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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Terrace, B.C. posted Jan 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM MICHELLE TAYLOR may be new to her position as executive director of the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce, but the connection between it and her family runs deep. Grandfather Ted Taylor was president of the chamber in 1976 and its manager in 1978 while father John Taylor was the manager from 2004 to 2007. Longtime Terrace and area residents may ...read more
Monday, December 05, 2016
Uncertainty about local economic conditions is the biggest challenge facing businesses here, indicates a survey of businesses done this fall. The opinion was expressed by 73 per cent of the 200 businesses spoken with in the survey conducted by the MNP accounting and consulting firm in conjunction with the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce. The lack of skilled labour was listed as the ...read more
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
THE continuing debate over the future relationship between the City of Terrace and Thornhill has sharpened with a clear majority of businesspeople in the area saying the two should join together. That position was supported by 62 per cent of the businesspeople surveyed this fall in a wide-ranging examination of local business attitudes and opinions. Of the 200 responding businesspeople in the ...read more
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The BC Chamber is pleased to see its recommendations included in a new report by the independent Commission on Tax Competitiveness. The report has been presented to the Minister on Finance in order to further enhance tax competitiveness for businesses in B.C. The Commission found that the single-most important issue facing B.C. businesses is the province’s current Provincial Sales Tax ...read more
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Seventy-three percent of businesses in Terrace are uncertain about local economic conditions in the area, but local business leaders remain cautiously optimistic about their financial and employment outlook in the next 12 months. That was among the key findings of the first-ever MNP Terrace Business Leaders Survey released on November 17, 2016 at an Economic Outlook Breakfast hosted in Terrace. ...read more
Sunday, October 23, 2016
The mobile food truck Puckered Pig Bistro was named Newsmaker of the Year Oct. 15 as the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce held its 2016 Business Excellence Awards gala. The Puckered Pig figured prominently in the wide-ranging debate earlier this year over where, when and how mobile food trucks could do business within the city. In all, 12 awards were presented with winners chosen from ...read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In a region where the economy has traditionally been subject to the ups and downs of resource-based industries, small businesses remain the mainstay of northwestern B.C. communities. And in good times as well as bad, that’s demonstrated by their resilience and connection to those communities. It’s also the strong message coming from the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce this ...read more
Saturday, October 01, 2016
The impressive list of businesses, organizations and individuals nominated for this year’s Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards proves once again that regardless of world-shaking events and the ups and downs of the national and local economies, there remain those who every day get up and go to work, and who volunteer and endeavour to generally improve the lot ...read more
Sunday, August 07, 2016
The Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased the city is listening to its requests that more be done to clean up the downtown, says its president. Val Gauvin made the comment following an Aug. 5 committee of the whole session at which city officials said they had consider the chamber’s clean up requests when preparing the city’s 2017 budget. A brief summary of the requests ...read more
Monday, July 18, 2016
Terrace’s leaders are anticipating a slump in economic activity here in the wake of LNG Canada’s decision to indefinitely delay its proposed natural gas liquefaction project in Kitimat. One developer has already put the brakes on a project planned for the city. “It’s going to be tough on everyone and I’m sure the region is already feeling it,” said Kitselas ...read more