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Member Profile: Olives and Bananas

Member Profile: Olives and Bananas

Olives and Bananas joined the Chamber in January 2020. They're more than a yarn shop, aiming to supply a wider range of fibre arts supplies from wool yarn to wool roving, felting tools, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, macrame, cross stitch and embroidery. Natural fibres are at the heart of the shop, for both ethical and environmental reasons; slow fashion is an important key to a sustainable future.
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Member Profile: ITEC 2000

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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Member Profile: Easter Seals

Member Profile: Easter Seals

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.

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Letter to Ontario:  Rising Insurance Costs for Restaurants

Letter to Ontario: Rising Insurance Costs for Restaurants

Insurance premiums for licensed restaurants and bars are increasing significantly for many establishments in Thunder Bay.  Some of our Members have seen a jump of 30-40% in their annual premium costs this year, despite greatly reduced revenues as a result of being closed or reduced to take-out only for months due to Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential businesses.  In this letter, the Chamber proposes that this additional expense could be covered by existing business relief funding.

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Ontario Announces Main Street Recovery Plan

Ontario Announces Main Street Recovery Plan

The Government of Ontario announced Ontario's Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020, proposed legislation that would support small businesses and modernize rules to allow them to innovate and meet the challenges of...

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