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Upcoming Events

Date: May 25, 2017 4:30 pm

Business After Hours

Join us for Business After Hours – members and their employees welcome!
Hosted by Ontario Northland from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, 100 Station Road – North Bay Bus Station P1B 8G4

Don’t forget your business cards to hand out at this networking social.

Date: May 27, 2017 10:00 am

9th Annual Cruisin' Downtown

Downtown North Bay would like to invite you to the 9th Annual Cruisin’ Downtown Event.  Saturday, May 27th, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm.

This is a no charge event to the motorcycle and special interest car enthusiast participants and not charge to the public.

Jim Kenzie, Canada&#…

Downtown North Bay would like to invite you to the 9th Annual Cruisin’ Downtown Event.  Saturday, May 27th, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm.

This is a no charge event to the motorcycle and special interest car enthusiast participants and not charge to the public.

Jim Kenzie, Canada’s foremost automotive journalist will return to the event and also be bringing a special interest vehicle to the event.  Mr. Kenzie is the Chief Auto Reviewer for the Toronto Star’s Wheels section and he appears on “Kenzie’s Korner” on TSN’s Motoring.

For more information as a participant or to pre-register – email: dia@on.aibn.com or call them at 705-474-7824.

 

Date: May 27, 2017 10:00 am

Play4Prosperity Bricks for Hospice

Join in a day of play with purpose that will engage, educate and inspire our youth on the power of community involvement all the while helping to raise funds for Nipissing Serenity Hospice Children’s Play Room. Watch as our LEGO Master Builder transforms thousands of LEGO® bricks into a scale …

Join in a day of play with purpose that will engage, educate and inspire our youth on the power of community involvement all the while helping to raise funds for Nipissing Serenity Hospice Children’s Play Room. Watch as our LEGO Master Builder transforms thousands of LEGO® bricks into a scale replica of Serenity Hospice.

Raffles, LEGO give-a-ways and more! To reserve a spot or for more information please visit their website at www.play4prosperity.com/bricks4hospice

Click here for their flyer

Date: June 4, 2017 10:00 am

The Artisans Way Summer Solstice

Vendors/Entertainment/Food tents and trucks Wanted

​Join us on June  4th for local food, entertainment, and hand made goodies. Admission is Free!

The Artisans Way is all about bringing awareness to our hidden talent and local services. We are a free hub with the intention of bri…

Vendors/Entertainment/Food tents and trucks Wanted

​Join us on June  4th for local food, entertainment, and hand made goodies. Admission is Free!

The Artisans Way is all about bringing awareness to our hidden talent and local services. We are a free hub with the intention of bringing our community together and shedding some light on all of the amazing people in our city. We aim to bring awareness to local entrepreneurs, as well as encouraging shopping locally and ethically.

​This event will include local vendors, local entertainment, local food trucks, and local food tents.

​Visit their website at www.theartisansway.com for more information or to to apply as a vendor or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theartisansway

Date: June 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Second Annual Children's Festival

Children’s Festival

Advocacy Efforts

The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce is involved in a range of advocacy efforts with a provincial, national and municipal reach, including:

Provincial issues:

  • Participation in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Leadership Series Session. A focus group session for the Mining industry took place in North Bay in November of 2105, resulting in the report Digging Deeper
  • The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has also provided the 2016 Ontario Economic Update document. Ontario’s economic performance is not shared equally in all regions in the province due to differences in their economic makeup or base. External macro factors play an important role not only in Ontario’s economic performance but also in each region to varying degrees. Economic prospects for Ontario are improving aided by positive externals such as a low dollar, faster U.S. growth, and low interest rates.
  • Cap and Trade report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce can be viewed here.
  • Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). Advocacy efforts are being undertaken in conjunction with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and major Ontario employers. The Chamber is asking the Ontario Government for greater clarity about the proposed pension plan, so that it does not have a direct, negative impact on jobs and the economy.  To see the letter to the province – click here.
  • Changes to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Together with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and over 25 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, the North Bay & District signed a submission outlining 10 recommendations that the WSIB and the Government of Ontario should adopt to mitigate the impact of the proposed reforms to the WSIB. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is concerned that the new rate framework could increase the premium rates paid by employers and, subsequently, the cost of doing business in the province.   For the response to WSIB’s preliminary framework – click here.
  • The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has a number of other documents that may be of interest.  Please visit their site at www.occ.ca 

National issues:

  • TransPacific Partnership (TPP) – What Business Needs to know about the TPP from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) report $50 million a day.
  • The CCC also has a number of other areas of advocacy such as Tourism, Transportation, Skills & Immigration, CPP reform, Infrastructure, Labour Relations and much more.  Visit their website at www.chamber.ca 

Regional issues:

  • Tourism North Bay. The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce has formed a new entity for tourism in the area. For more information – check out the Tourism North Bay website.
  • Support for the Laurentian Ski Hill sewer extension – click here.
  • Presentation to district councils – click here.