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Enderby Advocates to the Province

It may be the holiday season, but your General Manager is hard at work for Enderby business, having recently attended a multi-hour meeting with Premier John Horgan, his Executive Council and members of the provincial and federal business community. Following a very earnest conversation with Premier Horgan about the continued challenges facing rural BC, the meeting focused on an in-depth Q & A with Ministers such as

Melanie Mark, Minister of Arts, Culture, Tourism and Sport;

Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation;

Bruce Ralston, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation;

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery & Innovation;

Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure

and others!

Questions were asked regarding continued support of arts, culture and tourism through the continuing pandemic, ability to support indigenous communities to train, retrain, develop entrepreneurial enterprise and how we can reach new synergies as a community; questions about environmental reclamation, green energy solutions and diversifying the forest and mining industries; questions about road and bridge maintenance; and last but not least, the continued provincial support of workers and small businesses as the economy struggles to find its new footing in the post-COVID-19 world.

I am pleased to announce that good relationships were formed as a result of this meeting, which will be used to good advantage for our citizens, business owners and workers in the next term of John Horgan’s NDP government.

EDCC Completes its AGM Attendance

The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce represented its member businesses and expanding business network at the Britich Columbia Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on May 22 and 23, 2020. This virtual meeting- the first of its scope and kind for the network- had keynote speakers Premier John Horgan, Finance Minister Carole James, speakers from RioTinto, LNG Canada and other organizations. The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce was pleased to hear of the resolution and dedication on the part of governmental and business leaders to commit to a speedy and equitable recovery for the province of BC.

In addition, the AGM featured policy development. The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce was an outspoken advocate for its region at this official policy resolution voting, standing up for sensible energy policy, real estate and ALR development, support of hobby farmers and small agri-business, tourism support through the provincial government’s tax initiatives, responsible and improved softwood lumber, stumpage and logging regulations, development of diverse adult education for skills retraining and further recognition of the importance of small businesses and rural areas to the health of the British Columbian economy.

Your Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is committed to speaking for its local member businesses and the citizens who gain so much by having a vibrant local economy. We will continue to work with the BC Chamber of Commerce in the coming year to further enhance, refine and develop recovery strategies for our region- and we encourage local businesses, sole proprietorships and micro business to contact us with their needs so we can continue to represent our region with dedication.

Clyde MacGregor

General Manager,

EDCC

BC Chamber of Commerce AGM

The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce has just completed day 1 of the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM, held virtually, Dozens of policy resolutions were voted upon, and the EDCC is proud to have represented our member businesses’ interests not just at the AGM, but in policy development caucus meetings leading up to this weekend!
 
We would like to thank Premier John Horgan, Finance Minister Carole James and the head of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Perrin Beatty, for taking the time to speak to us today and give us valuable advice to share with our members.
In addition, we would like to thank the sponsors of the virtual chamber- RioTinto, S & A, Chamber Benefits, LNG Canada- whose valuable support helps Chambers across the province to properly represent their members- even during adversity.
 
Policy resolution voting continues this weekend, and your Chamber of Commerce will be there to represent our members across every industry.
We would like, most of all, to thank you, our members, for providing your valued membership connections; by reaching out to us, we can speak for you!