Where Are We Now? A Report Card on the Ring of Fire

The business case for Ontario’s Ring of Fire is still strong, but we need to act now and with purpose. It’s been one year since we released Beneath the Surface: Uncovering the Economic Potential of Ontario’s Ring of Fire, a report that outlined the tremendous economic and social opportunities offered by the Ring of Fire, […]


The Akwesasne / Cornwall Job Fair will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015  at the Cornwall Civic Complex and local companies are invited to exhibit. If you are looking to hire in the next 90 days, you will want to have a presence at this show!   Space is limited but there are several excellent booths […]

President’s Message

Hello everyone. I would be remiss if I didn’t begin my message with a note about the Chamber’s Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year Awards banquet. It was an amazing affair from beginning to end and judging from the many comments I received from guests in attendance, it was a huge success. I’d like […]

Becoming a Chamber Director

On Tuesday, March 24, the Chamber will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which time it will elect the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Chamber members are encouraged to let their name stand for office and here is how to do it. On or before March 24, members will receive a notice from the Chamber. […]

Ontario Chamber Report

AFP’s work – Public Sector managed projects do not Ontario’s Auditor General assumes a perfect government track record on large and complex capital projects. In reality, government has a poor track record in this area. In his report, he criticized the use of the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, which the government uses to […]

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 […]