MBOT MEDIA RELEASE: MBOT attends the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM and Convention

Mississauga Board of Trade
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April 30, 2024


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For immediate release                                                                                             April 30, 2024

April 30, 2024 (Mississauga, ON) – Last week, representatives of the Mississauga Board of Trade attended the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM & Convention in Timmins, Ontario. Represented by our 2024 Board Chair, Sameer Sharma, MBOT’s Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations, Brett McDermott, and MBOT President & CEO, Trevor McPherson, our MBOT team championed the interests of our MBOT members and the wider Mississauga business community.

We are extremely proud to share that the Mississauga Board of Trade has also been awarded the 2024 Outstanding Advocacy Campaign Award by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award recognizes the extensive work that MBOT did to advocate for the legal retail sale of cannabis in Ontario’s third largest municipality. Read the release: https://lnkd.in/g7n8YxPR

We would like highlight MBOT’s Brett McDermott for his dedicated efforts and to his predecessor, Councillor Brad Butt, for laying an advocacy foundation for us on this issue.

Finally, MBOT reps Sharma, McPherson, and McDermott were also pleased to earn the OCC delegates’ support for two resolutions. The first resolution advocates for the growth of Ontario’s life sciences industry, not only in Mississauga, but province-wide. The second resolution advocates for the preservation of employment lands near airports. While important to Toronto Pearson International Airport’s growth – and the jobs and economic growth that comes with an airport, this is vital to airports in smaller communities as well. 


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About the Mississauga Board of Trade

Since being established in 1961, MBOT has played an important leadership role serving and representing the interests of business of all sizes and from a broad range of industry sectors in our community.

Mississauga is Canada’s seventh largest city and third largest in Ontario – with a population of over 700,000 residents and more than 50,000 businesses employing over 440,000 people, including 60 Fortune 500 Canadian headquarters. Mississauga is where successful companies choose to do business.  MBOT’s large, diverse and active membership has made us one of the most vibrant and influential business associations in Canada.

As the “Voice of Business” we advocate on policy issues at all levels of government that impact local business of all sizes and we are influential in helping to shape policy decisions. MBOT also offers a wide variety of valuable business services and professional development programs, networking events and marketing opportunities, to help businesses grow, prosper, and get connected.

About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is the indispensable partner of business and Canada’s largest, most influential provincial chamber. It is an independent, not-for-profit advocacy and member services organization representing a diverse network of 60,000 members. The OCC’s mission is to convene, align and advance the interests of its members through principled policy work, value-added business services and broad engagement to drive competitiveness and economic growth in the province.

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