The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is committed to “taking the pulse” of its membership on a regular basis and currently conducting two separate but equally important online surveys—one related to Advocacy efforts; the other designed to identify issues and interest of key importance to its members.
In the case of Advocacy efforts, this represents one of the key responsibilities of the Chamber, particularly as various levels of government—municipally, provincially and federally—enact legislation or regulations that impact our members.
It’s the responsibility of the Chamber—one that our leadership takes very seriously—to engage with policymakers and others ahead of any changes.
The relationship between government and business is one where there is mutual respect when it comes to the impact on the business when it comes to regulation, and the Chamber plays a leading role in making sure the interests of business are considered, ideally before any changes are made.
In fact, in most cases, government representatives reach out to the Chamber before any changes in legislation.
Our online Advocacy survey, which can be accessed HERE, will assist Chamber leadership as it maps out policy initiatives designed to stay on top of issues that matter to members.
In addition, the Chamber has a keen interest in understanding issues of key importance to its members, excluding advocacy, which is why we’ve prepared a second survey—which can be accessed HERE—as a tool to help plan out future events and initiatives.
“This is a way for us to better understand what our members need us to do for them,” said Shirley de Silva, the Chamber’s president and CEO. “Taking just a few minutes to answer a few questions and tell us the kind of activities that make the most sense for your business and your specific interests will help keep us on the right track.”