News, policies, and developments in the Chamber network, government, and advocacy that affects your business. Follow us on twitter at @GNCCadvocacy for up-to-the-minute news or subscribe to get updates in your inbox. Follow us on twitter at @GNCCadvocacy for up-to-the-minute news or subscribe to get updates in your inbox.

GNCC announces expansion of Trade Accelerator Program to Niagara

October 23, 2019

Partnership with World Trade Centre Toronto to deliver award-winning program empowering small and medium-sized businesses to export The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) in the Niagara Region. Winner of the 2018 Ontario Export Award for Export Excellence, TAP debuted locally on October 4…

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September 10, 2019

The GNCC has released its 2019 Federal Election platform, “Powering the Future of Niagara.” This platform focuses on taxation & regulation, environment & social well-being, and technology & innovation. Powering the Future of Niagara Taxation & Regulation Overhaul and simplify the Canadian tax system for the 21stcentury Canada’s tax system, last comprehensively reviewed decades ago,…

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Employment Opportunity: Member Sales & Program Manager

June 4, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Member Sales & Program Manager Reports to: Vice-President of Operations Job Overview GNCC is focused on expanding our membership base and driving continued sustainable organizational growth. This Sales Manager role will be responsible for promoting and supporting GNCC products and services. We are looking for a hard-working, passionate individual with an…

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Charles Conteh: Engaging the next frontier of manufacturing in Niagara

May 31, 2019

From the economic decimation of cataclysmic plant closures, layoffs and a massive spike in poverty some 20 years ago, Niagara has moved to seeing positive trends in manufacturing in recent years. Employment in the region’s manufacturing sector has increased 13 per cent over the past six years (2012-18). Sector-wide, manufacturing employment increased by 2,075 jobs…

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Canada to help small businesses invest in energy-saving equipment and retrofits

May 30, 2019

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change announced two new proposed programs that will help owners of small and medium-sized businesses be more energy-efficient, save money, and take action to reduce pollution. From Environment and Climate Change Canada  May 30, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadians are fighting climate change because they know a healthy environment and…

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Niagara College President Dan Patterson to conclude his tenure in June 2020

May 28, 2019

President Dan Patterson, the dynamic, visionary and tireless leader of Niagara College, has advised the Board of Governors that he will conclude his tenure as Niagara College president when his current term ends on June 30, 2020. While he remains as passionate and energized about Niagara College as he was at the beginning of his…

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One Year Board Vacancy

May 21, 2019

Under GNCC’s by-laws, the Board can fill a limited time Board vacancy with a qualified candidate. We have a one-year Board position open from June 2019 until April 2020. If you are interested in putting your name forward, please fill out our form (download: PDF | DOC) and email it to Jennifer Weeks at admin@gncc.caor…

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GNCC Reaction to 2019 Ontario Budget

April 12, 2019

The new Government of Ontario released its first budget yesterday afternoon. Although a budget is a closely-guarded secret until its release, some measures were expected: tax cuts aimed at stimulating business growth, dental care for seniors in poverty, childcare subsidies, a transit plan for the GTA, some service cuts and/or efficiencies, a virtually-unavoidable deficit, and…

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Regulatory Reform: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

April 12, 2019

5 Minutes for Business “A promise made is a debt unpaid.” – Robert W. Service Following last month’s federal budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau defended Canada’s corporate tax regime and cited regulatory issues as a priority for dealing with Canada’s competitiveness problems. The Minister was half-right. While there is no credible defence for our hopelessly…

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Accounting for Ontario’s Debt

April 4, 2019

Discourse surrounding Ontario’s debt is a contentious topic, with views ranging from its characterization as a ‘crisis’ requiring immediate action, to suggestion that deficit spending is necessary to spur economic growth. [Download the report as a PDF] ABOUT THE ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has been…

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Member Alert: By-Law Amendments

April 2, 2019

A number of by-law changes have been proposed by the Board of Directors of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. At our Annual General Meeting, to be held in April 2019, the Membership will vote to accept or reject these proposed changes.This email contains a detailed comparative chart containing the current wording of the by-laws…

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There is no low carbon economy without a regulatory system that works

January 10, 2019

5 Minutes for Business The federal government recently announced it had made available 1.6 billion dollars to support Canada’s struggling oil and gas sector. While the Federal Government’s recognition of the crisis faced by Canada’s energy sector was welcome, the funds are a band-aid solution to what is a much larger structural issue. Our regulatory…

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The Accelerating Pace of Change

December 13, 2018

5 Minutes for Business Canadian Chamber of Commerce When we say the pace of change is accelerating, we mean that in many sectors, critical foundations of industry structure—the economic fundamentals, the borders of industries, the value of different assets, even the types of competitors—are rapidly shifting. Every December, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce predicts the…

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Niagara Regional Council appoints new Regional Chair

December 6, 2018

​Today, Niagara Region announces that Jim Bradley has been appointed to the position of Regional Chair by a unanimous vote of Regional Council for the 2018-2022 term. Bradley will be officially sworn in later today, making him the eighth Regional Chair for the Niagara Region. Bradley began his political career as a St. Catharines City…

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Community Crew Seeks Board Members

November 30, 2018

Community Crew is dedicated to providing healthy lunches and hope to children in need. We believe that every children should have access to healthy foods, especially during the school year. Our Board of Directors is seeking individuals with knowledge and experience in one of more of the following: Governance, Accounting/Finance/Business, Public Affairs/Communications, Strategic Planning &…

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