Hats off to Consul General Laura Lochman!
24 May 2012
The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) West Chapter bid farewell to Consul General Laura Lochman at a lunch in Calgary on May 24.
Lochman spoke fondly about her time in Calgary, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Canada trade relationship, and the role that AMCHAM has played in the growth of trade ties. She also noted that membership in AMCHAM’s Western Chapter has grown eight-fold during her three year term, now with over 200 members. Lochman highlighted Beyond the Border and the Regulatory Cooperation Council, as two recent bilateral initiatives that will increase the strength of the U.S.-Canada relationship. The Consul General told guests that despite issues at arise from time to time, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, America recognizes the value of the Canada-US trade relationship. In the future, “we’ll be stronger collectively the more we work together to develop compatible regulations and standards around energy,” she said.
At the end of the lunch, Lochman was presented with a Smithbilt western hat and two plaques, one from Royal Alberta United Services Institute (RAUSI) and another from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, in recognition of her work in Calgary.