Mr. Fladager has a long history with the Chamber, having served as both a board director and Chair of the board before coming on as CEO in April 2015. During his time as CEO, Mr. Fladager has focused on supporting and promoting local business, growing the membership and engaging with the wider community.
While his work with the Chamber has been both engaging and challenging, Mr. Fladager says now is the right time to retire. He said there is still work to be done to grow the Chamber and advocate for local business to ensure members continue to receive support and exceptional value for their membership.
“The role of the Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice of business in Prince Albert. The job of the CEO is to build relationships with members and the community, and take a leadership role in promoting policies and initiatives that make it easier to do business in Prince Albert,” he said.
“It’s a challenging time for business right now, as the economy is sluggish and many local businesses are struggling to turn a profit and keep their doors open. The Chamber has done a lot of work to promote local business, and encourage tax-friendly policies and economic growth, and the new CEO will be tasked with continuing that momentum and promoting Prince Albert as a great place to live, work and invest.”
Meghan Mayer, the current Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, extended her thanks and best wishes to Mr. Fladager upon his retirement.
“Larry has done much to further the mandate of the Chamber as an advocate for local business, and we appreciate his work to grow the membership and his leadership on important initiatives aimed at supporting and educating the business community. Larry has done a great job as CEO and the board wishes him well in the future,” Ms. Mayer said.
Gordon Jahn, the Past Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors, said Mr. Fladager is well known in the business community, and his experience and expertise has been critical to the Chamber’s success on important initiatives such as lowering the commercial tax ratio in Prince Albert, attracting new business and industry to the city, and promoting Prince Albert as a great place to do business.
Mr. Fladager’s last day as CEO of the Prince Albert & District Chamber of Commerce will be December 31. To see the job description for the position of CEO, please click here.