We know that chambers of commerce are the voice of business but it’s not always clear how chambers carry out that central function. Chamber advocacy is the process of influencing decision makers at every level of government to change the rules and environment, allowing greater business growth. This webinar will outline how chambers can build relationships with key decision makers in their community, leverage their local media, and move the needle on important policy issues.
Speaker: Jonathan Seib
Jonathan Seib is the Policy Manager for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. Having spent a number of years working at the community level, he now provides support to the policy and advocacy efforts of all of Alberta’s community chambers.
Jonathan joined the Alberta Chambers of Commerce in 2013 as Manager of Policy and Communication. Prior to joining the ACC team, he worked as the Policy Coordinator with the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce and the Policy and Membership Coordinator with the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce. Before beginning his work with chambers, he completed his Master’s of International Public Policy from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Jonathan enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and love of the political process, economics, and policy development. In his role with ACC, Jonathan conducts workshops to help community chambers understand the policy development process and their role within it.
Open to all staff involved in advocacy and policy, the CCEC Advocacy Peer Network events provide an opportunity for you to connect with your peers, share best practices and discuss burning issues.