President’s Message

Hello everyone. May I begin the June message with a note about the Chamber’s Annual Golf Day which was held June 1st at Summerheights Golf Links. Your Chamber Team would like to thank all those from the local business community and guests who joined us for the event. The weather was outstanding along with the […]

OCC Concerned About Cap and Trade Impact

The government’s proposed Cap and Trade initiative has caused the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to start asking questions. While the climate change benefits may be many, there are potential outcomes of C & T that could negatively affect business. The downside, according to the Premier, is that the government’s cap-and-trade plan will add about 4.3 […]

Why Privacy Regulation Could Stifle Innovation

Hendrik Brakel is the Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and twice monthly, he presents his 5 Minutes for Business, an essay on current issues. This edition focuses on privacy issues and what follows are excerpts of his essay. When we think about innovation, we almost always […]

Mystery Shopper Scam

Cornwall businesses — beware. The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has issued a warning that the companies, My Shop Ltd. and Mystery Global Survey Group are conducting a mystery shopper scam. These companies send letters and cheques bearing Intact Insurance’s name and logo citing payment for a mystery shopper assignment. The scam typically involves […]

President’s Message

Hello. I’m pleased to report that your new Chamber Board has held its first two monthly meetings and we are most encouraged with the results. We want all of our members to know that the 2016 Board of Directors is both enthusiastic and engaged and there will be much activity over the next few months. […]

Canadian Chamber Report

Periodically, the Canadian Chamber publishes 5 Minutes For Business topical essays on today’s business climate. This edition features a special guest writer: Mark Wiseman, CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). His 5 Minutes For Business is entitled — Navigating the Storm – How to deal with a Volatile Global Environment Here are […]

April 20 Breakfast Connections

We know that it is important to have our website come up high on the Google Search Engines. But do we know the tricks to make that happen? Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short, is all about making sure people find you online. Many things are necessary to make sure that happens. Our speaker, Bernard […]

OCC’s Red Tape Challenge – The Government Responds

Reducing the regulatory burden is a foundational part of the Ontario Chamber Network’s ongoing advocacy work. Over the past five years, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has focused on detailed recommendations on how the provincial government can address red tape and regulations that are hindering economic growth and development. The OCC is encouraged that the […]

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 […]

Spring Show Looming Closer

It’s the event folks all across the Cornwall region look forward to as it marks the end of yet another harsh Eastern Ontario winter. It’s the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce annual Spring Home & Leisure Show and excitement is already growing for the Show. “Registrations for exhibit space are arriving daily at the Chamber,” reports […]