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December 2019 Recipient:  Precious Bundles Children’s Clothing Assistance Program

December 2019 Recipient: Precious Bundles Children’s Clothing Assistance Program

At our final quarterly funding round-up of 2019, held during the Chamber's Open House at our new office, we tallied the votes and awarded this quarter's funds to the Precious Bundles Clothing Assistance program, nominated by Emily Shandruk. We recently had a chance to present them with the Big Cheque for $2,600 and hear how they'll use the money!
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2020 Municipal Budget Deputation

2020 Municipal Budget Deputation

On Thursday, January 9th Charla presented feedback on the proposed 2020 City budget. Video and full text of the deputation here.
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Issues & Insights: 2020 Municipal Budget

Issues & Insights: 2020 Municipal Budget

In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the 2020 Municipal Budget. (with video)
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Chamber Team Welcomes Thera Chicoine, Member Relations

Chamber Team Welcomes Thera Chicoine, Member Relations

We're very excited to welcome Thera Chicoine to the Chamber team!!
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Feb
12
Mar
5
Leaders Luncheon: City Hall Edition
Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre
Mar
18
100 People Who Care – 2020 First Quarter Meeting
during our March After Business at CIBC
Mar
18
After Business @ CIBC
CIBC – 2 Cumberland St. South

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Support for Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy, ERO# 019-0880

Support for Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy, ERO# 019-0880

The goal of Ontario’s proposed Ontario Forest Sector Strategy is to sustainably grow the forest sector, create opportunity for Ontario families, support industry and encourage innovation and new investment, while ensuring the sustainability of forests. In this letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the Strategy.

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Support for ERO# 019-1020, Proposed Changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994

Support for ERO# 019-1020, Proposed Changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994

Under ERO#019-1020, the MNRF is proposing a long-term approach that would no longer require duplicative authorizations or a regulatory exemption under the ESA for forest operations conducted in Crown forests in accordance with an approved forest management plan under the CFSA. In this letter to Troy Anthony, Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the changes proposed in ERO#019-1020 and asks that it be approved and finalized as soon as possible.

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Be heard where it matters, when it matters most.

We gather feedback from our Members in order to advocate on municipal, Provincial and Federal issues that affect our Member businesses and the economy that drives our community.

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce' advocacy work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our

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Support a more inclusive Thunder Bay!  Sign your business on to the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord here.

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.


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.

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ChooseTBayFirst and WIN!

ChooseTBayFirst and WIN!

This holiday season, you could WIN BIG just by choosing to support Thunder Bay businesses! From November 18 through December 7, visit our participating businesses and fill out a ballot for your chance to win a Christmas Shopping Spree worth $4,500!

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Member Minute with Eat Local Pizza

Member Minute with Eat Local Pizza

In this Member Minute, we asked Jim from Eat Local Pizza what he loves about being in business. We might as well have asked him what makes Eat Local Pizza so successful, because the answer would have been the same either way. Jim is hooked on connections with our community, opportunities to empower people, and the hope of making things better from the inside out….

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Member Profile: ITEC 2000

Member Profile: ITEC 2000

ITEC 2000 joined us in March of this year. Their heavy-equipment sales and service operation is out on Gardner Road in Rosslyn and employs about 35 people full-time. You may have met some of the team at one of our events, especially Jen – she comes out to lots of things – and now you can get the low-down on their business in their Member Profile.

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