Executive

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Danny
Harrigan, President

Executive

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Jim
Balcomb, VP/Treasurer

Board

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Bill
Fairbairn

Board

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Paul
Gordon

Board

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Lee
Campbell

Board

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John
Hopkins

 

Welcome to the River Valley Chamber Of Commerce

We serve to create a strong local economy, promote the community, provide networking opportunities, speak with government on behalf of business and take political action, such as getting pro-business candidates elected to office. We are your voice which is heard not only on a local level, but also a regional and national level as a member with the Atlantic and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.

This collective power can afford many opportunities to Chamber and Board of Trade members, i.e. insurance benefits, employee packages, banking services and preferred credit card rates, discounted day rates at different holiday resorts and gas expenditures, business publications, not to mention access to professional development and the expertise available with seminars and presentations to help improve the bottom line.

In 2006 research was collected to define the Chamber’s Strategic Plan [Planning for Economic Development ~ A Framework for the River Valley Chamber of Commerce] to stimulate economic development in Grand Bay-Westfield.

Three key priorities of that Strategic Plan included:

  • To stimulate economic development we need to encourage the private sector of developers to build various types of residences;
  • To stimulate economic development we need to stimulate a healthy development climate through productive dialogue among community members, businesses and levels of government to encourage growth and development such as housing, new business and infrastructure;
  • To stimulate economic development we need to identify, allocate and develop new commercial land.

Thank you for choosing the River Valley Chamber of Commerce as your business resource!