As we get closer to the wrap up of the Chamber’s year, it’s useful for any member to consider what priorities, particularly when it comes to one of our key activities—advocating on issues of importance to area businesses—we should be focused on next year and beyond.
With that in mind, the Chamber is reaching out to members with a survey specifically related to Advocacy.
A link to that online survey can be found HERE.
Advocating directly to various levels of government, and not only to policymakers but regulators who play a role in influencing decisions that affect business is one of the key responsibilities of the Chamber.
It’s one that our leadership takes very seriously as a key way to make sure that members of government and the bureaucrats and regulators understand the impact—positive and negative—of initiatives that ultimately affect the competitiveness of a business.
This is an ongoing challenge but one that can’t be overlooked in its importance.
Quite often, our elected representatives seek out the opinion of business, including the research that our colleagues at the provincial level—the Ontario Chamber of Commerce—and federally—the Canadian Chamber of Commerce—have undertaken.
But there are also times when it’s up to the local Chamber and its leadership to step forward to add to the discussion when it comes to important initiatives.
The more timely our involvement, the more likely it is that legislation or regulations that create value for our community and the businesses that continue to strengthen us will head in a direction that all of us can better appreciate.
For that reason alone, please take the time to fill out the survey by clicking HERE.
Your responses will play a critical role in improving our ability to advocate on your behalf.