Media Release: Thunder Bay Welcomes Business Leaders to Canadian Chamber Annual Conference
THUNDER BAY, ON, September 18, 2018
THUNDER BAY, September 18, 2018 – The Thunder Bay Chamber is rolling out the red carpet for nearly 350 delegates, from every province and territory, arriving this week for the 2018 Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Convention being held September 20 – 24 at the Valhalla Inn.
Chamber President Charla Robinson says, “We are so proud to showcase our community on the national stage and are excited to be the first Northern Ontario city and the smallest non-capital community to host this premier annual event.”
The 5-day gathering includes:
- The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada Conference
- Roundtable Discussion with local stakeholders on The Changing Landscape in Business-Indigenous Community Relationships
- Keynote address by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development & Labour
- Host Chamber Night at Prince Arthur’s Landing
- Gala Dinner at Fort William Historical Park
- A Partner Tour program featuring visits to the Thunder Bay Country Market, the Bay & Algoma Shopping District, Kakabeka Falls, and the Terry Fox Lookout
Business leaders, associations, and provincial and regional Chambers of Commerce representing more than 200,000 Canadian businesses come together during the CCC’s AGM, sometimes described as the Parliament of Canadian business. The democratic nature of the AGM debate and resolution voting process ultimately provides the mandate for the CCC’s policy activities in the upcoming year.
“Thunder Bay is a great example of a dynamic business community with an active Chamber of its own. Connecting Chambers like yours is the real power of the Canadian Chamber: it lies in its grassroots, with more than 400 Chambers mobilized across the country, that, collectively, reflect the voice and concerns of business owners from every main street in the country,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “It is an incredibly powerful and effective voice, and the AGM policy debate is the lifeblood that supports it.”
For more information, contact:
Charla Robinson, President, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
(807) 624-2626 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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