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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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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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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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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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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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