Chambers & Boards of Trade in the News
Monday, June 14, 2021
Chamber of Commerce concerned about competitive disadvantage with provinces that reopen sooner. The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce hopes a speedier vaccination rollout will lead to an earlier reopening of the P.E.I. border. Currently, P.E.I. is not fully reopening to all of Canada until Sept. 12, more than two months after New Brunswick.
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.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Pat Sullivan says time is running out for businesses that make the majority of their money during the summer tourist season, and they need help soon. "I am talking to hotels who will pay more in property taxes than they'll get in revenue this year," Sullivan, president of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Annapolis Valley is traditionally the third most-visited tourist spot in Nova Scotia, and now its many operators are relying on Atlantic Canadians to show their support this summer. “Tourism was the first industry to be hurt by COVID-19, and the last industry to be helped,” says Judy Rafuse, executive director of the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We are missing a lot of our out-of-province tourists this summer, so we really need to support local.”
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Atlantic Bubble takes effect this coming Friday July 3rd, but all regional leaders are reminding travellers they must still adhere to local entry requirements
Monday, June 29, 2020
As the Atlantic bubble comes into effect on July 3, businesses in Moncton, N.B., are preparing to welcome Islanders back to the province.
Islanders and those from northern Nova Scotia are critical to the Moncton area's business community, says John Wishart, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton.