Prince George, May 19, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is presenting three resolutions calling for renewed commitment to the forest industry in BC, updates to the BC Brownfield Renewal Strategy, and support for Canada’s small airports, among other recommendations, at the BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 29 – 31 in Kelowna. The local Chamber is sending three delegates to the AGM to participate in the AGM workshops and present the resolutions during policy debate sessions.
“Our Chamber’s Advocacy Committee has focused their work on key impediments to business affecting our city and region,” said Cindi Pohl, President of the Prince George Chamber. “We believe wholeheartedly that, if the appropriate levels of government follow the recommendations outlined in these resolutions, all sorts of doors will open for Prince George and the region.”
The Prince George Chamber authored two of the resolutions and co-authored the forestry resolution with the Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce. At the upcoming AGM, Chamber delegates from across B.C. will vote on these policies, among others put forward. A policy must receive two-thirds of votes to pass. If the policies pass, they become official BC Chamber policy, and the BC Chamber will present them to the appropriate tiers of government.
“The Prince George Chamber is proud to take these policies forward to our peers from across the province,” said Chamber CEO, Christie Ray. “Our Chamber is committed to creating a more business-friendly Prince George and a more business-friendly B.C. We believe these policies will help achieve our goals and we hope they will get the necessary votes from our peer Chambers.”
The BC Chamber AGM and Conference is held in a different B.C. community each year. The event is the largest annual business policy-building forum in the province. Every year, member Chambers of the BC Chamber develop and submit policies for the consideration of their peers. This year, 55 policies have been forward and will be voted on at the AGM policy sessions.
Contact: Jennifer Brandle-McCall, Communications Coordinator
Prince George Chamber of Commerce
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