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Leadercast Early Registration Ends March 16

Jim Loehr of the Human Performance Institute. Astronaut Mae Jemison. F-14 pilot Carey Lohrenz. Hall of Fame baseball manager Joe Torre. Gather your team for a day of leadership inspiration with 9 world-class speakers at Leadercast Thunder Bay on May 4. Register before March 16 for discounted pricing.
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Canadian Chamber: 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins

The Canadian Chamber and Thunder Bay Chamber have released the 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins report, which provides businesses, decision-makers and government with a series of clear priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow our economy.
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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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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 Commerce22 hours ago

Starting March 1, 2018, Ontario will ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales of certain household appliances to better protect consumers from aggressive and misleading contracting at home.

Read full news release below.

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Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce1 day ago

This is your final week to apply for the Youth Effect Program!

The Youth Effect program matches skilled youth with innovative companies to work on a specific project throughout the summer

Applications are due February 28th, apply below.

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce1 day ago

The 2018 Chamber Business Excellence Awards are here!

Join us for an evening of glamour, anticipation and celebration as we host the 2018 Business Awards of Excellence and announce twelve winners from among nearly 70 nominations.

Register now:...

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Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce2 days ago

Looking to hone your networking skills?

Held right before our March After Business Social at Beaux Daddy's Grillhouse, this networking bootcamp will offer tips, tricks and insights to help you engage effectively with other members of the business community and make...

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce2 days ago

Thank you to everyone who attended the February After Business last night. It was a great event as we celebrated the 2018 After Business season, our new After Business sponsor, BDC and the addition of After Business Socials.

A very special thank...

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Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce3 days ago

Join us right here in Thunder Bay for the world’s largest one-day leadership event, Leadercast 2018!

Be one of the 100,000 people from across 700 countries that will be participating in the one day conference featuring some of the best-recognized leadership...

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Canadian Chamber: 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins

The Canadian Chamber and Thunder Bay Chamber have released the 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins report, which provides businesses, decision-makers and government with a series of clear priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow our economy.

read more

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.