The Thunder Bay Chamber’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations from Members to serve on the Chamber Board of Directors for a three year term, commencing November 1, 2019.read more
Ontario Economic Reportwith the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, April 17 | 11:30am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
11:30am – Registration
11:45am – Lunch
12:15pm – Presentation
DaVinci Centre, Marco Polo Room
340 S. Waterloo Street
Join Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for a presentation and discussion on the Ontario Economic Report’s key findings in the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index, and the 2018-19 Economic Outlook, with a particular focus on the region of Thunder Bay.
Supporting Economic Growth in Ontario
The 2018 Ontario Economic Report (OER) is the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’ second annual policy document aimed at spurring growth and prosperity in Ontario. Each year the OER presents the collective voice of Ontario Chamber membership through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index and the Economic Outlook. It also details the Ontario Chamber’s – and, in most cases, the Thunder Bay Chamber’s – provincial policy priorities for the coming year, based on economic research and consultation with Chamber Members across the province.
A successful entrepreneur and business executive, champion fundraiser, and dedicated public servant, Rocco Rossi joined the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in 2018 as President and CEO.
Prior to joining the OCC, Rossi most recently served as President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada where he helped to advance the research, advocacy, education and awareness of the most common cancer in men.
Mr. Rossi also served as CEO of Heart and Stroke Foundation – one of Canada’s largest non-profit organizations – overseeing consecutive years of record fundraising combining for over $500 million in total and launching many new, life-saving initiatives.
His passion for public policy has led him to stand for election both for the position of Mayor of Toronto and for MPP.
Mr. Rossi has held senior positions at the Boston Consulting Group, TORSTAR, Labatt/Interbrew and MGI Software. He is a graduate of McGill and Princeton.
Rossi currently serves as a member of the Board and Audit Committee of TerraVest Capital. A past board member of United Way of Greater Toronto and other charities, Mr. Rossi has been an active community builder. In fact, in 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his Philanthropic and Community service.
A dedicated adventurer, Rocco has walked the legendary Camino de Santiago several times, cycled the 1900 km length of Yonge Street from Rainy River to Toronto, kayaked the 500 km from Toronto to Ottawa, and climbed to Everest Base Camp.
Mr. Rossi has a BA (Hons) in political science from McGill University and a Masters of Arts in politics from Princeton University. He is married to his wife of 30-years, Rhonnie, and they have a 28-year-old son, Domenic John, who is a teacher.
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Latest News at the Chamber
Your Chamber team will be moving from our current location at 200 Syndicate Avenue S. on May 27. Starting in June, look for us in our temporary location on the third floor of the Whalen Building while renovations to our new space are completed, or direct your post mail to our final destination on the 7th floor…read more
For the past 97 years, Easter Seals Ontario has been providing programs and services for children and youth with physical disabilities. Easter Seals is a non-denominational registered charitable organization that helps kids with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.read more
Accessibility in Canada is inadequately addressing the barriers nearly four million Canadians face. Within the next 20 years, that number is expected to soar to over nine million, but by creating a more accessible Canada, there is a potential to unlock $16.8 billion in GDP by increasing our economy’s productive capacity by 2030, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Find out more in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business.read more
Press Release: Thunder Bay Chamber Policies Supported, Municipal Advocacy Recognized At Ontario Chamber Of Commerce Conference
Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in Muskoka Lakes. The two-day conference included presentations by the Premier and the Leaders of the three Opposition Parties as well as discussion and debate on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses including infrastructure, competitiveness, and the growing skills shortage.read more
Employers across Ontario, but particularly in small cities of under 200,000 population and rural areas, are experiencing a shortage of qualified employees and a shrinking labour market. This challenge will continue to grow as existing workers retire. Read the resolution presented by the Thunder Bay Chamber at the 2019 AGM of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce here.read more