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Thunder Bay Chamber Secures Ontario Chamber Support on Key Issues

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Media Releases

Cap & Trade Suspension, Employment Ontario Enhancements, and Ontario Energy Board Accessibility Highlighted at Annual Meeting THUNDER BAY:  Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in Sarnia.  The two day conference included presentations by all three Provincial Party leaders, as well […]

May 2017 Good News & E-Newsletter

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Chamber News

Read the May Newsletter   The City of Thunder Bay has been chosen to take part in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot Project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario’s economic growth. A […]

Designated Truck Route Causes Concern

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President Streets, highways, avenues, expressways: our roads are vitally important links that help us move goods and people from one place to another.  In recent weeks, the transportation of goods has become a hot button issue in our community because of proposed changes to the allowable usage of roads within city limits. […]

Success Certified Program Provides Valuable Job Skills; Increases Employability for High School Students

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Chamber News, Media Releases

THUNDER BAY – This week, students from Thunder Bay high schools will have the opportunity to gain valuable certifications that will assist them in their career and educational pursuits. The Success Certified Program runs on May 4 & 5 at Confederation College. Success Certified is a joint initiative of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, […]

Issues & Insights: Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Issues & Insights

On Friday, April 7, the federal, provincial and territorial governments formally released the details surrounding the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). The announcement aligns with your chamber’s continued advocacy for the removal of inter-provincial trade barriers to further enhance Thunder Bay’s and Ontario’s competitiveness. Inter-provincial trade makes up one-fifth of Canada’s GDP, a total of […]

April 2017 Good News & Enewsletter

Posted on April 3, 2017 in Chamber News

Read the April Newsletter Good News The Best Western Plus Nor’wester Hotel & Conference Centre has received the Champion Green Award at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts’ District III Meeting held recently in Chicago, Illinois. Carrel + Partners LLP  will be moving to their new location, 1100 Roland St. Suite #1, effective March 27 Congratulations to Coffee News Thunder […]

Federal Budget 2017: Highlights for Business

Posted on March 23, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau outlined his second federal budget in the House of Commons yesterday following the usual rumours and speculations about what it may or may not contain.    It builds upon the 2016 budget by providing more specifics about the Government’s plans for infrastructure spending and provides some new […]

Ten Ways to Build A Canada that Wins

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President For a number of years, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has released an annual document that outlined the top ten barriers to Canadian Competitiveness.  Many of these barriers have been addressed but some continue to block our success. This year, the Canadian Chamber is taking a more positive tone with a […]

March 2017 Good News & Enewsletter

Posted on March 1, 2017 in Chamber News

Good News The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce Kelly Robertson as the new General Manager of the City’s Community Services Department effective as of February 21, 2017. In other City of Thunder Bay news, the artsVest program will be coming to the city which will see $30,000 delivered to arts organizations in the […]

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