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The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce wishes to express its concern about the City of Kamloops’s preliminary budgeted property tax increase for 2022.
The Chamber recognizes and applauds the City for its past work in keeping tax increases to low levels, particularly last year’s increase of less than 1%. The Chamber also understands that a significant portion of the preliminary increase figure of 4.89% for residential and business ratepayers is due to circumstances largely beyond the City’s direct control, particularly the RCMP’s new collective agreement and contractual increases in its collective agreements as well as general inflation and decreasedFriday, January 14, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2022 Kamloops Chamber urges greater transparency on rationale for public health orders Kamloops’ businesses have again been greatly impacted by recent public health orders made by our Provincial Government resulting in the closure of certain businesses. The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce recognizes the need for actions like these if the Government is aware of information that would support protective measures; however, in the absence of such information, the measuresFriday, January 14, 2022
The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce also expresses its dismay at the delay in the B.C. government’s Covid-19 Closure Grant application process and criteria. The grant, which was announced on Dec. 23, 2021, is supposed to provide for a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $10,000 based on certain criteria for businesses affected by the public health orders announced on Dec. 22, 2021. However, the application process was only opened on Jan. 12 – a full 21 days after the announcement of the orders – and theWednesday, July 28, 2021
2021 Kamloops Chamber & MNP Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP announced the finalists this afternoon for the 35th Annual Business Excellence Awards at Match Eatery + Public House and virtually via Facebook live event earlier today alongside nominees, partners and sponsors. Please see the attached list of all award finalists. Background An independent selection committee have selected the finalists of each award category byTuesday, July 20, 2021
Kamloops Chamber Alongside Community Partners and Members Create Kamloops First Parklet In celebration of 125-years of service to the local business community, the Kamloops Chambers and its community partners and its members are activating public space. KAMLOOPS, BC – The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce alongside its members have activated Kamloops first parklet outside its downtown office located at 615 Victoria Street to create a gathering space for community members and visitors toThursday, June 17, 2021
Kamloops, BC – Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Kamloops Chamber & MNP received over 360 nominations for the 35th Annual Business Excellence Awards. The merit-based awards celebrate innovative entrepreneurs and local community leaders in 16 diverse award categories as determined by an independent selection committee. "With the recent decrease in cases and restrictions easing, there is a renewed sense of optimism for business owners that sooner than later things will return to normal. Let’s takeMonday, May 31, 2021
The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce successfully passed all of its policy resolutions at the 69th Annual virtual BC Chamber of Commerce AGM
The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce successfully passed all of its policy resolutions at the 69th Annual virtual BC Chamber of Commerce AGM 3 new homegrown policies are moving forward after a successful debate alongside the BC Chamber network Kamloops, BC - This past weekend, the BC Chamber of Commerce virtually hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Policy Session for the 69th time. The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce brought forward 3 new homegrown policies on behalf of its membership that wereThursday, May 06, 2021
Dear Mayor Christian and Council, The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has a long history of representing and supporting business in Kamloops. With over 600 members, the Kamloops Chamber boasts a wide range of engaged businesses and sectors that look to the Chamber for various member benefits, but also for support in advocacy to all levels of government. One of those sectors is the fitness & wellness business sector. Our fitness & wellness business sector continues to be severely impacted by the publicMonday, April 12, 2021
KAMLOOPS, BC - Kicking off its 125th birthday, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce does what it does best and debated policy at the Chamber Summit: AGM & Policy Session, where it also welcomed two new Board members and a new Chamber Board President Daniel Carroll, a Partner at Fulton & Co, was sworn in as the incoming Chamber Board President, saying, “Iam honoured to assume the role of President of the Kamloops Chamber. Our community has endured a challenging time, and as we near the end of the pandemic, ISaturday, October 24, 2020
Kamloops, B.C. – The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP LLP presented 16 awards to Kamloops’ best businesses at the 34th Annual Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, October 24. As with most businesses and organizations in 2020, the Chamber had to adapt and pivot and the annual awards gala was no exception. The Chamber, supported by MNP LLP, saw this as an opportunity to #SupportLocal by hosting a decentralized, low-capacity, live-streamed event, from four restaurants serving locally inspired