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President’s Message

Hello everyone. With the Christmas season fast approaching and the gift shopping that goes with it, I’d like to showcase the be.local our annual ‘shop-at-home’ campaign. Our local businesses employ local people, pay local taxes and contribute to the success of our community. The best way for the people of Cornwall to say thanks is […]



Chamber Supports MP Lauzon’s Town Hall About Federal Tax Proposal.

Stormont, Dundas, South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon recently held a town hall meeting to get input from area businesses about the impact of the federal government’s changes to its tax legislation. Because the Cornwall Chamber advocates on behalf of the business sector, it worked with Mr. Lauzon’s office in publicizing the event. A large crowd […]



Chamber taking on devastating Bill 148

Last June, the Cornwall Chamber expressed its concern on its web site E-news section about the government’s proposed Bill 148, legislation that could have a significant impact on the Cornwall regional  business sector. Since then, it has taken a number of steps to bring into clear focus the impact of this Bill. It also understands […]



President’s Message

Hello everyone. As we move forward for the fall season, the Chamber is gearing up for a busy season. That said, I should note that the Chamber’s annual golf Day, last June was once again a successful event with close to 150 area business professionals enjoying a day on the links, and some terrific networking. […]



Happy Canada Day in Lamoureux Park

Cornwall’s Lamoureux Park will be buzzing with music and activities on Saturday, July 1st in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday beginning at 12 pm and will continue throughout the day with hometown favourite Paul Deslauriers and spectacular fireworks display at 10 pm. Canada Day 2017 Program Inflatable bouncy castles open their doors for adventure and […]



President’s Message

Hello everyone. As we move closer to the July-August vacation season, I wanted to bring you up to date on some the activities your Chamber has been involved in. The Community Futures Development Corporation, supported by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce recently held a 2017 Regional Economic Renewal Summit. The Summit was part of province-wide […]



Chamber Partners in Major Regional Summit

The Cornwall and Counties Community Futures Corporation, the Eastern Ontario Training Board, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, the City of Cornwall, and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce recently presented the 2017 Economic Renewal Regional Summit. Over 80 delegates from across the United Counties, Akwesasne and the City of Cornwall attended the Summit that focused on […]



NAFTA Renegotiation? Canadian Chamber says Bring it On!

“We’ve been waiting for this and we’re ready. NAFTA has been a positive agreement for all three countries involved but it is over 22 years old. A number of improvements can be made, and we look forward to working with the Canadian government to get a better, modern deal for Canadian businesses.” That’s from the […]



Chamber concerned about labour relations and employment standard changes

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), an organization that represents the Cornwall Chamber and chambers across the province has sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne expressing concern about potential changes to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including the introduction of a $15 minimum wage. The Chamber is concerned […]



President’s Message

  While it has been sometime since my last message to the membership, I would like to bring you up to date on recent and upcoming Chamber activities. The Chamber’s first major event of the year was the annual Business Excellence Awards banquet. Close to 250 guests from our business community enjoyed an evening of […]



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