Posts by Whitby Chamber

Connecting Students, Welcoming New Residents, and Showcasing Durham

The Impact of Post-Secondary Orientation Activities in September September marks the beginning of a new chapter for countless students across the Durham Region. It’s a time of transition, adventure, and new beginnings. This is a week of firsts for students – the first time leaving home, being away from family and friends – and this Read More

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Business Achievement Award Finalists Announced

  WHITBY (October 4, 2023) – The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) announced today the finalists for their Business Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at the Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards gala on Friday, November 10 at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility. This annual event recognizes local businesses that have demonstrated Read More

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CEBA Loan Update and Impact

On August 14th the Federal government announced policy changes that may likely impact and support your business. Most notably, having heard from countless business communities across Canada, including our Chamber, the government is extending the term loan repayment and grant qualification deadline under the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program. Businesses that repay their loan Read More

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The Business Summit: Everything Counts!

WHITBY (August 16, 2023) – The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC), along with Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade, Clarington Board of Trade and Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the joint chambers Business Conference. This full-day event will focus on the challenges and opportunities leadership brings, how to leverage local talent, dynamic speakers and Read More

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Economic Development in Durham Region

Recently, on behalf of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce I attended a roundtable on Durham Region’s economic development with federal leaders Honourable Minister Filomena Tassi and our own MP Ryan Turnbull. Minister Tassi highlighted that fundamentals like affordable housing, transit, and healthcare are needed to prepare the groundwork for economic growth and healthy vibrant communities. Read More

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Celebrating PRIDE

As PRIDE month draws to a close, it’s important to remember that allyship for our 2SLGBTQI+ community is something that should be actively demonstrated throughout the year.   We’ve taken great strides toward making our community safer and more inclusive for all, and this includes the ever-expanding list of events and programming that happen in our Read More

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Braiding the path to a stronger community

As I sat in my office today on my break, braiding my hair to get it tidy for the remainder of the day, I was reflecting on the past month, June 2023, National Indigenous History Month, National Indigenous People’s Day which was June 21. As I remove some of the tangles while sitting by an Read More

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A Path for Partnership: Addressing Homelessness and Related Challenges

Growing crises Durham Region, along with cities and towns across the country, is experiencing  homelessness, mental health and addictions crises. In 2022, there were more than 14,000 emergency room visits to Lakeridge Health related to mental health and substance abuse, and a 67 per cent increase in people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Durham compared to Read More

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Whitby Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New CEO

WHITBY (June 5, 2023) – The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is proud to introduce its new Chief Executive Officer, Susanne Gagnon. Susanne has been with the WCC for over a year and a half in the role of Manager, Events & Communications and brings over 25 years of experience to her new role as Read More

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Did you miss hearing from the Town of Whitby or the Region?

The last few months have been active and exciting for the Chamber from an Advocacy perspective. After reporting on the federal and provincial budgets, and reviewing your responses to our 2023 Advocacy Survey, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce hosted our local elected officials for some invaluable discussions. At our Fireside Chat on April 25th, Trinda Read More

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