On Friday of last week, the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce announced it’s newly elected Board of Directors, for the 2019 fiscal year. Welcome to our new directors, Debbie Hudson-Burrows Country Store & Garden Centre, Tracie Marsh-Premier Mining Products and Bobby Ray- North Bay Granite Club. The new Board made up of the new directors and returning directors, will be sworn in for the upcoming year at our Board meeting on Thursday. As well, we want to acknowledge and thank our outgoing Directors Marc Rancourt, Thomas Brown and Rob Deleo for their commitment, … Read More »
Last Friday night, North Bay officially kicked off the Christmas season at the Old Fashioned Christmas Walk. If the size of the crowds were any indication of what we can expect downtown this Christmas, the local retailers and restaurants should be busy. December is a key month for many of our retailers, not only in the downtown but throughout our region. The owners and staff of our local businesses appreciate all that shop locally. Congratulations and good luck to long time DIA Executive Director, Jeff Serran. After 14 years at the helm, Jeff is on to a new … Read More »
For what must seem like ages to many, we have seen much discussion both for and against, the Government’s decision to repeal Bill 148, also known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. This column has more than once, hopefully provided information on the legislation and the impacts that it had on business both locally and throughout Ontario. The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce heard loud and clear from its membership, that it was just too much and too fast for the business community, to absorb the increases. Earlier this week, Bill 57 was passed through the Legislature and it is officially repealed.
Whether you agreed or disagreed with the previous legislation, that being Bill 148, we were all aware that in the Provincial election earlier this year, the Ontario PC party campaigned and announced that they would repeal Bill 148. Subsequently, they got elected to a majority government and did exactly what they said they were going to do. It should not come as much of a … Read More »
On behalf of our members and the Ontario Chamber Network, we are pleased the Government of Ontario is holding strong in its commitment to make Ontario open for business; with Bill 47 receiving royal assent.
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The announcement last week by Caisse Populaire Alliance was certainly good news for North Bay and more specifically, the residents of West Ferris. The closure of the last banking branch in that end of the City earlier this year, was seen as a loss of services to those who actually like to deal with people. We all get that it was due to change in banking habits, on-line and mobile banking and continued automation that was the decision maker, but it still left a mark. Fast forward to last week and the void will soon be filled.
The entire team from Caisse Populaire Alliance really demonstrated their commitm … Read More »