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As President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Charla is active on many fronts. Prior to joining the Chamber in this role, Charla was Executive Director for the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA), advocating for issues towards the betterment of Northwestern Ontario communities. Her passion for local issues and work experience on Parliament Hill and at Queen’s Park are invaluable in developing and promoting key policies for the Chamber. Currently, she co-chairs the OCC Caucus that
Many chambers are embarking on a path of continued excellence by pursuing accreditation for their Chamber of Commerce. The accreditation process is one that sets your Chamber apart from other associations in the marketplace in proving to your membership and community that your association has met important criteria in the practice and delivery of:member services,governance,policy development and advocacy,operational and administrative excellence. Upon achieving your accreditation, your association will
By Roger Stanion You haven’t ended up in a normal job, by any means. I use the words “ended up in” because very few people plan their lives so that that one day they will end up running an under-funded non-profit organization. In fact, I only ever met two people who grew up saying they wanted to be a chamber execs some day. In both cases, their fathers had done this for a living, and they had lied to them about other things as well. I know that your job can appear confusing and contradictory.