Recovery Activation Program (RAP): operate better, create new opportunities, and plan for future growth

The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation.

It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario.

Nuclear Waste Management Organization Partners with Chamber to Provide Masks and Sanitizer for Local Businesses

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is supporting local small businesses by providing facemasks and hand sanitizer thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).

2020 Business Excellence Awards

Join us on social media, weekday mornings at 10:30 starting October 13 – we’ll be announcing a new winner every day!

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the latest advocacy news

Letter to Ontario: Rising Insurance Costs for Restaurants

Insurance premiums for licensed restaurants and bars are increasing significantly for many establishments in Thunder Bay.  Some of our Members have seen a jump of 30-40% in their annual premium costs this year, despite greatly reduced revenues as a result of being closed or reduced to take-out only for months due to Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential businesses.  In this letter, the Chamber proposes that this additional expense could be covered by existing business relief funding.

Recovery Activation Program (RAP): operate better, create new opportunities, and plan for future growth

The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation.

It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario.

Government of Canada announces new, targeted business supports

The Government of Canada has announced their intention to introduce new, targeted supports to help hard-hit businesses...

Ontario Announces Main Street Recovery Plan

The Government of Ontario announced Ontario's Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Street...

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meet our members

Member Minute: Welcome to REP Security

Thera recently had the chance to chat with Manish Agarwal from REP Security about the customer service ethic that underpins everything they do. Join us as we welcome Manish and his team to the Chamber!

Member Minute: Welcome to Rebel Salad

We caught up with Jelena from Rebel Salad last week. Rebel joined the Chamber earlier this year and we’ve been looking forward to the chance to talk with them about their build-your-own salad operation on the corner of Bay and Secord. Please join us in welcoming Rebel Salad to the Chamber!

Member Profile: Olives and Bananas

Olives and Bananas joined the Chamber in January 2020. They’re more than a yarn shop, aiming to supply a wider range of fibre arts supplies from wool yarn to wool roving, felting tools, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, macrame, cross stitch and embroidery. Natural fibres are at the heart of the shop, for both ethical and environmental reasons; slow fashion is an important key to a sustainable future.

Member Minute with Sullivan + Associates

With Bell Let’s Talk Day approaching, we thought it was a great opportunity to call on Dr. Jennifer Sullivan to learn about the social stigma that may prevent people from reaching for help when struggling with their mental health.

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 learned that Jim is hooked on connections with our community, opportunities to empower people, and the hope of making things better from the inside out….

Member Minute with TBXI

In this Member Minute, meet Dave Grady of TBXI, Northern Ontario’s exclusive XEROX sales agent providing leading-edge office products and technology services.

Member Minute with BioNorth Solutions

In our latest Chamber Member Minute, meet Amber Kivisto from BioNorth Solutions, Canada’s only manufacturer of no-dig microbial spill kits and the largest microbiology lab in Northwestern Ontario.

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.

Member Minute with Umbrella Medical Clinic

Join us for a Chamber Member Minute with Umbrella Medical Clinic as they announce some exciting news!

#ChooseTBayFirst: SEEK Adventure & Tours – Giant Steps

Giant steps for our community can start with small ones, and we often don‘t see until we look backwards just how far we’ve come. That’s the lesson we took from our meeting with Sue Hamel, owner of Seek Adventure and Tours. Her first small steps with local film-maker Michelle Derosier over a year ago eventually led to the creation of the Wake the Giant safe-spaces initiative…

Member Minute: Welcome to Rebel Salad

Member Minute: Welcome to Rebel Salad

We caught up with Jelena from Rebel Salad last week. Rebel joined the Chamber earlier this year and we’ve been looking forward to the chance to talk with them about their build-your-own salad operation on the corner of Bay and Secord. Please join us in welcoming Rebel Salad to the Chamber!

Member Profile: Olives and Bananas

Member Profile: Olives and Bananas

Olives and Bananas joined the Chamber in January 2020. They’re more than a yarn shop, aiming to supply a wider range of fibre arts supplies from wool yarn to wool roving, felting tools, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, macrame, cross stitch and embroidery. Natural fibres are at the heart of the shop, for both ethical and environmental reasons; slow fashion is an important key to a sustainable future.

Member Minute with Sullivan + Associates

Member Minute with Sullivan + Associates

With Bell Let’s Talk Day approaching, we thought it was a great opportunity to call on Dr. Jennifer Sullivan to learn about the social stigma that may prevent people from reaching for help when struggling with their mental health.