Transition itself is the underlying theme in the handover of the presidency of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce from Rob Knox to Dan Ayotte.
At the annual media event, Knox spoke of the accomplishments of his term, from moving back into live events as the pandemic eased off, to selling the Chamber building on McIntyre Rd.
Ayotte pledges to continue the momentum, and completing the move into a new office in the Scotiabank building.
“We can’t wait to get into our new building,” he says, “which’ll be cutting edge for business. It’ll be great for our partners and it’s right downtown here, in Timmins.”
Ayotte anticipates the official opening of the new office in October or November. Meanwhile, Chamber staff continues working remotely.
The new president says he’ll stay the course with Chamber programs and initiatives begun during Knox’s term.
“Things are progressing quite well in the present time and we’re just going to try to keep moving forward with them – the different subcommittees and events – so that we have business events that go on, so that people can talk to each other.”
Ayotte acknowledges that pandemic recovery is still on, with businesses moving out of public health restrictions.