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Atlantic Chamber of Commerce welcomes lower small business tax rate but remains concerned about reforms
Windsor, NS, October 16, 2017— The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) welcomes the reduction of the small business tax rate to nine per cent and the commitment of the Federal Government that it will not be moving forward with proposed measures to limit access to the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption.
“We are pleased the Government of Canada has acted upon the comments and concerns of more than 21,000 Canadians who reached out to their MPs, and is committed to accept further input from the business community,” said Sheri Somerville, CEO of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. “Business owners across Atlantic Canada continue to be concerned about the potential impacts of the tax reform proposals and how they will be further refined.”
Atlantic Chamber Commerce Announces New CEO
Windsor, NS (Thursday, August 17, 2017) – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) Board of Directors today announced Sheri Somerville joined the organization on August 1, 2017 as its new Chief Executive Officer to serve as the voice of business in Atlantic Canada, drive member initiatives, and support business growth and achievement in the region.
"We are excited to have Sheri join our team. Her relevant and diverse experience in a wide-range of Atlantic business sectors has provided her with a comprehensive knowledge of the region,” says Richie Mann, ACC Board Chair. "Sheri is a proactive advocate and business professional, and we believe she will provide strong leadership to benefit our organization and our membership".
La Chambre de commerce de l’Atlantique nomme une nouvelle directrice générale
Windsor, N.-É. (jeudi 17 août 2017) – Le conseil d’administration de la Chambre de commerce de l’Atlantique (CCA) a annoncé aujourd’hui que Sheri Somerville est sa nouvelle directrice générale. Elle est entrée en fonctions le 1er août 2017. La directrice générale agit comme porte-parole des entreprises du Canada atlantique. Elle fait la promotion des projets des membres et elle favorise la croissance et les réalisations des entreprises dans la région.
« Nous sommes heureux que Sheri s’est jointe à notre équipe. Elle a une expérience pertinente dans un large éventail de secteurs d’activités en Atlantique et elle a une connaissance approfondie de la région, affirme Richie Mann, président du conseil d’administration de l’ACC. Sheri est une intervenante proactive et une professionnelle du milieu des affaires. Nous savons que notre organisation et ses membres sauront profiter de sa forte capacité à diriger »
Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Announces New Chair
Summerside, Prince Edward Island (June 6, 2017)- The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce that Richie Mann was sworn in as the organization’s chair during their 121st annual general meeting held in Summerside today.
Richard W. "Richie" Mann is a well-known businessman & retired Canadian politician in Nova Scotia. Born and educated in St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, Mann began his career at the pulp and paper mill in Point Tupper where he worked for 17 years before entering the political arena in 1985 as a municipal councillor for Richmond County. In 1988 he successfully ran for the Liberal nomination in the riding of Richmond and was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. Re-elected in 1993 and with his party forming government, he was appointed Minister of Transportation. He was later appointed Minister of Economic Development and Tourism and also served as Government House Leader.