Who We Are and What We Do
The Oromocto and Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) is an organization of local businesses managed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors who represent the local business community. The Chamber Board meets monthly to discuss ways in which to meet and improve the needs of the membership. Each year we strive to offer benefits designed to assist you in your business, and to save you both time and money. As the membership continues to grow, we continually look for new and innovative ways in which to be of value to members.
For your general information, the Board of Directors meets every second Wednesday of the month. Any member may contact us to have an item placed on the agenda. All issues are important if they affect our business community. We will be proactive as we continue to go into the future.
Several times during the year, the Oromocto & Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Lunch & Learn – a networking event that is geared towards helping the small business owner. Experts from different industries deliver a short presentation over the lunch hour. These interesting and educational working lunches are a great way to network and learn at the same time. The Lunch & Learns take place the third Wednesday of the month and the cost and speaker will be listed on our facebook page. You will also receive an invite through email. Come and learn something new and meet and network with other Chamber members. The Lunch & Learns are open to the public so if you want to bring a friend, feel free. If you would like to make a presentation at one of our monthly Lunch and Learn sessions or if you have any suggestions for topics or questions regarding the event, please email the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber also holds an annual Business Awards Dinner where we honor a local business and a member of our community for their valuable contributions. These dinners are a highlight of the year and a wonderful chance to get out and enjoy a first class dinner, network with your peers, find out what the Chamber has been up to the past year, and help honour our local heroes.
We also like to support our students as much as possible. We award a $1000 scholarship to one Oromocto High School student and also hold an annual Student Pitch Contest where entrepreneurial students can win prizes and receive mentoring from local experienced judges. This has proven to be a wonderful experience and a lot of fun to watch.
Check our facebook page to get information on our upcoming events.