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Next Steps for Economic Recovery

We are all so ready for this pandemic to end.  To see people again – other than over a computer screen. To travel and to get back to business.   Businesses are increasingly desperate. Many small businesses, in particular, have exhausted their cash reserves and reached their debt limits.   That’s why governments will…
 

Smart Oakville – One Conversation

After a year of multiple shutdowns and businesses reeling from COVID’s rath, many in the private sector had no choice but to pivot their business plans by leveraging digitization to drive profits.   Similarly, the public sector should be keeping pace by making digital technology a priority. Digital transformation could…
 

Top 10 +1 Things to Know About Your Chamber Membership

Here is our list of the top 11 things to know about your Oakville Chamber membership!   1. We accept e-transfers To simplify the renewal process we are excited to let you know that we are now accepting e-transfer payments to info@oakvillechamber.com. It is also easy to renew your membership online!…
 

Oakville’s Community Podcast: Members of the Chamber

Oakville Chamber Members, One Story at a Time.     Have you been listening to Oakville’s community podcast, Members of the Chamber? It's a podcast we produce that features prominent members of our local business community.   On each episode, Oakville Chamber President & CEO Drew Redden sits down for…
 

Town should leverage Ford Mobility Safety Insights

Improving road safety is Ford Mobility’s goal according to Callahan Coplai, product owner, Safety Insights, and Ananda Palanisamy, head of Mobility Engagement – Midwest US and Canada, who both presented to the Oakville Chamber on the automaker’s Safety Insights platform.  Ford Mobility is a business line within Ford Motor Company…
 

Advocacy Campaign: A Roadmap for a “Smart” Oakville

Recently, the Oakville Chamber launched A Roadmap for a “Smart” Oakville.  This initiative urges Town Council to develop an innovation strategy that prioritizes transportation mobility and digitization.   We are very proud of our business community here in Oakville.  Like all businesses, they have had their share of challenges stemming…
 

CN and the Environment

Focus on sustainability, delivering responsibly, is how CN is building for the future   In August 2020, CN announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire 50 zero-emission trucks from the Lion Electric Co. of Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. The virtually noiseless, zero-emission trucks, to join CN’s intermodal fleet,…
 

Faye discusses the Ontario Budget 2020

On November 5th the Ontario Government released its first budget since the pandemic was declared.  It was a response to the current crisis and demonstrates the beginning of a long-term plan for economic growth.   The business community welcomes many priorities outlined in Ontario’s 2020 Budget “Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect,…