COVID-19 Daily Update: 27 March 2020

Good afternoon,  I’m happy to tell you that we are ending the week with some good news from the federal government. I’m sure we can all use some of that.  Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced significant help for businesses during the COVID-19...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 24 March 2020

March 24, 2020  Good afternoon members,  The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is launching and populating a new resource on our website – a directory of businesses in the Fredericton are that are Open, Operational and/or...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 23 March 2020

March 23, 2020  Good afternoon,  As we enter our second week of mass disruption to our businesses and lives as a result of COVID-19, I want to remind you to take care of your mental health and access available resources if you are...

COVID-19 Update: 20 March 2020

March 20, 2020  Good afternoon,  As one of the most incredibly stressful and volatile weeks of our lives nears an end, I want to express my heartfelt and ongoing concern for you, your staff, and your organizations. Team Chamber is committee during this...

COVID-19 Update: 19 March 2020 (pm)

March 19, 2020 – 4:00 pm  Good afternoon members,  At today’s news conference, Premier Blaine Higgs declared a State of Emergency in New Brunswick. All retail and public-facing businesses have been...

COVID-19 Update: 17 March 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has us all on edge and no one is exactly sure how this crisis will grow, evolve and eventually settle. It is incumbent on all of us to follow the advice of medical experts and elected officials in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19. However,...

Message to Members: Staff working remotely

Good afternoon members,  This message is to advise that the staff of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce have been encouraged to work remotely for the next two weeks to ensure appropriate social distancing (timeframe to be re-evaluated on an ongoing...

Commentary: 2020 State of the Province Address

Late last month, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce hosted New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs for our 46th annual State of the Province Address.   We were pleased that more than half of the premier’s speech was focused on economic development – it...

New Brunswick’s Cyber Security Opportunity

With the turn of the calendar to a new decade, I am feeling energized about the future, the potential of Fredericton’s and New Brunswick’s economy and focusing on the many positives around us. While we are facing serious long-term challenges in this province, there...

Commentary – Turning the Page on 2019

 Earlier this week, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce met with Finance Minister Ernie Steeves to discuss our pre-budget submission to his department. Preparing our document gave us a chance to reflect on the past year, the current state of New Brunswick’s...