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45th Business Excellence Awards Finalists

October 21, 2022

RICHMOND – Last night, finalists were announced for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s 45th Annual Business Excellence Awards at a cocktail reception hosted by Vancity. Small Business of the Year Generation Daycare inc. Go2Girl Services True Conditioning Mid-Size Business of the Year Smash + Tess Collective Beauty Studio Loulou Lollipop Large Business of the Year Harbour Air…

Celebrating Small Business Week 2022!

October 19, 2022

Organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Small Business Week serves as an annual celebration of entrepreneurship. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic into an uncertain global economy, small business owners, like others, are forced to adapt. Despite the limited resources small business owners have, they are persevering through the challenges of…

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – Resources for Businesses

September 23, 2022

Significance September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The designation of this day is in response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and is meant to honour residential school survivors, their families, and indigenous communities. It also ensures the ongoing recognition and commemoration of the history and…

From a Student’s Mind: Networking as Gen Z

August 22, 2022

The Business After 5 event hosted by Versante. [LtoR: Fan Chun, Joshua Huen, Olivia Huen, Shaena Furlong] By Olivia Huen Student Volunteer for the Richmond Chamber Networking is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and create connections with individuals beyond the extent of people you interact with on a regular basis. My core networking…

How to Host a Successful Business After 5 Event?

July 29, 2022

What is a Business After 5 event?  It is a series of member-hosted member-exclusive monthly events that present opportunities for casual networking for our members. Hosting a Business After 5 event is your chance, as a member, to put your best foot forward and leave an impression on a large number of your fellow members.…

President and CEO leaves the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

May 10, 2022

Press Release May 10, 2022 Richmond Chamber of Commerce announces the departure of President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Baxter for personal reasons. We are pleased to announce that leadership of the organization that represents 700 businesses in Richmond has been taken on by Shaena Furlong. Ms. Furlong has been with the Chamber for ten…

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Elects New Board at 96th Annual General Meeting

April 29, 2022

Press Release Richmond, BC – On April 28th, for the first time since 2019, Richmond Chamber of Commerce members gathered in-person for their Annual General Meeting. Carolyn Robertson was unanimously confirmed as the 2022/2023 Chair of the board, continuing her role from the previous year. Robertson, who retired as Dean of the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen…

Richmond Chamber Reacts to George Massey Tunnel Announcement

August 18, 2021

Press Release August 18, 2021 RICHMOND, B.C. – The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see a decision on the long-anticipated replacement of the George Massey Tunnel. Wednesday morning, Minister Rob Fleming announced the Province will be moving forward to build an eight-lane immersed tube tunnel, estimated to be completed in 2030, at a…

New Board Elected for Chamber at Virtual AGM

June 30, 2021

Press Release June 30, 2021 Richmond, BC – Members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce elected their new board of directors at a fully virtual event. On Tuesday evening, June 29th, members gathered in front of their computer screens to be updated on financials, take part in chamber business, and vote on the new board of…

Richmond Chamber Responds to Planned Corridor Improvements at George Massey Tunnel

June 22, 2021

Press Release June 22, 2021 RICHMOND, B.C. – The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see a commitment to real improvements on the Hwy 99 corridor around the George Massey Tunnel, but anxious to see a plan to replace the aging crossing itself. Today, the Province announced improvements to the critical corridor, including a…


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