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, November 8, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is planning its first familiarization tour of India in the fall of 2017. Following the success of their 2014 trip to China, the Chamber is offering an all-inclusive 10 day trip to the Indian cities of Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur and Jaipur with a departure date of September 21, 2017.
Travelers will experience such thrills as an exhilarating rickshaw ride through the streets of Delhi, sunset at the Taj Mahal, a tour of the majestic monuments at Amber Fort, and playful exchanges with the monkeys of Galta ji Temple. This fully escorted trip will offer Prince George and area residents an introduction to the people, history, culture, commerce and beauty of India. As an exclusive savings to Prince George Chamber members, the cost of the tour will be $2290 (per person on a twin sharing basis) all inclusive. Non- members may join the tour at the regular rate of $2440 (per person on a twin sharing basis).
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.
Prince George, September 21, 2016 – Prince George businesses will have the opportunity to become more energy efficient, improve local air quality, increase recycling, and reduce waste thanks to multi-year funding from CN.
CN’s Carbon Reduction Project for Business by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia, has already helped local businesses become more environmentally sustainable, while at the same time saving money. Primary sponsor CN, one of the largest employers in the Prince George area, has committed to funding the program for three more years.
PRINCE GEORGE, BC- 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 300 guests in attendance.
In the coming days, Chamber members will vote for their favourites during an online vote for 10 of the 11 award categories. The Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador Award will be decided by an open online vote published through the Chamber’s Facebook page. Winners will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala taking place on October 22 at the Prince George Civic Centre at 5:30pm. During today’s luncheon, this year’s gala theme was also revealed as ‘Back to the Awards’ playing off of the Back to the Future movie series.
Details on the individual award criteria can be found here: http://www.pgchamber.bc.ca/events/business-excellence-awards/
Prince George, BC – On July 6, 2016, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and the Prince George Chamber of Commerce signed a partnership agreement to increase community and industry engagement in Prince George. The ITA and Chamber will work together to further engage employers, apprentices, and community members in conversations around skilled trades and increase participation in the apprenticeship system.
Prince George, June 3, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s four policy resolutions were adopted at this week’s BC Chamber of Commerce AGM. The four resolutions put forward by the Prince George Chamber address local business priorities that are also shared by other communities in the province.
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.
Prince George, April 11, 2016 – As post-secondary students across the province wrap up their academic year this month, some UNBC students aren’t taking exams. Instead, students in UNBC’s “Carbon Management: Sustainable Business in a Carbon-Constrained World” are getting schooled in the business of real life. Students from this particular class are busy putting the final touches on their internationally recognized carbon footprint analysis for participating local businesses. Benchmark Automotive, Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum, Joey’s Only, Nancy O’s, Shiraz Café and Restaurant, Staples, Two Rivers Gallery, and Zaffron Cuisine received formal live presentations from the students on their findings.