About the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Who Are We?
Your Chamber of Commerce is an action agency designed to meet business community needs. It is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who join together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of our community. It is a public relations vehicle, a legislative monitor at the local, provincial and federal levels of government, an information bureau, and a research and promotion medium.
A member organization with a focus on business "THE VOICE OF BUSINESS"
To serve the membership by providing leadership and influencing effective change for a healthy business environment.
Preserve the competitive enterprise system of business
Acknowledge and promote the importance of the business person within the community.
Find solutions to concerns of the business person.
Advocate an intelligent business opinion regarding municipal, provincial and national issues.
Encourage members to become active in community affairs
Promote business and community growth and development
Design programs to strengthen and expand the income potential of all member businesses.
Design civic, social and cultural programs to increase the functional and aesthetic values of this community.
Correct abuses which prevent the promotion of business expansion and community growth.
Have an independent financial base which accelerates the level and amount of membership services.
Market the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce to instill a need for businesses to be a member.
Communicate programs and decision-making in Chamber issues to the membership and community.
Whether you're a small business owner looking to enroll your employees in the best health benefits plan in Canada, an employee in a multinational corporation with an office in Thunder Bay, a long-time resident, or looking to move here, the Chamber can be a great resource for you. To find out how we can be of assistance to you, browse the website or contact us directly - we'd be happy to help!
A Vision ~ Strategic Direction
The Kind of Chamber We Want to Be
We want to play a business leadership role and position ourselves to take advantage of the potential we know we have. We want to be viewed as an international player with global reach. We want to be a leader within the business community in Northwestern Ontario. We want our members to see us as an organization proud to belong to and the business organization recognized as the voice of business in Thunder Bay.
We want to be creative, future-oriented and flexible in finding solutions. It will be clear that everything we do is focused on our members in a fiscally responsible way. We want them to think of us first because we not only provide solutions to their issues and respond to their needs, but do so ahead of our competitors.
In keeping with our vision, we will invest in new revenue [business] opportunities to serve our members, and focus on process to reduce costs while improving service. We will continue to improve our members satisfaction and sustain our commitment to be the voice of business. We will provide reliable, accessible and speedy service to our members and recognize our opportunity to be leaders.
We will embrace solutions to show our members that technology can fulfill their physical and electronic delivery needs in an efficient and cost effective manner.
What We Must Do
Our New Vision, What It Is, What It Means
This vision statement reflects the leadership role the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has set out to achieve over the next three years. It is based on how the Chamber views its growth potential and what it can become in the future. In short, what we want to be as a Chamber.
A great deal of thought has gone into developing this new vision and ensuring that key themes were incorporated into the plan.