The applications portal is now open for small businesses to access up to $2,000 for eligible commercial property crime and vandalism repairs, or to implement eligible preventative measures as part of the Province’s Securing Small Business Rebate Program.
Nov 22, 2023 – ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is encouraging eligible small businesses to apply for the ‘Securing Small Business Rebate’ following the opening of the application portal today.
“Everyday businesses face an affordability challenge just to simply continue operations. This, paired with property crime and vandalism, adds to the burden on small business, said Alex Mitchell, CEO of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. “This new rebate program is one piece in reducing that burden, and we encourage all eligible small businesses to apply as the Chamber continues to advocate for more supports to reduce the burdens on Abbotsford’s businesses.”
Administered by the BC Chamber of Commerce, with $10.5 million in funding from the Province, this rebate is available to small businesses that have been affected by property crime and vandalism, or those who are looking to invest in prevention.
There are two types of rebates, each retroactive to January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024.
- Reparative – Provides relief for costs not covered by insurance or the insurance deductibles for those costs. Available as a one-time rebate of up to $2,000 for each of 2023 and 2024.
- Preventative – Provides relief for costs incurred to prevent damage to commercial property. Available as a one-time rebate of up to $1,000 for either 2023 or 2024.
The application portal is now open and will remain open until January 31, 2025.
For more information: https://bcchamber.org/securing-small-business-rebate
About the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce:
The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce serves the business community of Abbotsford with an attitude of vibrant engagement and proactive non-partisan advocacy. With over 650 members, it is the largest Chamber in the Fraser Valley, located in the 5th largest city in the province. The Abbotsford Chamber is nationally accredited to meet standards of business excellence and provide benefits to its member organisations.
The Abbotsford Chamber acts as “the voice of business” in Abbotsford and is widely recognized as a leader of business advocacy and policy development with all levels of government.
In 2023, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 110th year of service.
Created to promote the interests of businesses in the City of Abbotsford, the Chamber has been an integral part of Abbotsford’s growth and evolution for nearly as long as the city has existed.
Alex Mitchell, CEO
Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce