Chambers & Boards of Trade in the News
Friday, October 8, 2021
Newfoundland and Labrador's COVID-19 vaccination passport is now officially available, but problems with connection and logistics for businesses mean not everyone is connecting right away. Hannah de Young, chair of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce, asked customers to be kind through the latest adaptation for businesses.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
There is a lot of excitement in the region’s business community with Covid-19 restrictions set to be lifted Friday night. But with the excitement comes confusion for some business owners, according to the CEO of the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce. David Duplisea said even when the restrictions are lifted, businesses want to do whatever they can to keep their workers and customers safe.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
A group of businesspeople, restaurant owners and tourism operators in St. John's are calling on the federal government to encourage domestic travel again, after more than a year of travel bans and restrictions. AnnMarie Boudreau, CEO of the St. John's Board of Trade, said that businesses in the tourism industry have taken steps to modify operations and protect visitor safety.
Friday, March 12, 2021
Business groups are hoping the provincial government will announce more COVID-19 relief funding for their members in the upcoming budget. "There are still some cracks in support," said Moncton Chamber of Commerce CEO John Wishart. "There are still a large number of businesses who aren't out of the woods."
Monday, March 8, 2021
The CEO of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce says the sooner the Atlantic bubble can be restored, the better. Sheri Somerville says businesses are eager for COVID-19 restrictions to ease and borders to reopen to allow free travel within the region. The bubble last summer allowed residents of the four provinces to travel within the region without having to isolate for 14 days.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
What was born out of a sincere desire to support local businesses at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic has evolved into a movement of local support and empowerment. Love for Local – New Brunswick has been supporting N.B.-based businesses of all sizes since last March, an idea that originated with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton, which was looking to mount a widespread community support campaign.
Monday, March 1, 2021
The CEO of the Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce says many business owners are frustrated and a bit deflated by the new health orders. "P.E.I. was doing so well and our freedoms were different than that of other parts of the country, so it's a tough blow that we find ourselves in this situation, but we recognize the need to manage the cases of COVID-19 and clusters we see in the province," Penny Walsh-McGuire said in an interview Monday.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The Atlantic and Halifax Chamber join with Chambers and medical communities across the country in signing the following open letter arguing for the adoption of widespread rapid testing in Canada.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Residents of the Edmundston region are on edge after a COVID-19 outbreak at a poultry plant forced the area back to red-phase restrictions. Cathy Pelletier, executive director of the Edmundston Chamber of Commerce, said many anticipated the rollback to red, but the business community remains hopeful the red phase will be brief and quickly improve the situation.
Monday, August 3, 2020
ATLANTIC CANADA – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) has launched a new cloud-based community to help get feedback and insight from Atlantic Canadian businesses more efficiently.
Atlantic IMPRESSIONS officially launched late last week. “During COVID, we noticed that things were turning around so fast – businesses needed help and they needed it fast,” said ACC CEO, Sheri Somerville.