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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…read more
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…read more
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.read more
THUNDER BAY, ON: January 26, 2018 – The Thunder Bay, Windsor-Essex Regional, Sarnia Lambton, Greater Niagara and Sault Ste. Marie Chambers are calling for the Federal Government to keep the de minimis threshold (DMT) low to ensure retailers in Canada and U.S. have a level playing field.read more
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.read more
Wondering what your Chamber had to say on your behalf about the City’s proposed 2018 budget? The full text of our deputation is here, along with links to the City’s budget information.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.