Chamber To Welcome 200 Business Leaders To Cornwall

April 29, 2015
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Over 200 business leaders are about to arrive in Cornwall for the 2015 Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) AGM and Convention.

“This is an excellent opportunity to showcase Cornwall,” said Denis Carr, Chamber President. “We are excited to welcome the OCC for what promises to be a very constructive 3 days.”

The three day conference will be held at the Nav Centre and offers delegates an opportunity to shape the OCC’s advocacy agenda, and learn tangible tactics to help their organizations thrive. OntarioPremier Kathleen Wynne will be joining the delegates for the opening night social, and other special guests are expected to arrive on Friday.

Representing 60,000 members in chambers of commerce and boards of trade across Ontario, the OCC supports economic growth in the province by advocating for pro-business policies and defending business priorities at Queen’s Park. It is the principal voice for organizations ranging from small businesses, to major corporations, and industry associations.

“We are excited to learn first-hand about what makes Cornwall such an attractive destination to live and do business,” says Allan O’Dette, President & CEO of the OCC.

Local organizers, led by Lezlie Strasser, Executive Manager of the Cornwall Chamber, have been working with OCC officials to plan the event for several months.

“There are a number of local companies that have stepped forward to help enrich the delegates’ experience,” says Rick Shaver, Chair of the local organizing committee. “We would like to say a big THANK-YOU to The Great Waterway, St. Lawrence College, NAV Center, RBC , Cogeco, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, City of Cornwall, MacEwen, Seaway News, Corus Entertainment and Delaney Bus Lines.”

About the Chamber of Commerce

The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce is the unified voice of the region’s business community speaking towards growth, leadership and innovation. With direction from the elected board of directors, the Chamber looks to continuously progress the community through political advocacy, knowledge-based development and innovative opportunities.

The Chamber has close to 700 members.  For more information, please click on the following links:

Categorised in: , ,