As mentioned in last weeks article, we have been able to secure dates and times for both the Mayoral Election debate and as well for Council hopefuls, a meet and greet evening.  The Council meet and greet, which includes the Mayoral candidates, will be held on September 11, 2018 at the Grande Event Centre, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Members of the public will be able to meet with candidates who register for the event and discuss their platforms and positions on items that concern the citizens of North Bay.  YourTV will also be taping a three-minute infomercial on each candidate and will replay those leading up to Election Day.

The Mayoral Debate will take place on October 4th, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and many thanks to YourTV for co-hosting this event.  This will be a live, televised event and it will also be replayed in the weeks preceding Election day, October 22, 2018.  In our outlying districts, we are working with various municipalities on events that they may wish to hold, and we will get those dates out as they are firmed up.  We continue to survey our members in our district, as to the issues that concern them most as businesses.  A summary of those concerns will form the basis, for the questions to be asked to all candidates.

Peter Chirico is the President& CEO of the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce.