Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

Your Recognized Voice of Business in Sault Ste Marie

A Message to our Membership, re: SSMCOC Golf Tournament

June 1, 2015
On behalf of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we would like to inform the membership that we have decided to discontinue the annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.  As part of the Chamber’s 3 Year Strategic Visioning & Planning and refocusing efforts we undertook a review of the Chamber’s events to establish a course of action to better align our resources and refocus the organization on its core business.    The Chamber Board of Directors at its meeting on April 23, 2015 decided to discontinue the Chamber Golf Tournament.  During the past few years we have noted decreasing participation in the Chamber Golf Tournament, a decrease in revenues and an increase in the number of competing golf tournaments taking place.    We deem it important to put our focus and our resources towards activities that will help the Chamber grow and to achieve the goals and objectives set in our 3 Year Strategic plan.
We would also like to extend Hats off to the organizing committee volunteers on the Chamber Golf Committee!  They have been instrumental for the several years of success the tournament has enjoyed throughout the years.  We are grateful for their valuable time, help and assistance they provided to deliver this event year after year!   We also thank the incredible support from our sponsors and contributors over the years who have helped to make our event possible. 
In closing, thank you to our members who supported us through your participation in the Chamber Golf Tournament.   We hope that going forward we will see you out and about at some of our other face to face networking and social events.
Mark Barsanti, 2014-2015 President