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Come Bond with Us: Casino Royale Theme Announced for #BizAwards

“Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James.” Channel your inner Man (or Woman) of Mystery at this year's spectacular Casino Royale-themed Business Awards Gala - an evening of glamour, anticipation and celebration.
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Issues & Insights – Municipal Budget: Where we are. Where we’ve been. Where are we going?

Charla covers the property tax impacts and the increased fees to business and considers the highlights of levy projections for the next couple of years. Read on for some hard numbers and thoughts on the hard questions we need to be asking candidates in the municipal elections this fall...
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Good News February 2018

This month's Good News features upbeat stories about the City of Thunder Bay, two local brewing companies, Levaero Aviation, Rent Panda and lots more! Happy holidays, Members!
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Press Release: Business Losing Confidence in Ontario’s Economy

Today the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released the second annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), a comprehensive analysis of data and emerging trends on the economic health of the province. The report reveals that 77 percent of Ontario businesses say access to talent remains the largest impact on their competitiveness while nearly half (48 percent) report a lack of confidence in the economic outlook for Ontario...
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Chamber Team Welcomes Co-op Student Nick Palmai

We're very excited to welcome co-op student Nick Palmai from the Confederation College Business Marketing Administration program to the Chamber team!
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Presentation to Premier Wynne at Jan 31 Townhall

On Wednesday, January 31 Charla presented to Premier Wynne at her Thunder Bay Townhall meeting about the difficulties manifesting for businesses as a result of Bill 148. The full content is available here.
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Bill 148 FAQ and Fact Sheet

Many thanks to Chamber Member Weilers Law for supplying our Membership with this comprehensive information designed to help employers understand their new obligations under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.
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Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce2 days ago

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce hopes that everyone has a safe and happy Family Day Weekend!

See you Tuesday, February 20th.

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce3 days ago

On March 8th join the North Superior Workforce Planning Board and Local Employment Planning Council - Thunder Bay District for a luncheon and to discuss the opportunities & challenges within Ontario's apprenticeship system.

Register now: http://www.nswpb.ca/lepc/skilledworkforce

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce3 days ago

What you need to know about the 2018 Federal Budget

Jennifer Whelan and Jason Williams, Partners, Canadian Taxation with BDO will provide an overview of the 2018 Federal Business and what it means for you and your business.

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Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce4 days ago

Northern IGNITE will be a photo-only dialogue series that focuses on bringing research to the community, and provides a pathway for industry to partner.

Through several thought-provoking visual presentations, faculty and students will share why they are passionate about their research....

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce4 days ago

Have you checked this out?

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce4 days ago

What are the biggest challenges facing businesses today?

Finding qualified talent and accessing the resources needed to grow. The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is providing the solution to both by offering members a free Magnet business profile!

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Latest Advocacy News

Press Release: Business Losing Confidence in Ontario’s Economy

Today the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released the second annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), a comprehensive analysis of data and emerging trends on the economic health of the province.

The report reveals that 77 percent of Ontario businesses say access to talent remains the largest impact on their competitiveness while nearly half (48 percent) report a lack of confidence in the economic outlook for Ontario…

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Budget Deputation to the Ontario Government

On Monday, January 15 Charla presented a deputation on the 2018 Ontario budget expressing concerns about the aviation fuel tax, the skills gap, the strategic investments that need to be made into the infrastructure for mining development, and the provincial forestry strategy.

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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.