Timmins Chamber of Commerce staffer earns national recognition

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9/30/2014 Press Release

TIMMINS, ON, September 29, 2014: The Timmins Chamber of Commerce’s Manager of Policy, Research and Communications Nick Stewart has won a national award for his work in advocating on behalf of Chamber members.

Stewart was selected among 450 Chambers of Commerce to be recognized as Canada’s 2014 Chamber Staff Person of the Year at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

“I am incredibly honoured to have been selected from among my national peers for this prestigious award,” said Stewart.

“It is a true pleasure to see that our ongoing efforts to fight for our members’ interests at all levels of government is being noticed across the country.”

Competition for the award was fierce, but Stewart’s talent is worth celebrating, according to Shannon Churchill, Awards Committee Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada.

“The caliber of nominations was stellar this year, which made the decision difficult for the judging committee,” said Churchill. “It was wonderful to acknowledge the work of a policy person like Nick in the Chamber network.”

This award is designed to recognize outstanding performance of a staff member of a Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade. Churchill cited Stewart’s dedicated efforts to serve as the voice of Timmins businesses at all levels of government on such issues as energy prices, labour challenges, and the Ring of Fire as just some of the reasons for his award. 

“We are very fortunate at the Timmins Chamber to have Nick as part of our team and to see his efforts recognized nationally speaks to the quality of work done here,” said Al Thorne, Timmins Chamber President.

Having worked for the Chamber since February 2011, Stewart has devoted his efforts to helping the 750 members of the Timmins Chamber to identify issues of concern and working with volunteer-driven committees to refine and advocate those issues.

“I am pleased that our network of peers has recognized Nick’s strong policy-driven talent,” said Keitha Robson, Timmins Chamber Chief Administrative Officer. “The Chamber network has recognized the benefits that Nick’s efforts have generated, and our members are well served by his policy and advocacy skills. I am proud to call him my colleague.”


About the Timmins Chamber of Commerce

With 750 members, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest accredited chambers of commerce with distinction in northeastern Ontario. As the “Voice of Business in Timmins” since 1949, our advocacy and policy initiatives focus on ensuring a positive business climate in the City of Timmins.


Nick Stewart
Manager of Policy, Research and Communications
Timmins Chamber of Commerce
(705) 262-2018