The Results Are In: Candidate Responses to the Platform
Do you think safe streets are important to a healthy city? We sure do.

As property owners we know it’s important to make our locations welcoming, safe and comfortable for our customers. In much the same way, if we hope to attract new talent, new families and new investment to Thunder Bay, we need our leaders to make our city safe and our streets walkable.

We asked Thunder Bay's municipal candidates if they're willing to Say Yes to safe streets. The results are available on our website.

If you agree with the City of Opportunity platform's 10 recommendations, please show your support by endorsing the platform as an individual or a business/organization - you can do it online in about 2 minutes. 
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD with the OCC's Fall Policy Survey!
Have your voice heard on the issues that matter most: the impact of government policy on your business, the overall state of the Ontario economy, and your confidence in your own organization's success. This survey is securely hosted by Navigator, an independent consulting firm. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. Take the survey.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Networking Boot Camp with BDC
Wednesday, October 17 | 4:30 - 5pm
@ Lowerys
Free, for Members Only

October After Business @ Lowerys
Wednesday, October 17 | 5-7pm
Everyone Welcome

Leaders Luncheon
with Hon. Patty Hajdu
Friday, November 2 | 11:30am - 1pm
Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

DEADLINE for 2019 Business Awards Nominations
January 5, 2019 | 11:59pm
Enter to win Porter flights for 2 with every nomination you make.
#iheartsmallbiz campaign for Small Business Week
The CCC's #iheartsmallbiz campaign is ON for Small Business Week! Share a photo and a short description of a small business you admire, along with the hashtag #iheartsmallbiz on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. They (and we) will be sure to share your photos on our accounts.
2019 Business Awards:
Who Will YOU Nominate?
Nominations for the 25th Annual Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are now OPEN! Nominations are being accepted in 12 categories including two new awards: Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Clean, Green & Beautiful.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award will be presented to a business owner 39 years or younger who exemplifies business and community leadership. The Clean, Green and Beautiful award will focus on a business or organization enriching the life of the community through such examples as public art and/or environmental preservation.

A nomination is a great way to recognize an individual or business for their contributions to our community. Winners will be kept a secret until the Business Awards Gala on April 13th at the Valhalla Inn.
Earn a chance to win Porter flights for 2 with every nomination!

To learn more about the categories and to submit your nomination,  visit our Nominations Page.
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Bell, and our nomination draw sponsor Porter Airlines.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Review - Feedback Wanted
Ontario has appointed the Honourable David Onley, CM, O.Ont., senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough and Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor, to lead a review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
As part of the review process, Mr. Onley would like to hear from interested parties and people with disabilities to determine their views on the progress and effectiveness of the AODA, and their vision of accessibility through to 2025 and beyond. This session takes place on Tuesday, October 30th, from 1pm - 3pm at the Valhalla Inn. To learn more about this review, click here.
5 Minutes for Business - Good Social Media is Good Business
In this edition of the CCC's 5 Minutes for Business , they examine how social media can be used as a tool to create economic growth and foster competitiveness for Canadian businesses. 
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