The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce strives to bring value, leadership and relevance to the local business community. We are a catalyst for business people to work together to create a strong and vibrant economy and enhance the quality of life in our community. The Chamber reduces barriers to business, opens new markets for business, provides a cohesive business network and provides programs and services which have a positive impact on your bottom line.
The Chamber actively promotes a positive business climate that facilitates and nurtures a prosperous community.
The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization established to promote civic, commercial and industrial progress in the community we serve, and to work for sound legislation and efficient administration of the community at all levels of government.
We provide an avenue for business people in the community to create a positive business environment. We also provide the local business sector with a vehicle to promote our community to the outside the world – either for tourism or business investment purposes.
The Chamber provides opportunity for those people who create local jobs and drive the local economy, to work with government and the public to build an even better community.
Our provincial Chamber acts as an umbrella organization to lobby the provincial government on issues of mutual concern to all Chambers in the province, and the Canadian Chamber serves a similar role at the national level.
The Chamber speaks for the business community at public hearings, to the media and behind closed doors. It is the recognized voice of business in New Westminster.
When a business joins the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce it can learn about rising issues with government that affect business, and add their voice to the Chamber’s efforts to address those issues. Equally important is that the Chamber can then support the business person on the issues that affect his or her business.
When a business joins the Chamber, it helps make the community – and the business – healthy and prosperous.
Belonging to the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is simply good business.
The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce CEO - Melissa Ratcliff
The 2019-20 New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Jon Marks, William Hall, Scott McAlpine, Deborah Folka, Nick O'Coin, Marney McLeod, Rnold Smith, Quinn Waddington
Missing: Jeannine Peters, Trudi Goels, Serena Vampa, Jolene Foreman