These are indeed exciting days for The Irish Loop Chamber of Commerce (ILCC). As you know, ILCC has proudly served the Irish Loop region since 2001. In recent years, we have also extended our boundaries to include Goulds and Petty Harbour. This was a natural extension of our reach given the close relationship between these towns and the Southern Shore.

We are your advocate for growth and sustainabilty. We are building bridges and bringing people together with a renewed vision of the future for our unique, historic and scenic Irish Loop. ILCC represents your business, in your region and we will strive to enable your success. We will help you learn new skills, meet new people, share ideas and together we will celebrate each of our personal and professional ‘wins’.

Did you also know that by joining ILCC, you can access benefits like Group Insurance, save on Car and Hotel Rentals, receive Merchant Discounts on Credit Card transactions and more? Programs that can have a real positive impact on your bottom line. Advantages that as a small business you otherwise might not be able to avail of. Please have a look at the enclosed Member Benefit Package for all the details or get in touch with us to become a Member today.

In this past couple of years, we have continued to focus on our core values and “Keeping Business in the Loop”. For instance we hosted our 2nd Annual LoopEX Business & Trade Exhibition and last fall, presented the prestigious Seagull Business Excellence Awards, and launched LoopApp — the first phase of an innovative mobile application and ‘dashboard’ for residents, businesses, governments and tourists.

And we’re just getting started!

I am very excited and proud to serve as your Interim President of the Irish Loop Chamber of Commerce in 2015 because I believe in the potential of our region. I am pleased to be working with a talented and motivated 2015 Board of Directors. I would also like to thank past-President, Dr. Jeff Marshall for his contribution over the past couple of terms.

Please feel free to contact me — or anyone on the Board with your ideas, concerns or questions.

I am looking forward to working with you in the days ahead.


Derrick W. Thompson
President (Interim)
Irish Loop Chamber of Commerce

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