GREATER SUDBURY, September 09, 2021 – The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is honouring Alan Arkilander, Past President, with a Life Membership Award at its 126th Annual General Meeting this evening, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the chamber and the community.
Alan Arkilander was called to the Bar in 1978. His practice focused on Family Law as well as several other law disciplines.
Over the years, Alan has served on many Boards as a Director and as a member of the Executive including the Cancer Care Campaign, the Heart and Soul Campaign, the Northern Ontario Curling Association, the HSN Foundation, and the Lions Club of Sudbury.
Alan became a member of the Greater Sudbury of Commerce in 1980, first through Lacroix Forest LLP, and later through his own practice, the Law Office of Alan Arkilander. Alan served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Sudbury of Commerce for a six-year period, the high point being his election as President (Chair) in 1992-1993. Alan also served as Vice-Chair of the Northeastern Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
During his tenure with the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce’s Board, Alan played a key role in focusing attention on the four-laning of Highway 69, lobbying for the construction of an ethanol plant for Sudbury, and building a power line from Sudbury to Timmins. He also brought to light the issues of the out-migration of medical professionals and the importance of job creation.
Alan represented the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and presented on various notable subjects including NAFTA and fair taxation.
The chamber honours Alan tonight with a Life Membership Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the chamber. More details about the event can be found in our previous media release here.
For more information, please contact:
Policy & Communications Manager
Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
705-673-7133 ext. 221
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce represents 700 businesses employing in excess of 27,000 employees and works on behalf of its members to influence municipal, provincial and federal legislation affecting the business community.