The WCC Board Elections 2024

A Hungry Wolf is Stronger Than a Satisfied Dog!

This Ukrainian proverb came to mind when writing this blog. The proverb means it is better to be hungry for progress than to be satisfied with being stagnant. This saying reminds us that while making mistakes and failing is a part of the process, it should not stop us from focusing our efforts on becoming better at what we do.

True progress is only achieved through active participation in the democratic process and by influencing the direction of Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC). Democracy in action is a system of governance by all the eligible members of WCC, typically through elected representatives.  It is your opportunity to make the WCC Board, along with the AGM, accountable for their actions on our behalf. This process is annual, it’s real and it’s tangible. I am of course referring to the WCC Board Elections 2024.

Whitby boasts one of the strongest business memberships of any chamber in Durham Region.  WCC is a driving force, in collaboration with other stakeholders, on regional matters that affect us all in Durham. We need a clear and dynamic voice to communicate the successes and challenges faced in sustaining economic prosperity. This can only be done through active WCC member involvement. On January 23rd expect to see a notification in your email inbox asking you to review the Board candidates and VOTE. Please seize this chance with both hands and register your views on the future direction of WCC.

I will leave you with another quote to ponder about positive collective action. “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb


– Ernest Ogunleye, Whitby Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee – Outward Bound Canada