The St. John’s Board of Trade through its membership and committees advocate for public policies that foster a competitive and healthy economic environment.
Some of the key areas that the Board will focus on in 2014 are:
• Sustaining our Prosperity
• Labrador and Northern Opportunities
• Fiscal Prudence
• Managed Growth
• Smart Planning and Development
Interested in joining a policy committee? Click to find out how you can get involved.
Get Informed, Get Involved
The St. John’s Board of Trade wants you to get involved and to be informed in the 2013 general municipal election.
The Board of Trade, in partnership with The Telegram, will be asking issue-specific questions of each of the candidates, ensuring that all candidates have the means to communicate their responses to the public. The Board has also aligned with other groups looking to engage voters including the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, as well as Happy City.
The St. John’s Board of Trade is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that is the principal voice of business for over 700 members in the St. John’s area. Its mission is to improve the local business climate, enhancing its members’ ability to do business through advocacy and member services.
The following links will connect you to information centred around the 2013 Municipal Elections. Get Informed. Get Involved.
Make your mark - Chair's column, Sept. 21, 2013
Metro area mayoral candidates tackle issues - The Telegram, Sept. 11, 2013
We don't ride Metrobus, but you should, candidates say - CBC Sept. 11, 2013
If you weren't able to attend our Mayoral Debate on Tuesday, Sept. 10 you can still hear what the candidates had to say. Rogers TV will air the debate on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Follow our updates of the northeast Avalon debate - CBC Sept. 10, 2013
Ask your candidate how you’ll get around - Sept. 10, 2013
Regional transit would ease traffic snarls - Chair's column, Sept. 6, 2013
Homebuilders’ association questions mayoral candidates - The Telegram, Sept. 6, 2013
Board of Trade plugging regionalization - The Telegram, Sept. 4, 2013
Ask your candidate how they’ll co-operate - Sept. 3, 2013
A lesson in co-operation - Chair's column Aug. 30, 2013
Livability will attract people to St. John’s: Board of Trade - The Telegram, Aug. 28, 2013
Livability - Building a better St. John’s - Aug. 27, 2013
The Debate Debacle - Geoff Chaulk Blog, The Telegram Aug. 27, 2013
Happy cities are good for the economy - Chair's Column Aug. 24, 2013
Building a better St. John’s: Development is a key election issue - Aug. 13, 2013
It’s not just what you build; it’s how you build it - Chair's Column Aug. 10, 2013
Build up, not out, Board of Trade says - CBC Aug. 7, 2013
All growth is not good growth: Density as an election issue - Aug. 6, 2013
Density over sprawl, says St. John’s Board of Trade - The Telegram, Aug. 5, 2013
Bigger is not better - Chair's Column Aug. 3, 2013
Infrastructure concerns key in upcoming election: Board of Trade - The Telegram, July 30, 2013
Building our city: Why infrastructure has to be an election issue - July 29, 2013
Let’s build something together - Chair's Column July 27, 2013
Downtown parking should be an election issue, says board - CBC July 26, 2013
Downtown businesses and parking - CBC Radio July 25, 2013
St. John's Board of Trade encourages election participation - The Coaster, July 25, 2013
St. John's Board of Trade encourages election participation- The Telegram, July 25, 2013
Get Informed, Get Involved - July 24, 2013
Board of Trade launches municipal issues campaign - The Telegram, July 18, 2013
Board launches municipal issues campaign - July 18, 2013
Get on board - Chair's Column June 1, 2013