Where we are. Where we’ve been. Where are we going?
By Charla Robinson, President
Charla covers the property tax impacts and the increased fees to business and considers the highlights of the levy projections for the next couple of years. Read on for some hard numbers and thoughts on the hard questions we need to be asking candidates in the municipal elections this fall...​ read more
2018 Ontario Economic Report (OER)

The OER is the second annual policy document aimed at spurring growth and prosperity in Ontario. Each year the OER presents the collective voice of our membership through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index and the Economic Outlook. It will also detail our policy priorities for the coming year, based on economic research and consultation with Chamber members.

Upcoming Chamber Events
I nfo Session: HR Best Practices, Shining the Light on Bill 148  
February 13, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Member Consult: Municipal Designated Truck Route II  
February 15, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

After Business @ Wasaya Airways LP  
February 21, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Webinar: Magnet Employment Services- Talent & Export Solutions for Businesses  
March 1, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

After Business SOCIAL @ Beaux Daddy's  
March 21, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Bootcamp with BDC  
March 21, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

2018 Business Awards Gala  
April 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Leadercast Thunder Bay 2018  
May 4, 2018 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gala, Business Awards Gala

Channel your inner Man (or Woman) of Mystery at this spectacular Casino Royale-themed event: an evening of glamour, anticipation and celebration as we host the 2018 Business Awards of Excellence and announce twelve winners from among nearly 70 nominations.

During the work week do you prefer morning events over lunch events?
Contractors Needed
The Green Ontario Fund will be offering a series of incentives to Ontario residents that will be delivered through a network of participating contractors.If you are a qualified installer of insulation, windows and/or heat pumps you can apply to become a participating contractor with the Green Ontario Fund. To qualify, you will need to provide confirmation of business licences, insurance, and professional certifications.
H R Best Practices: Shining the light on Bill: 148
Join us for a presentation by Hali Van Vliet, Senior Consultant with BDO’s HR Advisory Services. As a Certified Human Resources Leader, Hali will provide best practices for the changes brought on by Bill 148:
  • minimum wage
  • stat holiday pay
  • minimums
  • vacation requirements
  • personal emergency days/ sick days
This Info Session has graciously been put on by  Cornerstone Member BDO Canada LLP .

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