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Call for Nominations to the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Call for Nominations to the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Thunder Bay Chamber’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations from Members to serve on the Chamber Board of Directors for a three year term, commencing November 1, 2019.
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We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

Your Chamber team will be moving from our current location at 200 Syndicate Avenue S. on May 27.  Starting in June, look for us in our temporary location on the third floor of the Whalen Building while renovations to our new space are completed, or direct your post mail to our final destination on the 7th floor...
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5 Minutes for Business: AccessAbility – The $16.8-billion GDP Boost Canadians Need

5 Minutes for Business: AccessAbility – The $16.8-billion GDP Boost Canadians Need

Accessibility in Canada is inadequately addressing the barriers nearly four million Canadians face. Within the next 20 years, that number is expected to soar to over nine million, but by creating a more accessible Canada, there is a potential to unlock $16.8 billion in GDP by increasing our economy’s productive capacity by 2030, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Find out more in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business.
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Press Release: Thunder Bay Chamber Policies Supported, Municipal Advocacy Recognized At Ontario Chamber Of Commerce Conference

Press Release: Thunder Bay Chamber Policies Supported, Municipal Advocacy Recognized At Ontario Chamber Of Commerce Conference

Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in Muskoka Lakes. The two-day conference included presentations by the Premier and the Leaders of the three Opposition Parties as well as discussion and debate on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses including infrastructure, competitiveness, and the growing skills shortage.
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OCC Resolution:  Balanced Species at Risk Policy Needed to Provide Jobs and Economic Opportunity

OCC Resolution: Balanced Species at Risk Policy Needed to Provide Jobs and Economic Opportunity

Species at risk policy continues to threaten the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of northern and rural communities. A long-term and workable solution is needed to truly open Ontario for business. Read the resolution presented by the Thunder Bay Chamber at the 2019 AGM of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce here.
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New Designated Truck Route Bylaw Released

New Designated Truck Route Bylaw Released

City Administration has released the draft Designated Truck Route Bylaw. The Designated Truck Route By-law that was scheduled to go before City Council on Monday, April 29, has been withdrawn, to be rescheduled to a later date. Any deputations relating to this by-law will be rescheduled with the by-law. It was recommended by Committee of the Whole that the by-law be deferred to a date when all of City Council will be present. The new date will be communicated to the public once set.
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Prosperity Northwest 2019
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19
100 People Who Care – 2019 Second Quarter Meeting
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25
2019 Golf Classic
Whitewater Golf Club

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5 Minutes for Business: AccessAbility – The $16.8-billion GDP Boost Canadians Need

Accessibility in Canada is inadequately addressing the barriers nearly four million Canadians face. Within the next 20 years, that number is expected to soar to over nine million, but by creating a more accessible Canada, there is a potential to unlock $16.8 billion in GDP by increasing our economy’s productive capacity by 2030, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Find out more in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business.

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Press Release: Thunder Bay Chamber Policies Supported, Municipal Advocacy Recognized At Ontario Chamber Of Commerce Conference

Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in Muskoka Lakes. The two-day conference included presentations by the Premier and the Leaders of the three Opposition Parties as well as discussion and debate on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses including infrastructure, competitiveness, and the growing skills shortage.

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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.

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