Thunder Bay Chamber Attends the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), Evening with the Deputy Ministers
June 22, 2012 - Harold Wilson, President Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce attended the OCC Evening with the Deputy Ministers at the Royal York in Toronto. In addition to OCC Director Ian McCormack and Harold Wilson, the Geraldton Chamber President Eric Pietsch and Dave Barker were also in attendance.
The room was engaged by a motivational address by Allan O'Dette, President & CEO of the OCC who singled out and recognized the Thunder Bay and Geraldton Chambers for representing our regional opportunities.
Harold used this opportunity to speak at length with George Ross, Deputy Minister (DM) of MNDM, David O'Toole DM Ministry of Natural Resources , Wendy Tilford, DM Ministry of Economic Development of Innovation and Peter Wallace, Secretary to the Cabinet.
National Aboriginal Day Celebration
June 21, 2012 - Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce shared in the celebration of National Aboriginal Day, by inviting Gabrielle Scrimshaw to address our business community. We would like to thank our event sponsor, Wasaya Group Inc. for their support in bringing in such a dynamic young speaker. Gabrielle is the Co-Founder & President of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada (APAC).
For the many that were unable to attend this inspiring presentation, we eagerly look forward to bringing Gabrielle back as a speaker for another event in the near future. For more details of the event CLICK HERE
The event was blogged and tweeted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) - for details CLICK HERE
Thunder Bay Chamber Hosts a Regional Leadership Forum Produced by OCC
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is hosting a series of regional leadership forums in preparation of their Ontario Economic Summit held in Niagara-On-The-Lake in November. The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and Northwestern Associated Chambers of Commerce were asked to help identify individual participants. On June 19th we had a very active participation of 35 business, academic and civic leaders representing local and regional perspectives, and a diversity of sectors. Some of our most pressing economic challenges were discussed, and priotities set. We were very pleased to have regional representatives from Longlac and Kenora attend the session.
The timing was difficult for other invitees; however, we had a great turn out identifying some key priorities. The session was facilitated by Erik Lockhart, Associate Director, Queen's University Executive Decision Centre, and he should have a report for us in the next couple of weeks.
May 31, 2012 - The Chamber hosted an Informative Breakfast with TD Securities Macro Strategist, David Tulk. David presented an overview of Canadian and local financial market trends, beginning his presentation with a global perspective. He incorporated how the international market relates to Canada, Ontario and our own local economy, touching on the impact of mining, including the ring of fire. We would also like to thank our Presenting Sponsor TD Canada Trust for their generous support.
David's presentation, North American Economic Outlook: I Know What You Did Last Summer
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