• News for Economic

    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    AODA - An Update on Employer Obligations With the fast-approaching December 31 deadline for employers to meet reporting and compliance obligations under the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), the St. Thomas & District Chamber hosted a complimentary breakfast meeting on November 16 featuring a presentation by Louie DiPalma, Director of SME Programs with the Ontario Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, Community
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    On November 14, the Government of Ontario released its 2017 Fall Economic Statement, which provides an update on the government’s finances and progress on key commitments since the release of the 2017 Budget. The government is continuing to project a balanced budget in 2017–18 and ongoing balance in 2018–19 and 2019–20, unchanged from the 2017 Budget forecast. The province also boasts a steadily ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    It's shaping up to be a busy week on Talbot Street! Tomorrow our November Business After 5, co-sponsored by RBC Royal Bank and Graham Scott Enns, will be held at Jennings Furniture & Design, 432 Talbot Street. Please enter off the Talbot entrance. The fun continues this weekend at the St. Thomas Downtown Development Board's Tree Lighting Celebration, the St. Thomas Optimist Santa Claus Parade and ...read more
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    Thursday, November 09, 2017
    In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, shares the reasons behind Canada's booming economy, whether the growth will continue and what we should be doing to drive up our country's competitiveness.  Read 5 Minutes for Business to learn more about the key drivers behind Canada's staggering 4.5% growth in the second quarter ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Don't miss your chance at early bird tickets to our 2018 St. Thomas Uncorked! This annual event offers an evening of wine tasting and trivia, food pairings with international cheeses, meats, fruits and more, as well as live entertainment and a great silent auction. Next week is our November Business After 5, co-sponsored by RBC Royal Bank & Graham Scott Enns.Click here for all the details in our ...read more
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    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Another $5 million Investment at AminoWe have news of another major investment at St. Thomas’ ANAC (Amino North America Corporation) plant. Amino is located at 15 Highbury Avenue, on the southeast corner of the Highbury/South Edgeware intersection. Anyone attending the Chamber’s recent Meet The Makers event will have seen Amino products and personnel on display. Following the great news of the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Last week’s announcements scaling back the small business tax package announced in July are a step in the right direction, but much more is needed if Canadian businesses are to compete, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber network wants to see a full overhaul of the tax system.“The changes announced last week are a relief to the business community. They were alarmed that the July ...read more
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