Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Accredited

Chair's Message


Mid-Point update from the Chatham – Kent Chamber of Commerce Chair.

Summer is in Full Swing!

It was a breath of fresh air to see everyone in person at the Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament in June this year. It has been a long year only being able to interact over a computer screen, seeing everyone outside was uplifting. I have been enjoying the outdoors and taking advantage of all the creative and relaxing Patios at our local restaurants. Optimism is growing as we move through the Provincial Government Steps to get to our goal of Chatham-Kent “Fully Open for Business”

The first 8 months of 2021 has been challenging.
Last year was unprecedented and in 2021 we have continued to persevere , pivot , and prepare to make positive steps forward with purpose. I want to recognize the Past Chair, Pete Fantuz, Gail Hundt, Sarah Smith, the Board of Directors and Committees of the Chamber who have maintained a steady focus to advocate for our Business Members.

Advocacy for our Chamber Members is front of mind. The Chatham Kent Chamber Team have been updating our Website with resource material to provide guidance and support. Chatham Kent leaders have continued to work as partners with the Chatham Kent Chamber to ensure we are working together for the collective good. In May, the Chatham -Kent Chamber rolled out the CK Chamber Rapid Test Program .The Chamber Team was glad to provide the program ,at no cost to local Businesses, to provide peace of mind to their teams.

Currently the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen has allowed our local businesses to throw open the doors and let the sunshine in. I am looking forward to seeing more of you in person supporting our local businesses. There are several Celebration Events coming up where we can be together again. Look on the Website and watch for updates on Social Media for announcements !

Wishing everyone a Summer of Fun and Prosperity.

Tracey Walker

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