THE largest lobby of micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) in Northern Mindanao has outlined its activities for the next three months to help boost the continuing economic growth in the region.
During their quarterly meeting last Friday, Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Irene Floro announced the following activities to be held here from July to October – an innovation talk, package of technologies with economic studies and business plans, financing forum, technopreneurship training, three-in-one trade show, Orobest Expo, Cagayan de Oro Business Conference, pitching sessions, business forum and scientific meetings, industry and academe technology matching, patent talk and green financing forum, among others.
Floro said these events are meant to educate not just the Oro Chamber members but also to boost investment opportunities in Northern Mindanao and strengthen the local economy here.
In her quarterly valedictory report, Floro said the ideation workshop in April brought together the industry, academe and government to discuss technology interventions for five identified establishments.
During that month, the Search for Homegrown Heroes and a forum on the role of women were also held.
Oro Chamber likewise participated in a mentorship program with micro and small homegrown processors in cooperation with the Food Processors Association of Northern Mindanao (FOPANORMIN).
In May, Oro Chamber was also able to successfully hold the Entrepreneurial Talk Series I with focus on innovation and corporate entrepreneurship as well as an introduction to the Master in Entrepreneurship Program at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
In the same month, the Mentor Me on Wheels was held in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Center for Entrepeneurship. The activity spurred a money and market encounter with financial institutions, malls, supermarkets and online stores as participants.
An official from the World Bank also visited the Oro Chamber to discuss poverty reduction interventions in education.
Early this month, Oro Chamber inked an agreement for the Search for the Best PESO in Northern Mindanao. PESO stands for Public Employment Service Office and is a department in most local government units (LGUs) regionwide.
Floro reiterated that the priority areas of Oro Chamber are chamber governance, policy advocacy and formulation, partnership building/strengthening, membership development and relations, chamber relations, financial management and internal controls and organizational sustainability.
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