Year in Review: Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce


The Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce (PRCOC) conducted over 400 media (print, radio, television, etc.) interviews over the past two years with local, national, and international media and met with political leaders at every level in both U.S. and Canada. We are continually working to get the message out on the uniqueness of Point Roberts needing and deserving of unique solutions.

PRCOC wrote the county twice requesting that Point Roberts have a small works roster to employ our own local contractors to conduct works under $5,000 per contract. This would ensure that the work would be done immediately and assist in local employment. Clearing overflowing ditches and removing fallen trees from roads are just two examples of what could be accomplished economically. As well:

• PRCOC pledged our active support for the local Main Street Program.

• Actively supported and dialogued with Senator Patty Murray’s office regarding the Federal Small Business Relief program.

• We have also revamped and continually update our web page,

• PRCOC hosted the Canadian consul general Mia Yen on the Point for a day in July from Seattle. She was accompanied by Dr. Laurie Trautman, the director of border policy research at Western Washington University. They reported their visit with recommendations to the Canadian Federal Government.

• We assisted local businessman Doug Shier of the Potty Wagon business in the successful renegotiation of his waste disposal contract with the greater Vancouver sewer and drainage district.

• We also made several written requests to the county over the past six months for the removal or repair of the  cable lines that have been in gross disrepair for several years now.


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