As reported by the Courier, the 600-business-strong Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce voted to merge with the Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday night. After 78 years of serving as a community unifier for Kitsilano businesses, the organization will dissolve and transfer its assets and members to the better-known Vancouver Board of Trade. There was an overwhelming majority in favour of the merger.
According to Executive Director Cheryl Ziole, this was an expected result with several benefits attached: strength in numbers, an exciting opportunity, a seat at the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Small Business Council.
Members transferring from the Kitsilano organization to the Board of Trade will benefit from the same group insurance rate the Board of Trade offers its members. In addition, Kitsilano members moving to the Board of Trade will pay grandfathered fee rates for five years.
Last modified: May 1, 2014