Nominee Bio’s

Curtis Brumfield Curtis is the General Manager at the Walmart Harmony Distribution Centre in Cornwall’s business park. He began his career with Walmart in 2003 as an Order Filling Operations Manager at DC 6040 in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Over the following 14 years, Curtis held various leadership positions in Logistics across the United States. […]

Nomination From 2018/2019 Board of Directors

According to the Constitution and By Laws of the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, the Nominating Committee shall select a slate of candidates to fill all vacancies on the Board of Directors. Additional nominations may be submitted by any member in good standing provided such nomination is endorsed by three members and the nominee […]

International Woman’s Day High Tea Luncheon

Celebrate International Women’s Day with us on March 8 for a luncheon at the NAV Centre as we welcome special guest speaker, Ms. Jackie King, Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Of course, men are encouraged to join us in helping celebrate the wonderful women you know. Tickets are $50 with $10 […]

2018 Pub Night

There’s nothing more sociable than getting together at your local pub. So, your Chamber has mixed in some of our members, added in a dash of great music and tasty hors d’oeuvres, and put together a great series of networking mixer, just right for becoming a bit more business casual and making some interesting connections. […]

Offset Measures Needed in Upcoming Budget – OCC

Ontario businesses are struggling with one of the largest wage increases in recent history, and it all comes with the continuing increase in the cost of doing business. To address the issue, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is recommending the government reinstate the scheduled corporate income tax rate from 11.5 per cent to 10 per […]

OCC Statement on Minimum Wage

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 Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and its members understand the intent of the legislation. But it also understands that evidence-based public […]

A Profitable But Untapped Labour Source

Businesses with 20 or more employees were required, to file a 2017 Accessibility Compliance report by December 31, 2017. While the report focuses on accessibility for your clients, we thought you would be interested in the positive experience of a major Canadian firm that utilizes the disabled as part of its workforce. Sodexo, one of […]

Trans Pacific Partnership

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has had a positive response to the agreement that secures  Canada’s continued participation in the comprehensive and progressive Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. “At this point, we’re still waiting for the details of the agreement, including specifics regarding Canada’s automotive sector,” states Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber. […]

President’s Message

Hello everyone. As we move ahead in 2018, and speaking for our Chamber team, I hope you can all look forward to a positive year of growth. I am especially pleased to announce this year’s most renowned event. On Saturday, February 24, the Chamber will present its annual Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the […]

Chamber concerned about labour relations and employment standard changes

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), an organization that represents the Cornwall Chamber and chambers across the province has sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne expressing concern about potential changes to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including the introduction of a $15 minimum wage. The Chamber is concerned […]

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