Last Thursday night, the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce held its 122nd Annual General meeting. It is truly amazing the longevity of this organization and the continued relevance that it has maintained through out the past century plus twenty-three years. It predates the Incorporation of the City of North Bay, by almost 20 years.
I can only imagine the challenges that the first group of businesses were dealing with, when they decided to group together and form the first organization, so many years ago. When you look back at what the village of North Bay was like in 1894, it was rough. … Read More »
The Provincial Government (Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs) will be holding hearings in the province regarding the planned Minimum Wage Increase; they will be in North Bay sometime the week of July 10th (date and times, still to be determined).
The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce has already registered to present findings from this short survey from our members. The survey takes less than 2 minutes of your time and it is extremely important that you participate with your views and comments.
Take the survey now by clicking HERE. It is best that the owner (or manager) of the company fill out this survey.
Please note that the survey does not collect any persona … Read More »
Over the past few months, in my new role with the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, I have met with many Chamber members and business owners who live, work, and play in our district. The common theme that is heard, is that how much they love North Bay and the area that they call home. Lakes, green space, safety and quality of life are familiar and popular reasons that pop up in conversations.
That is the positive side of the equation as to why we live here but the next logical question is: how do we attract, retain and provide the jobs for our next generation. All to often we hear of youth out migratio … Read More »