The Conception Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (CBACC) is the principal organization representing economic and business interests in the Conception Bay Area from Paradise to Marysvale. The Chamber is the recognized business community voice on matters of significant economic and business interest. In existence for over thirty years, its primary mandate is to enhance opportunities for members to improve their ability to do business.

The CBACC values the current support provided by municipalities in the form of the $100 municipal business tax credit for registered businesses in Conception Bay South and Paradise. The organization also receives municipal funding in the form of sponsorship for various initiatives and events each year. The Chamber is looking forward to continuing to be a part of the conversation with council on matters that impact its members and the business community at large.

The CBACC sent a series of questions by email to the candidates running in Paradise, CBS and Holyrood. You will find the responses of the candidates who chose to participate below by clicking on the button underneath their names. (Please note: The documents are posted by the municipality, in the order in which they were received. CBACC staff converted Microsoft Word documents to PDF files but have not corrected any formatting or grammar in the documents that were submitted.)

The Questions:

  1. How will you help support the business community and reduce red tape in your municipality?
  2. As we continue to see the impacts of the pandemic, what can the municipality do to help businesses recover and grow?
  3. What are you, as an elected official going to do to help attract investors and new businesses to the area?
  4. If elected, what specific infrastructure changes, policies or strategies would you propose implanting to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the next four years?
  5. What value do you see in supporting an active Chamber of Commerce for the area?


Jamie Thornhill

Paradise, Council



Larry Vaters

Paradise, Council



Simon Walley

Paradise, Council



Conception Bay South

Christine Butler

CBS, At Large



Lori Moore

CBS, At Large



Junior Bursey

CBS, Ward 2



Maureen Harvey

CBS, Ward 4



Rex Hillier

CBS, At Large



Shelley Moores

CBS, Ward 1



Josh Barrett

CBS, At Large



Andrea Gosse

CBS, Ward 2



Jason Dawe

CBS, At Large



David O'Dea

CBS, At Large



Brad Suter

CBS, Mayor



Melissa Hardy

CBS, Ward 4




Kim Ghaney

Holyrood, Mayor



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