A message from our Chair, Sharon Horan

Sharon Haron, Chair On behalf of the more than 875 members of the St. John’s Board of Trade, and the 30,000 plus people they employ, welcome to the capital city’s voice of business. The Board of Trade is an organization with a long and proud tradition that was started because people in the community saw a need. That need still exists today. There is a need to advocate on business issues at all levels of government. There is a need to provide access to opportunities; and, our members get that through networking events. Also, there is a need to provide assistance on business development, which the Board and its members can provide. Whatever your needs are, the Board of Trade offers solutions. We value your involvement because we are your business associates, your suppliers, and your customers. The Board also values your involvement because it strengthens our voice when we advocate for your issues to municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government. Getting involved in the St. John’s Board of Trade is a rewarding experience for your business and you. Meet new people. Make new contacts. Make your business grow. It is all part of being involved in this great organization. If there is something the Board’s many enthusiastic volunteers or dedicated staff can do to help you find more success in your business life, please let us know. We look forward to working with you. Sincerely, Sharon Horan Chair, 2014

 

 

The Chair has a regular column in The Telegram.

Read the latest columns below:

We’re not the big, bad business community – Chair’s column, Dec. 6, 2014

Investing in employees pays off – Chair’s column, Nov. 1, 2014

Sustaining our prosperity requires vision – Chair’s column, Oct. 4, 2014

It’s our city — have your say – Chair’s column, Sept. 6, 2014

Natural resources must be managed wisely – Chair’s column, Aug. 2, 2014

Changes to foreign worker program don’t solve labour challenges – Chair’s column, July 5, 2014

Help wanted: growing the population is key to business – Chair’s column, June 7, 2014

Pension tension affects us all - Chair’s column, May 10, 2014

Budget ignored some troubling trends – Chair’s column, April 5, 2014

You can’t get blood from a turnip - Chair’s column, March 1, 2014

Pumped on the potential of this place - Chair’s column, February 1, 2014

Take hold of the future with conviction – Chair’s column, Jan. 4, 2014

Plenty to celebrate this season - Chair’s column, Dec. 14, 2013

Boom, boom, boom - Chair’s column, Nov. 9, 2013

Banging our drum – Chair’s column, Oct. 5, 2013

Make your mark - Chair’s column, Sept. 21, 2013

Regional transit would ease traffic snarls - Chair’s column, Sept. 6, 2013

A lesson in co-operation - Aug. 30, 2013

Happy cities are good for the economy - Aug. 24, 2013

It’s not just what you build; it’s how you build it - Aug. 10, 2013

Bigger is not better - Aug. 3, 2013

Let’s build something together - July 27, 2013

Get informed and get involved - July 16, 2013

Get on board - June 1, 2013

Lessons learned from China - May 11, 2013

We need more people - April 6, 2013

Back to basics - March 2, 2013

The boom is everybody’s business - Feb. 2, 2013

Time to review and renew - Jan. 5, 2013

We all have to maintain balance - Dec. 1, 2012

Power to the people - Nov. 3, 2012

Building your legacy - Oct. 6, 2012

Let’s work together - Sept. 1, 2012

We must promote life-long learning - Aug. 11, 2012

Roll out the welcome mat - July 7, 2012

Demographics drive decisions - June 2, 2012

The things we can’t afford - May 5, 2012

There’s a better way to budget - April 7, 2012

Caught between a rock and a hard place - March 3, 2012

Government’s kitchen table - Feb. 11, 2012

Look back, look forward - Jan. 7, 2012

Some things are worth building – Dec. 3, 2011

A tale of two futures - Nov. 12, 2011

Aisle or balcony seats? - Oct. 1, 2011

The choice is yours - Sept. 10, 2011

Float or fly - Aug. 6, 2011

Ask the right questions - July 2, 2011

The kids are alright - June 4, 2011

Now that the polls have closed – May 7, 2011

Vote. For yourself. For this province - April 2, 2011

The truth about business – March 5-2010

Personal responsibility, public accountability - February 5, 2011