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So I’ve Joined the Chamber…
NOW WHAT?

Check out this handy how-to of steps to maximizing the value of your Chamber Membership!

Tools for Empowerment

Grab a coffee and some team-members and take a learning break! Each of these 70 videos is under 15 minutes long and designed to start or advance your business' online marketing efforts. Members enjoy free access to the entire series and can watch them any time, as often as they like.  Learn more.

 


Are you starting or growing a business in Thunder Bay?
 
The Small Business Resource Guide website has been developed by the Small Business Development Committee to assist Chamber members with information and resources that they may find useful in starting and managing their business.  Click here to visit.

BizPaL helps you generate a personalized list of the business documents you need for the levels of government – local, provincial/territorial, and federal – you may have to deal with in order to grow or start up your business. And if you are already operating, BizPaL can help you verify that you have all the correct permits and licences.    Launch BizPaL

Climate Smart Video Webinar

The Climate Smart Chambers program helps provide businesses with tools and training on how to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost effective manner.  Learn about the program in this 15-minute condensed version of their webinar.  The video lays out the business case for reducing emissions, particularly as national carbon pricing is implemented, and goes through a number of real life stories of SMEs that have created a competitive advantage by reducing emissions.

Chamber Member businesses receive exclusive rates from our Affinity Program partners on group insurance, merchant services, telecommunications, shipping and fuel.  Whether you’re self-employed or a large employer, these can add up to significant savings on your bottom line.  See how you can save.

eBook:  Small Business Marketing On a Budget

Made available to our Members with the generous permission of the author, Melissa Forziat, Small Business Marketing on a Budget distills key lessons of marketing with actionable next steps so that you can apply them to your own business. Different sections will be relevant to different businesses, but the ideas provided here have the capacity to bring in tens of thousands of dollars of income.

Read it here on Melissa’s website.

Chamber eLearning

Chamber Members enjoy access to an amazing catalogue of affordable online learning courses and seminars for themselves and their employees through Chamber eLearning. Whether you’re looking to develop skills you need in the running of your own business or support good employees who need additional skills to meet current job demands, these are a great way to help you save time, money, or gain a competitive edge.  View the course catalogue here.

 

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The Chamber maintains a directory listing just for Members offering online shopping!  Click here to visit the list and get clicking, or contact us if you don't see your online store listed and would like your business to be included.


The Chamber's Economic Development Fund is one of the ways our Membership is able to support initiatives that support the growth or strengthening of the city’s economy.

Resource Library

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.

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OCC Resolution: Addressing Local Labour Market Needs through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

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.

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