Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario
Earlier this year, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with local chambers of commerce and boards of trade, launched the Small Business Too Big to Ignore campaign to champion this vital component of Ontario’s economy. In addition to highlighting the success of small businesses in Ontario, their objective throughout the campaign has been to identify and develop potential policy solutions to the most significant barriers to small business growth.
The report, Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario, captures the feedback they received.
A Word from Mayor Altmann
“The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s rapid growth is putting this community on the map as a great place to start and grow a business. Your Chamber has the full support of the Town in their commitment to attracting and improving trade and commerce in the community, making Stouffville a place where people can live and work.”
Mayor Justin Altmann
Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
Following the surprising US election results when people’s blood pressure was tested, we now have the implementation of pay (permit) parking in downtown Stouffville.
The new parking regulations are designed to be fair and allow employees, owners and tenants of Main Street an opportunity to park for longer than 3 hours without suffering a ticket. In addition it is designed to allow customers of merchants to have convenient parking to shop. Patience will be required while the new regime is fully introduced.
I would like to invite Members to advise me of issues they would like to see the Chamber support or challenge. If you have an issue that is of interest to the broader business community, please let me know at: email@example.com
I am pleased that the Stouffville Chamber was invited to the Federal Government’s pre-budget consultation. The government invited input for their consideration before completing the 2017/2018 budget. Broadband service was a major topic.
We are monitoring closely the developments regarding any outcomes from the completion of the Moraine Act review, the Greenbelt review and the Regional Growth Plan. We will keep you advised.
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville… A Great Place To Grow!
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