Your Voice for Business
"I will continue to renew my membership year after year because of the chances to expand my network, the opportunities to share and learn from others and to truly show my support for our local business community."
Tom Kaufmann, TK Enterprises Inc.
Current Issues the Chamber is working on:
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
Article from the Whitby Chamber on current activities
Copy of the Legislation
Comments from the Candian Chamber of Commerce
Transportation in the GTA
Background information from Metrolinx
GTA Mayor's Speak out Article
There are many roles the Chamber plays to help business become vibrant and successful; advocacy being a large role in providing a Voice for our Businesses locally, provincially and federally.
Advocacy is about empowering and working with you to achieve outcomes that benefit you regardless of your size, sector and region. It is about building a world renowned business environment and a more competitive community.
The Whitby Chamber is very active in providing its membership with a voice at all levels of government such as:
Locally supporting or advocating new policy in Whitby and Durham Region for business.
Sending letters on behalf of local business or facilitating meetings with local decision makers.
Working with other community Chambers and Boards of Trade in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, provincially, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, federally, to develop policy and resolutions to advocate and lobby for a better business climate provincially and federally.
The research and policy development for business issues is completed by the Government Relations Committee at the Whitby Chamber of Commerce.
The committee has developed the following 6 pillars to focus their work on:
To attract and grow business in our community.
Expand infrastructure that supports the movement of people and goods.
Stable competitively priced energy is essential for a healthy business environment.
Enhancement of skills to increase productivity and innovation.
Competitive Manufacturing Industry.
Click HERE to preview current initiatives of the above 6 pillars
Click HERE to preview the past issues/policies the Chamber has worked on
Emerging Stronger 2013
Emerging Stronger 2013 is a transformational agenda aimed at accelerating Ontario's economic growth. It identifies Ontario's challenges and advantages, and sets out practical and detailed recommendations for government and business.
Click HERE to preview information on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness
Canada's Skills Crisis
Survey #1 Results - Post Secondary Education
Survey #2 Results - Life Long Learning
Survey #3 - Older Workers and Workers with Disabilities
Survey #4 Results - Integration Services for Immigrants\
"We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you both for taking the time to meet with us over lunch last week. We found it to be a very valuable and informative meeting and are looking forward to increasing some of the benefits that we offer to our members from the points you gave us. We hope that the Whitby Chamber and the Scugog Chamber can work well together with the sharing of information to help benefit all of the businesses within the Durham Region".
Kristyn Smith & Tony Janssen, Scugog Visitor & Business Centre