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    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBC Chamber of Commerce Responds to BC Budget 2021Prudent budget aligns with BC Chamber’s Big Thinking for Small Business three-pillar recovery plan, addresses urgent business recovery needsVANCOUVER, BC, April 20, 2021 —Today, the provincial government unveiled its 2021 budget that reflects the uncertainty of the environment that both the private and public sectors are ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
        NEWS RELEASE:   BC Chamber Will Continue to Advocate Vigorously for Business Amid New and Extended Pandemic Restrictions VANCOUVER, BC, April 19, 2021 — Today, the provincial government announced that it will be extending its provincial health orders that came into effect on March 29, 2021 at 11.59pm, for another five weeks until midnight on May ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    As part of B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Ministry of Finance has opened applications for two new programs to help corporations recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19.  1.     The B.C. Increased Employment Incentive is a one-time refundable tax credit for employers which encouraged the creation of new jobs for B.C. workers or increases in payroll for existing low- or middle-income ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    ISSUE: April 2021View email in your browserCOVID Pulse Check Survey 6 We are at a critical stage in the pandemic. With a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, new provincial health orders announced, and the vaccination program well under way, we're launching our next COVID-19 'Pulse Check' Survey to understand how your business continues to be impacted during this critical time.  Government is ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS RECOVERY BULLETIN   As the pandemic continues to evolve, so too do our responses and supports. Canada continues to face strong headwinds. COVID-19 numbers are rising, restrictions on our activities remain — and, in some cases are increasing again — and we face great economic uncertainty as businesses downsize or close and Canadians lose their ...read more
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    Thursday, March 04, 2021
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   BC Chamber Welcomes Announced Changes to the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery GrantChanges are celebrated as grant becomes more available to qualifying businesses across British Columbia  VANCOUVER, BC, March 04, 2021 – The BC Chamber of Commerce applauds the B.C. government’s announcement to extend the deadline ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    "The new Launch Online Grant program is designed to help over 1,500 eligible small- and medium-sized B.C. businesses adapt to changes in consumer behaviour and pivot to market their products online.   The B.C. government is investing $12 million to help businesses launch or upgrade an online store that will provide the platform they need to increase their sales revenues, become more competitive ...read more
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