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Advocacy

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The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) leads advocacy activities year-round through many facets. Most of these efforts are programs or functions of the GVC itself. Looking for advocacy in a way that isn’t listed here? Contact us →

Committees

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Government and Public Affairs (G&PA) Committee

This committee recommends our joint legislative priorities, produced in collaboration with the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and Identity Clark County (ICC), to our Board of Directors for adoption and implementation. Our twin legislative breakfasts bookend each legislative session and offer an opportunity to speak with your local and state  representatives. G&PA Committee →

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The DEI Committee is responsible for ensuring continuing progress toward the vision of the Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative. The Committee sets priorities and provides guidance to the Board of Directors in the design and implementation of a dynamic suite of activities and resources to help GVC members gain the skills necessary to meet the needs of and reflect the diverse communities they serve, recognizing that truly effective equity and diversity work is never finished. DEI Committee →

Retrospective Rating Program

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Our popular Retrospective Rating Program (often shortened to “Retro”) saves participating businesses, on average, up to 30% on their workers’ compensation premiums. This is an uncommon but highly lucrative program for businesses looking to reduce overhead costs. We are actively working to expand this program, so keep in touch! Learn More →

Nonprofits

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Partnerships, fundraising, and event sharing are all components of our nonprofit member benefits. Nonprofits can take advantage of our fixed, flat-rate membership dues with unlimited employees included. Learn More →

Government Agencies

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The GVC works directly with government agencies to encourage business-friendly policy making and best practices in their jurisdiction. Our Government and Public Affairs Committee leads this work.

Business Child Care

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Together with Support for Early Learning & Families (SELF), the GVC asked local organizations: How do child care issues affect you and what kind of support would be the most helpful in addressing these issues? Read the survey results →