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Chair Andrea Stack

Chair’s Message – Your go to place for business

If you haven’t heard, the St. John’s Board of Trade has re-invented itself.  We have launched new initiatives to complement our advocacy and networking events.

Be Seen Be Heard

We know most of our small business members have a limited marketing budget, so we have crafted new platforms for you to get your message out.

We have a videographer on staff who will shoot a 30-second company profile and place it on our Directory page, the most viewed page on our website.  We will then share it with our thousands of contacts on Social media – Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn. Check out the first video we produced for Alt Hotel.

The video is yours, it is on YouTube and you can share it with your social media contacts too.

Business News, the publication you are reading now is dynamic, meaning when you read it online you can click on the ads, further enhancing your reach.

Business Solutions

You have told us, and we have listened to how you want someone to help you address the pain points in your business.  So, we have created a single point of contact for all your business needs. We have built a coordinated network of resource partners that will quickly route you to valuable information, available programs, experience and expertise to help your business succeed.

Our #CannabisHotline is a prime example of this nimble responsiveness.  We know a lot of you don’t have time to attend events, but are concerned about how the legalization of marijuana will impact your business.  Instead of just having a workshop, we launched a hotline. You can call our Director of Business Solutions and she will put you in contact with Labour standards or occupational health and safety expertise, or other experts that will address your concerns.

We are also available if you are interested in a more in-depth discussion about your business. We invite you to schedule a one-on-one visit with a member of our collaborative team of Resource Professionals to confidentially discuss your operations, your requirements and your plans for the future. We’ll review your information and connect you with the appropriate resources and individuals within the St. John’s Community. Contact Rhonda Tulk-Lane solutions@bot.nf.ca or call 709-351-0291.


We know you don’t always have time to attend information sessions, so, we are bringing them to you.  You can watch them yourself or send the link to another member of your staff. Last month, Denis Hogan, CEO of Workplace Health and Safety scheduled a workshop in our office regarding the changes to PRIME.  Our boardroom can only seat 20 people, but after putting the workshop on Facebook live, over 200 people have viewed it to date.  You can catch here, if you missed it.


Summer is just around the corner and so is our Annual Golf Classic.
If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to register for our annual Golf Tournament.

This year we are heading back to The Wilds for:

  • 2 Days
  • 2 Bands
  • 36 Holes
  • 1 BIG Network

On Wednesday, July 11 golfers will have the opportunity to take in a complimentary round of golf and an evening Business Mixer. The tournament on Thursday July 12th, can be a great team building event or a time to build on client relationships. The Wilds is offering up a room rate of $119 +HST for tournament golfers.

These are just some of the initiatives we have in place to serve our members. We encourage you to reach out and take advantage of these services and our networking events. Your success is our success.

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