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Small Businesses Reminded of Upcoming CEBA Loan Repayment Deadline 

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Small Businesses Reminded of Upcoming CEBA Loan Repayment Deadline 

January 9, 2024

With no extension to the CEBA Loan Repayment deadline approved by the Federal Government, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is reminding small business owners of the upcoming repayment deadline on January 18th, 2024 while continuing to advocate for an extension. January 9, 2023 (ABBOTSFORD)- The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is reminding small business owners of the upcoming repayment deadline for those who leveraged pandemic financing through the Canada Emergency Business Account Loan (CEBA) on January…

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Joint Submission to the Fraser Valley Highway 1 Corridor Improvement Project by the Fraser Valley Chambers

September 19, 2023

Back to Blog In response to the release of plans for new Highway 1 upgrades by the Province, four Chambers of Commerce representing the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford, Langley Township/City, Mission, and Chilliwack, are uniting to push for an expedited completion of this Highway 1 expansion project to bring better transportation capacity to the region. The Highway 1 corridor is the lifeblood of commerce and connectivity, accommodating more than 80,000 vehicles daily. These vehicles include…

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Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce Unite to Urge the Province to Speed Up the Expansion of Highway 1 

August 8, 2023

Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission Chambers are urging the Province to have shovels in the ground to expand of Highway 1 and commit to funding it from Langley to Chilliwack to ensure the continued growth, and mobility of business and economic activity across the region. (FRASER VALLEY) August 8, 2023 – In response to the release of plans for new Highway 1 upgrades by the Province, four Chambers of Commerce representing the Fraser Valley, including…

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Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer

December 22, 2022

Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce – Chief Executive Officer • Leaders International The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) holds the key leadership position in the Chamber. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the successful leadership of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board in accordance with policies and bylaws. The CEO implements the Chamber’s programs and services and is responsible for the management of staff members and non…

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Board Statement on Executive Director Temporary Leave of Absence for Federal Election

July 19, 2021

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Board is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Katerina Anastasiadis has been declared the Conservative Candidate for the Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam Electoral District in the upcoming federal election. The Board supports the democratic process and those seeking to hold public service to serve citizens and the community. The Chamber is committed to transparency and non-partisanship, and we maintain our commitment to our members and the community in this regard. Katerina will…

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW BOARD AT AGM AND CELEBRATES PAST YEAR’S ACHIEVEMENTS

March 15, 2021

(Abbotsford) – March 18, 2021 – The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting on Friday, March 12th where it welcomed its new Board and celebrated achievements in 2020. The Board undertook a comprehensive recruiting process and clearly identified key sectors of focus, leadership, and skills competencies to grow the board. It also sought to ensure a diverse composition across business, professions, and community. The 2021/2022 Board Members are: Melinda Friesen, Clearbrook Grain…

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Abbotsford Chamber Voice at 2020 Canadian Chamber AGM & Policy Convention

October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020 – Abbotsford, BC – The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce participated in the 2020 Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM & Policy Convention Oct 26th & 27th, joining nearly 1,000 virtual participants.  Chambers, members, and stakeholders from across the nation, from the network of the Canadian Chamber’s over 200,000 membership base, joined together to focus on business resiliency and being the voice of business to government. “We persevered the important dialogue and policy making necessary…

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ABBOTSFORD BUSINESS COMMUNITY COALITION LAUNCHES

April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020 – Abbotsford, BC – Leaders in the Abbotsford business community are coming together to support local business and lay the groundwork for economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Abbotsford Business Community Coalition (ABCC) has recently been launched in order to align and coordinate efforts both during and after the pandemic and associated social distancing measures. Augmenting government efforts, ABCC members are meeting regularly to develop and deploy fast-moving strategies to…

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BC Government COVID-19 Economic Action Plan

March 24, 2020

MESSAGE TO MEMBERS Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Dear Members, As you may know, yesterday the BC Government announced a COVID-19 Action Plan, which includes $5 billion allocated for programs that support businesses, workers, and economic recovery. This announcement was directly informed by the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey conducted by our BC chamber network and partners, which ran from March 13-18. Businesses said they need immediate relief and flexibility on tax remittance, specifically the EHT and…

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COVID – 19 Federal Package for Business & Provincial Advocacy Update

March 24, 2020

MESSAGE TO MEMBERS   Wednesday, March 18, 2020   Dear Members, Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, just unveiled the “first phase” of Canada’s “Economic Response Plan” – which includes $27B in direct support and aid to Canadians and $55B in tax deferrals. The federal package includes a number of desired-actions you flagged in our network-wide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey the results of which we shared with both the federal and provincial government, including: A payroll…

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