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.”
Prince George, BC – January 8, 2018 – The Board of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce has appointed Todd Corrigall as CEO. Todd will assume the role of CEO effective January 8, 2018.
Corey Naphtali, President of the Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Todd has accepted the position of CEO. “I am confident that Todd 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, December 12, 2017 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the province’s decision to proceed with the Site C Project; small and medium size businesses in Prince George and the region will benefit from the economic impact of this project moving forward.
“The Site C decision has huge economic implications for Northern British Columbia, and that definitely includes Prince George,” said Prince George Chamber President Corey Naphtali. “Along with the major construction contractors, there are many small and medium sized contractors and suppliers working on the project.”
Prince George, November 30, 2017 – The Northern Lights Estate Winery is now carbon neutral. This local craft-wine creator has embraced a new certification in order to reduce its total carbon emissions. Northern Lights Estate Winery chose to purchase carbon credits to offset environmental impact of its operations.
Northern Lights Estate Winery recently volunteered to be part of CN’s Carbon Reduction Project for Business by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia. Carbon Management students and a Carbon Intern provided Northern Lights Estate Winery with a carbon footprint analyses, ideas to make operational changes and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, lower operational expenses and further information as to become carbon neutral.
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.