The Chamber believes in being proactive when it comes to issues that are of importance to its members and the general business community. When those issues become front and centre, the Chamber develops strategic initiatives intended to make sure the needs of members are addressed by legislators and regulators having responsibility for those areas of concern. By organizing our efforts around those areas of policy, Chamber staff and volunteers are able to develop strategies that are most likely to influence decision makers. Even issues that are not yet impacting members but could be considered “emerging” are part of the Advocacy portfolio for Chamber staff.