The Chamber and our provincial and national networks are working hard to keep members connected and informed. Here are some valuable links:

BC MindReader

BC Chamber of Commerce – Continuity & Recovery Resources *updated regularly

BC Mindreader
COVID-19 Business Impact Survey results March 18
Pulse Check Survey Results April 3rd
Pulse Check Survey Results May 15th

Canadian Chamber of CommerceBusiness Resiliency Network

South Kootenay Business Roundtable Meetups

Thank you to ALL the business owners, operators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, local government and guest speakers who joined us on these virtual roundtable sessions over the past couple months!

We are taking a pause on these weekly sessions while businesses focus on their re-start plans, navigate new regulations and requirements and start to open their doors again. As questions arise please let us know; we’ll schedule our next session in a couple of weeks after Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan kicks in.

Co-hosted by Lower Columbia Initiatives CorpCommunity Futures Greater Trail, and the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, this forum allowed us to hear local business concerns and for participants to communicate what they were experiencing. It’s been very rewarding to share, learn and hear from our community stakeholders during this unprecedented time.


To review information from past calls click the links below:

March 31 – Chat summary

April 7 – Recording
LCWBC ThoughtExchange Results – “What do business need now?”

April 14 – Recording  (Password: O2*s8%01)
Property Tax Deferral Info
(compiled by Janice Nightengale, Rossland City Councilor

April 21 – Recording (Password: 7e!2I.3*)

April 28 – Recording (Password: 5D!!1#$+)

May 13 –  Recording (Password: 0E+43.j=)

May 20 – WorkSafe BC Presentation

May 27 – Recording (Password: 1I+%2Zo#)

Industry-specific guidance for next phase of restart


Local Grocery Store Hours & Services – VIEW POSTER
Safe Shopping Guidelines – VIEW POSTER
Security Tips for Local Businesses – VIEW TIPS
Pharmacy & Health Food Stores – VIEW POSTER

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The Government of BC’s Restart Plan

BC’s Restart Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.

On May 5th, the Government of BC announced, a Careful Restart Plan for BC businesses. The plan will be a careful, step-by-step process to make sure our combined efforts and sacrifices are not squandered.

Some restrictions will be in place for a while. But some things will become a little easier, starting mid-May.

To keep moving forward, it’s going to take all of us – people, businesses and organizations – staying vigilant and following BC’s enhanced protocols, like cleaning more often and making spaces safer.

Let’s all do our part as we move forward, together.

Learn more about BC’s Restart Plan and Download a copy of the plan