from the desk of Chamber President Charla Robinson

Issues & Insights: Forestry Strategy

Forestry is a major contributor to the economy of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, providing direct and indirect employment to thousands of hardworking men and women in our region…

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Issues & Insights: New Year, New Municipal Budget!  

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…

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Member Profile: ITEC 2000

ITEC 2000 joined us in March of this year. Their heavy-equipment sales and service operation is out on Gardner Road in Rosslyn and employs about 35 people full-time. You may have met some of the team at one of our events, especially Jen – she comes out to lots of things – and now you can get the low-down on their business in their Member Profile.

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Good News August 2019

Our Members are amazing! This month, Good News features Marostica Subaru, Eat Local Pizza, Intrideo, United Way and more. Read on and see if you missed any of these great stories…

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#ChooseTBayFirst: SEEK Adventure & Tours – Giant Steps

Giant steps for our community can start with small ones, and we often don‘t see until we look backwards just how far we’ve come. That’s the lesson we took from our meeting with Sue Hamel, owner of Seek Adventure and Tours. Her first small steps with local film-maker Michelle Derosier over a year ago eventually led to the creation of the Wake the Giant safe-spaces initiative…

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Reconciliation In Real Life: How Businesses And Indigenous Peoples Work Together In Thunder Bay

Reconciliation means many different things to many different people, but a new report finds most agree success depends on small, focused actions undertaken day-by-day. On June 19, 2019, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce sat down with business, post-secondary education, community economic development and Indigenous leaders in Thunder Bay to hear what they had to say regarding reconciliation, what it means to them, their communities and their businesses…

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