Chamber Blog

Reflections from WCC’s Black History Month Event

March 10, 2023

On February 2nd, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s IDEA Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) celebrated Black History Month with our annual BHM event, Creating Community. Our first speaker, Mr. Isaac Olowolafe Jr., Co-founder & General Partner of BKR Capital got right down to business. He walked the audience through practical stages and opportunities which Read More

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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2023

The other day I was listening to a podcast where the speaker was stating that having vulnerabilities is a good thing. Our vulnerabilities makes us stronger. It is definitely a different angle to my thought process. I always thought that my vulnerabilities held me back. My art history teacher back in university said something that Read More

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2023/24 WCC Board Elections

February 9, 2023

A Hungry Wolf is Stronger Than a Satisfied Dog! This Ukrainian proverb came to mind when writing this blog. The proverb means it is better to be hungry for progress than to be satisfied with being stagnant. This saying reminds us that while making mistakes and failing is a part of the process, it should Read More

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Calling All WCC Members! – 2023 Advocacy Survey

February 6, 2023

Last month, Whitby Chamber of Commerce launched the 2023 Advocacy Survey to collect feedback from our members, which will in-turn inform and support our plans for the coming year(s). The survey aims to learn: member’s business needs and challenges, the impact and success of WCC programming, and member’s prioritization of and position on various advocacy Read More

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Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Business in 2023

January 11, 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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