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This Year’s Business Summit: Resilience and Reinvention

The Whitby Chamber of Commerce Business Summit’s theme for 2022 was Resilience and Reinvention. This annual summit is open to all members and non-members of the business community. Here are some of the key talking points throughout the day that I gathered from the speakers. Future Ready – Brion Henry, BDO Canada, and Dennis Croft, Read More

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Mayoral Forum on September 12th

On October 24th, residents will be electing a new Mayor for the Town of Whitby. To ensure our members and community understand the candidates, their platforms, and their plans, the WCC is hosting a Mayoral Forum for the candidates on September 12th. The race is between three new candidates you may not be familiar with: Read More

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Twisted System’s!

As the Whitby Chambers of Commerce Policy and Advocacy Advisor, I’m pleased to introduce myself and this role to all our members. As I settle in and dive into WCC’s rich and dynamic history, I acknowledge the unique and privileged role that WCC plays in connecting you, our members, with opportunities to adapt and expand Read More

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BNI Homeownership Bridge Program

Home ownership is a dream that just about every family strives for and works hard to make a reality. For many Canadians home ownership may seem out of reach given the current state of the economy and the exploding house prices in many of the country’s city centres and suburbs. The data shows that homeownership Read More

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These Municipal Elections Matter…a lot

Another four-year Council term is coming to a close this fall.  During this term your councillors voted to approve each annual budget, guided how tax dollars would be spent to support municipal services and decided on priorities that directly impact your daily life. Municipal elections are fought over matters of local importance. Here are some Read More

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Networking and the Whitby Chamber

The Whitby Chamber of Commerce creates many events to encourage networking amongst its members. These networking events are instrumental in growing your business locally. As long-standing Whitby Chamber member, Edward Lam says, “if you don’t go, you don’t grow“. Shaun Bernstein of Write Stuff Agency, recently attended a Chamber on Tap event and shared, “I Read More

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Municipal Matters!

We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate MPP Lorne Coe on his re-election in June and his appointment as Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for this Parliament session in Ontario.  We look forward to working with MPP Coe on issues that are important to our members.   The election in this spring resulted Read More

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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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