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Working for the community: chambers of commerce

Working for the community: chambers of commerce

Chamber of Commerce Week, celebrated annually during the third week in February, recognizes the outstanding contributions that Chambers and Boards make to communities right across BC. Chamber Week 2016 is February 15 to 19.

For the BC Chamber’s network of Chambers and Boards, this week is an opportunity to showcase Chambers’ activities and advocacy impact and to strengthen community links through open houses,

The BC Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in British Columbia. Most of B.C.’s more than 162 municipalities have a local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade representing the needs of the local business community. The BC Chamber represents the majority of these Chambers and Boards, advocating for business-friendly public policy on behalf of tens of thousands of member businesses across the province.

Our advocacy centres on the promotion of BC Chamber policies, which our members develop annually through a unique, grassroots policy-development process that is second-to-none in British Columbia. The breadth and diversity of our policies reflects our broad-based membership; during any given year, we have policy recommendations for the majority, if not all, of B.C.’s provincial government ministries.   Submitted

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