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2023! – What to Expect from Your Chamber

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Heading into a new year is a good time to plan for new opportunities.  For the Chamber this means that we will continue to work with all levels of government to improve the climate and conditions for business.  We…
 

Oakville Chamber’s Wish List

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   As 2022 wraps up confronting record inflation and a looming recession, we at the Oakville Chamber together with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce continue our call for the federal government to layout a blueprint to create strong, sustainable economic…
 

2022 Annual Report

The Oakville Chamber is excited to present our 2022 Annual Report! Take a read through to learn about the many things we have been up to over the past year, including our advocacy work, a return to in-person events, our digital realm, and our workplace self-screening program. ACCESS THE REPORT
 

Declaration of Truth and Allyship

We, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce recognize the Indigenous perspective of our shared Treaties and history of the land which makes up the Town of Oakville. Treaties and treaty relationships can be part of the fabric of our society, but only if we respect them in the spirit in which…
 

Survey Says…… Housing Affordability, Economic Development and Long-Term Municipal Priorities are Top Three Most Pressing Issues for Upcoming Election

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   As the October 24, 2022, Municipal Election draws near, businesses in Oakville want to know what municipal leaders will do to support a post-pandemic recovery as well as create an environment that is conducive to new investment, talent attraction,…
 

Supply Chain Issues Remain a Key Obstacle to Growth

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Never more have Canadians understood the importance of the movement of goods than these past two years, as the words “supply chain” became a new staple in our daily lexicon. From the global pandemic to the wildfires and flooding…
 

Nominations Now Open: 28th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

Nominations are now open for the 28th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE), presented by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West. The eight award categories will be accepting nominations until October 31, 2022 at 4:00pm. Nominations can be submitted online at…
 

A Blueprint to Bolster Ontario’s Prosperity

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Despite the headwinds created by the pandemic, record high inflation, supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, and geopolitical turmoil, businesses have endeavored to mobilize, stabilize and return to work.  The need for measures that support business confidence and predictability, encourage…