Networking continues to be one of the primary benefits of joining the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. With one of the largest membership bases of all chambers in Ontario we strive to provide members with opportunities to make valuable connections with other members within the community.
Throughout the year we host nine monthly After Business networking events where the sole purpose is to help members create new connections or strengthen existing relationships. We also hold a variety of other events —ranging from lunch hour educational sessions to our highly regarded multi-day tradeshows.  These events give Chamber members the chance to promote their products and services through participation, advertising and partnership opportunities.
Why networking is important for you and your business…
The $11,000 Handshake

As Business Development Manager at a local IT firm it is imperative that I promote my company and network. At a recent Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce After Business event I met a fellow chamber member and as is custom; we shook hands and began to talk.

Within 3 weeks of our handshake, I had not only executed an $11,000 business IT solution for the client, but brought the business back locally, which was previously outsourced.

Thank you Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for this opportunity; and I’m looking forward to many more handshakes!

Ian Wright, Business Development Manager
Staples Advantage

For more information on the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce events, please visit our events page or contact the Show & Event Coordinator Kayla Donaldson by email at