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 […]

March Breakfast Connections

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce and Cornwall & The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation, are pleased to host Breakfast Connections! The March edition of Breakfast Connections will be held on Wednesday, MARCH 23, AT RAMADA CORNWALL.  Since the February event was cancelled due to weather conditions, and as […]

Ontario Chamber of Commerce puts ORPP back in the spotlight with an open letter to the Premier

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided Premier Kathleen Wynne with an open letter on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The letter outlines the OCC’s outstanding concerns with the ongoing implementation of the ORPP. Over the coming months, the OCC will continue to represent our network and broader membership as the government moves forward […]

WSIB Acting on Key Chamber Network Recommendations

The Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) recently released its revised Rate Framework and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is pleased that it has incorporated a number of suggestions and recommendations made by OCC stakeholders. The OCC commends the WSIB for incorporating six of its seven recommendations, submitted this past September, and list them below. […]