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Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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Len brings years of diverse experience – from government and trade, to owning a small business of his own, enabling him to see many sides of Ontario’s economy. Len is a strategic thinker, thoughtful to current situations while open-minded to future opportunities. Len’s inspiration provides our organization with a path – a vision of what we can achieve. Fun Fact: Len’s favorite mid afternoon snack is wine gums! Stuart Johnston [ Read bio ] Vice President, Policy & Government Relations Ext: 232   Stuart has a strong policy and journalism background allowing him to be proactive and responsive to Ontario’s business ...
originally named the Porcupine Chamber of Commerce, is a non-profit, non-governmental, member-driven business advocacy organization that has been serving the interests of the Timmins and area business community since 1949. The mission statement of the Chamber is “to act as a catalyst for a positive business climate and provide business advocacy, networking, information sharing, and member programs.” With over 760 business members, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is the largest accredited chamber of commerce with distinction in northeastern Ontario. It is led by a 21-member board of directors, which consists of nine executive ...
As part of Open Ontario, the province is taking steps to support economic growth and foster simpler, better and faster interaction between government and business. Today the province introduced the Open for Business Act that would, if passed, create a more competitive business climate, while protecting the environment and public interest. Among the over 100 proposed amendments, the Act would: Establish a modern, risk-based approach to environmental approvals, which could save businesses as much as 25 per cent of their project application costs. Enable faster and more efficient resolution of Employment Standards claims by ... market research, surveys and trends
Tuesday E-mail - May 18, 2010
Join your host, The Ridge at Manitou at 160 Inn Road, McKellar on Wednesday, May 19 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm to expand your business network. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Bring your business cards along to participate in a door prize draw and to ensure all of your new contacts know exactly how to reach you! Please note there is a detour currently in place due to the construction on McKellar Centre Road, Middle River Bridge. Please follow the directional signs off of Highway 124 onto Hurdville road, proceed to McKellar Centre Road then to Camp Road. For more detailed detour directions Click Here RSVP to ... market research, surveys and trends


Ontario Creates $369-Million Incentive Fund for Auto Projects ...
"Now it's time for the federal government to pony up," McGuinty (pictured addressing the Ontario Chamber of Commerce) said in announcing the province's new auto-industry subsidies.   Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce by JACK LYNE , Site Selection Executive Editor of Interactive Publishing HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada – Breaking ranks with the Canadian government's heretofore hands-off posture, Ontario ( ) has created a five-year $US369-million incentives fund squarely aimed at the auto industry. Home to a large segment of Canada's sizable auto sector, Ontario ranks second only ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Minister's speech - Speaking notes for the Honourable Gordon O ...
Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for the invitation to attend your Annual General Meeting and for your warm welcome. I am happy to have the opportunity to express in person my appreciation for the support you have shown over the last year and a half, as the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario worked to implement  the long-awaited Single Administration of Ontario corporate tax. I am pleased to say that Ontario’s corporate tax audit, objections, appeals and advisory functions, as well as many of its experienced employees, were successfully integrated into the Canada Revenue Agency on April ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Travel season up slightly from last year
A group of motor homes are parked at the Ontario Welcome Center and Rest Area just inside the Oregon border outside of Ontario Saturday as vacationers took a break from the road. More than 200 people a day visit the welcome center for information during the travel season. ONTARIO — Observers say the 2010 travel season has been busier than 2009, but given the “abysmal” numbers of vacationers last year that is not a major improvement. “Essentially, travel is up compared to last year,” Dave Carlson, AAA-Idaho, said Friday, adding it is not a big bump. He said, the AAA would issue its travel forecast for the Labor Day holiday, this ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Young People at Work; San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and the ...
SAN BERNARDINO, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2010) -  Last December, Ashlynn Hornbeck struggled to support herself and pay for classes on a part-time salary from a local fast-food restaurant. Rising tuition pushed her further away from her dream of becoming an RN. When she discovered the certified nursing assistant job-training program at the Career Institute, it was in her words, "an amazing blessing." "I got a job against all the odds," she proudly exclaimed of her internship position at the Villa Mesa Care Center. "I feel like I can go out there now and do anything." Last Friday, Hornbeck ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC. Business News Mark Your Calendar ...
ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC. P.O. Box 100 * Ontario, NY 14519-0100 * 315- 524-5886. (Travel and Tourism Chamber Information located at L.W. Emporium, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
This report highlights the May 2008 outreach activities of Public Affairs, which include: Environmental Justice Update, Community Events/Public Meetings, Business Assistance, and Outreach to Business and Federal, State, and Local Government. RECOMMENDED ACTIONS : Receive and file.   Barry R. Wallerstein, D.Env. Executive Officer Background This report summarizes the activities of Public Affairs for May 2008. The report includes four major areas: Environmental Justice Update; Community Events/Public Meetings (including the Speakers Bureau/Visitor Services, Communications Center, and Public Information Center); ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Ontario Resource Team Report
It provides the City of Ontario, the downtown merchants group, the. Ontario Chamber of Commerce and local volunteers with direction and guidance as they ...
Chamber of commerce at AllExperts
in that, while the BBB has the authority to bind its members under a formal operations doctrine (and, thus, can remove them if complaints arise regarding their services), the local chamber membership is strictly voluntary. Chambers of commerce can also include economic development corporations or groups (though the latter is often a formal branch of a local government, the groups work together and may in some cases share office facilities) as well as tourism and visitors bureaus. Some chambers have joined state, national, and even international bodies (such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Worldchambers). In ...
Architecture: House Construction - Relative Prices, initial design ...
We are in the very early stages of buying a piece of property and having a home built for us. We are intrigued by many of the principles discussed in the well known book �The Not So Big House� written by Sarah Susanka. In trying to come up with initial design/layout/function ideas a number of basic questions regarding cost have arisen. I will not ask �How much does it cost to build a house� but can you enlighten us as to a few relative costs: 1) How does the addition of a basement(unfinished), crawl space, or slab on grade impact the per square foot cost of a house. I know which one is more practical, all other things being ...