Shop local this holiday season

Shopping local this holiday season benefits the Cornwall economy in a variety of ways that stretch beyond the bottom line for area businesses. The 2018 Shop Local campaign launched today by the Cornwall Economic Development Department, Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Downtown and Le Village Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), highlights […]

Gerry Benson

The Chamber is deeply saddened with the news that prominent Cornwall business professional and Philanthropist, Gerry Benson, has died. Mr. Benson made a significant mark in Cornwall, both as the President of the Benson Group and through his amazing generosity in both time and financial support of many community initiatives. He spearheaded many community projects […]

Chamber Announces Election Candidates Forum

As part of its many community services, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce today announced it will host a Municipal Election Candidates Forum. The Forum takes place on Wednesday, October 10. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a public meet and greet with candidates for Council. The meet and greet will be followed by a […]

Bridges to Better Business Returns to Cornwall

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Futures Development Corporation are once again partnering to bring the Bridges to Better Business event to Cornwall to celebrate Small Business Month in Ontario. The event is a dynamic, event filled half-day of small business focused workshops, a luncheon, and guest speaker. […]

Chamber to Host All Candidates Debate

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce today announced it will host an all candidates debate leading to the October 22 Municipal election. The debate will be held on Wednesday October 10 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

President Message

In the midst of summer, and with plenty of activities in and around our community, I hope you get out and enjoy the season. Your Chamber recently celebrated an important achievement, one I would like to share with our members. We were a driving force in the creation of a unique, international Tri Chamber Alliance. […]

Address Workforce Talent Shortage says OCC

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has heard from area businesses who report having difficulty finding employees with the skills and commitment to do the job. The Chamber has now learned that its Ontario counterpart is calling on all political parties to take action. In fact, it will be a key topic at the OCC’s upcoming […]

Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Mental health is becoming an alarming issue in the workplace and in communities across Canada. Your Chamber offers this backgrounder on the issue and can provide you with links to a number of resources. One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness every year, that’s more than seven million people. And, […]

Marijuana in the Workplace – It could impact your business

Legalized marijuana has the potential to be both significant and alarming for the Cornwall area’s business sector. Top concerns surrounding the impact of marijuana the workplace include: employees operating motorized equipment, disciplinary procedures, decreased work performance, and attendance. Ask yourself: • How will my employees be able to carry out their jobs? • Will their […]

U.S. Chambers supporting Canadian NAFTA renewal

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is getting NAFTA renewal support from two U.S. states. Both the California and Kentucky Chambers of Commerce appear to be supporting the renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trade between California and Ontario is extremely strong with an upward trajectory over the past five years. California […]

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