Building a better Calgary Chamber of Commerce
October 22, 2011
When I started at the Chamber in mid September, I was excited for change. Now, seven weeks under my belt, I am even more excited for change.
Calgary has turned a corner. We have a new Mayor. One who is poised to do great things for this city and for our business community.
And the Chamber plans to be part of doing great things for this city by building a better Chamber. We plan to focus efforts on making Calgary the greatest place to live, as well as start, grow and operate a business.
Our first step is understanding how we can build a better Chamber. I am beginning to meet with members, stakeholders, non-members and people who have a passion for making this city and this Chamber stronger and more vibrant. And I want to continue these conversations, and reach more people, through blogs and social media.
Over the coming weeks, leading up to mid-December, I will be asking for thoughts on one topic per week for the next 7 weeks (everyone picks even numbers to work with, let’s do something different!). I ask you to think, respond, assess and challenge us to be a better Chamber of Commerce. Tell us what your business needs are, what keeps you awake at night, what is missing in your business world, and what might help you achieve success . Tell us what kind of a city it is that you would want to grow your business in. What kind of Calgary do you want for your business, your employees and your colleagues? Take a moment to reflect, then post a response on the blog.
These are all questions that will help us build a better Chamber.
So, week and question 1: if you could describe the best city to live, work and operate a business, what would it look like?