The Business Advocacy Committee largely contributes to the Chamber profile and effectiveness. Through our policy and advocacy approach we develop and advocate for new and innovative solutions to improve the business climate on behalf of our members. The Business Advocacy Committee provides opportunities for members to become involved in the organization by contributing to the Chamber’s policy development and advocacy efforts. If you are interested in making a difference within your business community, the Business Advocacy Committee may be the right fit for you!
We are presently exploring the creation of a Advocacy Policy Handbook and will be updating this area with more information as this develops.
Do you have an issue affecting your business that is municipal, provincial or federal in nature? Contact the ILCC at: info@IrishLoopChamber.com
Here are just some of the things that we have already accomplished together:
- Expansion of the Robert E. Howlett Memorial Drive to improve safety and better access to the municipalities along the Southern Shore.
- Was successful in allowing small businesses to place 10 bags of garbage at curbside as opposed to the business owner having to truck it to Robin Hood Bay at their own expense.
- Protested loudly when the Government made cuts to the summer employment program. We encouraged government to correct flaws in this system and expedite approvals earlier in the season.
- Launched Shop Local. The Shop Local has been successful in encouraging residents of the Irish Loop to consider a local option before shopping outside the region.
- Developed Ambassador Program. Compiled a database of former residents of the Irish Loop which can be used to encourage former residents to give something back to the area.
- Continue to host the highly-successful Irish Loop Annual Fall Fair.
We don’t always see an immediate result, but rest assured YOUR voice is heard!