Designated Truck Route Update
On January 14th your Chamber presented a deputation to Council outlining our concerns with the proposed Designated Truck Route. After over 4 hours of discussion, Council approved the proposed route in a 7 - 6 vote.

On the 17th we rode along the Expressway with a group of heavy trucks to get an understanding of the safety concerns we've heard from the public and businesses alike: that the effects of merging all the heavy truck traffic from 3 existing routes into one won't be cumulative; they'll be exponential.
Visit our website to watch videos from the ride-along, learn what's next and get information on how you can get involved.

In this month’s  5 Minutes for Business , the Canadian Chamber of Commerce takes a closer look at Canada’s energy sector and how Canada’s regulatory system is limiting the ability to get energy products to market.  

Upcoming Chamber Events
YQT: Your Quarterly Training Webinar
January 29, 2019, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Log on to learn about Chamber benefits, discounts and how to take your business to the next level. For Members and non-Members alike!
Free webinar from the comfort of your desk

2019 Chair's Reception & AGM
January 31, 2019
Featuring a keynote address by John Capobianco.
Confederation College TEC Hub

Leader's Luncheon with Finance Minister Victor Fedeli - SAVE THE DATE
February 7, 2019
Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites
Registration coming soon

Member Social
February 20, 2019
Casual drop-in from 5 - 7pm.
The Foundry

99.9 The Bay and Country 105

99.9 The Bay and Country 105 are proud to serve the City of Thunder Bay. Owned by Acadia Broadcasting, their radio stations aim to provide the best local radio in the community. With a staff of 20 full-time and 2 part-time employees... Read more on our website.
Step 1:
MAGNET Introduces Campus Connect
Just in time for the 2019 campus recruitment season, Magnet is proud to introduce a new partnership with Orbis Communications, a developer of digital solutions for experiential and career education programs.

Campus Connect functionality will make early talent recruitment easier and more efficient for all of our valued partners and employers. 
  • Opportunities can be sent to more than 100 of Canada’s top university and college job boards with just one experiential job posting on Magnet
  • It's a faster and more efficient way to post to multiple schools
  • This enables you, and your employers, to leverage the power of Magnet and Orbis to connect with students that match experiential job opportunities
Step 2:
Sign up for a 20-minute demo webinar for Magnet Partners ("Introducing Campus Connect") on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 3 PM by clicking here.

For more info, email
La Société Économique de l'Ontario (SÉO)'s International & Community Matchmakers
International & Community Matchmakers recruit skilled individuals to Northern Ontario and match candidates with regional employment opportunities. Click here to check out their large talent pool of highly skilled workers.

There is no cost. Their help is completely free and fully funded.
  • Their talent pool is sourced from within and outside of Canada
  • When they find the right person for you – they also offer that person personalized employment or immigration services (if needed) to ensure a smooth employment match.
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
Thunder Bay Police Service
Umbrella Medical Clinic

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