Fredericton Chamber Chief Receives National Award

FREDERICTON,​ ​NB​ ​​–​ ​At​ ​the​ ​recent​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​Executives​ ​of​ ​Canada​ ​conference,​ ​Fredericton Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​chief​ ​executive​ ​officer,​ ​Krista​ ​Ross​ ​was​ ​named​ ​Executive​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year​ ​for​ ​2016-17. The​ ​conference,​ ​hosted​ ​in​ ​Fredericton,​ ​immediately​ ​preceding​ ​the​ ​Canadian​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce conference​ ​was​ ​attended​ ​by​ ​more​ ​than​ ​100​ ​local​ ​chamber​ ​executives​ ​from​ ​coast-to-coast.

It​ ​was​ ​the​ ​second​ ​time​ ​receiving​ ​the​ ​award​ ​for​ ​Ms​ ​Ross,​ ​who​ ​previously​ ​received​ ​the​ ​award​ ​during​ ​her first​ ​stint​ ​as​ ​chamber​ ​CEO​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1990s.

“Being​ ​recognized​ ​by​ ​one’s​ ​peers​ ​is​ ​a​ ​humbling​ ​honour,”​ ​said​ ​Ross.​ ​“There​ ​are​ ​amazing​ ​individuals running​ ​chambers​ ​in​ ​every​ ​province​ ​and​ ​territory​ ​that​ ​I​ ​learn​ ​from​ ​everyday.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​anything​ ​that sets​ ​me​ ​apart,​ ​it’s​ ​the​ ​strength​ ​of​ ​my​ ​team​ ​here​ ​in​ ​Fredericton​ ​-​ ​I​ ​share​ ​this​ ​award​ ​with​ ​my​ ​staff​ ​who​ ​are second-to-none​ ​professionals.”

Several​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​chamber’s​ ​board​ ​of​ ​directors​ ​were​ ​on-hand​ ​as​ ​Ms​ ​Ross​ ​received​ ​her award.

“I​ ​couldn’t​ ​imagine​ ​a​ ​more​ ​deserving​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​such​ ​an​ ​award​ ​than​ ​Krista,”​ ​said​ ​Keir​ ​Clark,​ ​Fredericton chamber​ ​president.​ ​“Her​ ​bottomless​ ​reserves​ ​of​ ​energy,​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​business​ ​and​ ​love​ ​for​ ​her community​ ​are​ ​evident​ ​every​ ​single​ ​day.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​a​ ​big​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​reason​ ​our​ ​chamber​ ​has​ ​a​ ​high membership​ ​rate​ ​and​ ​why​ ​​ ​am​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​the​ ​organization’s​ ​president.”

The​ ​award​ ​was​ ​presented​ ​on​ ​22​ ​September​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​a​ ​recognition​ ​dinner​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Wu​ ​Conference​ ​Centre on​ ​UNB’s​ ​campus.


The​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce,​ ​a​ ​nationally​ ​accredited​ ​organization​ ​with​ ​nearly​ ​1,000​ ​members,​ ​is​ ​an active​ ​business​ ​organization​ ​engaged​ ​in​ ​policy​ ​development​ ​and​ ​advocacy​ ​that​ ​affects​ ​the​ ​competitiveness​ ​of​ ​our members​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Canadian​ ​business​ ​environment.​ ​The​ ​Chamber’s​ ​vision​ ​is '​Community Prosperity​ Through Business'.

Contact:​ ​​Krista​ ​Ross,​ ​CEO,​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​–​ ​(506)​ ​458-8006

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L to R: Stuart Harrison, CEO, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce; Awards Committee Chair; Krista Ross, CEO Fredericton Chamber of Commerce; Nancy Healy, CEO, St. John’s Board of Trade, CCEC President; Shelley Morris, Executive​ ​Director,​ ​CCEC

Photo​ ​credit:​ ​Bob​ ​Hammersley,​ ​CEO,​ ​St.​ ​Thomas​ ​&​ ​District​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce