The award ceremony was attended by the Vologda Mayor Sergei Voropanov, the Head of the Vologda Region Department of Finance Valentina Artamonova, the President of the Union Vologda Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry Galina Telegina, the Business Rights Commissioner in the Vologda region Stepan Tkachuk.
For the eighth year in a row, the strongest representatives of the Vologda Region business community fight for the title of best in order to eventually become participants of the All-Russian National Award “Golden Mercury”.
The organizer of the competition Vologda Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented 21 nominations, including the main ones "Best Exporting Enterprise", "Best Small Enterprise" and special ones. The Vologda Region Development Corporation won the special nomination "For contribution to the development of Russian entrepreneurship".
"The Corporation will continue to make every effort to effectively develop the regional business community. This is our common cause. Today is a big day. The competition held by the Union Vologda Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry gives the business representatives a perception of necessity and significance of their activities both for the population of the region and for the regional economy in general. Tax payments, creation of jobs, provision of the domestic market with qualitative goods and services - only a small part of the merits, for which it is worthy to thank our businessmen. As a regional investment potential development institution, the Corporation is always ready to support business and investors in implementing initiatives and finding each other, " VRDC Director General Oksana Yakovleva said.
The culmination of the regional competition "Silver Mercury" took place in the run-up to the All-Russian Entrepreneurship Day. In the framework of preparation for the holiday, the guests succeeded to visit the business forum Vologda Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Asian Vector. Participants were acquainted with the peculiarities of foreign trade operations with China, told about the art of concluding deals with Chinese partners and existing financial tools.