Over the past three weeks, The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce has held its annual Board of Directors elections process. A good cross section of our membership put their names on the ballot, for the election and voting closed last Friday @ 4:00 p.m.
On Monday, under the watchful eyes of scrutineers Councilor’s Derek Shogren and Daryl Vaillancourt, the 2018 Board was chosen and will be sworn in on December 14, 2017, by Mayor Al McDonald. Thanks to our scrutineers and Patti Carr, V.P. of Policy at the Chamber, who are always quick to say yes, when asked to volunteer for just about everything. It was a close race and that is a testament to the quality of people that make up your Board of Directors.
Completing their second year of a two year term, will be Vice Chair Charles Elliott, Elizabeth Evans, Marc Rancourt, and Robert D … Read More »
In less than a year, we will be heading to the polls for both the Provincial and Municipal elections. Both of these elections, will set the course for the following four years. It will be interesting to watch how the various parties and individuals position themselves for the upcoming elections and especially when it comes to growth and prosperity for our Province and communities.
The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, supports growth and is mindful of spending to encourage that type of growth and development. Locally, there are many projects on the go, including redevelopment of Cassellholme, the waterfront and downtown revitalization projects and the need for replacement of the West Ferris arena, those being the major projects, which will impact our members and taxpayers.
These projects need to be done and move forward. Cassellholme redevelopment is long overdue and now that the financing issue appears to be put to bed, this can proceed albeit still a number of hurdles to cl … Read More »
Over this past week it was announced that the former Nordfibre property was the subject of a rezoning application to permit a change of zoning from industrial to commercial designation. The former site has undergone a substantial change and removal of the plant and fixtures has made way, for future developments, including a portion to be designated as a possible site for the OLG Casino.
The future development of this site is welcome news for our City and our business community. When we look at the development of this site, additional commercial tax revenues for the City will be generated from … Read More »
Since arriving at the Chamber in April of this year, I have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary staff of Patti Carr, Sue Adams and Carol Porter. We are supported by an elected volunteer Board of Directors, who represent a wide cross section of our business community, from across our district. These people have been a tremendous support and tireless in their efforts to move the North Bay and district business community, forward.
As a governance board, we are presently in the midst of board elections and we will see most of the prior board allowing their names to stand for re-election. They will be joined by a number of new faces from our members … Read More »