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National Award for Cornwall Chamber Manager

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Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce

National Award for Cornwall Chamber Manager
The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Manager has just been awarded national recognition by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada. During its recent annual conference in St. John’s Newfoundland, the Cornwall Chamber’s Lezlie Strasser was recognized for more 23 years of continual leadership as its Executive Manager.
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Cornwall - November 29, 2011 - The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce’ Executive Manager has just been awarded national recognition by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC)

In 2011, the CCEC introduced its Milestone Service Program to recognize chamber staff who had reached various milestones in their careers. During its recent annual conference in St. John’s Newfoundland, the Cornwall Chamber’s Lezlie Strasser was recognized for more 23 years of continual leadership as its Executive Manager.

“I am both flattered and honoured to be recognized in such a way by the CCEC,” states a clearly pleased Strasser. “Having dedicated so many years to a business organization I so strongly believe in, it is gratifying to be recognized in such a manner.”

Strasser assumed the Cornwall Chamber’s Executive Managers role in 1988 and since then, has transformed the organization into a leading advocate for the City’s business community. From barely 250 members in the late 1980's, today’s Chamber boasts a membership roster of close to 700.

“Supported by this significant number of area firms, we’ve been able to present an influential voice at all three levels of government,“ continues Strasser. “As a result, the Chamber has played a role in the economic growth of the entire community.”

One of Ontario’s oldest business organizations, the Chamber celebrates over 121 years of service to the business community. Notable among its achievements has been Heart of the City, an initiative that has seen millions invested in the City’s urban core. It also partnered with Cornwall Economic Development in the creation of the City’s award winning Team Cornwall and it was instrumental in the establishment of both the Image Enhancement Committee and Clean Air Cornwall.

Chamber President, Rick Shaver expressed his best wishes at the CCEC announcement. “As the voice of our business community, I’m pleased our Executive Manager has been recognized by the CCEC and proud of what she has achieved over the past 23 years.”


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