“Ontario business confidence has dropped to a record low in 2023. Labour shortages, inflation, health care system vulnerabilities, and forecasts of an economic contraction are dampening confidence in the province’s economic outlook,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, OCC. “Only 16 percent of organizations surveyed have confidence in the economy. This is down 29 percent from last year. Promisingly, most businesses feel confident they can withstand these headwinds and continue to grow in the year ahead.”Read More
The Premier Business Event of the Year’, recognizing outstanding businesses, individuals and community groups, the 2023 Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) will be held in person Wednesday May 17th, starting at 6:00pm.
The event includes a Red Carpet Arrival, Awards Show in the Chrysler Theatre showcasing 12 categories, and an elegant dinner in the Skyline Ballroom at the St. Clair College Centre For the Arts.
Three Award winners were announced during today’s News Conference, hosted by BEA Chair Shelby Colarossi. The event at the J.P. Wiser’s Experience Centre was sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario.Read More
Against the backdrop of rising interest rates, inflation, constrained supply chains, labour shortages and fears of a recession, it is critical for governments to focus on creating the right conditions to support competitiveness, productivity, and long-term economic growth. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has identified critical areas that must inform Ontario’s growth strategy outlined in today’s release: Supporting Economic Growth in Uncertain Times.Read More
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA). These two organizations represent thousands of local businesses and are working together with the goal of providing even more savings and benefits to their respective members.Read More
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and BBB Serving Western Ontario are excited to announce a unique partnership between their two organizations set to commence just in time for Small Business Week. With a unified goal of creating a stronger, cohesive, and ethical business community, the two unique yet complementary organizations have coordinated to offer substantial cost savings to their potential and current members.Read More
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted with the Government of Canada’s decision to end the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app and other border restrictions. The Detroit Regional Chamber joined it’s Canadian counterparts in applauding the Canadian government’s decision.Read More
A coalition of Chambers of Commerce representing border communities across the country is calling on the Government of Canada to lift the remaining COVID-related border restrictions and to suspend use of the ArriveCAN app.Read More
Canadian businesses have suffered under the strain of constant disruptions over the last two years. The challenges they have had to overcome have included COVID-19, extreme weather events, increasing inflationary pressures, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Now achieving a successful recovery is threatened by the ongoing blockades of the critical infrastructure that enables the livelihoods and well-being of all Canadians.Read More
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the extension of their WEVax Transportation Program thanks to High Priority Community Funding (HPC) from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.Read More
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce President & Chief Executive Officer, Rakesh Naidu joined Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Office, Detroit Regional Chamber, and Mark High, President, Canada-United States Business Association in a joint statement urging the United States government to reopen the border to Canadian residents safely.Read More