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July 25, 2022

Grey Highlands and West Grey Chambers of Commerce vote to merge organizations

Grey Highlands and West Grey Chambers of Commerce merging puzzle pieces.

According to a July 22 media release, Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce and West Grey Chamber of Commerce will form a single stronger organization to start the new year.

The Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce and West Grey Chamber of Commerce each voted on Tuesday to give their Boards the ability to further develop and ultimately implement plans to merge the two organizations into a new larger chamber with greater strength for advocacy, affiliate partners, and grant applications.

“We have been seeking ways to ensure our Chamber stays sustainable in an era of rising costs, and firmly believe in the power of this merger. The new Chamber will represent and support businesses across South Grey, knocking down invisible barriers and encouraging us to work together. We’ve done a lot of work already to get to this point, but the real work is just beginning. It’s an exciting time,” said Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce president Karen Cox.

“We’re very pleased to receive our members’ encouragement to proceed with this merger,” said West Grey Chamber of Commerce president Nella Monaco-Wells. “We see the value of a stronger relationship with our Grey Highlands neighbours and believe that this larger chamber will be resilient in the years to come, ensuring long-term support for area businesses.”

Presently, the combined chambers represent approximately 250 businesses, and seek to benefit, not only the economic welfare of both communities, but also their social well-being.

 


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