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We’re Hiring! Executive Vice President

We’re Hiring! Executive Vice President

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce (BCC) provides value to its members through active advocacy, connecting leaders and creating opportunities. The Chamber is the voice of business in Burlington and advocates at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels on behalf of 900 companies representing 30,000 employees.

For more than 70 years, the BCC has been the trusted advocate and tireless champion for local businesses. With a long-standing reputation for excellence and leadership, BCC continually generates opportunities to connect people by bringing life to business. Doing so provides a vehicle for success for its members and the future of Burlington’s business community.

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce seeks an experienced individual for the position of Executive V.P. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Chamber providing support for the President & CEO and overall HR Management, Budgeting & Finance, Regulatory Compliance, as well as supporting the Board of Directors, Chamber Committees & Task Forces.

Preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience in administrative & operations management, leadership, and relationship building.

The selected candidate will work with our highly dedicated, professional staff and volunteer base and have a strong business acumen, excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects.

Review the Executive Vice President position.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Expressions of interest including career profiles will be accepted until October 12, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. and should be sent confidentially to the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, info@burlingtonchamber.com.

Information provided by or about candidates for these positions will be used only for candidate selection. We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to respond; however only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Burlington Chamber of Commerce Announces New President and CEO

Burlington Chamber of Commerce Announces New President and CEO

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Terry Caddo has been appointed as the organization’s new President and CEO effective September 13, 2021.

“Terry brings a wealth of knowledge and business experience to the position which will add value to his work with the Chamber’s membership and stakeholders,” said Jennifer Smith, Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Terry to the Chamber and I look forward to working with him as we continue our transformative journey aimed at bringing life to business in Burlington.”

Terry is a not-for-profit senior executive with extensive and award-winning experience in the attractions and tourism industry. Recently, Terry was the Executive Director of the Canada Blooms Horticulture Society. Prior to that, he had senior management roles in Marketing and Operations with the Royal Botanical Gardens and Ontario Place.

“I am honoured to be taking on this important leadership role with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. During my time with the Royal Botanical Gardens, I became acquainted with many local businesses in Burlington. I look forward to meeting more in my new capacity with the Chamber,” said Mr. Caddo. “Advocating on behalf and maintaining the gold standard of support for Burlington businesses is my top priority while ensuring that those same businesses have a place to thrive and grow.”

Congratulations to the 2021 Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship Recipients

This year, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize 8 Burlington high school students with scholarship awards to help support them as they continue their studies at a Canadian college or university.

Each year, the Chamber recognizes the next generation of future business leaders based on their achievement and involvement in extracurriculars, volunteer activities and academic studies. This endowment is awarded through the Burlington Chamber Scholarship Fund of the Burlington Community Foundation.

All students awarded must be furthering their studies at a Canadian college or university. The Burlington Chamber of Commerce contributes to all eight high schools in Burlington and representatives from each school select a student to receive $1,000 for costs incurred related to their on-going post-secondary education.

“We are pleased to continue our tradition of celebrating excellence and recognizing the future generation of community leaders in Burlington. By providing scholarship assistance, we are able to support deserving students as they further their education and develop leadership skills,” said President and CEO, Carla Y. Nell.

Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Business Scholarship recipients:

We wish this accomplished group of students all the best as they continue to pursue their interest in business related studies.

Media Contact

Corinne Radake
Director, Stakeholder Relations and Policy
corinne@burlingtonchamber.com

We’re Hiring! Executive Vice President

We’re Hiring, President and CEO

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce (BCC) provides value to its members through active advocacy, connecting leaders and creating opportunities. The Chamber is the voice of business in Burlington and advocates at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels on behalf of 900 companies representing 30,000 employees.

For more than 70 years, the BCC has been the trusted advocate and tireless champion for local businesses. With a long-standing reputation for excellence and leadership, BCC continually generates opportunities to connect people by bringing life to business. Doing so provides a vehicle for success for its members and the future of Burlington’s business community.

The Board of Directors of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce seeks an experienced individual for the position of President and CEO. This position requires a strategic and innovative leader who will work with various stakeholders such as government, business and community leaders to evolve and grow the Chamber of Commerce for long-term sustainability and maximize value for its membership.

In this high profile role, preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience in a Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade or not-for-profit organization similar in size and scope to the BCC. They will ideally have a Business or Public administration degree or equivalent, with specific experience in stakeholder relations, communications, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management and operations. They will have experience in dealing with government, regulatory bodies, and have knowledge of the Burlington and Ontario business communities.

The selected candidate will work with our highly dedicated, professional staff and volunteer base and have a strong business acumen, excellent communication skills and an engaging interpersonal style, to carry out the BCC strategic plan.

Review the President and CEO position.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Expressions of interest including resumes and covering letters will be accepted until at 4:30 p.m. on July 21st, and should be sent confidentially to Jennifer Smith, Chair, Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

Email: jsmith@burlingtonhydro.com.

Information provided by or about candidates for these positions will be used only for candidate selection. We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to respond; however only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Meet the 2021 Business Excellence Award Winners

Meet the 2021 Business Excellence Award Winners

BURLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECOGNIZES AND CELEBRATES BURLINGTON ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT AND INSPIRATION TO THE COMMUNITY DURING A CHALLENGING YEAR

Burlington, Ontario (June 25, 2021) – The Burlington Chamber of Commerce presented its 2021 Business Excellence Awards and 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur virtual evening of inspiration on June 24, 2021 recognizing leadership and innovation within the community. More than 300 delegates joined hosts Layne, The Auctionista and Carla Y. Nell, President and CEO of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur, Kenna Danyliw, alongside the organizations in Burlington that embraced the pressures and uncertainty of the pandemic and supported their customers and community amidst a very challenging year.

“The gala is a long-standing, time-honoured tradition in Burlington. As a strong, vibrant community, it is so important for us to pause and recognize and celebrate the organizations that have inspired all of us throughout the pandemic,” says Nell. “We were pleased to be able to move forward again with our flagship event this year despite not being able to host in person. The priority for this event was to not only adapt to the changing landscape that COVID-19 has brought on but to showcase business excellence while at the same time reinvesting in our community and local economy. Congratulations to all of our finalists and award winners and to our 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur, Kenna Danyliw!”

This year, the Business Awards Task Force Committee was tasked with the challenge of presenting five Awards of Excellence. The 13 finalists were evaluated based on the following criteria: Adaptation, Community Contribution and Impact, Innovation and Ingenuity, and Leadership. Among the finalists, three for-profit companies, one not-for-profit organization and a special Legacy Award recognizing an organization demonstrating outstanding success in Burlington were selected.

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Business Excellence Awards Winners are:

Not-for-profit:
Sound of Music

For-Profit:
Aslan Technologies Inc.
Fast Stitch
Supreme Cheerleading

Legacy Award:
Hunter Amenities

The Mayor’s Community Service and Burlington Economic Development Award Winners who were also honoured at the Gala are:

Mayor’s Community Service Awards | Not-for-profit:
St. Matthew on-the-Plains

Mayor’s Community Service Awards | For-profit:
Mending the Chasm

Burlington Economic Development | Excellence in Innovation and Technology – Small:
IRIS R&D Group Inc.

Burlington Economic Development | Excellence in Innovation and Technology – Large:
Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited

Burlington Economic Development | Excellence in Global Business:
Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd.

Visit burlingtonchamber.com for more about the award winners and their stories of inspiration.

Taking advantage of the opportunity to support and reinvest in our business community, ticket holders were given exclusive access to the live, interactive event production through tiered tickets to ensure that attendees could participate at different price points. As a part of the gala experience, ticket holders had the options of choosing a three-course meal and gift bags showcasing a broad array of products from Chamber members and the broader business.

A special thank you to event sponsors and all who attended this one-of-a-kind experience! It was wonderful to take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate excellence and leadership despite not being able to connect in person. Sincere congratulations to our 2021 Business Excellence Award Winners and the 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur, Kenna Danyliw!

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Media Contact

Corinne Radake
corinne@burlingtonchamber.com
Director, Stakeholder Relations and Policy

 

Rapid Antigen Screening Kits now available to Burlington businesses

Rapid Antigen Screening Kits now available to Burlington businesses

May, 21, 2021 – Burlington, ON –The Burlington Chamber of Commerce and its partners at Burlington Economic Development and the City of Burlington are pleased to provide free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening Kits to small and medium-sized businesses in Burlington as part of the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative. This initiative was launched by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as well as the provincial and federal governments. The rapid test kits will be available to businesses with less than 150 employees in Burlington at no cost. The goal of the program is to identify asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic individuals to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and throughout the community.

Supported by Team Burlington, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Burlington Economic Development have partnered with the City of Burlington to ensure that a safe and seamless testing program can be made available to interested businesses. The Rapid Antigen Screening program launches Wednesday, May 26 and will provide vital support to the Burlington business community. These rapid tests paired with existing health and safety measures will give businesses an added layer of support as they navigate COVID-19.

The kits will be available for pick-up, by appointment only. The tests will be administered by a representative of each participating company who will be responsible for supervising the self-screening process. If a test comes back positive, that employee is required to immediately leave the workplace and notify public health to arrange for a PCR Test and await further instructions from Halton Region Public Health.

Burlington businesses with less than 150 employees can learn more about the program by following the link below.

QUOTES

Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

“Rapid Antigen Screening is another key way we can help keep businesses open and support other local shops in their re-opening. It’s critical that we use every tool we have to stop the spread of COVID-19 and rapid testing can help catch cases before they have time to spread in our community. Health and safety is our top priority and this screening program will benefit our local businesses, their employees and customers, and our community at large.”

Carla Y. Nell, President & CEO, Burlington Chamber of Commerce

“The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is so pleased to be able to launch the Rapid Antigen Screening program in Burlington. This is an important tool that Burlington businesses can use to help detect and slow the spread of COVID-19, which is key to our economic recovery. We’re so grateful to our Team Burlington partners who have stepped up to assist in pulling this program together to make it a reality for Burlington businesses.”

Anita Cassidy, Executive Director, Burlington Economic Development

“Team Burlington’s goal has always been to support our business community in any way we can. Our business community has been asking for rapid tests and we are excited to be rolling out this program in Burlington. Our partners at the City of Burlington, including Mayor Meed Ward and Council, have been huge cheerleaders for this initiative fully supporting its facilitation from start to finish. Keeping business open safely will help Burlington get on the path to economic recovery faster.”

MEDIA CONTACT

Corinne Radake
Director, Stakeholder Relations and Policy
corinne@burlingtonchamber.com