We’re Asking Candidates to Say Yes to Economic Opportunity
 The second pillar of the City of Opportunity platform is about making it easier to do business in Thunder Bay - for both the businesses already here and the new investment we hope to attract.
We’re asking our next Council to make changes in policy that will reduce red tape, modernize planning and streamline processes. We believe this will lead to more opportunities for development and the creation of diverse neighbourhoods.
We're also asking for the development of service standards for public-facing City departments, to ensure accountability and a level playing field for everyone.
We need a Council that evaluates the long-term costs and benefits of their decisions. We're looking for our leadership to commit to long-term planning in the interest of a sustainable future for succeeding generations of residents, so that our children can do business in a thriving and healthy city.
If you agree that new economic opportunities are important to our city's future, you might be interested in the other recommendations in the City of Opportunity platform – it was designed with you in mind. Learn more at  www.tbchamber.ca/sayyes .  
Upcoming Chamber Events
YQT: October 2018 
Wednesday, October 3 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chamber Boardroom

Wednesday, October 3 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Attend from your desk!

October After Business @ Lowerys
Wednesday, October 17, 5-7pm
All Welcome - Exhibitor spaces available

Small Business Access Event
Wednesday, November 28, 8 - 9:30am
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Registration coming soon!
Stay tuned: the full calendar of Small Business Week events will be available at the end of September!
Take your business to the next level in Canada, the US, and Mexico with Amazon!
In partnership with Amazon, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an introductory webinar on the Amazon Marketplace on Wednesday, September 26 from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Learn everything you need to know to start selling. For Chamber Members only. Learn more/ Register.
Restaurateur Diaries: How to Attract and Keep Staff
Thanks to Intrideo for sharing this article with us. Competition for customers has always been fierce, but competition to attract and keep staff might be getting just as tough. In a recent survey conducted by  TouchBistro , an iPad POS company, 100 per cent of restaurant owners surveyed said they have struggled to staff their restaurants in the past year, with 88.9 per cent saying that skilled cooks are the hardest positions to fill. Read more .
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