NBSA And Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Sign Partnership
Fredericton, NB — The New Brunswick Student Alliance and the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce have signed a 2-year strategic partnership with the purpose of expanding professional networking opportunities for postsecondary students.
In addition to offering postsecondary students in Fredericton free access to all chamber networking events, such as the monthly Business Over Breakfast and Business After Hours, the partnership will also allow students to register for chamber events, such as State of the City or State of the Province addresses, at member rates through the NBSA.
“Postsecondary education is the lifeblood of Fredericton. This deal is about better integrating students into the community in which they both study and live through enhanced networking such as those that the Chamber offers,” said Robert Burroughs, NBSA executive director.
The NBSA is a proud member of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, representing almost 10,000 postsecondary students in the City of Fredericton. Alliance staff sit on two Chamber committees, the participation on which are solidified in the partnership.
“Students and the post-secondary education sector are a critical part of Fredericton’s current and future economy,” said Krista Ross, Fredericton Chamber CEO. “The sector is one of the primary economic drivers in the community and our students are our future business owners, employees and community leaders. Connecting students to the business community is a win-win and the NB Student Alliance are excellent partners to make that happen.”
“Fredericton is a student-driven economy. I look forward to seeing the benefits that this will bring to our students in the city,” said Madi Banks Vice-Chair of the NBSA’s Board of Directors. “Students are always looking for ways to better prepare themselves for life after graduation and we anticipate that this will help.”
The next Chamber networking event is the Business After Hours on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Cominar.
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
With nearly 1000 members, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest chambers of commerce. A dynamic business organization, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged in policy development that affects the competitiveness of our members and of the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’.
Contact: Krista Ross, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce CEO – (506) 458-8006
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Awards Annual Scholarship
FREDERICTON, NB – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has proudly awarded its annual post-secondary scholarship to Brianna Corey of Fredericton.
A high academic achiever, talented musician and tireless volunteer, Brianna is off to study pre-med at Bishop’s University. Awarded the distinctions of a Black Kat Scholar and Duke of Edinburgh Award recipient, Brianna is a well-rounded student poised for success with her post-secondary studies. She is a past recipient of the Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Award winner on two separate occasions, she has volunteered with Theatre New Brunswick as well as an instructor with the Fredericton Speed Skating Club.
“Brianna is an extraordinary young person - representing the best that Fredericton has to offer,” said Keir Clark, chamber president. “In fact, all of the applicants for our scholarship could have been deserving recipients, but simply put, she was the best of the best. Now we are hoping that she comes home to practice medicine in a few years!”
Administered by the Fredericton Community Foundation, recipients of the scholarship are selected by a panel of Fredericton chamber past-presidents.
“Each year a group of highly-deserving students applies for our scholarship and it is so difficult to choose,” added Krista Ross, chamber CEO. “That’s why we engage a group of our past presidents to help make the decisions. It’s also a great way to keep our former presidents involved with the chamber - even in their retirement.”
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship was created in 2013 to recognize a deserving student who has made a significant positive contribution to the betterment of their school and / or community at the same time has demonstrated sound academic achievement. The fund is held and managed by the Fredericton Community Foundation.
Brianna received her scholarship at the chamber’s annual golf tournament on August 24, 2017.
With more than 950 members, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest chambers of commerce. A dynamic business organization, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged in policy development that affects the competitiveness of our members and of the Canadian business environment.
Contact: Krista Ross, CEO – (506) 458-8006