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Getting Ready for Cap & Trade

Posted on September 29, 2016 in Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, Chamber President & Chris Walton, Arbora Management Services This past year has seen the Government of Ontario release one of the most sweeping climate change initiatives in North America.  The Climate Change Strategy and the associated Cap and Trade Regulations and Climate Change Action Plan will impact almost every household and business […]

September 2016 Enewsletter

Posted on September 26, 2016 in Chamber News

Read the August Enewsletter In this edition of your Chamber ENews: Issues & Insights Councillors Corner Welcome New Members Small Business Week 2016 Good News Upcoming Events SHIFT news Join the Sister City Visit to Gifu, Japan Tourism is Everyone’s Business

Chamber Secures National Support for Forestry and Mining Industry Issues

Posted on September 20, 2016 in Chamber News, Media Releases

Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce have just returned from a successful weekend at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Thunder Bay Chamber participated in the development of policy resolutions on the issues of mining, immigration and softwood lumber and […]

Chambers Across Ontario Demand Transparency in Cap and Trade Costs for Business and Consumers

Posted on September 7, 2016 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Media Releases

Thunder Bay, ON – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce along with chambers across Ontario, have asked the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for transparency of the cost of Cap and Trade charges in utility bills as they do in other jurisdictions. Thunder Bay Chamber President Charla Robinson says, “We are concerned with the recent decision […]

Small Business Week 2016

Posted on September 6, 2016 in Chamber News, Uncategorized

Small Business Week will be held from October 17-21.  The organizing committee is hard at work creating a selection of events that will be of interest to business owners and employees from all sectors. View the 2016 Small Business Week Calendar

Free Trade Needed on Softwood Lumber

Posted on September 1, 2016 in Chamber News, Media Releases

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is speaking out about the need for free trade on softwood lumber for the local forest industry.  Canadian and U.S. government officials are working to reach a new deal before the one-year freeze on any new countervailing and anti-dumping duties expires in October but time is running out. “The […]

August 2016 Enewsletter

Posted on August 25, 2016 in Chamber News

Read the August Enewsletter In this edition of your Chamber ENews: Issues & Insights: Notice to Members: Board Election Welcome New Members Call for Expressions of Interest for Thunder Bay Int’l Airports Authority Board of Directors Good News Upcoming Events SHIFT news

Issues & Insights: Free Trade within Canada

Posted on August 2, 2016 in Chamber News, Issues & Insights

The Premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories made the trek to Whitehorse in mid-July to discuss and debate a long list of shared issues.  At the end of the meeting, the Premiers proudly announced that they have reached a deal in principle on a new Canadian Free Trade Agreement that would replace the existing Agreement […]

Reminder about a Fair Rate of Exchange

Posted on July 25, 2016 in Chamber News, Media Releases

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Thunder Bay are reminding local business to ensure they are providing a fair rate of exchange on U.S. currency transactions. Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber says, “With the increase in American tourists this summer, it is even more important to ensure […]


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