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 […]

Funding Forum

You need to be there: You represent one of our region’s business financing agencies, and your agency’s role is to provide information and assistance to those in your sector. We’re here to help with an exciting opportunity for you: The Chamber and its partners, Cornwall Economic Development, the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre and the Eastern […]

Are You Ready for the MOL Blitz on Slips, Trips and Falls?

Falls are hurting Ontario workers. In 2013, a staggering 11,814 lost time injury (LTI) claims resulted from falls – that’s 32 LTI claims per day. According to the 2013 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Statistical Report, same level falls are the most frequent, accounting for 70% of the claims and in 2012 costing more […]


MAYBE WE CAN HELP… The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) is a Government of Canada initiative that promotes rural socio-economic development in Eastern Ontario, leading to a more Competitive and diversified regional economy, and contributing to the successful development of businesses, job opportunities and sustainable, self-reliant communities. The fund supports community innovation and business development. […]

Chamber Calendar of Events 2015

Cornwall Chamber Young Professionals – Politics 101 January 22nd Pub Nite – Eight Zero Zero January 27th Annual Business Excellence Awards & Citizen of the Year Banquet February 21st Pub Nite – Truffles February 24th Funding Forum February 25th Cornwall Chamber Young Professionals – Active Networking March 5th Pub Nite – Table 21 March […]

Ethnic Foods – a Grocery Store Opportunity?

Canadian consumers are looking for a greater selection in ethnic foods. That’s according to a recent study undertaken by LoyaltyOne – a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, and operator of the AIR MILES Reward Program. The survey revealed that the majority of visible-minority shoppers in Canada (63%) believe that […]

Chamber Lobbies Government for its Members

Earlier this year, the provincial government announced it was considering an Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The notion is to supplement the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and would require employers to match employee pension contributions, increasing their cost of doing business. The Cornwall Chamber, as part of its advocacy role, has joined with chambers across […]

Canadian Chamber Report – Travel and Tourism

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling for increased investments to Canada’s tourism marketing budget. While it is a major generator of GDP, Canada is experiencing a serious competitiveness challenge in this sector. “Every riding in Canada depends on the strength of our tourism brand: international marketing draws tourists to all corners of the country, […]