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8 Ways We Are Not Your Parents' Chamber If your parents were business owners, they may have belonged to the local chamber. If they did, it was likely one of the first things they did when they opened their business. They hung an open sign on the window and applied for chamber membership. People of that age knew that was how business got done. There was only one way to network, in person and the chamber offered that in spades. But we're quickly approaching a new decade and there's a lot more to running a business than simply attending a networking event. You may think you no longer need the chamber. But... If you
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft Don’t forget to join us on Thursday, May 24 at the Empire Theatre – doors open @ 6:00 pm On Wednesday, we hosted the second of our Lunch & Learn pilot series designed to engage members in topics of interest in supporting their business welfare. In a joint initiative, the Bay of Quinte Chambers invited their members to participate in a discussion with representatives from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to identify local issues that require representation at the provincial level.  We truly appreciated that OCC Policy Analyst, Andrew Thiele, who developed the OCC Platform came
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TMX Day of Support On May 23, the Canadian Chamber will be holding a day in support of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project on Parliament Hill. The day will consist of meetings with the three major federal political parties and a media event at the National Press Theatre. Why are we doing this? This $7.4 Billion project will allow Canada to get one of its most valuable natural resources to international markets, and allow our companies to get a fair price for their product. The Trans Mountain Expansion will create thousands of jobs and generate millions of dollars in economic activity across the
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft Our upcoming event next Wednesday is a great example of the partnership we share with our neighboring Chambers in Prince Edward County and Quinte West and apparently, the folks at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce think so, too! Our media release last week featuring how we are taking the provincial platform to you and figuring out how our local candidates need to represent the Bay of Quinte region at Queen’s Park. If you haven’t seen the details of our second Lunch and Learn, we will be hosting OCC Policy Analyst Andrew Thiele to take your feedback and align this to what we need
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5 Minutes for Business In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine the looming threat of steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed by the United States. Despite receiving a temporary exemption—along with the European Union and Mexico—until June 1, Canada should be fully and permanently exempted from any tariffs, quotas or other measures designed to reduce the cross-border flow of steel and aluminum products.   Canadian aluminum is integrated into the U.S. defence industry to allow America to build its military hardware. In the case of steel, Canada is the top export destination for U.S. steel
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Other News
Concerns of Business Cannot Be Ignored this Election Campaign
From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft
New Intellectual Property Strategy Will Help Innovators Compete, Says Canadian Chamber
5 Ways Your Customers Win with You as a Chamber Member
From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft
From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft
From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft
Chamber in the Community
5 Minutes for Business
Rescind Small Business Tax Increases from 2018 Ontario Budget: Ontario Chamber of Commerce