President’s Message  

Hello everyone. My August message focused, in part on the small business roundtable that the Chamber hosted in late June. We followed the Roundtable discussion with an on-line survey emailed to our members. The results will be added to the report we will be submitting to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. However, in reviewing the […]

Positive Growth Outlook for Ontario

With growth of 2.8% this year, Ontario is among the few provinces expected to see economic growth much stronger than the national average. That’s according to the Conference Board of Canada’s Provincial Outlook: Spring 2016. “Unlike other provinces more dependent on natural resources, Ontario is benefitting from favourable terms of trade that improve the competitiveness […]

President’s Message

I trust that everyone has been enjoying the Great Summer Weather we have been experiencing this year.  I hope you are all finding time to be with family & friends around the BBQ, at one of the many festivals and events in our region or while on vacation. Close to 20 local business professionals representing […]

Cornwall Historic Walking Tour

Take a virtual tour along Cornwall, Ontario’s historic waterfront, Downtown and Le Village!

President’s Message

Hello everyone. May I begin the June message with a note about the Chamber’s Annual Golf Day which was held June 1st at Summerheights Golf Links. Your Chamber Team would like to thank all those from the local business community and guests who joined us for the event. The weather was outstanding along with the […]

OCC Concerned About Cap and Trade Impact

The government’s proposed Cap and Trade initiative has caused the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to start asking questions. While the climate change benefits may be many, there are potential outcomes of C & T that could negatively affect business. The downside, according to the Premier, is that the government’s cap-and-trade plan will add about 4.3 […]

Why Privacy Regulation Could Stifle Innovation

Hendrik Brakel is the Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and twice monthly, he presents his 5 Minutes for Business, an essay on current issues. This edition focuses on privacy issues and what follows are excerpts of his essay. When we think about innovation, we almost always […]

Mystery Shopper Scam

Cornwall businesses — beware. The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has issued a warning that the companies, My Shop Ltd. and Mystery Global Survey Group are conducting a mystery shopper scam. These companies send letters and cheques bearing Intact Insurance’s name and logo citing payment for a mystery shopper assignment. The scam typically involves […]

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. […]

Canadian Chamber Report

Periodically, the Canadian Chamber publishes 5 Minutes For Business topical essays on today’s business climate. This edition features a special guest writer: Mark Wiseman, CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). His 5 Minutes For Business is entitled — Navigating the Storm – How to deal with a Volatile Global Environment Here are […]

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