Welcome Bienvenue to the Saint John Board of Trade
Our Saint John Board of Trade members are part of something special. Established in 1819, we are one of the oldest business associations in Canada. Over the past century we have advocated on behalf of our members on a wide range of topics. Just a few of these include, whether to support confederation in the 1800’s, to lobbying for a new form of civic government and the establishment of an immigration policy in the early 1900’s.
More recently, we have been the voice for business in the Saint John region on topics such as minimum wage, small business taxes and were largely responsible for changing municipal legislation to allow businesses to set their own hours of operation on Sunday.
We form a dedicated network of over 650 Saint John area businesses representing over 30 000 professionals and dedicated volunteers. Together, we strengthen the business community’s collective voice. We act as a forum and meeting place. We create an enabling environment in which businesses contribute to building stronger communities.
I invite you to find out more about your Board of Trade and how we can help you save money, make money and reduce risk.
David Duplisea, Executive Director
Saint John Board of Trade