Social Media Caution While on Vacation  

People on vacation may be unwittingly putting their homes at risk by posting their absences or whereabouts on the internet. A new Allstate Insurance survey found that almost 23% of respondents to a poll carried out in Quebec have posted on their social media accounts that they were away from home. Poll findings also showed […]

More Consumer Spending Good for Cornwall Business  

Consumer spending in Canada grew by 5.53% in the second quarter of 2016 according to the MonerisMetrics Quarterly Report released by Moneris Solutions Corporation. “We continue to see consistent, healthy growth, but it is important to continue monitoring contributing factors like consumer confidence, the fluctuating dollar, real estate and foreign markets to get a sense […]

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 […]

Chamber Becomes Link to Major Funding Sources

July 12, 2016 – The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has entered into a partnership agreement with Funding Portal Inc. that will see its members linked to Canada’s estimated $27 billion annual business incentives market. “We’re pleased to partner with Funding Portal, an initiative that will help our members find the kinds of funding to help […]

Chamber Says Be Careful Who You Deal With

July 11, 2016 – Cornwall has an abundance of outstanding businesses that provide both excellent products and services. Unfortunately, and like many communities across Ontario, there are a few, less than scrupulous ones, that can prey on unsuspecting consumers. Such was the case of a Cornwall area individual who dealt with a so-called business that […]

CRA Tips From The Cornwall Chamber

July 11, 2016 – The OPP recently issued a bulletin about a Canada Revenue Service scam and advised the public to contact CRA should they get such a call. The Chamber would like to add to the OPP’s warning by offering these tips. The public should be aware that the CRA does, in fact, contact […]

Banning Door-to-Door Sales in the Home Services Sector?

Municipal councillors in five major cities across Ontario are calling upon the provincial government to implement a province-wide ban of door-to-door sales in the home service sector. The sector includes, water heaters, water filtration systems, and furnaces. The request for a ban stems from the fact that thousands of Ontarians unfortunately experience aggressive and misleading […]

Spring Show Attracts Large Crowds

The Chamber’s 2016 Spring Home & Leisure Show was once again a popular destination for thousands of area consumers. Visitors from as far away as the Toronto area were on hand to check out the many products and services designed to improve homes and gardens. Along with close to 100 exhibitors, the Show featured the […]

Canadian Chamber asks – Is a Recession Looming?

Hendrik Brakel is the Canadian Chamber’s Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. He periodically publishes articles on current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future. In this edition, he looks at the state of the Canadian economy and whether or […]

College of Trades Under Review – Cornwall Chamber Advocates for its Members

As many of our members know, the College of Trades (COT) is a hot button issue in the industrial sector because of its controversial changes to trades-peoples’ accreditation and fees. Concerned, a group of local firms that stood to be negatively impacted by the COT’s arbitrary changes came to the Chamber seeking assistance. The Cornwall […]

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