“The Chamber of Commerce is a critical partner in the economic development of the Virgin Islands,” Governor de Jongh said, also noting, “It is my pleasure to participate in their upcoming 2013 Annual Membership Breakfast Meeting as a guest speaker to discuss strategic priorities of the government and to dialogue on our collective efforts to embrace this adaptable economy.
“Especially as we continue to re-position ourselves in an extremely competitive market, our forward progress depends on our ability to continue to encourage growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and investment,”
The Chamber of Commerce invites members and non-members to their annual meeting & 2012 Business Awards breakfast Thursday, February 7 at 7:30a.m. The event will be held at The Palms at Pelican Cove.
Attorney Mark Eckard, president of the Chamber’s 2013 Board of Directors, said The Chamber will work to develop a stronger strategic partnership with the Governor’s team this year.
“As the unified voice of St. Croix’s business community, the Chamber of Commerce is honored that Governor de Jongh has, again, chosen the Chamber's Annual Meeting as the forum for his first major policy speech following the State of the Territory Address,” Eckard said, adding, “The Chamber is very grateful for the Governor's proven partnership in its efforts to make St. Croix an even better place to own and operate a business.”
All community members are encouraged to visit www.stxchamber.org and submit their nominations now for the following categories:
· 2012 Business of the Year
· 2012 New Business of the Year
· 2012 Business Person of the Year
· 2012 Non-Profit of the Year
Nominations will be accepted until December 4 at 11:59:59 p.m.
Please RSVP on www.STXChamber.org by Wednesday, Feb. 6.
The event includes a FULL breakfast and costs $25 for members or $35 for non-members. The Chamber requests RSVPs by February 6 and can be done via the website or with Vicki Bandola, The Chamber events chairperson.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Vicki Bandola 340-514-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.