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The Chamber Rewards Program

How does the program work? Chamber businesses will receive a card for each of their full time employees along with information on participating members and the reward they are providing. They simply show this card at participating businesses to receive the benefit or discount. Many of the businesses offering these benefits will be identified by […]



President’s Message

Hello. I’m pleased to report that your new Chamber Board has held its first two monthly meetings and we are most encouraged with the results. We want all of our members to know that the 2016 Board of Directors is both enthusiastic and engaged and there will be much activity over the next few months. […]



Funding Forum

You need to be there: You represent one of our region’s business financing agencies, and your agency’s role is to provide information and assistance to those in your sector. We’re here to help with an exciting opportunity for you: The Chamber and its partners, Cornwall Economic Development, the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre and the Eastern […]



Federal Development Ontario Announces 5 New Funding Programs

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has announced five new funds for businesses in Ontario,The new programs are in addition to the $48 million Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) recently announced. The first four programs are part of the $530 million Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives framework and are open to businesses […]



Canadian Chamber Report

Infrastructure Upgrades Cannot Wait Any Longer 
The Canadian Chamber has just released a report entitled, The Foundations of a Competitive Canada: The Need for Strategic Infrastructure Investment. The report looks at the deteriorating state of Canada’s public infrastructure and makes recommendations for a long-term investment strategy to bring it back to the level needed to […]



MPP Responds to Chamber’s Concern About $14.00 Minimum Wage

As members know, the Cornwall Chamber has taken issue with the proposal by a lobby group that would see the minimum wage jump by close to 40% from its current $10.25 to $14.00. A poll of some of its members revealed that such an increase would have a significant and negative impact on their business […]



Canadian Chamber Report

Chamber supports Government’s Economic and Fiscal Projections Finance Minister Jim Flaherty recently stated that the government would balance its books by fiscal 2015-16 and that the size of the surplus that year would not be insignificant. The Canadian Chamber was pleased with what it heard. Flaherty noted the government remains on track to balance the […]



Quick Ministry of Labour Prevention Office Update for Stakeholders on New Mandatory OHS Awareness Training

Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Office Communiqué to Stakeholders: NEW Mandatory Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training On November 15 the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O.Reg.297/13) was announced. This regulation will come into force on July 1, 2014. The regulation lays out mandatory training for workers and supervisors, and: · Requires […]



35 Chambers Sign the Minimum Wage Letter

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OCC Speaks Out on $14.00 Minimum Wage Issue

Ontario is in a period of economic transition and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce firmly believes the policy choices made today will impact our province’s competitiveness for generations to come. A government panel is currently carrying out consultations on how to set the minimum wage but there is broad consensus that the current process governing […]



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