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2021 Federal Budget

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivered the 2021 Federal Budget. Read the media release. Below are highlights, pulled from the government's release, that are important to our business community. Support for Business:   Financial: Extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Canada Emergency Rent…

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…

2021 Ontario Budget

The Government of Ontario releases 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. Read the budget media release. Below are highlights, pulled from the government's release, that are important to our business community.   Supporting Jobs: Providing a second round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant payments of $10,000 to…

2021 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Today, the Oakville Chamber with the Ontario Chamber Network  provided recommendations to the federal government through its pre-budget submission.  Consistent with our message to both the provincial and municipal governments, we encourage policy makers to focus on three areas of priority; resilience, growth, and modernization.  The submission provides 20 recommendations…

Notice: Nominations for the Board of Directors

In accordance with the provisions of the By-Laws of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, nominations are open for the Board of Directors. Access the nomination form. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by e-mail or mail to the Chamber office before 4 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021.   E-mail: info@oakvillechamber.com…

2021 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario and many of our businesses are still struggling, with some unable to access government funding and support programs.   Through the Ontario Chamber Network’s prebudget submission, we are calling on the Ontario government to focus on the revival of…

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…