Forestry Strategy
Forestry is a major contributor to the economy of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, providing direct and indirect employment to thousands of hardworking men and women in our region.
Last September, we welcomed the Ontario government’s announcement of the development of a provincial forestry strategy.

Top 9 Factors Critical to Organizational Competitiveness in Ontario

Nine critical success factors for business competitiveness have emerged from #OER2019.

The top two factors are the ability to recruit and retain talent and ability to innovate.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Lunch & Learn with Destination TBay
Thursday, March 21st | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chamber Board Room

Leaders Luncheon w Hon. John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources & Forestry
Friday, March 22nd | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Italian Cultural Centre

After Business @Canadian Armed Forces (Family Friendly)
Tuesday, March 26th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Valhalla Inn Ballroom

Opening of Navigation Luncheon
Thursday, April 4th | 11:30am - 1:30pm
The DaVinci Centre

YQT: Your Quarterly Training
April 10th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Held in the Chamber Boardroom

25th Annual Business Awards Gala
April 13th | 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Valhalla Inn Ballroom

Leadercast 2019: Leading Healthy Teams
May 10th | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Victoria Inn
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Northwest Employment Works
Northwest Employment Works is an Employment Ontario service provider with convenient locations in Marathon, Dryden and two in Thunder Bay. Northwest Employment Works offers a range of FREE resources, supports and services to employers and job seekers. Read more
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Chambers Plan Health Insurance
The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. More than 30,000 small to midsize businesses choose the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.

The Chambers Plan is the simple, stable, smart choice for business; combining accessibility, flexibility and the stability of pooled benefits. Firms choose the Chambers Plan year after year because it offers unsurpassed value and customer service.
The Chambers Plan – it’s for your benefit.
Pawgwasheeng Economic Development Corp. seeking partners
PEDC is looking for partners! With recent announcements of projects within the Pays Plat First Nation area, they will be looking to create joint ventures.

March 20-21st, they are hosting a two-day introductory session blitz, in 15-30 minute time slots, with interested companies in the construction, forestry, mining and energy sectors.

For more information or to schedule a time slot please email Ginny Michano at
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