Helping Members become Accessible businesses

Learn more about Ontario’s accessibility laws with a free webinar In partnership with the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) and with support from the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) will be hosting two special Accessibility Works webinars on Friday, August 7, 2015 and Friday, August 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST. […]

Upcoming Ontario Government Doing Business Events

August 20 — Webinar – How to Do Business with the Ontario Government Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Cost: Complimentary The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Supply Chain Ontario, is hosting a webinar on Ontario government procurement. Participate online without having to leave your office. Learn about: •             The Ontario […]

SLC Announces On-line Job Board

The Cornwall Chamber is pleased to announce that one of its members, St. Lawrence College, has created an innovative, Eastern Ontario, on-line job board. Designed for job seekers and employers alike, the initiative has been launched through the College’s Career Services office. Job seekers can access the site to look for opportunities and employers can […]

Boston is That Close to Cornwall

In 2008, a plucky little airline decided that an air link between Massena/Cornwall and Boston would be a good idea. Seven years later it looks like the prediction was a good one as Cape Air has firmly established itself as a quick and reliable link to ‘Beantown’ and beyond. Not only that, Cornwall area travelers […]

Don’t Let Unnecessary Downtime Cost You Money

We all think that workplace injuries and the resulting loss of production or staff are limited to large industry. However, small businesses can experience injury and downtime at their workplaces, too. The Workplace Safety and Prevention Services has some tips on how to protect your business and the people who work for you. In small […]


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 […]