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Newmarket Chamber of Commerce

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Newmarket Chamber Of Commerce

Debra Scott has lived in Newmarket since 1983 and in that time has seen a lot of change.

But the vivaNext project will be one of the largest infrastructure projects that her town has ever seen. “Certainly there will be impacts, but this is a chance for us to redesign the look of Newmarket,” says Scott. It will be “rather exciting to walk out our front door and hop on viva.”

Not only is Scott a long-time resident of Newmarket, but she is also the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. She works with over 700 members from all areas of business, acting as their voice. “My role is the messaging,” says Scott, who sees herself as the central point of contact. “Newmarket is a growing community and it is becoming the centre of northern York Region.”

This is a chance for us to redesign the look of Newmarket.

She said due to a lack of vacant land and the town being slated for intensification under the provincial plan, it will need to grow up instead of build out. “We are in the role of understanding that this (vivaNext) needs to happen,” she says. It is up to her to discuss the long-term benefits for the town with the members of the Chamber.

But Scott is not alone in this, vivaNext has appointed a community liaison, who will be working with Scott and all community members during the process. “It’s nice to see that vivaNext is listening and understanding,” she says. This project is bigger than others in the past and it is commendable for the Region to appoint a community liaison.

construction updates + tours!

June 21 event on Davis Drive in Newmarket

On Saturday, June 21, we held held a community event on Davis Drive in Newmarket. Over 200 people joined us for tours of vivaNext construction on Davis Drive, and while they were there, entered a ballot to win one of five ShopDavis prize packs.

contest winners

Summer Pack: Kelly Towsley

Food and Drink Pack: Penelope Rodrigo

Services and Spa Pack: Susan Wlawship

Tech Pack: Rachel M Hayton

Home and Garden Pack: Mark Dimmel

Smart Commute Pack: Glen McKnight

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our local shops and businesses along Davis Drive during construction. If you haven’t visited Davis Drive yet, come down and check out what Davis Drive businesses have in store, and stop by to shop and dine!

Prize packs include merchandise from these Davis Drive businesses:

Alexsandro’s Hair Studio Lipton’s Audio Video
All Pro Sports Philthy Phillys
Baskin Robins Pirate’s Cove
Dollarama Pita Pit
EZ Mart Rick’s Cookhouse
Factory Direct Scanica Furniture
For All Occasions Gift Baskets & Sweets Simply Flowers
Fusion Eye Care Skycare Pharmacy
Giant Tiger Tap & Vine Cellars
Good Will Techbuy Inc.
GoodYear That Bead Lady
Henry’s Vince’s Deli
Home Outfitter’s Wimpy’s Diner
J.O.G Paint & Wall Coverings Yonge Spa
Lilian Nails

 

See the Contest Rules and Regulations

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