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GNCC Optimistic for Future of North American Trade

December 11, 2019

The GNCC was pleased to receive the announcement that U.S. House Democrats had approved the CUSMA trade agreement. We have strongly advocated for free trade and hope that this agreement will clear the way for uninterrupted and unhindered trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. We urge legislatures to ratify this agreement quickly and…

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City, GNCC team up to give women a Seat at the Table

November 5, 2019

 The City of St. Catharines and Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) are teaming up to get more women on the municipal ballot, and in seats around the City Council table.  Thanks to a grant from Women and Gender Equality Canada, in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the City is excited to launch…

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What does the federal election mean for Niagara’s businesses?

October 24, 2019

The 2019 election is over. The governing Liberal Party was reduced to a minority, albeit a strong one, while the Conservative Party and the Bloc Québécois made considerable gains. An NDP surge was expected from polling but did not materialize on election day, likely as a result of strategic voting, while the Green Party gained…

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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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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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Port Colborne Quarry

July 18, 2019

Port Colborne Quarries (PCQ) has operated three pits in Port Colborne for many years. The first, now exhausted, has become subject to public controversy over the future use of the site. Unfortunately, misinformation about these issues has spread. The GNCC hopes to shed light on it and to help elected officials reach an evidence-based decision…

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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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GNCC Announces 2019 NBAA Finalists and Bestowed Award Recipients

May 22, 2019

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s finalists for the 16th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards, presented by Meridian Credit Union. Award Finalists Young Professional Award – Presented by Bell Mallory Antonello, Niagara Casinos Chris Jarvis, I Challenge Diabetes Michael Farkas, G3 Designs Photography Elizabeth McIntee, Sweetie Pies Bakery Ltd.…

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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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Brock partners with Niagara chambers for landmark survey

May 15, 2019

Brock University is partnering with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) and South Niagara Chambers of Commerce (SNCC) on a survey to better understand how the talent and skills capacity of the region lines up with the needs of employers. The Chamber of Commerce Survey is now open on the Brock University website and…

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GNCC Delegation on Governance Reform

May 2, 2019

On May 1st, the Government of Ontario’s special advisers, Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling, were in Niagara to hear delegations on governance reform. The GNCC was there to represent the interests of business, and you can see the presentation from CEO Mishka Balsom and Government Relations Director Hugo Chesshire above. The GNCC spoke about the…

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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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The Good, The Bad, and the Federal Budget: Hugo Chesshire on CFBU

March 27, 2019

Listen as the GNCC’s Director of Policy & Government Relations Hugo Chesshire sits down with Deborah Cartmer from CFBU, Brock Radio, to discuss the Federal Budget and news from around Niagara. If the media player doesn’t work, the audio may be listened to here: http://gncc.ca/members/Hugo_Chesshire_on_CFBU_with_Deborah_Cartmer_March_27_2019.mp3

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GNCC Reaction to 2019 Federal Budget

March 20, 2019

The Government of Canada has released the fourth and final budget for this term of office. While not a complete reaction, the GNCC has shared these preliminary thoughts on some key areas of the 2019 budget. Debt and Deficit While the 2018-2019 deficit projection has been reduced slightly, deficits are projected at $14.9-billion for 2018-2019…

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