Suzanne Andrews from the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce (at right), Joined our first meeting of 2015 on January 6th. Pictured here at our head table with President Angie (at left), Exchange Student (center left) Johnny and Guest Rotarian, John Mowat (center right) from Port Hope 




Suzanne Andrews has been the Manager of the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce since 2006 and has an extensive background in tourism and economic development. Many Rotarians are members of the Chamber. Trenton has a proud history of many years of service to this community. The Quinte Chamber incorporated in 1950 and has grown ever since. It is the voice of business in our community and they work very closely with the city, DBIA, Quinte Economic Development Corp, the Quinte Manufacturers Association, Trenval, the Small Business Centre and Arts Quinte West. 

The Chamber hosts many networking events and also hosts the Home Show, Boat Cruise and Santa Claus Parade. The Chamber was accredited with Distinction in 2014-2016. In 2015, the Chamber's focus will include: 

- Development of 2016-2018 Chamber Strategic Plan 

- More Chamber Sponsored Trips – India, China and Peru 

- Developing stronger ties with the Belleville and Prince Edward County Chambers of Commerce 

- Monitoring the upcoming Federal election in the newly formed Bay of Quinte riding 

- Introducing a new quarterly business magazine  

- More business discounts for members including UPS & Purolator