It’s the Tri-Chamber Alliance...And it’s historic, the first of its kind, with three chambers of commerce – one in Canada, one in the United States and one in a First Nations community – working together on lots of ventures, with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Friday at Nav Centre in Cornwall.
“I think it’s a really cool thing, something that we’re really proud of,” said Simon McLinden, project manager with Cornwall & the Counties Community Futures Development Corp., at the signing ceremony.
“We’re a group that is respectful of different cultures, and we can be role models on an international level to show how we can work together without the boundaries of culture or country,” said Lezlie Strasser, executive manager of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce.
Said Akwesasne Chamber of Commerce president Casey Swamp: “The Tri-Chamber Alliance has had a successful development because of the mutual respect and understanding of each other’s different cultures. . . we all work together because we have one common vision – to grow our regional economic impact.”
“Our chamber is truly honored,” said Nathan Lashomb, executive director of the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce. “We’re proud to be working with our partners to make our region even better.”