Filipino business leaders in Alberta have formed a new chamber of commerce to give a voice to that community, which they say is badly needed.
Organizers hope the chamber will help unify Filipino business owners in Alberta and give those enterprises more visibility, along with improving collaboration and advocacy.
The idea came from a leadership forum earlier this summer.
“There’s a massive business community that doesn’t have a voice,” said the chair of the newly formed Filipino Chamber of Commerce Alberta, Michael Siervo.
Siervo says about 175,000 Albertans identify themselves as Filipino, with 25 per cent of newcomers to the province coming form the Philippines.
“Our mission is to increase the visibility, the standards and the ethics of all the businesses. And that’s going to help the cultural welfare, the civic welfare and the economic welfare of all those businesses,” said Siervo.
He says networking and connecting businesses can help share best practices and valuable experience.
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