Doing Business in New Westminster Magazine


2015 Doing Business

These are exciting times to be in business in New Westminster.

The River Market, the Pier Park and the Anvil Centre have made downtown a destination.

Now it’s Sapperton’s turn, with the Brewery District well on the way and Sapperton Green and the redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital in the works.

The City is changing, and so is the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce.

While the Chamber still hosts great events, now it also takes on the issues that matter to local business.

The Chamber’s new chair, James Woods, is determined to carry on the momentum. Woods, a business lawyer with the New Westminster firm Cassady and Company, joined the Chamber board in 2012.

Woods is one of the board members behind the development of the Chamber’s advocacy committee, which is now beginning to take on bigger issues such as regional transportation and waste management.

“We want to do our part to help the City grow. Part of that is building the Chamber into a strong independent organization. We also want to become effective advocates on important issues to our members.

“This will be a big year for us.”

Having grown up in Burnaby and played soccer for Royal City during his high school years, Woods has seen New Westminster develop over the last 25 years. Today, he lives in the city with his family.

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce provides an economical way for its members to promote their business, a vehicle to serve the community, connections with other businesses and an opportunity to develop business skills.

Together we are stronger. Come and join us.