Toronto Board of Trade

Toronto Board of Trade

November 28, 2006 19:17 ET

Etobicoke Chamber, Toronto Board Merge

All local chambers now united with Toronto Board of Trade

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 28, 2006) - Members of the Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce have voted in favour of integrating with the Toronto Board of Trade, approving the merger by an overwhelming margin at a special members' meeting held this evening.

"We are thrilled to welcome Etobicoke members to our extended family," says Board of Trade Chair Becky McKinnon, "As of now, they are full-fledged members of the largest local chamber of commerce in Canada and can start enjoying more benefits, privileges and opportunities for professional success and growth."

"We're very pleased with the terms of the integration," notes Etobicoke Chamber Chair Lorice Haig, "We will continue to offer great services, networking and other signature events like the annual Business Excellence Awards and annual golf tournament from the same location. We're looking forward to welcoming more Board members from Etobicoke and across the city to our home."

In the past two years, the Toronto Board of Trade has also integrated the Scarborough and North York Chambers of Commerce, uniting all of the city's chambers under one banner. All members are entitled to use Board facilities across the city, contribute to advocacy and policy work, and receive discounts on Board events, products and services. In addition, members receive free, automatic membership in the World Trade Centre Toronto with access to a network of nearly 300 WTC business centres around the world.

"The addition of the experienced, successful business people from the Etobicoke Chamber, and the Chamber's tradition of great events and service, will help us offer even more value to all of our members," concludes McKinnon.

The Toronto Board of Trade is the champion of a competitive and vibrant Toronto with a mandate to serve, represent and unite the city's business community. Founded in 1845, Canada's largest chamber of commerce operates at five locations across Toronto. Further information about Board events, policies, advocacy and products is available on its website at www.bot.com. Commentary from Board executives can be found on the Board Blog at www.bot.com/blog.
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Contact Information

  • Glen Stone, Public Affairs Manager, Toronto Board of Trade
    Primary Phone: 416-862-4565
    Secondary Phone: 416-998-9458
    E-mail: gstone@bot.com