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Happy Canada Day in Lamoureux Park

Cornwall’s Lamoureux Park will be buzzing with music and activities on Saturday, July 1st in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday beginning at 12 pm and will continue throughout the day with hometown favourite Paul Deslauriers and spectacular fireworks display at 10 pm. Canada Day 2017 Program Inflatable bouncy castles open their doors for adventure and […]



President’s Message

Hello everyone. As we move closer to the July-August vacation season, I wanted to bring you up to date on some the activities your Chamber has been involved in. The Community Futures Development Corporation, supported by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce recently held a 2017 Regional Economic Renewal Summit. The Summit was part of province-wide […]



Chamber Partners in Major Regional Summit

The Cornwall and Counties Community Futures Corporation, the Eastern Ontario Training Board, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, the City of Cornwall, and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce recently presented the 2017 Economic Renewal Regional Summit. Over 80 delegates from across the United Counties, Akwesasne and the City of Cornwall attended the Summit that focused on […]



NAFTA Renegotiation? Canadian Chamber says Bring it On!

“We’ve been waiting for this and we’re ready. NAFTA has been a positive agreement for all three countries involved but it is over 22 years old. A number of improvements can be made, and we look forward to working with the Canadian government to get a better, modern deal for Canadian businesses.” That’s from 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 […]



President’s Message

  While it has been sometime since my last message to the membership, I would like to bring you up to date on recent and upcoming Chamber activities. The Chamber’s first major event of the year was the annual Business Excellence Awards banquet. Close to 250 guests from our business community enjoyed an evening of […]



The Business Excellence Award and Citizen of the Year recipients for 2016.

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Business Excellence Award and Citizen of the Year recipients for 2016. The winners were announced at the Chamber’s distinguished Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the Year banquet, presented on February 25 at the NAV Centre. There were seven business award categories along with the […]



Chamber and OCC Submit Budget Recommendations to Government

February 17, 2017 Cornwall – Today, the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and chambers across Ontario, formally released the 2017 pre-budget submission containing recommendations to the Ontario legislature for its spring 2017 legislative session. This Chamber Network’s submission outlines four key budget priorities and 13 […]



Chamber salutes member Chesley’s Inn

Historic Chesley’s Inn and Innkeeper Robert Prowse has put Cornwall on the “excellence-in accommodations” map. The Chamber has learned that for the second year in a row, the Inn has won a Booking.com guest review award. Not only that, it has been recognized with a Tripadvisors, Award of Excellence, each of which because of glowing […]



Shout-out to member Toon Dressen

The Chamber would like to send a shout-out to member Toon Dressen, President of Ottawa’s Dressen Cardinal Architects who recently completed his term as President of the Ontario Association of Architects. Toon has made his mark, not only on Architecture in Ottawa, but across the country. He has distinguished himself with speaking engagements at some […]