media & communications


The Board works to communicate with its membership, the community at large, and target audiences such as government in a number of ways. Sometimes, this communication takes place via the media.

Media is important to the St. John’s Board of Trade because it can help stimulate discussion on important topics of the day, or inform the community as a whole of the work that we or our members are doing. Sometimes the topics are controversial and show a difference of opinion; sometimes the topics unite us no matter what group we identify with.

In this section you will find a collection of media releases about advocacy efforts and public events such as luncheons featuring guest speakers. Our work through the media is designed to keep you informed and engaged, and to demonstrate that the Board is part of the community in which we and our members do business. 

Budget 2014: Board of Trade Reacts - March 28, 2014

Federal Budget Good News for Business - Feb. 11, 2014

Board questions Workers’ Compensation rate change - Dec. 20, 2103

Board Congratulates its 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Winners - Dec. 4, 2013

You are the Boom - Oct. 4, 2013

Board of Trade’s public policy issues make national agenda - Sept. 30, 2013

Board of Trade says pension reform cannot wait - Sept. 20, 2013

Board releases positive Mid-Year Economic Survey results - Aug. 19, 2013

The Time for Change is Now (April 1, 2013)

Budget 2013: Board welcomes realistic budget (March 26, 2013)

Budget 2013: It’s Important to Stay the Course, Says Board of Trade (March 22, 2013)

Government Should Get Back to Basics (Feb. 15, 2013)

Board offers condolences on passing of G.J. Cahill (Feb. 12, 2013)

New Chair and Board of Directors announced for St. John’s Board of Trade (Feb. 1, 2013)

Business Owners Say Economy is Booming, but there are Still Labour Challenges (Jan. 31, 2013)

Business will benefit from provincial focus on population growth (Jan. 22, 2013)

Government needs to make smart changes now to shape our success (Dec. 13, 2012)

Board of Trade Comments on City Budget (Dec. 11, 2012)

Board Congratulates its 20th Annual Business Excellence Awards Winners (Dec. 5, 2012)

Board to present at 2013 pre-budget consultation (Nov. 8, 2012)

Board of Trade Continues to Support Lower Churchill Project (October 31, 2012)

Board Celebrates Small Business Week (October 16, 2012)

Board Supports Muskrat Falls: Project Provides Stability and Builds Capacity for the Future (October 3, 2012)

Public sector pensions must be sustainable for all (October 2, 2012)

Board Calls upon MHAs to Address Pension Debt (September 24, 2012)

Board of Trade calls for Demographic Diversification (September 24, 2012)

Board Members Full of Confidence in the Economy, but Labour Challenge Need to be Addressed (September, 2012)

Board of Trade Applauds Due Diligence of Nalcor (July 31, 2012)

Board supports fiscal responsibility & maximum opportunities for NL (June 21, 2012)

Board of Trade responds to Labour Relations Act Amendments (June 20, 2012)

Board comments on Budget 2012 (April 24, 2012)

Budget 2012: sustainable spending, sustainable society (March 29, 2012)

Ottawa: Pay attention, we have different needs (March 28, 2012)

National challenges require sustainable solutions (March 27, 2012)

Throne Speech themes welcomed (March 5, 2012)

The Diversification Conversation: an urgent talk (March 2, 2012)

Economic review shows promise & strength (Feb. 17, 2012)

Provincial Pre-Budget Consultation (Jan. 13, 2012)

Board welcomes City budget 2012 (Dec. 12, 2011)

19th Annual Business Excellence Awards winners (Dec. 7, 2011)

Mapping the future (Nov. 30, 2011)

Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 14, 2011)

Provincial Election 2011: Statement from the Chair (Oct. 11, 2011)

Time to decide (Oct. 3, 2011)

Why Diversification Matters (Sept. 26, 2011)

Why Demographics Matter (Sept. 20, 2011)

Arctic resolution passes (Sept. 19, 2011)

Fisheries resolution passes (Sept. 18, 2011)

Newfoundland & Labrador: the national player  (Sept. 12, 2011)

Planning for success: Election 2011 (Sept. 6, 2011)

Population data an opportunity to reflect (July 21, 2011)

Labour market challenges demand creativity, collaboration (July 13, 2011)

Federal endorsement of national energy strategy (July 11, 2011)

Provincial Transportation Strategy (June 28, 2011)

Debt payments leave important things undone (June 7, 2011)

Economic, social benefits to commerce and trade (June 2, 2011)

Time to govern.  The St. John's Board of Trade welcomes the newly appointed Federal Cabinet (May 18, 2011)

Provincial Budget 2011 What Small and Medium Businesses in the Board of Trade need to know
(Apr 20-2011)

Board concerned with debt added in Budget (Apr 19-2011)

Board congratulates federal and provincial governments in partnership with airport (March 23-2011)

Time to get serious on federal spending (March 22-2011)

Membership feeling confident in economy (Feb 25-2011)

Public Accounts results support restraint message: Board (Jan 21-2011)

New Chair & Board of Directors announced (Jan 20-2011)


Archived Media Releases


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Board offers condolences on passing of former Mayor (Dec 15-2010)
City Budget 2011 continues disturbing spending trend (Dec 14-2010)
Work Hard. Succeed. Business Community celebrates best in class (Dec 8-2010)
Restraint, strategic investment will pay off: Board (Nov 30-2010)
NLAN celebrates milestones in local angel investment (Nov 9-2010)
National support solidified by Board on power issue (Sep 29-2010)
Board volunteer recognized for excellence (May 26-2010)
Marine Atlantic announcement welcomed (May 21-2010)
Municipal Awareness Day: ‘at your door’ contributions (May 18-2010)
Internal trade barriers must come down: Board (May 13-2010)
Board draws national convention to St. John’s (April 19-2010)
Board speaks about 2010 provincial budget (March 29-2010)
Board adds to debate: Why Development Matters (Includes backgrounders) (Mar 28-2010)
Marine Atlantic in Budget 2010: missing the boat  (Mar 5-2010)
Federal Budget 2010: ’We cannot run these deficits’ (Mar 4-2010) 
Glen Carter discusses the 2010 Federal budget with Derek Sullivan, President of the St. John’s Board of Trade (Courtesy of NTV) (Mar 4-2010)
Provincial pre budget consultation (Jan 14-10) 
Quotes Migrant report PBO report (Jan 13-10)
Federal-budget-issues (Dec 28-09)
City mil rate budget (Dec14-09)
Provincial fall financial update (Dec 7-09)
BOT Business Excellence Awards winners (Dec 2-09)
Board comments on MAI audit (Nov 19-09)
City initiatives forward thinking (Nov 9-09)
Board welcomes Youth Strategy (Nov5-09)
Fuel surcharge opposition long term solution (October 5-09)
Board opposes fuel surcharge hike (October 1-09)
Follow up to Mayoral debate (Sep16-09)
Board welcomes Porter Airlines (August 4-09)
Board presses for government action on LMI recommendations (July 17-09)


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