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President’s Message

I’d like to begin with an update on the provincial government’s Bill 148, as some of you may be aware. Your Chamber’s efforts have paid off as through Bill 47, the government has repealed many parts of the original Bill, one that could have had a significant impact on business and in particular, the small […]



The Chamber Rewards Program

How does the program work? Chamber businesses will receive a card for each of their full time employees along with information on participating members and the reward they are providing. They simply show this card at participating businesses to receive the benefit or discount. Many of the businesses offering these benefits will be identified by […]



MPP Responds to Chamber’s Concern About $14.00 Minimum Wage

As members know, the Cornwall Chamber has taken issue with the proposal by a lobby group that would see the minimum wage jump by close to 40% from its current $10.25 to $14.00. A poll of some of its members revealed that such an increase would have a significant and negative impact on their business […]



OCC Speaks Out on $14.00 Minimum Wage Issue

Ontario is in a period of economic transition and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce firmly believes the policy choices made today will impact our province’s competitiveness for generations to come. A government panel is currently carrying out consultations on how to set the minimum wage but there is broad consensus that the current process governing […]



OCC speaks out on Minimum Wage

BACKGROUNDER.. The Cornwall Chamber was recently made aware of a lobby group, the Workers Action Centre were seeking to have Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14.00 per hour. It raised its concerns with the local MPP noting that such an increase would have a substantially negative impact on member businesses and a survey confirmed that […]



Area Chambers Address Proposed $14.00 Minimum Wage

A group of Chambers from across the southern portion of S.D. & G. recently met to explore activities that would provide mutual assistance and perhaps, benefit the region as a whole. During its initial meeting on August 28, a key discussion item centered on the proposal put forth by a lobby group to that would […]



Affinity Programs… What are they?

The Chamber has a number of affinity programs and each one has specific benefits designed to help your business grow and prosper. Your Chamber is pleased to announce a number of both new and enhanced programs for its members. For our retail merchant members we offer the Mystery Shopper program, a unique opportunity to measure […]



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