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The Impact of Cap & Trade on Business

Posted on January 16, 2017 in Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President This is Ontario’s first month with the cap and trade program in effect.  At the end of 2016, a coalition of Chambers asked the provincial government to defer the program for a year.  Why?  Several reasons including the cost of the program on top of electricity prices that continue to go […]

January 2017 Enewsletter

Posted on January 6, 2017 in Chamber News

Read the Enewsletter In this edition of your Chamber ENews: Issues & Insights: Technology and our (changing) business world Welcome New Members Good News What would you like to learn in 2017? Notice to Members: Annual General Meeting Wanted: After Business host Upcoming Events Shift news

Chambers Call for Deferral in Provincial Cap & Trade Program to prevent jobs, investment from leaving the province

Posted on December 20, 2016 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Media Releases

THUNDER BAY– Today 20 Chambers of Commerce across Ontario called for a deferral of the Provincial Government’s Cap and Trade program scheduled to be implemented January 1, 2017, citing high costs of the program layered of top of skyrocketing electricity prices, lack of sector by sector economic impact, as well as a change in policy […]

NORTHERN CHAMBERS DEMAND INCREASED AFFORDABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY FOR ENERGY SYSTEM

Posted on December 14, 2016 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Media Releases

THUNDER BAY – In partnership with business leaders from across Northern Ontario, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is urging the province to address the regional challenges posed by the lack of affordability and transparency in energy pricing as it builds its Long-Term Energy Plan 2017 (LTEP). In a joint submission to the Ontario government’s […]

December 2016 Enewsletter

Posted on December 1, 2016 in Chamber News

Read the Enewsletter In this edition of your Chamber ENews: Issues & Insights: Ontario Finance Minister to Address Chamber Members Welcome New Members Small Business Week 2016 Good News Notice to Members: Annual General Meeting Business News from the Ontario Government Upcoming Events Changes to Immigration Policy Welcomed by Chamber

$16 BILLION ONTARIO TOURISM GAP REQUIRES A DEDICATED GOVERNMENT STRATEGY

Posted on November 17, 2016 in Chamber News, Media Releases

THUNDER BAY, ON: Today, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has released new data that reveals a significant tourism opportunity gap when compared to international growth rates. According to the organization’s report, Closing the Tourism Gap: Creating a Long-Term Advantage for Ontario, Ontario has foregone nearly […]

November 2016 Enewsletter

Posted on November 2, 2016 in Chamber News

Read the Enewsletter In this edition of your Chamber ENews: Issues & Insights: Get your Cap & Trade Questions Answered Welcome New Members Small Business Week 2016 Good News OCC Business Confidence Survey Upcoming Events Announcing the 2017 Board of Directors We are recruiting for the Ambassador Committee SHIFT news

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CREATES GAME-CHANGER AWARD

Posted on October 19, 2016 in Chamber News, Media Releases

New award recognizes diverse and changing business community The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce today launched the nomination process for their 2017 Business Awards of Excellence with the announcement of a new award that recognizes the changing nature of the city’s economy and the growing diversity of the business community. Chamber President Charla Robinson described […]


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