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Celebrate Business Excellence

Celebrate Business Excellence

Join us at the Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, April 13 as we celebrate nominees and winners in 13 categories! Our judges have completed their grading and nominee information is now being released by category.
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Press Release: Filling in the Gaps on Pharmacare

Press Release: Filling in the Gaps on Pharmacare

THUNDER BAY, ON – March 18, 2019: According to the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, local businesses want an approach to national pharmacare that fills the gaps in the existing system by providing coverage for the 10% of Canadians who actually need the help: the uninsured and the underinsured.
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Designated Truck Route: Update

Designated Truck Route: Update

On Monday night, [March 3] following another round of public deputations and discussions, Council ratified the decision to move forward with the creation of a Designated Truck Route by a 7-6 recorded vote.
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YQT: April 2019
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Press Release: Filling in the Gaps on Pharmacare

THUNDER BAY, ON – March 18, 2019: According to the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, local businesses want an approach to national pharmacare that fills the gaps in the existing system by providing coverage for the 10% of Canadians who actually need the help: the uninsured and the underinsured.

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Issues & Insights: Forestry Strategy

Forestry is a major contributor to the economy of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, providing direct and indirect employment to thousands of hardworking men and women in our region…

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5 Minutes for Business: A Budget For Business or Bust

With our GDP at a standstill, businesses need to see a focus of protecting and fostering growth in the upcoming federal budget ahead of thisyear’s federal election. That being said, while we do not have a crystal ball here at the Canadian Chamber, we do have our ears to the ground in Ottawa and we are unsure the budget will address ongoing business concerns.

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Designated Truck Route: Update

On Monday night, [March 3] following another round of public deputations and discussions, Council ratified the decision to move forward with the creation of a Designated Truck Route by a 7-6 recorded vote.

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5 Minutes for Business: A Royal Commission for a Royal Pain

50 years of cutting and pasting has left Canadian taxation uncompetitive, cumbersome and inefficient. Now more than ever a Royal Commission on taxation, with everything on the table, is needed to align Canada’s tax system with the economy of today and tomorrow…

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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

Cornerstone Members:

                              

The Chamber maintains a directory listing just for Members offering online shopping!  Click here to visit the list and get clicking, or contact us if you don't see your online store listed and would like your business to be included.

Grab a coffee and some team-members and take a learning break! Each of these 70 videos is under 15 minutes long and designed to start or advance your business' online marketing efforts. Members enjoy free access to the entire series and can watch them any time, as often as they like.  Learn more.

 

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.

Info Resources

Working at the local, Provincial and Federal levels for as long as we have has let us put together a pretty extensive library of information on topics ranging from Federal policy-making to local marketing to personal professional development. Browse the library here.


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.