SMALL BUSINESS – Too Big To Ignore
The Stouffville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Ontario Chamber Network is proud to be a part of the ambitious campaign, Small Business: Too Big To Ignore.
This campaign highlights the important contributions of small businesses to our economy and communities, and seeks to actively engage small businesses across the province in investigating the top barriers to small business growth – and identify solutions to overcome those challenges. To kick off this campaign the OCC has released the report, Top 3 Obstacles to Small Business Success.
The Stouffville Chamber looks forward to leading discussions in our community about the underlying challenges that are weighing on small businesses and stifling job creation.
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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
Welcome To Our New Members
- Sandy MacKenzie Insurance Agency Inc.
- Welcome Home Care
- Corebridge Development Corporation
- Hagerty Canada LLC
- Sun Life Financial – Jesse Loucks
- Tiny Bubbles Childcare
- 404 Stone Limited
- Inside Out Decorating (Benjamin Moore)
- Stouffville Garage Doors
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
Canadian Chamber of Commerce News
Ontario Chamber of Commerce News
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
I wish to express sincere condolences to Mayor Justin Altmann on the recent passing of his mother. Losing a parent is always difficult but in this case it is particularly sad as it happened on the eve of his wedding day.
The Town has hired David Tuley as the new Economic Development Officer which is great news. Mr. Tuley comes with a great deal of relevant experience to Stouffville’s challenges and will not take long to become fully engaged in his responsibilities. In addition, a new Downtown Co-Ordinator is to be hired before September 1.
Membership in the Chamber continues to be positive. We have gained net new growth in members and in Revenue year over the year without a rate increase. This is a good sign of confidence and support for the Chamber. We are constantly seeking to expand our membership so that we become a stronger voice for business in the community.
I am very pleased to report on the Chamber’s role in supporting Small Business in conjunction with the Ontario Chamber. Please refer to the Small Business Too Big To Ignore initiative and get involved with this program to help your business as well as the industry sector.
The Chamber is also supporting a Private Members Bill C-274 ending unfair taxation on Family Business transfers. If you have any interest in this subject or want more information please contact me directly.
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville… A Great Place To Grow!