Each year the Burlington Chamber's Political Action Committee hosts a series of forums to discuss the current political issues facing your business. This is your opportunity to let local politicians know what is important to you. Whether it's municipal issues addressed by Mayor Rick Goldring, regional issues with Regional Chair Gary Carr, provincial issues with Jane McKenna MPP or federal issues with Mike Wallace MP, or other important issues addressed by senior policy-makers from government, we help you stay on top what's important to your business and, more importantly, give you the opportunity to talk directly to politicians.
Future Business Forums
RECENT BUSINESS FORUMS
BUSINESS FORUM & BBQ WITH BURLINGTON MP MIKE WALLACE
The Burlington Chamber provided its members with an opportunity to speak casually with MP Mike Wallace about issues and ask questions about upcoming government plans and the impact they will have on Burlington. Mike has a new position on Parliament Hill, Vice-Chair of the House Government Operations Committee. He has been Burlington's representative in the federal government since 2006. Having Burlington and its residents at the forefront of his goals is just one of the ways MP Mike Wallace has continued to serve Burlington. Mike flipped burgers with Chamber President Keith Hoey and then sat for a casual Q&A with over 80 Chamber members.
BUSINESS FORUM: A FOLLOW UP DIALOGUE WITH MAYOR RICK GOLDRING
As a follow-up to the 2013 Mayor's State of the City Address on January 24, we gave members and guests the opportunity to ask the mayor questions about his plans for Burlington in 2013 and beyond. This one-hour event will featured a ten minute presentation by the Mayor followed by a 50 minute question and answer session.
BUSIINESS FORUM: A DIALOGUE WITH MP JANE McKENNA
Our September 14, 2012 Business Forum featured our Burlington provincial representative, Jane McKenna, MPP. Ms. McKenna has been in the legislature representing Burlington since October 2011 and several high profile issues have been discussed, not the least of which is the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital expansion. This one-hour event will featured a ten-minute presentation by Ms. McKenna followed by a 50 minute question and answer session where you determined the focus of the discussion.
BUSINESS FORUM: A DIALOGUE WITH MAYOR RICK GOLDRING
Our March 27, 2012 Business Forum was Mayor Rick Goldrings second. This one-hour event will featured a ten minute presentation by the mayor followed by a 50 minute question and answer session with the Mayor and City Manager Jeff Fielding. This provided an opportunity for Chamber members to determine the focus of the discussion. Mayor Goldring is committed to a high level of dialogue with the community; Chamber members took this opportunity to help make that happen by speaking directly with the Mayor.
Other keynote speakers at our Business Forum series have included Eric Vandewall (Joseph Brant Hospital), Mike Wallace M.P., Cam Jackson, Rob McIsaac, Joyce Savoline, and John Baird.