Category - Media Releases

Binational Opposition to Trusted Traveler Program Removal

February 24, 2020

February 21, 2020   The Honorable Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary United States Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20528 Re: Binational Opposition to Trusted Traveler Program Removal Dear Acting-Secretary Wolf: Canada and the United States of America are linked by much more than a border. Our nations are connected by…

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$5,000 Trinity Capital Community Award to be granted to an outstanding Niagara Business

February 21, 2020

Trinity Capital International is seeking to recognize and reward a Niagara business that is doing notable work within the community. Applications will close Feb. 29, 2020 and businesses can apply directly through the GNCC website The purpose of the award: To honour a business for its innovative excellence To give back to the Niagara…

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GNCC 2020 Pre-Budget Submission to the Government of Ontario

February 11, 2020

Dear Minister Phillips, On behalf of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) and the 1,500 members of the business community we represent, I would like to offer my thanks for soliciting these pre-budget submissions. Your government has consistently recognized that it is the businesses, non-profit organizations, and the people of Ontario who are responsible…

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GNCC to offer suggestions for Ontario 2020 budget

January 24, 2020

The Government of Ontario has issued a call for submissions in its pre-budget consultations, and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) will offer suggestions for the 2020 budget. The vision of the GNCC is to see the Niagara region at its social and economic best, and the Chamber will be presenting policy options that…

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GNCC applauds Ontario small business tax rate cut

January 6, 2020

In welcome news, the Government of Ontario has announced that, effective January 1st of this year, it will reduce the small business Corporate Income Tax by 8.7%, to a new rate of 3.2%. Small businesses are the backbone of Ontario’s economy. Almost all of Niagara’s businesses are small- or medium-sized enterprises, and nearly four in…

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GNCC Welcomes Municipal Nominee Immigration Program

January 6, 2020

In his mandate letter, Prime Minister Trudeau instructed Immigration Minister Mendicino to begin work on a program that would give local communities, chambers of commerce and labour councils a say in the selection of immigrants, helping them match newcomers with labour needs. The GNCC has suggested such a program in the past, anticipating that allowing…

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Recipients Announced at 19th Annual Women in Business Awards

November 8, 2019

On Friday, November 8, the Women in Niagara (WIN) Council and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) hosted the Women in Business Awards (WIBA) at the Marriott on the Falls with founding partners The St. Catharines Standard, The Welland Tribune, and The Niagara Falls Review, sponsored by The Pen Centre and Canadian Tire Bank.…

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GNCC Still Optimistic for Future of Niagara Governance

October 25, 2019

Today, the Government of Ontario announced that the result of its study of governance reform in regions across Ontario, including Niagara, was to accept the status quo. To many who were looking for changes in the municipal government structure, this will come as a disappointment. However, the GNCC does not take it to mean that…

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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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Announcing the Finalists for the 2019 Women in Business Awards

October 21, 2019

Women in Niagara and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the finalists for the 2019 Women in Business Awards (WIBAs). The 19th Annual WIBAs are presented by Canadian Tire Bank and the Pen Centre and Founding Partners the Niagara Falls Review, St. Catharines Standard, and Welland Tribune. The WIBAs take place…

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