Ring of Fire Task Force Meeting – June 30, 2016

Chief Paul Eshkakogan of Sagamok Anishnawbek along with Will Sayers and Laura Owl from Z’gamok Enterprises spoke to the Ring of Fire Task Force about their perspectives on issues such as how industry can better engage First Nations in a genuine way and how Sagamok Anishnawbek approaches partnership building with industry. The representatives also spoke…

Chamber Response to Institute of Competitiveness and Prosperity’s Cluster Report

July 20, 2016 Mr. Jamison Steeve Executive Director Institute of Competiveness and Prosperity 105 St. George Street Toronto, ON M5S 3E6 Dear Mr. Steeve, RE: Response to “Clusters in Ontario: Creating an Ecosystem for Prosperity” The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce appreciates the work that has gone into the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity’s report,…

Chamber Welcomes 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Media Release Chamber’s new Board officially sworn-in (Greater Sudbury, July 6, 2016) The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors for 2016-2017.  This year’s ballot contained the names of twelve candidates vying for six vacancies on the Board.  The successful candidates include: Joshua Blasutti (Freelandt Caldwell Reilly LLP Chartered…

Welcome to our 2016-2017 Board of Directors

 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Tracy Nutt – CHAIR (Build North Construction Inc and ServiceMaster of Sudbury) Michael Macnamara – FIRST VICE CHAIR (Conroy Trebb Scott Hurtubise LLP) Kelly Scott  – SECOND VICE CHAIR (Barrydowne Paint ) Alyson Laking -TREASURER  (Laking Toyota) Karen Hourtovenko- PAST CHAIR (Life Zone Consulting) Debbi M Nicholson- PRESIDENT & CEO DIRECTORS Joshua Blasutti…

Gearing up for Growth Advisory Panel

In 2015, City Council created the Gearing Up for Growth Advisory Panel and gave the panel a four-part mandate designed to help Greater Sudbury become a more development friendly community.  On Tuesday, June 14th 2016, the recommendations of the panel were presented and approved by Council.  The recommendations suggest that the City of Greater Sudbury…

Succession Planning Meeting – June

The June meeting of the Succession Planning Task Force included a presentation from Paul Seccaspina, CEO at OraclePoll Research Limited on the results of the succession planning survey that was administered. The survey was aimed at current and former business owners to determine their succession planning needs.  

Advocacy Committee Meeting- June

The June meeting of the Advocacy Committee included a review of the chamber’s 2016 Public Policy Survey and a discussion around Small Business: Too Big to Ignore.  The committee also discussed being in support of the motion to freeze development charges for an additional year.

Immigration Roundtable

On June 15th, 2016 your chamber hosted an Immigration Roundtable with Allison Corbett from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada as well as a representative from the Canadian Embassy in France to speak about the Express Entry Immigration system. This session involved discussions around the needs of employers when it comes to the immigration system. During…