Chamber News

Guest speaker Brent Lessard sits on theatre stage with Jason King.

Durham College alum Brent Lessard talks about the future of transportation

January 31, 2019

Imagine having the ability to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. That’s the future Brent Lessard and his team at rLoop are building. In his youth, Lessard studied classical music and visual arts before embarking on a new direction by enrolling in Durham College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program, graduating at the Read More

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Members have conversation around table at restaurant.

New Chamber on Tap series brings networking back to the forefront

January 31, 2019

During the first full week back to work after the holidays, members filed into the cozy Harvest Restaurant in Brooklin to kick the year off with some great connections. After receiving multiple requests from the membership, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) team decided to bring networking back to the forefront of Chamber programming with Read More

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Advocacy Update: the latest from your voice of business

Helping members understand the latest round of changes to the Employment Standards Act

November 23, 2018

The Whitby Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce have long called for labour reforms that are both reasonable for employers and fair to workers. We hope this notification helps our members remain engaged and informed. Let’s break down what has happened up to this point: In November 2017, the Ontario Government passed Bill Read More

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2018 Peter Perry Award Winner Doug Allingham stand on stage with Mayor Don Mitchell.

Celebrating excellence and community commitment at the Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards gala

November 22, 2018

On November 15, guests arrived to the snow-covered grounds of Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility and were greeted by Whitby’s Town Crier announcing the significance of the 2018 Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards. Since 1955, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce has had the distinct pleasure of awarding Whitby’s citizen of the year. In Read More

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2018 Board of Directors at AGM.

Letter from the President: Call for Board nominations

November 12, 2018

It’s my pleasure to announce that we are opening the call for nominations for the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Board of Directors. Get this, our CEO is only entering her third year at the Chamber. It may feel like Natalie has been the CEO for a lot longer than this and that is a Read More

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