Dear Members,

The rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is unsettling, changing daily life and the operations of many businesses, schools and workplaces. There is a great deal of uncertainty and we would like you to know that the health and well-being of our members and the community is what matters most to us.

Since the risk associated with the coronavirus emerged, we have taken action consistent with guidance from Health Canada, as well as provincial and local authorities. We have therefore made some changes to how we work until the public health risk related to COVID-19 reduces.

We have decided to opt for virtual meetings and suspend in-person activities for the time being.  This means we are suspending outside visitors to our offices and we will not participate in in-person events or activities. We will continue to assess this position based on the best advice of public health officials and our partners.

Events scheduled for March and April will be rescheduled or offered online. This includes our AGM and the Prince Edward County Business Excellence Awards. The AGM agenda and financial review document will be available electronically and in print March 30. We will notify our members and business community when this is available.

The PEC Chamber team is deeply committed to providing the highest levels of service to all our members and these changes only reflect how we work. Our services to our members, availability, and responsiveness remain unchanged.

We are all in this together

Tell us how we can best support you. We are taking concerns from the business community and communicating them to all levels of government, locally and through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.  

I want to assure our business community that, in this time of uncertainty, our services remain open, stable and strong.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these uncertain times and thank you for being a PEC Chamber Member. It is our privilege to serve you.

All my best,
Lesley Lavender
on behalf of the entire PEC Chamber Board of Directors and Staff