Our annual Business Awards of Excellence are a way of recognizing the amazing contributions of Chamber Members to our community.
Although we hold the Gala in early April every year, the event actually kicks off in the late fall of each year with the opening of Awards Nominations. After nominations close on December 31 and we’ve received confirmations from our nominees, a panel of objective judges from among our Membership spends weeks scrutinizing and weighing the information in the nomination packages. The winners are kept secret until the Gala event, when our Members get together to celebrate the excellence and success of their peers and inspire one another by example.
Upcoming Chamber Events
The goal of Ontario’s proposed Ontario Forest Sector Strategy is to sustainably grow the forest sector, create opportunity for Ontario families, support industry and encourage innovation and new investment, while ensuring the sustainability of forests. In this letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the Strategy.
Under ERO#019-1020, the MNRF is proposing a long-term approach that would no longer require duplicative authorizations or a regulatory exemption under the ESA for forest operations conducted in Crown forests in accordance with an approved forest management plan under the CFSA. In this letter to Troy Anthony, Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the changes proposed in ERO#019-1020 and asks that it be approved and finalized as soon as possible.
On Thursday, January 9th Charla presented feedback on the proposed 2020 City budget. Video and full text of the deputation here.
In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the 2020 Municipal Budget. (with video)
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.