Cham­ber SOS

The Glengarry News - - Classified­s -

The fu­ture of the Alexan­dria and Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce could be de­ter­mined at a meet­ing later this month.

At­ten­dance at the cham­ber’s an­nual meet­ing March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Glen­garry Sports Palace will help the board of di­rec­tors to de­cide whether the or­ga­ni­za­tion should fold. The cham­ber has cau­tioned of a “very real risk” that the group will dis­band un­less more busi­ness peo­ple come for­ward to vol­un­teer. One busi­ness­man, Naval Gupta, has come for­ward with a con­crete way of rais­ing the cham­ber’s pro­file. “I of­fer my Alexan­dria build­ing if needed for run­ning the cham­ber in a more rec­og­nized way as I be­lieve that hav­ing no vis­ual ex­po­sure did hurt the cham­ber a few years back,” says Mr. Gupta, who owns a Main Street build­ing. He says he is “still en­thu­si­as­tic” about the or­ga­ni­za­tion. “We should and will be able to keep our cham­ber go­ing as we do need it to sup­port lo­cal busi­ness and res­i­dents,” Mr. Gupta com­ments. But he also stresses the need to get young peo­ple in­volved. New mem­bers could be given lead­er­ship roles “and we ex­pe­ri­enced peo­ple just guide them and help them make in­formed and bet­ter de­ci­sions.” Any­one who is in­ter­ested in help­ing out is asked to con­tact pres­i­dent Phil Cloutier at 613-360-1699 or e-mail sec­re­tary-trea­surer Melodie Nei­derer at nei­der­[email protected]­

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