It is not uncommon to visit some of Canada’s oldest cities and find that the anchor business is new to town. As Canada turns 150, recognizing those businesses that took root in communities north of the 49 th parallel in its infancy is undoubtedly an important element of national reflection. When Chris Galer, the fourth generation of his family to operate one of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia’s oldest incorporated businesses, sat down to speak with Spotlight on Business Magazine in early June it was clear that he is proud of his slice of Canadiana. Chris and his cousin Jeff run POCO Building Supplies, a fixture of the Tri-Cities of Metro Vancouver since 1921 – or even longer, depending on how you look at, Chris explained.
JULY 2017 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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