PHILIPSBURG–Small business owners who are eligible to vote for Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) elections are requested to come out today, Friday, and show their support by voting for one of the candidates seeking a seat on the COCI Board of Directors.
According to COCI’s registered list, there are thousands of names that qualify for this opportunity to choose who they believe should represent them as small business owner on the Chamber’s Board. Although this is the case, generally a very small number of persons actually take this opportunity and vote.
More than 200 persons voted for the three candidates in the last regular election. Business owner Benjamin Ortega has postulated himself to fill the position and stated in a press release that he would like the opportunity to represent small businesses.
The polls are open at the COCI Building in Philipsburg or at the Simpson Bay Service Centre from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
“I want to represent you, the local company who is important, to ensure that you can be represented when decisions are made on your behalf. Your contribution to the community as a small business owner contributes directly to the wellbeing of the country’s economic growth and development,” said Ortega.
“My aim is to continue to lobby for connecting the various non- and Governmental agencies and services through adequate information gathering that will enhance your output as a business.
“In this day and age, having access to valuable information is one of the key factors of a business success. Knowing your market, the value of your product and proper guidance and financial planning will make you and your business successful.”
Ortega added that as a hardworking, motivated and innovated individual he aims towards new directions to ensure that economic growth is based on stable, strong and variable small business representation.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/65366-benjamin-ortega-running-for-coci-elections-today