In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the Phase 1 report of the City’s Program & Service Review and how it aligns with key recommendations in the Chamber’s City of Opportunity platform.
News Related to Municipal Issues
Our municipal advocacy work focuses on two areas of concern: Transparency & Taxation and Policies & Processes. Within these areas, we advocate for fiscal transparency and accountability, and for the streamlining and reduction of regulatory burdens that make it harder for Thunder Bay businesses to compete.
Our Policies & Processes concerns include:
- designated truck route
- zoning reform
- sign by-law
Our Transparency & Taxation files incude:
- City budget
- Program & Service Review
- strategic planning
This event is the first step in our new partnership with United Way and the Lakehead Social Planning Council and presents an opportunity for business to learn more about the social issues Thunder Bay is engaging with. Attendees will discuss what actions are being taken and what progress is being made, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and how working together we can help move solutions forward. Come prepared to learn, to share what you know and to participate in the development of next steps for our community.
We are proud to count the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre among our valued Members and to express our support for the Indigenous youth supportive housing initiative that the organization is leading in partnership with Métis Nation of Ontario, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, and the Ontario Native Women’s Association…
On Monday night, [March 3] following another round of public deputations and discussions, Council ratified the decision to move forward with the creation of a Designated Truck Route by a 7-6 recorded vote.
For the past 6 weeks, we have worked closely with the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission as part of an RNIPP application development team to help to put Thunder Bay’s best foot forward in the hopes of being awarded one of the pilot opportunities…
Press Release: Chamber launches new program aimed at strengthening ties between charities and businesses
At an event today involving staff, Members, and local charities, the Chamber of Commerce launched their new Charity Connect program, which is designed to support stronger ties between the organization’s business and charity Members.
Wondering what your Chamber had to say on your behalf about the City’s proposed 2019 budget? The full text of our deputation is here, along with links to the City’s budget information.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce will be making a deputation to City Council tonight regarding the 2019 City Budget. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at City Hall.
As surely as spring follows winter, the arrival of the New Year also signals the start of City Budget deliberations. The 2019 Budget document was released on January 3rd and will be dissected, debated and discussed throughout the month with final ratification expected on February 4th…
Read the full text of the memo regarding the Designated Truck Route by-law submitted on January 3 to Mayor and Council on behalf of our Members.
Press Release: Chamber Applauds City Council Request for Services Profile to Inform Budget Deliberations
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce applauds City Council for their request for a City Services Profile that will help to inform the upcoming 2019 budget deliberations. The report will allow Councillors to see what services the city offers and their costs, as well as which services are mandated by the Province, and which are considered non-essential.
The Chamber of Commerce supports local cannabis retail opportunities. Read our letter to Council here.