Who We Are
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is a broad-based non-profit membership association, celebrating over 80 years of commitment to make Richmond the most prosperous and favourable place to do business. It serves as catalyst and unifying body for the driving forces of the Richmond economy and is actively engaged in key sectors of economic development. In this spirit, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce promotes the development of a strong, proud, representative and committed membership.
Today, the Chamber is truly the city’s most influential and diverse business membership organization. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce represents over 1,150 member businesses of all sizes from virtually every industry and profession in our region. Our membership includes national and international corporations, mid-sized firms, entrepreneurial start-ups, and small companies.
As British Columbia’s fourth largest city, an advanced high tech industry, and the home of the Vancouver International Airport, Richmond businesses are a powerful and internationally recognizable force that includes leaders in technology, pharmaceutical, transportation, construction, communication, distributions and many other industry sectors. Currently, seventy percent of our members represent the small to medium mixed business sector; direct reflection of Canada’s shifting business trends. This means that the Richmond Chamber of Commerce offers a balanced program of activities and initiatives that meet the needs of the home-based entrepreneur through to the needs of a large multi-national corporation. We also inspire to be a Chamber of Community as well as a Chamber of Commerce.
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the leading business organization in Richmond, committed to the development and enhancement of the economic well being of our community.
Richmond Chamber of Commerce builds prosperity by:
• Promoting and enhancing the economic growth and quality of life in Richmond.
• Advocating for the business community in governmental affairs.
• Building value and purpose for our members through education, networking and the fostering of business relationships.
• Serving members with relevant and affordable benefits and business services.
The Board of Directors is the principal governing and policymaking body of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. The board’s membership is as diverse as the business community itself, with more than 20 corporate and small business leaders serving from all sectors and sizes of business within our community. The RCC Board of Directors determine the RCC policy positions on business issues and advise the Chamber on appropriate strategies to pursue.
Our Member Involvement
Chamber members play a vital role in shaping our economy. More than 250 volunteers work through various committees and task forces on issues related to transportation, economic development, workforce development, community safety, and international trade. As a member, you can add your expertise and insight by participating in one or more of the Chamber’s committees or task forces.