influential speakers to the city: Perrin Beatty and Ellis Ross.
Honourable Perrin Beatty is President and Chief Executive Officer of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. He is the principal spokesperson advocating the policy positions of the Canadian Chamber’s members to the federal government, international organizations, the media and the general public.
During his nine years as a Councillor with the Haisla Nation, Ellis Ross focused on Aboriginal rights and title and economic development issues. In 2011 he was elected Chief, holding the leadership position until last year, when he left to announce his candidacy with the BC Liberal Party in the upcoming provincial election. Canadian Business magazine named him one of the 50 Canadians who exert the most influence on the country’s business climate and community.
The 2017 Business Development Forum will focus on creating more collaborative relationships with First Nations. What is the future of BC’s natural resource sector? How can Prince George businesses tap into that potential? January 31 at the Ramada, 200 small- to medium-sized enterprises will be in attendance, to hear from Beatty, Ross, and several other speakers.
Chamber CEO Christie Ray is available for interviews. The Chamber is very excited to share news of this exciting development for this event, and for Prince George!
Camille MacDonald, Communications Coordinator
Prince George, October 22, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosted their 2016 Business Excellence Awards tonight at the Civic Centre with more than 280 in attendance. The Business Excellence Awards is an annual event hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to celebrate excellence in ten traditional award categories as well as the third annual Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador award which involves an online public vote. The Business Excellence Awards always takes place in October as part of the Small Business Month annual celebrations.
Prince George, October 5, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce sent three delegates to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM in Regina (Sept 17-19) where they presented two policy resolutions to the membership. While both resolutions were approved, the Chamber’s resolution entitled “Canada’s Small Airports and Access to ACAP Funding” met with 97% support, without amendment.
The airport funding resolution called for fair and open access to ACAP (Airport Capital Assistance Program) funds for all NAS (National Airports System) airports, including the Prince George Airport Authority, one of six airports currently excluded from accessing federal funding.