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September 30, 2014
Burlington Chamber Wins National Award for Advocacy
The Burlington Chamber of Commerce has won the Gold Medal in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Chambers Competition. The Burlington Chamber was recognized for its efforts in helping to reshape the model for economic development work done in the City of Burlington. The award was presented at the CCC Annual General Meeting and Conference held in Charlottetown PEI from September 27 to 29. The Chambers Competition seeks the best examples of how Chambers have made a difference for the businesses in their communities by acting as the voice of business.
Keith Hoey, President of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, elaborated. "We are very pleased to be recognized by the CCC for our work on this issue. The advocacy work done by the Chamber often happens in the background and sometimes doesn’t get a lot of publicity so it’s nice to have our work acknowledged by our national counterpart. This issue shows how advocacy work done by the Chamber has a positive impact on the business community. We don't just have input, we have an impact."
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce won the Silver Medal and the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade won the Bronze Medal.
The CCC Convention proved to be a very productive session for the Burlington Chamber and its members. In addition to winning the Gold Medal, during the policy debate at the convention, the Burlington Chamber’s "A Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Canada" resolution was debated and adopted by the delegates from across Ontario. The resolution calls on the Canadian government to develop and implement a nation strategy on climate change adaptation that is based on scientific and socio-economic research. Details of the resolution can be found on the Burlington Chamber website.
The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Burlington and advocates at the local, regional, provincial and federal level on behalf of 1,000 companies representing 30,000 employees. The Chamber provides valuable networking and education opportunities for its members by hosting over 80 events each year. For more information visit the Burlington Chamber website at www.burlingtonchamber.com .
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