What a week!
A lot has happened. We know keeping up with everything is enough to make anyone’s head spin. That’s why this week we are launching our ‘Week in Review’ series, curated for our chamber network.
Feel free to share with your board and staff, but please do not share this email outside of our internal network.
The B.C. government announced a phased approach for the reopening of B.C. businesses. Our statement here.
Mark your calendars
It’s a date! On May 13th Minister Mungall and the BC Chamber are hosting a Town Hall for you and your members, including a Q&A session. Registration details and promotional material here.
A chamber network shared win! Changes to the Employment Standards Act mean that temporary layoffs relating to the COVID-19 pandemic can be extended to 16 weeks, if the employee agrees. Official release.
AGM Policy Sessions are going digital. Join us for a trial run May 15, you should see an invite in your inbox.
From your COVID-19 Task Force, a video for you to leverage for membership renewals or to remind members of your value. Want to see?
Following Premier Horgan’s announcement, we will be launching the third Pulse Check Monday next week – stay tuned for details and materials.
WorkSafeBC is providing guidance to help businesses reopen safely. Email your questions for WorkSafeBC to Matt McInnis.
Northern Chambers: 12 staff or contract wages for a regional business liaison position are available, Apply Here.
In Case you Missed it
BC Chamber of Commerce Virtual AGM 2020 kicks off May 22, Register here.
Applications are open for the tax-free, $1000 B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers.
The COVID-19 Task Force is working overtime to generate resources to support chamber resilience. Access resources here.
Pulse Check #2 data is out. Choose your own data adventure: Summary, Region, Industry, Sector, Company Size.
For more information, contact:
Director of Member Relations
BC Chamber of Commerce