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Spotlight on Arts and Culinary: About our AGM Hosts

Spotlight on Arts and Culinary: About our AGM Hosts

We're so excited to be working with not one but two Chamber Members to host our Chair's Reception and AGM this year - read on to learn a little more about what the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and Pinetree Catering have in store for you!
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Budget Deputation to the Ontario Government

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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2018 Pre-Budget Deputation to City Council

2018 Pre-Budget Deputation to City Council

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.
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Bill 148 FAQ and Fact Sheet

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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Chamber Welcomes BDC as 2018 Sponsor of After Business

Chamber Welcomes BDC as 2018 Sponsor of After Business

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is very excited to introduce BDC as the presenting sponsor of our 2018 After Business event series, which will feature new hosts and behind-the-scenes looks at operations like Wasaya Airways, Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. and Lowerys.
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Issues & Insights: January Update

Issues & Insights: January Update

January is off to a roaring start and we’ve got a full plate of issues and activities on the go this month: Ontario employment changes, Ontario election and the Municipal Budget...
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5 Minutes for Business: In Praise of Profit

5 Minutes for Business: In Praise of Profit

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Jayson Myers, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce' Senior Vice President of Policy, examines the role profit plays in driving growth and assuring economic prosperity for Canadians.
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Sean Speer to Offer Keynote Address at AGM

Sean Speer to Offer Keynote Address at AGM

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Sean Speer will be joining us to give the Keynote Address at the 2018 Chair's Reception and Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 8.
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Roots to Harvest is looking for two new board members! 

Expressions of interest are due by February 2nd. Find more information here: http://www.rootstoharvest.org/board--reports.html

Roots to Harvest is looking for two new board members!

Expressions of interest are due by February 2nd. Find more information here: http://www.rootstoharvest.org/board--reports.htmlBeing a board member with Roots is like being in the pit crew of an Indy 500 race. It's fast and furious, it's hard to know what's coming and going, and you have a specific job to do and your crew needs you to do it! Expressions of interest are due on Feb 2, and can be emailed to chair@rootstoharvest.org - find out the details at:
www.rootstoharvest.org/board--reports.html
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2018 Chair's Reception & AGM

2018 Chair's Reception & AGM
If you own a business, work at a business or do business you won't want to miss the 2018 Chair's Reception & AGM happening on February 8th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Sean Speer, our keynote speaker will discuss the negative public perception of businesses and how that may be driving the government policy making changes today. He will also discuss how the business community can adapt and thrive in today’s environment.

Register now by visiting http://tbchamber.ca/event/2018agm/
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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.

read more

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.

read more

City Releases Municipal Budget

The City of Thunder Bay has released the proposed 2018 budget. Overall, the 2018 municipal tax levy of $190.6 million represents an increase of $6.6 million over 2017. The 2018 increase after growth is $5.3 million or 2.90 percent. In 2017 the total municipal tax levy was $184.0 million, an increase of 3.13% over 2016 net of growth…

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Issues & Insights: January Update

January is off to a roaring start and we’ve got a full plate of issues and activities on the go this month: Ontario employment changes, Ontario election and the Municipal Budget…

read more

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.