• News for Economic

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    In our January 23 edition of Green Mail... Who will you nominated for a Free Enterprise Award? It's you're last chance for a ticket to St. Thomas Uncorked - only 19 left! Check out the OCC's new website.Click here for all the details.
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    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    A Community Celebration of Excellence We celebrate success in business and community service every year on the second Wednesday in May with presentation of the Free Enterprise Awards.How are the winners selected? That’s up to you. The Chamber welcomes nominations anytime, but we aggressively canvass for nominations in the first 90 days of each year. Presentation of the 2018 Free Enterprise Awards ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Following yesterday’s announcement of a 0.25% increase in the prime lending rate, we urge the Bank of Canada to be cautious about future increases. While Canada’s economy is strong, we remain concerned about slowing growth as we look ahead in 2018 and into 2019. Further rate increases motivated in part by government policies that drive up the cost of living could negatively impact consumer ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s reaction to the federal government’s announcement regarding the creation of an Independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise and a multi-stakeholder advisory board  We have been at the forefront of the discussion on Canadian businesses’ social responsibility in Canada and abroad. We believe good conduct is not only ethical but is also a good business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    In our January 16 edition of Green Mail, don't miss the important dates about the Great Expansion opening at STEGH, have your say in the current EmployerOne survey and plan to attend our January Business After 5 TOMORROW at the CASO Station.Click here for all the details.
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Jason MacDonald as Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, effective January 15.Jason’s extensive strategy, policy and communications expertise developed over years working in the public and private sectors will be a tremendous asset for the Canadian Chamber, and we’re happy to welcome him to our executive team.Jason comes to ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    We Can Achieve Great Things When We Work TogetherEvery new year brings both challenges and opportunities for Canada’s business community. As you will see in our Annual Report, 2017 certainly brought its share of both.     From the inauguration of President Trump and the renegotiation of NAFTA to the ratification of CETA, the international context was upended. Closer to home, Canadian businesses ...read more
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    Monday, January 15, 2018
    A Comprehensive Plan to Build Prosperity in Ontario The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has provided the Ontario government with 11 recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget that will help businesses manage costs and secure the province’s competitive advantage. The submission, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, calls on the government to implement ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    A STATEMENT BY THE ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (OCC) & THE ST. THOMAS & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the unintended consequences of Bill 148, the legislation that introduced a higher minimum wage in Ontario and extended numerous labour and employment standards provisions. The OCC, the St. Thomas & District Chamber, and our Members understand the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    Happy New Year and welcome to our first Green Mail of 2018! If you're looking for an evening out of the cold, join us at St. Thomas Uncorked. There are still limited tickets left for this night of wine tasting with Jamie from Quai du Vin Estate Wineries. The first Business After 5 of the year is next Wed. Jan. 17 at the CASO Station, co-sponsored by CIBC & CIBC Wood Gundy.Click here for all the ...read more
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