Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario
Earlier this year, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with local chambers of commerce and boards of trade, launched the Small Business Too Big to Ignore campaign to champion this vital component of Ontario’s economy. In addition to highlighting the success of small businesses in Ontario, their objective throughout the campaign has been to identify and develop potential policy solutions to the most significant barriers to small business growth.
The report, Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario, captures the feedback they received.
A Word from Mayor Altmann
“The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s rapid growth is putting this community on the map as a great place to start and grow a business. Your Chamber has the full support of the Town in their commitment to attracting and improving trade and commerce in the community, making Stouffville a place where people can live and work.”
Mayor Justin Altmann
Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
The Chamber is off to a great start in 2017 after attracting 41 new Members in 2016. I am very happy to confirm that all Corporate Sponsors have been renewed for the upcoming year and I thank them for their strong commitment and support.
We will be conducting a brief Member Survey this month so please take a few minutes to complete the Survey. The accumulated information that is gathered from the Survey will guide us in our endeavours throughout the upcoming year. We perform our services for our Members benefit hence the importance of your participation in the Survey.
We have an exciting Calendar of Events for 2017 affording Members great opportunities for networking throughout the year. We start the year off with an event on January 17 followed by a major breakfast on Feb 6. Watch for the details on the home and event pages of our website.
Our focus this year will be strong advocacy about energy costs, broadband service and creation of more developable employment land. We are striving to provide greater opportunities for Members’ networking and we want to promote the Benefits that the Chamber offers exclusively to Members.
There is lots of work to do but the 4 working committees of volunteers and the Board of Directors are all committed to making 2017 a productive and successful year for Members.
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville Chamber of Commerce
… A Great Place To Grow!
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Welcome To Our New Members
- Custom Gem Cutting Ltd.
- Ringwood Heating & Air Conditioning
- Far Sight Homes
- Bouwmeister Inc.
- Pretty in Pictures
- Moonflower’s Magical Touch Metaphysical Store & Healing Center
- Abdul Moosa Professional Corporation
- Travelpoint Enterprises Inc. Stouffville
- Paths To Vitality
- The Lion of Stouffville
- ABM Accounting Business Management Inc.
- Repetitions Fitness Studio
- Tree Valley Garden Centre Ltd.