A time for regeneration

A time for regeneration

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President | Contributors: Patrick Sullivan | Published: May 30, 2022

Welcome to the June issue of Business Voice magazine!

As we prepare for sunny summer months at the Chamber, we enter a time of regeneration. Every year, the election of our Board of Directors gives our team a renewed sense of energy. It’s an opportunity for us to reevaluate our goals — to consider where the most attention should be paid to better serve our business community. We are pleased to report that our newly elected Board of Directors for 2022-2023 is very close to representing 50% in gender parity and 30% from underrepresented groups.

Welcome to our new directors and officers for 2022-2023: Wade Keller, Nancy Foran, Katherine Risley, Ifeanyi Emesih, Heath Moore, and Chris Cowper-Smith. And welcome back to our returning directors and officers: Mark Sidebottom, Roger Boutilier, Ann Divine, Caroline Wolfe Stewart; Andrew de Freitas; Christopher Googoo; Captain (N) A.S. Williams, CD; Hon. Joanne Bernard; David Rideout; Martha Casey; Paul Way; Kimberly Stephens; and Donna Harding.

Our Board of Directors plays an essential role in shaping our direction. We have been lucky to work with some of the best leaders in our community. Their guidance is invaluable in creating value and prosperity for our members. Thank you to our outgoing officers and directors for volunteering your time to bettering our business community!

Many thanks to Mark Sidebottom, for his tireless work over his tenure as Chair. The impact of his knowledge, kindness, and thoughtful approach to leadership will be felt at the Chamber for many years to come.

A big thank you and warm welcome to our new Chair, Faten Alshazly! We are thrilled to have Faten on board as Chair. Her creativity, conscientiousness, and zeal bring a new sense of optimism and opportunity to our work.

Finally, thank you to our business community and membership. It was incredible to reconnect at our events over the past month: the Annual State of the Municipality with Mayor Mike Savage, the Annual State of the Province with Premier Tim Houston, and our Annual Spring Dinner focusing on Breakthroughs in Healthcare. After two years, it was so rewarding to step back into in-person events in such a seamless way.

We are looking forward to connecting again soon — see you on the links at our annual Chamber Golf Challenge! Until then, we’re in your corner.

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