For every business within the CBRM to be a valued member of our Chamber and to work together to build a thriving, confident community where business needs to be.
Be a catalyst for growth
Our Chamber is a catalyst for business growth by listening to and advocating for our members’ needs.
Create stronger businesses
We create a stronger business community through collaboration, networking, advocacy, and education.
We cultivate positivity by changing the conversation about business in the CBRM.
Challenge the status quo
Our Chamber pushes for change and encourages innovation amongst our membership.
To empower private businesses to thrive in the CBRM.
Connect with us and make the most of your membership! Our goal is to connect you with the right people and opportunities to support you in your success. Contact us at any time with your questions, comments, or concerns.
Cameron MacDonaldMember Relations & Communications Coordinator
Melissa VickersOffice Manager & Events Coordinator -on maternity leave-
Lefin Paruvaparampil ChackoOffice & Events Coordinator
Dariia PaskoMarketing & Communications Intern
Travis GillisMarketing & Communications Intern
Our Board of Directors
Our volunteer board is made up of local business people that offer a wealth of knowledge from a diverse set of professional backgrounds and provide the Chamber with support in our advocacy efforts.
Paula MacNeilCape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation (Chair)
Craig BoudreauJ. Francis Investments (Vice Chair)
Sean MacDonaldPortside Law (Past Chair)
Michelle WilsonSydney Downtown Development Association
Dr. Peter KerrCape Breton University
Todd MercerMercer Fuels Ltd.
Douglas MacLennanLindsey Construction
Rochelle HatcherNova Scotia Construction Sector Council
Nona MacDermidFlourish Management Consulting
Sabrina VatcherYMCA of Cape Breton
Natasha MorrisTD Canada Trust
Chuck OgleyDistrict 11 Taxi
Shelley Bennett-TrifosTrifos Design Consultants
The Chamber was incorporated as the Sydney Board of Trade with a membership of 38. The unified communities of Glace Bay, New Waterford, Dominion, Sydney, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, and Louisbourg, provided a strong voice for Cape Breton professionals going forward.
The Industrial Cape Breton Board of Trade became the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce in order to modernize our image and bring the organization in line with other business organizations in North America.
The Chamber renamed itself the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce, to encompass the region in its entirety, and embarked on a four-year strategic plan which included a rebranding. You will find the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce office at 50 Dorchester Street in Downtown Sydney, but the organization represents all areas of the CBRM.
Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce remains a private-sector led, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization. We aspire to be a catalyst for business growth by listening to and advocating for our members’ needs. This means creating a strong business community through collaboration, networking, advocacy, and education.