Ontario Chamber Report – CETA – what does it mean for Ontario

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) recently hosted an expert-led discussion on the implications of the forthcoming Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU). Clearly, there are serious implications for trade in the agreement and what follows is a brief summary of the five principal points identified by the […]

Cornell University Students' Telling Retail Article About Canada

Matt Legge, who graduated from the Baker Program this spring, recently authored a comprehensive article with Cornell School of Hotel Administration student David Weinstein. The article explored the Canadian retail industry with the entry of the U.S. retailing giant Target. The Cornwall Chamber would like to think that Cornwall’s retail sector is the exception to […]

Canadian Chamber Announces a New Affinity Program

The Canadian Chamber has just partnered with Quantum RBS Services to offer a new affinity program to our network and members. The service, of benefit mostly to SMEs, will provide an automated, over the Internet, secure and reliable off-site data backup service plus archiving and data restoration services. As a member of the Cornwall Chamber […]

Canadian Chamber Report

Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) Like its provincial counterpart, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is pleased that CETA is about to become a reality. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomed the announcement. “This is the most important trade deal signed by Canada. It surpasses NAFTA in scope.” […]

Bizfest October 23rd – Not Just for Entrepreneurs!

October is small business month and for the third straight year, your Chamber is presenting BizFest, the must-attend fall business event. Outstanding speakers, a business focused trade show with the latest in professional products and services, and a unique chance to share ideas and challenges with your professional peers. This exciting one-day event kicks off […]

Small Business News

Here is a web site that may be of interest to Chamber members, particularly those who own small businesses. Statistics Canada periodically publishes a newsletter for the small business sector that covers a broad range of topics. The site is fairly comprehensive but the Chamber suggests a tour of site will allow members to seek […]

President’s Message

Hello everyone. I’d like to begin with an invitation to join the Chamber at BizFest. We continue to deal with economic challenges and this year’s BizFest theme: Staying Alive and Relevant ties right in. A jam packed all day affair on October 23, it launches with an amazing entrepreneur, Bruce Firestone, the man who brought […]

OCC speaks out on Minimum Wage

BACKGROUNDER.. The Cornwall Chamber was recently made aware of a lobby group, the Workers Action Centre were seeking to have Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14.00 per hour. It raised its concerns with the local MPP noting that such an increase would have a substantially negative impact on member businesses and a survey confirmed that […]

Financial Incentives For Employers

From our colleagues at Economic Development comes news of employment subsidies offered through Job Zone d’emploi. According to Senior Development Officer Bob Peters, the Job Zone’s Youth Employment Fund provides various financial incentives to facilitate matching job seekers with potential employers. The fund is available to young workers, who are residents of Ontario, between the […]

Canadian Chamber Report

What $50 million a day means to Canada The Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently published a fascinating piece about how Canada’s lack of infrastructure is preventing all of us from maximizing our potential benefits in energy markets. The Chamber calls it $50 Million a Day and shows how the infrastructure shortfall is costing millions of […]

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