Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce to merge with Vancouver Board of Trade

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      The Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce will soon be a thing of the past.

      This week, members of the 78-year-old business association voted to join the Vancouver Board of Trade and dissolve their organization.

      “On behalf of our Board of Directors and all of our membership it is my pleasure to welcome the members of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce to the Vancouver Board of Trade,” Elio Luongo, chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade, said in a news release. “Together, we will build on our long history of collaboration on events and policy, working together to engage all three levels of government on behalf of the Metro Vancouver business community.”

      The boards of both organizations have yet to come to a definitive agreement.

      Founded in 1936, the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce has around 550 members on the West Side.

      Dating back to 1887, the Vancouver Board of Trade has a mission to "promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel".


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      And there it is

      May 2, 2014 at 7:34am

      Self-parodying opposition to Point Grey Road: the last desperate, dying gasps of an organization failing to maintain any relevance. Good riddance.