Chamber News

Assessing our business needs against government led and local initiatives

May 23, 2023

Advocacy Survey Results Thank you all of responding to our annual Advocacy Survey! This helps guide our efforts both within our chamber walls and regionally through the Durham Business Alliance.  Your voice matters and is appreciated. Our blog provides you with highlights: In our annual Advocacy Survey, respondents identified attracting new investments and creating incentives Read More

Advocacy Day

May 1, 2023

On March 5th, we (Peter Garett and Preeti Sangwan) represented the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) membership and our Advocacy Committee during Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park. Hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the event allowed Chambers and Boards of Trades from across Ontario to connect, learn and advocate on key policy issues, Read More

Reflections from WCC’s Black History Month Event

March 10, 2023

On February 2nd, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s IDEA Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) celebrated Black History Month with our annual BHM event, Creating Community. Our first speaker, Mr. Isaac Olowolafe Jr., Co-founder & General Partner of BKR Capital got right down to business. He walked the audience through practical stages and opportunities which Read More

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2023

The other day I was listening to a podcast where the speaker was stating that having vulnerabilities is a good thing. Our vulnerabilities makes us stronger. It is definitely a different angle to my thought process. I always thought that my vulnerabilities held me back. My art history teacher back in university said something that Read More

2023/24 WCC Board Elections

February 9, 2023

A Hungry Wolf is Stronger Than a Satisfied Dog! This Ukrainian proverb came to mind when writing this blog. The proverb means it is better to be hungry for progress than to be satisfied with being stagnant. This saying reminds us that while making mistakes and failing is a part of the process, it should Read More

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