Canadian Chamber: Top 10 Barriers 

Canada is struggling to remain competitive. That from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Canada’s level of productivity and, in turn, its level of economic prosperity continues to decline. In its 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness Report, the World Economic Forum ranked Canada 15th, down one spot from 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 and down three from 2011-2012. Three years […]

Accessibility — it Now Applies to Your Business

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) applies to businesses in Ontario that have one or more employees and offers goods or services to consumers or, other firms. Under the AODA, there are the rules Cornwall businesses must follow to identify, prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities. As of January 1, 2015, […]

Contentious College of Trades Under Review

In 2014, your Chamber along with chambers across the province raised the alarm, and combined with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, had pressured the government to do something. It appears our voice has been heard. Local businesses had approached the Cornwall Chamber, expressing concern about the significant negative impact the College of Trades would have […]

Important Regulatory Changes That Impact Your Business

The Cornwall Chamber has been monitoring regulatory activities that can impact your business and has just received notice of a number of changes, courtesy of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. As part of its ongoing commitment to its business members, here is a summary of the regulatory changes that come in to effect January 1, […]

“How to Excel at Managing and Supervising People” -SkillPath Corporate Training

SkillPath Corporate training coming to Alexandria. “How to Excel at Managing and Supervising People” Jan 20 & 21. Register today. Space is limited. Call 613-525-1533 x 220 To succeed in your expanding role, you’ve got to get in tune with the times and keep one step ahead of the changes. That means continually updating your […]

President’s Message

Hello everyone and welcome to 2015. This will be an exciting year for the Cornwall Chamber as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. We’re one of the oldest business organizations in Ontario and we’ve been serving Cornwall’s business community and the community at large for125 years. We have a number of activities already planned and here […]

Did Your New Year’s Resolution Include a Healthy Diet?

After the traditional food indulgences that come with the Christmas season, many Chamber members along with people across the region have no doubt made the pledge to get back to a healthy diet. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has some ideas on how to help. It has just announced the top five trends Canadians […]

Eight Myths About Hiring People with Disabilities

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and its member chambers, including the Cornwall chamber, recently presented the Ontario Government with its Emerging Stronger Economic Growth plan. The plan included capitalizing on the untapped potential of persons with disabilities. There are negative stereotypes, matters such as additional expenses, employee assistance, and absenteeism. However, the OCC reports […]

Canadian Chamber Report

Members of the Cornwall chamber of Commerce, by virtue of their membership, are also part of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The Canadian Chamber is part of a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions. […]

School Bus Issue Continues

The Cornwall Chamber, along with a number of its provincial counterparts recently took issue with he provincial government’s plan to initiate a competitive procurement process in order to secure school bus services. The concern centered primarily on the bid process in which large multi-nationals would undercut independent providers, eventually putting them out of business. Once […]