2019 Pre-Budget Deputation
to Thunder Bay City Council

On Thursday, January 10, Chamber President Charla Robinson and Board Chair Nathan Lawrence presented a deputation to Council about the proposed 2019 budget.

See the video (right) for more details, and visit our website for the full text of the deputation.
Upcoming Chamber Events
2019 Chair's Reception & AGM
January 31, 2019
Featuring a keynote address by John Capobianco.
Confederation College TEC Hub

Member Social
February 20, 2019
Casual drop-in from 5 - 7pm.
The Foundry
Good News
Good News collected this week highlighting the following Chamber Members:

Eat Local Pizza
Gear Up For Outdoors
Lakehead University's Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
The Keg Restaurant
Thunder Bay CEDC
Thunder Bay Hydro - now Synergy North

Chair's Reception & AGM - Sponsorships available
Our Annual General Meeting and Chair’s Reception provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with others who share an interest in the governance of the Chamber, the direction of our community and the Chamber’s role within it.

This year's keynote speaker is John Capobianco, Senior VP & Senior Partner with FleishmanHillard and Chair of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Capobianco is an influential voice in public affairs and will share his insights about our changing political landscape and its impacts on the local, provincial and national business community.  

Would you like to elevate the profile of your business to our attendees? Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Lesley Edwards at lesley@tbchamber.ca | 807-624-2627.
Workshop: The Realities of Exporting, Lessons from the Trenches
Take your product to new markets with this exporting workshop by the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre . Learn from an experienced international entrepreneur who has been exporting for over 10 years. Scott Butcher will be joined by a representative of  Grant Thornton LLP who will be on hand to answer any accounting/tax questions. More...
Special Event: Industry Engagement Breakfast
The Local Employment Planning Council will be hosting an Industry Engagement Breakfast for employers. This breakfast will feature presentations from local service providers and will focus on programs and services available to employers. Their goal is to demystify the confusing landscape of employer services by connecting employers directly with service providers in a brief 1-hour session that includes a free breakfast. Featuring presentations on programs and services available to employers from 
Thunder Bay District service providers

8:30 am – 9:30 am
January 29, 2019
Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel, Thunder Bay

This session is free for employers (1 representative per organization) and includes a breakfast buffet! 
Email communityoutreach@nswpb.ca to reserve your spot.
Consultation: Ontario Tourism Strategy
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has launched consultations on a new tourism strategy for the Province. Until February 28, 2019, you have the opportunity to provide your feedback on how to make our province a travel destination of choice and ensure the tourism sector continues to grow and thrive.
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