Chamber Blog

Savings partners!

Hey Whitby Chamber of Commerce members, do you know that you can save money with your membership? Check out this link from our membership center on our website: Save Money – Whitby Chamber of Commerce! Our partners offer point of sale, banking discounts, along with savings in shipping, office requirements including benefits for your staff. Read More

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A Broadband Update – April 2022

Firstly, I am glad that we live in Canada where free and unbridled access to the Internet is a basic human right. Even granted that Canada has ongoing geographical and technological challenges to provide high grade Internet to all rural and remote communities. I would not swap this situation for the current autocratic and Orwellian Read More

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Everyone Needs a Cheerleader

Starting a business is hard. Launching one during a pandemic is a challenge. Building and sustaining growth during lockdowns is nearly impossible. That is our story at The UPS Store in Brooklin. After several years of thinking about going into business for ourselves, for me and my wife 2020 was the right time, despite it Read More

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Ontario Chamber Network’s Advocacy Series in March 2022

Earlier this month Peter Garrett and I had an opportunity to attend the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Series.  Chamber leaders across Ontario discussed business and community challenges and solutions.  Sessions were held with each of the four political parties in Ontario that hold seats in Ontario’s legislature. Each of the sessions offered an opportunity Read More

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Learn more about the Durham Business Alliance

On January 5th, 2022 Durham Region Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade launched the Durham Business Alliance. Durham Region is home to an incredible and diverse business community. For that reason, chambers and boards of trade across the Durham Region joined forces in support of joint advocacy. Representing over 2,500 businesses members, our mission Read More

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International Women’s Day Message

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, in traditional fashion, I join the rest of the world in celebrating the unfathomable contributions and accomplishments of our women. As men, our participation in activities observing International Women’s Day must be driven by purely altruistic motives. In fact, as men we have an individual responsibility to protect and defend Read More

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Get the most from your membership – from day one. Here’s how!

Congratulations and welcome to new members! You’ve made a fantastic choice by joining the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and now its time to make your membership work for you. It is human nature to seek input and guidance from the people in our lives who are like-minded and/or face similar situations and choices that need Read More

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Change Is Long Overdue

Change is long overdue, and we have so far to go. Establishing a sense of belonging is the responsibility of all of us to make our community a welcoming and inclusive community. Since 2020 the Chamber’s DEI committee has been working hard to put into place resources, education and an action plan to address the Read More

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BIG Things in Store in 2022!

2022 is officially upon us. We know it has started a little rough with restrictions implemented once again and so many of our friends and family falling ill, but we will continue to push forward. Once we get through this last hurdle the WCC is looking forward to an exciting year. Check out our loaded Read More

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