Issues & Insights: New Year, New Municipal Budget!  

As surely as spring follows winter, the arrival of the New Year also signals the start of City Budget deliberations. The 2019 Budget document was released on January 3rd and will be dissected, debated and discussed throughout the month with final ratification expected on February 4th... Read more here!
5 Minutes for Business: The Accelerating Pace of Change

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , the Canadian Chamber examines the accelerating pace of change in our economy. For many sectors, the economic fundamentals, the borders of industries, the value of different assets and even the types of competitors are rapidly shifting. Read it here.
Upcoming Chamber Events
YQT: Your Quarterly Training
January 15, 2019
Come learn how to maximize your Membership benefits and meet other Members over lunch.
Chamber Board Room

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
Members only
Good News
Good News collected this week highlighting the following Chamber Members:

Confederation College
Dr. Thomas Dignan
National Development Training Centre
Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.
Thunder Bay Border Cats

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 | 807-624-2627.
Canada Summer Jobs Program Applications Now Open
Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.
This year the government has made it easier than ever to apply for CSJ funding. Everything can be submitted online through the Government Grants and Contributions Online Service. You can complete the application at your leisure and track its status once it has been submitted.  More...
Holiday Member Social @5Forks Restaurant Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the Holidays with your Chamber staff and fellow Members at our second Annual Holiday Member Social. Special thanks to 5 Forks Restaurant for treating us to DELICIOUS appetizers!

Congratulations to Andrew Shaver of UCB , who won a $50 gift card to 5 Forks!

Finally, thanks to the generous donations of our Members, we were able to donate a large cart of non-perishables and $155 to Shelter House Thunder Bay.

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