Taking advantage of cross-border opportunities

The Partnership is proud to partner with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce to present “Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region,” a summit for business owners and leaders on April 14, 2016 at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.

This event serves as a tremendous opportunity for companies on both sides of the border to take advantage of our proximity to one another and leverage their businesses.

Tourists and horse carriages are familiar scenes around Niagara on the Lake
Tourists and horse carriages are familiar scenes around Niagara on the Lake

In my new role as the Manager of the Partnership’s CanAm initiative, I have the unique opportunity to meet people from a variety of industries and cities.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Niagara region with our President & CEO, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen.

We spent the day with Mishka Balsom, the President and CEO of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Seeing as how Dottie and Mishka are both fairly new in their role as President and CEO of their respective regional chambers of commerce, they were able to relate over similar challenges and goals centered around investment and economic development.

Throughout the day spent in Niagara, we discussed how this is a wonderful time for business owners and leaders to take advantage of the cross-border opportunities that exist to accelerate growth and prosperity.

Balsom in front of the Ravine Vineyard
Balsom in front of the Ravine Vineyard

We also discussed the tremendous opportunities that currently exist for businesses to enjoy everything the Niagara region has to offer such as agriculture, tourism, arts and entertainment.

As Buffalo Niagara’s Chamber of Commerce, it is the Partnership’s job to bring business leaders together to discuss the opportunities that exist in both our local and Mega-Region.

Our goal in “Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region” is to create a broad discussion about:

  • the challenges that exist in regards to finding cross-border business opportunities
  • the solutions and success stories for cross-border collaboration
  • the resources available to facilitate these opportunities
  • the individuals and/or organizations that can help bridge connections

Participants will gain insight from regional chambers on both sides of the border and hear from keynote speaker Nadja Piatka, CEO of Nadja Foods, who has utilized the power of the Mega-Region to grow her international food business.

Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar
Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar

During the event, Canadian and American businesses will be paired together to network, discuss and collaborate on the challenges and opportunities for cross-border business growth.

All participants will receive tangible ideas to harness the power of the Mega-Region for their individual businesses.

“Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region” is your chance to learn more about how to take advantage of cross-border opportunities to grow and expand your network and business.

I encourage you to register today!