Thunder Bay Says "Yes"
to a City of Opportunity
Congratulations to our newly-elected Mayor and Council! The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to see that all of the successful candidates said YES to all ten recommendations in the  City of Opportunity platform .

We look forward to working with the new Council to create a “culture of yes” at the City of Thunder Bay and in our community.
Chamber Welcomes Changes to Make Ontario Open For Business
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the announcement of proposed changes to Ontario’s apprenticeship system that will reduce current requirements to a single one-to-one journeyperson to apprentice ratio...

Upcoming Chamber Events
Leaders Luncheon
with Honourable Patty Hajdu
Friday, November 2 | 11:30am - 1pm
Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

APEX Speaker Series Breakfast: A Promising Approach to Inclusive HR Policies
Wednesday, November 14 | 7:30 - 9:00am
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Presented by Madge Richardson, North Superior Workforce Planning Board

After Business @Valhalla Inn
Wednesday, November 21 | 5:00 - 7:00pm

DEADLINE for 2019 Business Awards Nominations
January 5, 2019 | 11:59pm
Enter to win Porter flights for 2 with every nomination you make.
Holiday Promotional Opportunity
This fall we've engaged with the Dougall Media family of businesses to offer Members an affordable, effective way to increase traffic to your business during the prime holiday shopping weeks. 

This three-week contest promotion will run Nov. 19 through Dec 9. 10 participating retailers will host ballot boxes at their locations. The contest will be promoted extensively on Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR and Energy 104 as well as via TBay television, Source news and tbnewswatch.com; we'll also be supporting the promotion through our own networks and social media.
Only ten spaces are available and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Good News
Good News highlighting the following Chamber Members:

Alpine Ontario 2019 U14 Championships coming to Thunder Bay
Halfway Motors Nissan
Lakehead University
Nishnawbe
Resolute Forest Products

More.. 
Canada’s New Women Entrepreneurship Fund - Helping Northern Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurs
The Women's Entrepreneurship Fund program was announced on Friday by the Government of Canada. Priority will be given to three types of businesses:
  • Diverse women entrepreneurs (such as women with disabilities, Indigenous women, women in rural or remote regions, recent immigrants, visible minority women, women from Official Language Minority Communities)
  • Businesses with products and/or services related to one of the Economic Strategy Table sectors
  • Projects seeking to pursue market opportunities abroad
The application deadline is November 15, 2018. Click here for program information, requirements, and application instructions.

Invitation: Intercultural Management Training
The Réseau du Nord, and its partners - the NWO Local Immigration Partnership, AFNOO , SÉO and the Centre francophone – are pleased to invite you to take part in an introductory session on Intercultural management on 8 November 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at the Centre francophone (234 Van Norman Street). Please contact Paula Haapanen ( phaapanen@reseaudunord.ca ) or Stacey Parks ( staceyp@thunderbay.org ) by Monday 4 November 2018 to register.

The Province of Ontario Wants Your Ideas for a Made-in-Ontario Climate Change Plan
Ontario's Government for the People is inviting the public and businesses to have their say on how Ontario can deal with environmental challenges such as climate change. The public can now comment on some key areas of focus for Ontario's new plan, which will replace the previous government's insistence on imposing a punishing, job-killing carbon tax on Ontario families and businesses, and instead focus on collaborative approaches that will actually help the environment. 
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