Chamber Blog

What is Pride Month all About?

June 1, 2021

As we come into June, oftentimes businesses paint themselves in a rainbow to show support for LGBTQ+ people and our communities. This is seen in everything from big, expensive commercials featuring gay couples to local businesses hanging pride flags in their windows for 30 days before participating in pride events or marches. Pride isn’t a Read More

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Benefits of Networking with the Whitby Chamber of Commerce

May 31, 2021

Networking is an essential tool when owning and operating a business. Not only does it provoke new relationships, it provides you and your business with endless opportunities for growth. Ideally, an entrepreneur should always be networking in and out of the office. Engaging in regular events generates new information, ideas, contacts and many other advantages. Read More

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Post-Federal Budget Q&A

May 27, 2021

On May 26, 2021, our business community had the chance to hear from our guests MP Ryan Turnbull and the Honourable Mona Fortier, Associate Minister of Finance and Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity. Watch the video here. Our Advocacy Committee represents our business community interests, so it was appreciated that we had the chance to discuss Read More

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Attending the 2021 OCC AGM and Policy Resolution Debate

May 5, 2021

The 2021 Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) AGM and Policy Resolution Debate took place again virtually, on May 5, 2021, and I was proud to represent our business members at this virtual event. Kudos to the OCC team that created an engaging space, allowing for debate, discussion and voting capabilities all in real-time. And congratulations Read More

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Inclusive Procurement

April 26, 2021

Inclusive procurement is a positive business process that supports the purchase of goods or services from minority-owned and historically underutilized groups in order to advance social and economic development. These underutilized groups include Women; LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. Inclusive procurement is the process of diversifying a company’s supply chain. Supplier diversity programs can be Read More

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