Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force

Co-Chaired by the City of Richmond’s Mayor Malcolm Brodie and the Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Fan Chun, the mandate of the Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force (RCCTF) is to provide a forum for Richmond community stakeholders, including all levels of government, to regularly connect during the COVID-19 pandemic, to share relevant information

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COVID-19 Sector Specific Resources

The following resources have been compiled to help businesses prepare for and respond to disruptions due to COVID-19. Please note, this list is not comprehensive and will be updated as more information becomes available. Agrifoods Resources for farmers (Young Agrarians) Credit line for agricultural producers (Farm Credit Canada) BC Farmers’ Markets Online (BC Association of

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Call for Richmond Manufacturers and Suppliers – Help with Canada’s COVID-19 Response

This page will be updated regularly with key information on how your business can get involved by supplying or manufacturing essential goods and services to help government combat the coronavirus. Government of Canada Call for Suppliers The Federal Government has issued a call to suppliers for the provision of products and services required in responding

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Connecting Displaced Workers with Jobs in Demand

Looking for employment? We know that many workers, especially in the tourism, hospitality, aviation and service industries, have been temporarily displaced in this economic downturn. Below is a collection of job boards and job listings for some local companies that are still hiring amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Please note that this list is not comprehensive

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Pandemic Preparedness for Business – COVID-19

COVID-19 │ Pandemic Preparedness for Business In addition to the work of the health care industry when a pandemic hits, businesses play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees, and limiting the negative impact on the economy and communities. They also need to have business continuity plans that will minimize the

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Richmond: Our Path to a Bright Future – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2020 Annual Address

Presented on February 26, 2020 On November 10, 2019, our City marked its 140th anniversary of incorporation as a vibrant, growing urban centre filled with unprecedented opportunity and possibilities. We are now well into the second year of the current City Council term and our role is ever more complex as we meet current challenges and

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Richmond Business News – February 2020

 Photo: dnata catering February’s Business in Richmond monthly e-newsletter covers the full spectrum ranging from increased transportation, a look into the legacy of the 2010 Olympics, to squid ink fondue. TransLink adds more trains to its Canada Line fleet The new trains will increase service by 15 per cent during peak hours. The Province •

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Top 3 Strategies to Get Grants for your Business

Grant funding is often misunderstood, especially when it comes to government grant programs that support business growth. The key to applying successfully for grants boils down to three core strategies, and if leveraged well throughout the year, could result in thousands of dollars of savings, often for business activities that you are doing anyways. Plan

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Richmond Business News – January 2020

Hot Pot in Richmond, BC. | Photo: Tourism Richmond Richmond’s world-renowned food scene was once again brought into the spotlight as Eater named the city one of the top places to eat in 2020. Check out the top Richmond business stories for January below: MDA Acquired by Northern Private Capital (from MAXAR) for $1 Billion, Company Headquarters

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Sector Profile – R&D Top Priority for Richmond Cleantech Businesses

The BC Cleantech sector is one of the fastest growing segments of British Columbia’s economy, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable world. Research and Development (R&D) continues to spark greener innovation within Richmond’s very own Cleantech sector. The inaugural BC Cleantech Awards will feature BC organizations at the Globe 2020 Conference to celebrate the

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Sector Profile – Get to know Vancouver International Airport

Image: The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe, Bill Reid, 1994 Located right in Richmond, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is Canada’s second busiest airport, welcoming a record 25.9 million passengers in 2018. Fifty-six airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to 125 non-stop destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. For the past

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The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series – The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office is proud to present The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. This Series will connect entrepreneurs with information, access to resources and support to help with common challenges for startups, including raising capital, commercialization and going to market, and legal and accounting strategies for startup through

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Richmond Business News – December 2019

Credit: Harbour Air News Richmond local business news for December saw Harbour Air propel into the future with the world’s first electric flight of a commercial airplane. Check out the story below: Industrial real estate sales in Richmond set new record at nearly $332 million: report Richmond industrial real estate sales set new records last

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BDC launches Newcomer Entrepreneur Success Team (NEST)

Recognizing that newcomers to Canada face unique challenges in starting or growing their businesses, BDC has launched the Newcomer Entrepreneur Success Team (NEST).  As a Crown corporation and the only bank in Canada dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs, BDC is committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs, supporting over 56,000 small and medium-sized enterprises at

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Richmond shows leadership with launch of new food recovery network

The City partners with local company to launch its food recovery solution, designed to divert edible commercial food waste. Richmond, BC – In the first initiative of its kind in Metro Vancouver, the City of Richmond is launching a Food Recovery Network to help address food waste and food insecurity. The City is partnering with

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Ready to retire and sell your business? You’re not alone.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) states that roughly 40% of Canadian business owners are likely to retire within the next three years. Considering that nearly half of Canada’s GDP stems from small to medium-sized businesses, the Canadian economy is set to go through a tremendous transition in the years ahead. From a national

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Richmond Business News – November 2019

Credit: Tanya Goehring Richmond local business news for November covers the full spectrum from canned salmon to fossil fuel-free airlines. Check out the following stories: B.C.’s Gold Seal to celebrate its 100th anniversary Gold Seal canned salmon will be 100 years old this month – making it one of Canada’s most enduring food brands. Business

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The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office is pleased to present The Future of Richmond: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. This Series will connect entrepreneurs with information, access to resources and support to help with common challenges for startups, including raising capital, commercialization and going to market, and legal and accounting strategies for startup through

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Richmond’s Aviation Sector Soars into the Spotlight

Winners at the 2019 Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration. Home to British Columbia’s first flight, Richmond’s aviation sector may be best known for the Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island; however it is so much more than meets the sky. From providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, advanced aviation technology, aircraft parts distribution,

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Richmond Business News – October 2019

MS Roald Amundsen October was a month full of awards and recognition for Richmond businesses. Major local business news and successes include the following stories: World’s First Hybrid Cruise Ship, MS Roald Amundsen Launches in Vancouver The battery packs on board are made in Richmond B.C. by Norwegian-Canadian company Corvus Energy. Travel Pulse Canada •  September

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