Chamberlain Seeks Second Term

Jan Chamberlain - Owen Sound Councillor

Jan Chamberlain – Owen Sound Councillor

First of all, tell us a little about your background and overall platform in 100 words or less.

As a business woman, I know the importance of connections – among businesses, municipalities, agencies and individuals. From the Community Foundation to the Healthy Communities Coalition, I will continue my work for you on city commit­tees and boards, bringing innovation and new partnerships to promote our eco­nomic and social well-being.

In Owen Sound, the greatest number of jobs outside health care and education are created by our next door neighbours. Entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses are the heart of our economy. I can help create these opportunities by working with business to develop dynamic city policies. Climate change and energy demands are creating new economic opportunities for those willing to accept them, and the city must be a leader in this innovation.

What do you see as the major issue(s) facing business-owners in Grey-Bruce?

Getting customers into our stores and spending.

3) What strategies do you have in mind to stimulate economic growth in the region?

More promotions, fun contests, activities and events.

4) Do you feel economic growth should focus on:

A) Bringing in new business developments, or

B) Encouraging small businesses presently in operations?


5) Do you think local business taxes are should be:

A) Increased

B) Decreased

C) Maintained at current levels

The city has a strategy to reduce commercial taxes a bit each year.

6) Should there be any changes in the services offered to local businesses?

We are served by a Chamber, DIA and Business Enterprise Centre and we have a host of small entrepreneurs focused on supporting our businesses with technology, bookkeeping, marketing, etc etc.

The small business showcases and networking events are all well received in our area.


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