Our Chamber’s mission is to empower businesses to thrive here in the CBRM and beyond.
More than ever, we are called to this mission and we are taking this call very seriously. We know will see this tough time through and we will support you in any way that we possibly can, with the resources we have, to come out on the other side of this as best as we can.
It is times like this we can all look to our values- both our personal values, as well as our organizational values. Our values influence our actions and our thoughts. They also drive our purpose and inform who we are and who we strive to become.
Here is how we are living by our values as an organization and supporting you in the coming weeks and months ahead:
We are a catalyst for business growth by listening to advocating for our members’ needs.
We are working and collaborating with our government to advocate for your needs during this time. We have been in daily contact with MP Kelloway’s office and a comprehensive brief, which had our Chamber’s input and insight, was sent by MP Kelloway to Ottawa on behalf of Cape Breton-Canso. Rest assured, we will communicate any information and announcements to you as soon as the information becomes available. We will also be continuing to work with our governments on your behalf as this pandemic continues to unfold. Take this quick survey to tell us how we can best work for you.
We cultivate positively by changing the conversation about business in the CBRM.
We will continue to spread accurate and helpful information about the resources and tools that become available, as soon as we have them. We will also be sharing the good stories from our incredible community of people and businesses. This is the time to spread positivity. This is the time where we need to dig deep and find the optimism and silver linings in all of this hardship. We are all being called to rise to be our best selves right now- let’s cultivate the positivity across our region.
We challenge the status quo and encourage innovation amongst our membership.
We are now being presented with the opportunity to be creative and innovative with our services and our time. What can you do to encourage the support of your business? What can you do to support other small businesses within our community? If you are adjusting your business model to service your business and our community at this time, please feel free to share with us and we can share across our networks.
We create a stronger business community through collaboration, networking, advocacy and education.
We are living in a time of uncertainty, but we can be certain of this: we are in this together. We will overcome this, together. We have to support one another now, and more than ever when our country and our region begin to rebuild as we move out of this crisis. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, need support, are looking for information, etc. Collaboration is key during this time, as well as advocacy. As mentioned above, please take 5-10 minutes to fill out our survey to allow us to best understand what we should be advocating for on your behalf.