The 2020 Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) AGM and Policy Resolution Debate took place on September 29 and I was proud to represent our business members at this virtual event. Kudos to the OCC team that created an engaging space, allowing for debate, discussion and and voting capabilities all in real time. And congratulations to the many CEOs, Executive Directors and Board Presidents that attended this five-hour meeting to ensure the community’s short and long-term businesses needs remained a priority.
Among the 39 resolutions we voted on included resolving Ontario’s housing crisis, making Ontario a leader in smart government, investing in undergraduate student entrepreneurs and addressing the challenges of Ontario’s largest economic sector: small business. This pause and investment in time was well-worth the outcome: knowing our business representatives remain focused on key priorities for maintaining business strength and success in the province.
At the end of this month the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) AGM and Policy Resolution Debate takes place. Once again, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce will be there to learn, represent our membership and support the delivery of policies for the long-term success of our business community. Both short and long-term advocacy remains a priority for our team, Board and Advocacy Committee. Our member volunteers are a critical component of our success and for that, we thank you.