A big part of the chamber’s raison d'etre is to make connections – member-to-member connections, connecting members with the right services and benefits, acting as a bridge to government officials and providing critical information to the membership.
We accomplish many of these goals by making our own connections through working with partner stakeholders. A few examples:
A partnership with Startup Fredericton has helped bridged the perceived gap between established, traditional businesses and new startups (particularly in the information and communications technology field). As more groups and individuals are able to intersect, the more than can learn from one another.
Over the past several years, our annual membership survey has told us that our members are eager for more (and affordable) professional development opportunities. As a response we created our Professional Development Committee in the fall of 2012. Since then, many of the sessions that we have been able to provide to our members at reduced rates have been a result of effectively partnering with other member organizations. Our partnership with LearnSphere Canada to host ProfitLearn workshops has been taking advantage of by many members on many topics.
We are always looking for new ways to provide value to our members. If you have ideas on partnerships that may be beneficial to the membership, get in touch!