In his President’s Message, Denis Carr made reference to an Ontario Government tendering web site where Chamber members could submit bids for various contracts. With that in mind, the provincial government has just announced two free webinars:  How to Do Business with the Ontario Government How to Prepare a Bid Response   Doing Business is […]

OCC and Rising Energy Costs

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has today called on the Government of Ontario to take immediate action and address the business community’s rising electricity costs. In a comprehensive report, the OCC makes five recommendations that government and energy agencies should take to curb costs and keep business in the province. The report is accompanied […]

OCC Announces – Abilities Connect Fund

The Cornwall Chamber wants local businesses to know about and possibly, to take advantage of this recently announced initiative by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The OCC is launching the Abilities Connect Fund, a program designed to raise awareness among employers about the benefits of hiring, integrating, and retaining people with disabilities in the workplace. […]

Cornwall & The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation

$150.00 APPLICATION FEE WAIVED FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS! The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cornwall & The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) have partnered to help new and existing businesses access credit without having to pay the standard application fee. With a mission of providing collaborative support to small and medium businesses, […]

President’s Message

Hello everyone. Now that we’ve reached summer’s mid-point, the Cornwall business community may already be looking ahead to the fall season. The Chamber is looking ahead, too and we want to alert Chamber members about a number of potential activities and opportunities for the fall, ones that may help them to succeed and grow in […]

Managing Heat Stress: New Standard Coming

We’re heading into the hot and humid summer season and businesses need to protect their employees. Within the next year and a half, there will be a new guidelines for protecting workers from a extreme conditions such as high heat and humidity. If you have workers that work in high heat and humidity, Cornwall Chamber […]

New Law to Protect the Personal Information of Canadians Online

On June 18th, the Government of Canada passed legislation amending the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The Digital Privacy Act is now law except for sections that require regulatory measures. These amendments to PIPEDA will impact every organization (businesses and not-for profits) that collects or stores personal information of employees or clients.Key […]

OCC Regulatory Update

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) quarterly Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses. This update is exclusive to members of the Chamber Network. As you know, easing the regulatory burden for Ontario businesses is one of our top priorities. We are committed to […]

Chamber Welcomes New Events Coordinator

 May 28, 2015 – The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce today announced the arrival of its new Member Services and Events Coordinator. The announcement was made by Executive Manager, Lezlie Strasser. “I’m pleased to welcome Jennie Merkley to our team,” states Strasser. “She has joined us to replace Megan Brownell who has taken maternity leave with […]

Canada Revenue Agency-Red Tape Reduction at the CRA: Did you know?

 Canada Revenue Agency | Agence du Revenu du Canada Red Tape Reduction at the CRA: Did you know? Since launching its red tape reduction initiative in 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made a wide range of improvements aimed at minimizing the burden that businesses face in meeting their tax obligations. How much do […]