Posts by Whitby Chamber

Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Business in 2023

As we kick off the new year, I would like to encourage members of Whitby Chamber of Commerce to consider transformative solutions for inclusive business in 2023. Whether you are attracting customers or hiring workers, making your business accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities will reap both economic and social benefits. 16% to 42% Read More

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Whitby Chamber of Commerce Awarded Accreditation

At the recent meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Accreditation Council of Canada, the Council was pleased to once again recognize the Whitby Chamber of Commerce for maintaining their accreditation status for the 15th year. Developed in 2004 by a team of chamber executives, in conjunction with provincial and territorial chambers and the Canadian Chamber Read More

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Whitby Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Connect Women Event

WHITBY (December 20, 2022) – The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is proud to announce its twelfth annual Connect Women Conference: Modernize with Marcom. This full-day experience will take place on March 2 at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility and will feature tremendous speakers and an opportunity to network. Business leaders understand that marketing has Read More

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Single-Use Plastic Ban on December 20, 2022

On December 20, 2022, the Canada wide ban on the manufacturing and import of 5 categories of single-use plastics begins; this means your plastic checkout bags, cutleries, foodservice ware, stir sticks and straws (except for flexible straws under specific conditions) are due for an overhaul. By December 20, 2023, there will also be a ban Read More

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Ontario Economic Summit

On November 22 and 23, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) hosted its annual Ontario Economic Summit (OES) in Toronto, featuring various speakers across multiple industries and opportunities to connect with the provincial government. The overall theme of the summit was building Ontario’s growth agenda, and it kicked off with a munk-style debate on reshoring Read More

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Year-end Reflections

For many years, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce has been committed to producing diverse and inclusive programming that speaks to the needs of all our members. It began in 2016/17 when we launched and hosted our first discussion regarding Mental Health in the Workplace in collaboration with Ontario Shores. And year over year we’ve hosted Read More

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Whitby Chamber of Commerce 3rd Annual Black History Month Event

WHITBY (November, 21 2022) – The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is proud to announce its third annual Black History Month Event: Creating Community. This half-day experience will take place on February 2 at Ajax Convention Centre and will feature tremendous speakers and an opportunity to network. It’s time to embark on this journey from Read More

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Key Takeaways from TD Economic Update

On October 27th the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Whitby hosted its fifth annual TD Economic Update where Mr. Derek Burleton, Deputy Chief Economist at TD Bank, provided a thorough and valuable assessment of the global, United States (US), and Canadian economies. Here are my (an economics laymen) takeaways from his presentation. Read More

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Peter Perry & Business Achievement Award Winners Unveiled

Joe Drumm named 67th Peter Perry Award winner at annual Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) event. WHITBY, Ont., November 10, 2022 – Mayor Don Mitchell announced the 2022 Peter Perry Award recipient, Joe Drumm.  Community builder, volunteer and long-time Town of Whitby Council member, Joe Drumm was surprised at the Whitby Chamber of Commerce gala Read More

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Being A Mentor

I was asked recently to provide some feedback on my experiences of being a mentor and given where I am in my working life’s journey it makes sense to reflect on the past and share what I may have learned. In general, mentoring has been very rewarding for me and contributed to my personal growth. Read More

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