NWT Chamber Congratulates the Norman Wells and District Chamber of Commerce

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NWT Chamber Congratulates the Norman Wells and District Chamber of Commerce

September 25, 2012 Hamilton, ON – the NWT Chamber of Commerce is congratulating the Norman Wells And District Chamber of Commerce on having their policy resolution titled “Completion of an All-Weather North-South Trans-Canada Highway ” adopted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Chamber in Hamilton on September 23, 2012.

“The Norman Wells Chamber was successful three years ago in having this important piece of policy adopted at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce level, bringing the Mackenzie Valley Highway to national attention through the Canadian Chamber,” said NWT Chamber of Commerce president Hughie Graham. “The resolution was co-sponsored by the Inuvik Chamber of Commerce.”

“Delegation was not convinced immediately with the resolution,” said Graham. “But information provided by Norman Wells President, Chris Buist, supported by the NWT Chamber and an impassioned plea to delegates from Inuvik Chamber, Newton Grey swayed to a better than 2/3rds majority required by the Canadian Chamber in order to pass policy resolutions”

The resolution will stay on the policy books at the Canadian Chamber for three years and be part of the advocacy from the Chamber. “The Highway is important for business, people of the north and Canada,” said Graham. “It is important to have other organizations pick up the charge and help lobby for the Highway”

In association with the network of community chambers of commerce in Fort Simpson, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Hay River, and Yellowknife, the NWT Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of members across the NWT. For more than 35 years, it has been the only pan-territorial voice of businesses across all sectors of the Northern economy.

For more information, contact the NWT Chamber Office at 867-920-9505 or by email at admin@nwtchamber.com.

Click here to see the official media release document:  MEDIA NWT Chamber Congratulates the Norman Wells and District Chamber of Commerce.

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