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A New Chapter for Lydia Elder

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A New Chapter for Lydia Elder   Lydia Elder joined the Delta Chamber of Commerce in 2019 to manage advocacy, government relations and policy. From advocating for changes to how “highest and best use” property taxation, to effectively disseminating information during the COVID-19 pandemic, and most recently, championing improved public transit services for industrial parks…

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Chamber Supports Government Decision to Postpone Hwy 17A Overpass Repairs to January 2024

An image of a white woman with blonde hair (Rosanne Horner), smiling at the camera, with the Delta Chamber logo on a dark blue/green background and the quote from Rosanne which is included in the blog post, as follows: “The Delta Chamber of Commerce appreciates the government’s timely decision today to adjust the repair schedule for the Highway 17A overpass. By acknowledging the concerns of the Delta business community, government has helped our local businesses as we approach a busy holiday season. The postponed repairs will allow time to develop a coordinated communication strategy, which will ideally include additional public transportation options. Finally, the Delta Chamber of Commerce appreciates the work of all the elected officials to address this matter and we look forward to continuing to collaborate on solutions.”

Chamber Supports Government Decision to Postpone Hwy 17A Overpass Repairs to January 2024 Delta Chamber of Commerce Statement on Highway 17A Overpass Repair Postponement November 9th, 2023, Delta, BC  | The Delta Chamber of Commerce appreciates the government’s decision to adjust the repair schedule for the Highway 17A overpass, acknowledging the concerns of the Delta business…

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Chamber Calls on MOTI to Delay Hwy 17A Overpass Closures for Repair to January 2024

Image shows the underside of the Highway 17A overpass of the southbound side of Highway 99. Concrete and metal is torn away and hanging off the underside of the overpass. The oversized commercial container truck which struck the overpass is stopped and remains visible in the far right corner of the photo.

Chamber Calls on MOTI to Delay Hwy 17A Overpass Closures for Repair to January 2024 “Commercial truck overpass crash creates traffic nightmare” from Delta Optimst article on July 19, 2023. Photo Credit: Delta Police Department Click Here to Read DCC Letter to MOTI Minister Fleming November 8th, 2023, Delta, BC  |  Yesterday the BC government…

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Delta Chamber of Commerce Statement re Extension of CEBA Repayment Deadline

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Delta Chamber of Commerce Statement re Extension of CEBA Repayment Deadline September 14th, 2023, Delta, BC | Today, the Canadian Federal Government’s decision to extend the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) repayment deadline by one year will be welcomed by small business who are faced with the inability to repay their CEBA loans. “The repayment deadline…

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Member Business Highlight: 505-Junk

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Member Business Highlight: 505-Junk “Growing up in Tsawwassen, Delta has always had a special place in my heart. I get excited every time I see a job in the schedule where we’re servicing a resident or business in Delta. As we continue to expand our business in new markets, we’ll always call Delta home.” ~Barry…

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Summer 2023 Job Opportunities

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Summer 2023 Job Opportunities Looking for a valuable (and fun!) summer employment experience? We’re hiring one Business Support Initiatives Associate and three Visitors Info Coordinators! See below for details. Please note that these positions are funded through a grant by the Canada Summer Jobs program. The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not‐for‐profit organizations,…

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Delta Chamber of Commerce Statement on Increase to BC Minimum Wage

Delta Chamber of Commerce Statement on Increase to BC Minimum Wage April 5, 2023, Delta, BC | In response to today’s announcement to increase the provincial minimum wage effective June 1, 2023, Jill McKnight, Executive Director of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement: “The Delta Chamber of Commerce is disappointed in government’s…

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Hon. Ravi Kahlon Appointed as BC’s Housing Minister

Hon. Ravi Kahlon Appointed as BC’s Housing Minister STATEMENT | Delta Chamber of Commerce Congratulates Hon. Ravi Kahlon on his Appointment as Minister of Housing & House Leader   December 8, 2022, Delta | Yesterday Premier David Eby appointed Delta-North MLA Ravi Kahlon as Minister of Housing for the Province of British Columbia and as…

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Mayor George Harvie Elected as Metro Vancouver 2023 Board Chair

Mayor George Harvie Elected as Metro Vancouver 2023 Board Chair STATEMENT | Delta Chamber of Commerce Congratulates Mayor George Harvie on His Election as Metro Vancouver 2023 Board Chair   November 25, 2022, Delta | During this morning’s Metro Vancouver Regional District inaugural meeting of its recently elected member representatives, which was opened by an…

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