In the summer of 2002, leaders of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and MetroVision decided to substantially restructure the overall approach to economic development in the greater New Orleans region. As part of this restructuring, it was decided that the two groups would create a single regional entity, and that the Area Councils representing each parish in the former Regional Chamber would be responsible for forming their own self-sustaining organizations, working autonomously on issues in their own parishes, including economic and business development, and collaborating regionally on major projects. Within Orleans Parish, top elected officials and business and community leaders in New Orleans collaborated on the construction of a new New Orleans Chamber, one that would be more expansive and tailored to meet the needs of the total business community and the diversity represented within that sector. These discussions led to the formation, in July 2003, of an Interim Board charged with the task of building the new Chamber. Represented on the Interim Board were the Committee for a Better New Orleans/Metropolitan Area Committee (CBNO/MAC), the New Orleans Business Council, the New Orleans Area Council, and the transition team for GNO Inc. Joseph C. Canizaro and Roy A. Glapion, were named Co-Chairs of the Interim Boa.