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    Thursday, October 19, 2017
         Small Business Week!  This week, we celebrate all the the small businesses and entrepreneurs that make our communities stronger, grow our economic prosperity, and showcase BC grit and determination. Read more about the people who power BC.  We congratulate all Chambers in the network for the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Political
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Fighting for NAFTA—Better to Have No Deal than a Bad Deal   Fighting for NAFTA—Better to Have No Deal than a Bad DealIn this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, provides an update on the NAFTA negotiations and the potentially deal-breaking proposals U.S. negotiators have presented. Read 5 Minutes for Business to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    Chamber of Commerce Submission to 2018 BC Budget ConsultationSelect Standing Committee onFinance and Government Services    Re:  Written Submission to the 2018 Budget Consultation  To Whom It May Concern,  This submission is prepared by the Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce on behalf of our membership representing over 200 of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality’s small and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, September 15, 2017
       Taxation Proposals from FinanceIssue:Thegovernmenthasproposedthemostradicalchanges in thetreatment of Canadiancontrolledprivatecorporations in 50 years, including(1) a new tax(effectively73%) on investment income in a corporation,(2) a muchhighertaxrate forcompensation in a familybusinessdeemed“unreasonable,”and(3)new,tougherrules forconverting incometocapitalgains.   Impact: There is a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Political
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce is calling to action all business owners to say no to the Government of Canada's Proposed Tax Reform. These tax reforms will place an extra tax burden on small and medium sized businesses and we need to ensure Governement knows the impact this will have on your business and the economy. Deadline for public feedback is October 2, 2017,  Email our member of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Monday, September 11, 2017
    NEWS RELEASESomething for Everyone (Including Business) in Budget Update – but BC Chamber Flags Potential Cumulative Effects ______________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Victoria, September 9, 2017 – The BC Chamber of Commerce congratulates the new B.C. government for tabling a balanced budget that looks to invest in our residents while ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    Hammering Business – Finance Canada's New Crackdown   Hammering Business – Finance Canada's New CrackdownThe government has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years. We're particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income in a corporation and (2) tough new rules for compensation in family businesses. In this special ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Political
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Harrison Dickie in his new role as Chief Councillor of the Fort Nelson First Nation.  We look forward to continuing to work with Fort Nelson First Nation and Chief Dickie. Our gratitude goes out to Liz Logan and Sharleen Gale for their dedication and service to the Fort Nelson First Nation Community.  We recognize the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck!   Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck!One of our pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve. That’s why, last month, we released a report ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    UPDATE:  Aug 25, 2017If your business is incorporated, then you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government’s new proposals to change the way corporations are taxed. Here are three things you need to know about the tax changes proposed by the federal government:Do you employ family members? The government wants to scrutinize their compensation to apply a much ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    Update:  16/08/2017 Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources responded to our letter to Premier John Horgan.  Read Minister Mungall's letter here. Prior to Premier Horgan being sworn into office the Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce called on him to tie resource development to local communities.  Read our letter here. There is a call from rural and remote communities ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    5 Minutes for Business: The Explosive Debate around Minimum Wage   The Explosive Debate around Minimum WageBig increases to minimum wage are becoming fashionable in Canada: first Alberta (from $12.20 currently to $15 in October 2018), then B.C. (from $10.35 to $11.35 in September 2017) and now Ontario (from $11.40 to $15.00 in January 2019, a 30% hike in 18 months). Are workers better off or ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Political
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    The BC Chamber of Commerce has partnered with BC Business Magazine to bring a new depth to efforts to drive greater economic success in British Columbia. The Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce along with the Dawson Creek and Tumbler Chambers met with Val Litwin, BC Chamber CEO to discuss the unique needs of northern and rural communities at the BC Chamber AGM. We stressed that businesses operating ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    How Europe Got her Groove Back   How Europe Got Her Groove BackNow that the European elections have come and gone with favourable results, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on the prosperous impact these elections have fostered for both the European and Canadian economies. With Europe already proving to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Education, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Budget 2017 – Let’s Not “Wait and See”   Budget 2017 – Let’s Not “Wait and See”In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, addresses all the hype - or lack thereof - surrounding the release of the federal budget 2017. It seems all the buildup fostered by the Liberals did not exceed our expectations and if anything, the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    Budget 2017: More Urgently Needed to Close Canada’s Competitiveness Gap - Click here for the full articleThe Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Analysis of the Federal Budget 2017.  The full budget information can be found here:  
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
     View this email in your browserFederal Budget: BC Chamber wary of continued federal deficits, welcomes key investments into tech, energy and skillsVANCOUVER, March 22, 2017 – Though wary of the ramifications of the continued federal deficit, the BC Chamber welcomes the federal government’s investments into technology and innovation, clean energy and skills ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    The Number One Threat to America - Border Taxes   The Number One Threat to America - Border TaxesIn this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, hits the pause button on the renegotiation of NAFTA for a brief moment to redirect his attention toward the proposed Border Adjustment Tax and how it might be a bigger problem than we ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Wednesday, February the 22nd  was a special night for Fort Nelson. Hosted at the Phoenix Theatre, the 22nd annual Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Excellence Awards gave the community a chance to come together in celebration of businesses and individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in our lives.The recipients of the 2016 Business & community ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, February 17, 2017
    NEWS RELEASE  Rural Dividend Funding Approved Coming Together to Build Community Economic Capacity in the Northern Rockies.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations through the Rural Dividend Program has approved a grant of $10,000 in ...read more
    Categories: Political, Press Release, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, February 17, 2017
    Ten Ways to Build a Canada that WinsPerrin Beatty – 16/02/2017 –  0 Today, we are releasing Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins—a list of 10 opportunities Canada can seize right now to regain its competitiveness, improve its productivity and grow its economy. We have also outlined specific recommendations to advocate throughout the year. This is a change from the annual list of the Top 10 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Are you a business located outside of BC doing business in BC?Find out if you are required to pay Provincial Sales Tax (PST), collect and remit PST or both.  For more information see bulletinBusinesses from Outside BC. Questions?  Go to gov.bc.ca/pst, email CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca or call toll free 1 877-388-4440.    What is PST?  PST is a retail sales tax that is payable when taxable goods, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Political
    Friday, December 11, 2015
    The Chamber of Commerce promotes Shopping Local.  Local businesses are the largest supporters of our charities and events – we see zero return from out of town business.  Local businesses donate unselfishly to the many events held in Fort Nelson and when we support local business the community as a whole wins through more selection and more employment opportunities.  As a business or an ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community
    Monday, December 07, 2015
    December 7, 2015            No to Exportation of Raw Logs from the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    The Chamber of Commerce strongly believes companies have a social responsibility to the communities they operate in and that the Province has a responsibility to ensure open and fair management of our forest resources.  As such the Fort Nelson & District ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Monday, October 05, 2015
    Today’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Helps Secure Canada’s Economic FutureGuillaum (Will) Dubreuil – 05/10/2015 –  0 Atlanta, October 5, 2015 – Following several days of tough negotiations in Atlanta, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce salutes the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “This is an exciting moment for Canada,” said the Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release, Chamber