Chamber commits to address concerns of businesses in the south

Brian Louisy engaging businesses in the south

Businesses from the south of the island got an opportunity to talk about critical issues affecting their business operations when the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce “What Keeps You up at Night” at the NSDC in Vieux Fort. 

Poor Access to Finance, Human Resource Issues, Quality of Utilities and Quality of Government Services emerged as those issues which most severely affecting the business community in the south of the island. 

The attendance of three Chamber Board Members at the event and mixer was also noteworthy as Head of the Chamber Membership Committee Cheryl Renwick participated in the entire session. Meanwhile, President Karen Fontenelle and Director Donna Hinkson were able to join the gathering for the mixer. 

The recommendations coming out of the Workshop will inform the work program of the Southern Membership Committee of the Chamber. All of the areas identified at the workshop are consistent with Strategic Mission Driven Areas of the Chamber as articulated in the Chambers’ 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. 

A follow-up meeting of the Southern Membership Committee is being planned for early in June where a work plan will be developed and agreed. 

Meanwhile, the Chamber wishes to thank Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd., Essential Hardware, Goddard Catering Group, Scotts Sports and Awards and Saintlu Wood Working Ltd., for sponsoring the workshop and Business Mixer which followed.