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Half of Ontarians fear their skills will soon be obsolete REGIONAL BAY OF QUINTE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Half of Ontarians fear their skills will soon be obsolete: REGIONAL BAY OF QUINTE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE New Ontario Chamber of Commerce report urges action to improve alignment of skills, education, career opportunities  BAY OF QUINTE, June 20, 2017 - Today the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with the Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County Chambers, released a comprehensive report, Talent in Transition: Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Ontario, which identifies ten recommendations that will better align the skills acquired by Ontarians with those required by
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5 Minutes for Business Modernizing NAFTA - Come Join Our Campaign! As business communities around the world rise up to advocate the benefits of trade, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on how the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is supporting the bilateral trade relationship between Canada and the U.S. through its efforts and future visits to key U.S. states. With the Canadian Chamber playing a direct role in Canada's NAFTA negotiations, we're encouraging businesses, large and small, in all sectors to join forces in
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From the Desk of Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft In spite of the warmer weather bringing more visitors through the doors of the Log Cabin, we’ve been feeling rather isolated.  We’ve been without any incoming e-mail all week – and as we wrestle between where the problem is, the days have passed quickly.  If you have tried to reach us and we haven’t responded, hopefully your message will arrive now that the problem has been resolved. Of course, when there is a problem, we look to the source to provide the solution.  Sometimes the source isn’t as evident as we might think.  Through a variety of conversations
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5 Minutes for Business Now that the European elections have come and gone with favourable results, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on the prosperous impact these elections have fostered for both the European and Canadian economies.  With Europe already proving to be one of Canada's growing export markets for 2017, investors have begun to take note. Read this edition of 5 Minutes for Business to find out what opportunities Hendrik foresees for Canadian business now that Europe has her confidence back. For more
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Why Your Dad Was Right About Chamber Memberships Okay, so maybe your dad never told you anything about chamber memberships but I’m sure between one of your parents you learned the following lessons. And you might be surprised how they apply to chamber memberships. You Are the Company You Keep Do you remember this one? Your parents likely told you to be careful who you associate with because people assume certain things about you based on your peer group. So, let’s see. If you hang out with business-focused, civic-minded people at the chamber, what does that mean for your business? Only good things. Your parents were right.
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OCC Responds to Proposed Labour & Employment Standards Reform
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Labour and Employment Reform
OCC sends a letter to Minister Bains promoting nuclear innovation in Canada
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2017 Provincial Budget Release
State of the City Address with Mayor Christopher
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OCC sends letter to Premier Wynne calling for more support for business on cap and trade
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