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Anguilla Chamber of Commerce On The Move

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[Click to enlarge] The Anguilla Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd. (ACOCI) has embarked on a drive to energize the organization and expand its membership. Experienced and enthusiastic businessman Calvin Bartlett is spearheading the effort as the recently appointed Executive Director.

ACOCI aims to become an umbrella business communications center, collecting and sharing information on investment opportunities and business activities and trends that affect the island.

One of the more significant projects that the Chamber is currently working on getting off the ground is a Fisheries Project in cooperation with North Atlantic Inc, a company based in Portland, Maine which is involved in similar fish projects in various parts of South America.
Chamber of Commerce Meeting Attracts Large Audience

Executive Director Calvin Bartlett attraced a crowd of over a 100 local business and community leaders to Cocoloba Resort to hear a vision for how a revitalized Chamber can help boostrap Anguilla's economy. From The Anguillian newspaper.


This project would involve local fishermen providing the fish caught in Anguilla waters, some of which would be sold fresh on island, the rest of which would be filleted, and iced using state-of-the-art technology designed to retain the freshness. The fish would be sold on the island with the excess exported mainly to the US market with an Anguilla labelÖ "From the tranquil waters of Anguilla." This project aims to diversify the economy and generate spin-offs for the fishing industry. Mr. Bartlett assures that the necessary continual environmental monitoring will be activated to ensure the sustainability of the fish population and to preserve the related eco-system components.

ACOCI is striving to form networks and working relationships with other Chambers of Commerce throughout the world. If you're a member of a Chamber of Commerce or have experiences or information you'd like to share, do drop in at the ACOCI offices and have a chat with Calvin on your next visit to Anguilla.

Business hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm. Tel. 1-264-497-2839.
acoci@anguillanet.com Website: www.anguillachamber.com


Located: Opposite the Government Treasury Building, The Secretariat, The Valley.


Chamber Update February 28, 2003

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Computer for the Chamber of Commerce

The Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACOCI) was the appreciative recipient of a Dell Pentium II Computer complete with DVD and CD Writer. Main Ltd., an Anguillian software company owned and managed by Bob Green, donated the system to support the Chamberís drive to create increased business opportunities on Anguilla and to offer educational resources for entrepreneurs on the island.

Bob has also volunteered to regularly update and maintain the Chamberís web page and assist with their awareness and educational drive through exposure on www.news.ai. ACOCIís Executive Officer Calvin Bartlett expressed his gratitude upon accepting the donation, which he indicates will go a long way in providing support for the Chamberís planned educational programs and other initiatives.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

 Revised: 2003/3/1



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