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Charla responds to the new Mayor’s inaugural speech.read more
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’ annual Crystal Ball Report lays out what the CCC learned over the course of last year about the environment businesses expect to be operating in throughout 2019 and the implications that has for policy-makers and business leaders. Read it here!read more
Press Release: Long-Term Transportation Plan Needed To Address Northern Ontario’s Transportation Needs
This week, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Moving Forward: A Strategic Approach to Ontario’s Transportation Needs, a policy report calling on the Ontario Government to develop a Long-Term Transportation Plan that can deliver a strategy for better managing the province’s interconnected transportation assets and serving the needs of Ontario businesses and residents.read more
Press Release: Chamber Applauds Canadian Government’s Improvements On Competitiveness And Regulatory Reform
THUNDER BAY, ON: November 22, 2018 – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is joining the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in applauding the steps taken in the Federal Economic Statement to improve competitiveness through faster write-offs for new investment, removing trade barriers in Canada and undertaking regulatory reform.read more
Every week, nearly 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental health problems or illnesses, costing the economy in excess of $51-billion annually. In order to remain competitive, businesses need to focus inwards and begin investing in and improving how they navigate mental health in their workplace.read more
Ontario’s current journeyperson-to-apprenticeship ratios make it difficult for employers to fulfill high levels of demand for skilled tradespeople as they struggle to recruit enough journeypersons to hire additional apprentices. These rules have resulted in young tradespeople struggling to work the hours necessary to complete their training which results in a limited number of certified tradespeople produced each year…read more
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Chamber Member businesses receive exclusive rates from our Affinity Program partners on group insurance, merchant services, telecommunications, shipping and fuel. Whether you’re self-employed or a large employer, these can add up to significant savings on your bottom line. See how you can save.
Are you starting or growing a business in Thunder Bay? The Small Business Resource Guide website has been developed by the Small Business Development Committee to assist Chamber members with information and resources that they may find useful in starting and managing their business. Click here to visit.
The Chamber's Economic Development Fund is one of the ways our Membership is able to support initiatives that support the growth or strengthening of the city’s economy.