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
We had a busy year in 2019 and we’re so excited to tell you about it. In our Annual Report video, you’ll learn about the Chamber’s activities, including:
– Advocacy at the local, Provincial and Federal levels
– Engagement activities designed to connect our Members with each other and with the community
– Empowerment activities which help educate, strengthen and promote our Members
The Chamber is seeking candidates interested in serving as our representative on the Board of Directors of Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc.
The Government of Ontario is moving forward with a centralized procurement model across the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector which may adversely impact small- and medium-sized businesses and regional economic development across the province.
On Tuesday January 21, Charla made a deputation to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs. Her presentation covered the issues most relevant to our regional economy, including mining, forestry, transportation, procurement, Bombardier, skilled trades and immigration.
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.