ST. CATHARINES: The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce wins provincial Advocacy Award for removing obstacles that prevent local businesses from accessing timely and helpful government program expertise and funds.
From a large and diverse field of entries, Ontario’s Big Nickel city Chamber placed first for their Municipal Red Tape Task Force, which identified 22 issues and processes that businesses felt were inhibitors to development and competitiveness. The Red Tape report was received warmly by Sudbury city council and senior city staff began to work immediately with the Chamber to develop solutions to each issue.
“Our members view the Chamber’s advocacy efforts in a very positive light,” says Debbi Nicholson, President and CEO of the Greater Sudbury Chamber. “We have developed strong relationships with community stakeholders and are proud to have been able to engage our members in issues that matter to them.”
The Advocacy Award was presented at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s 100th Annual General Meeting and Convention in St. Catherines on May 5, 2012.
The Advocacy Award is among several awards presented to chambers of commerce for excellence in leadership and delivery of impactful innovative programs and services. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce as a member, and as a community leader.