CORNWALL ONTARIO – It’s amazing how the old adage about doing things the same way expecting different results is ingrained in the failures that are our area chamber of commerces in the area.
All three, Cornwall, Akwesasne, and Massena boycott this newspaper even though we have the largest audience in the region.
Recently they had a meeting at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, that in its own release recently pointed out that numbers are down while discussing their Drug Company loophole deal to gain millions to help big Pharmacare extend patents.
Think about this; three chambers with supposedly over 1,000 members pulled in less than 100 in attendance. Subtract staffers and casino attendees and that numbers edges closer to 50.
As one past Chamber board member once shared with me:
We want to get rid of Lezlie, but can’t afford to because the chamber couldn’t afford her severance.
Now Cornwall lives in its own failing Stepford bubble, but what’s the excuse for Akwesasne Prez Casey Swamp or Massena leader Nathan Lashomb?
“We believe there are significant opportunities to enhance trade between our regions and develop a number of positive partnerships,” states Kylee Tarbell, Assistant Director.