• Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade

  • A Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary business organization, supported by its member firms to promote the areas economic growth and development. Chambers enables business people to accomplish collectively what they may not be able to do individually—creating a pool of professional and business resources from which they can draw inspiration, new ideas, energy, and finances.

    The modern 21st century Chamber is a growing hub of community development and prosperity. In addition to being the voice of business advocating on the policies and issues that matter to business, the Chamber provides members a host of benefits designed to cultivate their network of business connections, help gain visibility, and to provide the information and resources they need to help them compete in the marketplace. 

     

    Why Join A Chamber or Board of Trade?

    Because Business That Works Together Succeeds Together in Atlantic Canada

    Your local Chamber provides a powerful voice on behalf of the business community. It's a voice that speaks out on policy issues such as taxes, transportation and education that can affect your business. As a member of your local Chamber you make that voice even stronger to speak on your behalf. Your membership investment to and affiliation with your local Chamber enables it to be a powerful resource for the business community and to the region it serves. 

     

    Join your local Chamber today and help influence an environment where business succeeds in Atlantic Canada. 

  • Business Truth & Reconciliation Business Truth & Reconciliation

    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is taking proactive steps to promote reconciliation and respect for Indigenous rights within the corporate sector. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action 92, the Chamber urges its members to embrace the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a guiding framework. 

    This entails a commitment to meaningful consultation, fostering respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before embarking on economic projects. 
     
    Moreover, the Chamber advocates for equitable access to employment, training, and educational opportunities for Indigenous communities, ensuring they reap sustainable benefits from economic development initiatives. 
     
    Recognizing the importance of education, the Chamber encourages businesses to provide comprehensive training for management and staff on the history of Indigenous peoples, including the legacy of residential schools, Indigenous rights, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. Emphasizing intercultural competency, conflict resolution, and anti-racism, these efforts aim to foster a more inclusive and harmonious corporate environment rooted in mutual understanding and respect.
     
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