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Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

Now open for applications for the second round of grants!   Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to reopen safely or adopt…

COVID-19: Business Resources and Updates

This is the Oakville Chamber of Commerce's central hub for business resources and updates regarding COVID-19. Please visit this page often as we continue to provide the most up-to-date information. Order of Information Listed:1. Chamber Updates2. Recent Government Updates for Business3. Financial Support for Business4. Resources for Business: Navigating Support Programs,…

#StrongerTogether Business Resiliency Award Recipients

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the recipients of the #StrongerTogether Business Resiliency Awards presented by BDC! The #StrongerTogether Business Resiliency Awards recognize and honour five Oakville small businesses for their innovation, compassion, and determination during the COVID-19 Pandemic. "We received over 80 nominations from the Oakville…

Women Need to Play a Key Role in COVID’S Economic Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis is having a disproportionate economic impact on women.   A recent report launched by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) outlines the direct and immediate economic impacts of the pandemic on women in Ontario with, women’s labour participation rate falling to its lowest in 30 years. Since…

Incoming Chair’s Message: Doug Eglington

It is an absolute honour to serve as the Chair of the Board for the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. While I have been a member for over 18 years, I thought it would be best to properly introduce myself to the community by sharing my story.   I was born…

Outgoing Chair’s Message: Tim Caddigan

This month brings to close my two-year role as Chair of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. I accepted the nomination with the expectation that beyond the opportunity to give back to the community, it would also provide great learning opportunities for me personally. I expected challenges that would demand creative…

Doug Eglington elected Chair of the Oakville Chamber

Photo courtesy of snapd Oakville.     The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Doug Eglington has been elected Chair of the Board for 2020/2021. Doug officially began his term as Chair after being sworn in at the Oakville Chamber’s virtual Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September…

Nominations Open: Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE), hosted by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West, is now accepting nominations. “The past few months have been hard for business, but many have shown their ability to quickly innovate, adjust business operations and practices, and find…

Oakville Chamber advocates for funding and incentives for digitization to improve Canada’s productivity and economic recovery

Build the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world and stay current in the latest technology to remain competitive in a post-COVID-19 world Digital and data infrastructure are an important pillar to create an engine of innovation and wealth creation. COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation to digitization and highlighted the…