A chamber of economic power



    By Will Tigley

    The Filipino community is mobilizing to showcase its economic strength. Formed earlier this year, the Filipino Chamber of Commerce Alberta (FCCA) held its first official event on September 27.

    The FCCA Business Connect was an evening networking event meant to gather Filipino business owners and entrepreneurs to build important connections.

    “The strength of any community can be measured by the strength of its businesses,” says Michael Siervo, FCCA Board Chair. “We have so many Filipino-owned businesses in our community that are doing amazing things. Imagine what we can if all these businesses had a Chamber to represent their voice in Alberta.”


    The sold-out

    Business Connect event was sold out with nearly 100 attendees at the Ranchmen’s Club in Calgary.

    “We’ve had great feedback from the event, with many other Filipino businesses and entrepreneurs already asking for the next one,” says Siervo. “We hope to hold these events on a monthly basis as an opportunity for our members to learn valuable business skills and develop long-lasting connections within our community.”

    The FCCA continues to develop and grow its membership in its inaugural year. With more events to gather the Filipino economic community, the upcoming Chamber of Commerce is poised to become a a voice for the best interests of Alberta’s Filipino community.

    For more information about the FCCA and updates on their events visit fccalberta.ca or follow them on Facebook.