Whitby Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Mayor’s Luncheon

This year’s Annual Mayor’s Luncheon on May 11 brought together more than 200 local businesspeople and community members at the beautiful Royal Ashburn Golf Club in northern Whitby.

Guests had the opportunity to engage in discussion with each other over lunch, generously sponsored by Sorbara Group of Companies, while awaiting the Mayor’s address. Mayor Don Mitchell’s address, at the two-thirds mark of the town council he currently leads, was an illuminating commentary on the kind of Whitby that is possible with participation and buy-in from all corners of the community.

The Mayor spoke engagingly to a packed room about the impact of making things safer, easier and happier in our town. This novel approach to town development is rooted in the global results of the United Nations World Happiness Report 2017, an uplifting and
inspiring video he shared with guests of the luncheon.

“We are building a lot of new neighbourhoods and investing a lot of time and energy in our downtowns and our waterfront,” said Mayor Mitchell. “We need to get it right.”

The Mayor’s Luncheon is a major event on the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s (WCC) annual calendar, which would not be possible without the continued support of its annual Corporate Sponsors.

“What an effective combination of up-to-date information combined with an inspirational tone,” said Natalie Prychitko, Chief Executive Officer, WCC. “We are proud to foster this opportunity for members to hear directly from Mayor Mitchell and have received lots of positive feedback, including the appreciation of the detailed handout provided by the
Mayor’s office.”

Each attendee received a publication, which outlined the town’s key accomplishments and successes, priorities for 2017, as well as the Council’s goals for 2014 to 2018.