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February 20, 2019
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Release fo the OER 2019 Report


2019 OER outlines vulnerabilities and opportunities within the Ontario economy

Yesterday,the Bay of Quinte Regional Chambers of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released their third annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), offering a unique perspective on the experience of businesses of all sizes across the province. Through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index, and the Economic Outlook, this report presents a candid look at private sector sentiment and opportunities for economic growth for the year ahead.  read more

Link to the OER 2019 Report


Honourary Life Time Member

The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2019 President’s Dinner and AGM on Thursday, March 28 at Occasions by the Bay in Bayside.   This is a special night in Quinte West where the business community comes together to recognise the accomplishments of its Chamber, the success of its business community and to pay their respects to this year’s Honourary Life Time Membership recipient Mark Phillips.

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REMINDER for tonight !!! - FEB 20 - 5 to 7PM

The newly renovated space features a brand new bar and twelve TVs.  Tiger's Den is Trenton's newest sports bar. Enjoy light refreshments, cash bar and door prizes!!

Located in the back of Tiger Chicken and Ribs.  68 Front St. Trenton

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Remember the days where important working files were saved on a floppy disc, not the cloud? Or bills were paid via mail, not just instantly with the touch of a button on your smartphone? Lots has changed in the last few decades, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Canadian taxation. The last time Canada undertook a comprehensive review of its tax system, humankind had yet to set foot on the moon.

It has been five decades of the same old and, sure, it is no a secret that nobody likes the tax man, but that does not mean he should be ignored. Canada has a choice, either keep pace with the rapid rate of change or be left behind.

Now more than ever, it is crucial we recognize a modernized tax system can be a key driver of Canada’s business innovation and economic growth. So, what else needs to change? How does it need to change? And most importantly, why is our federal tax system 41st in the world when it comes to the time it takes Canadians to prepare and pay taxes? All of these questions and more are addressed in our latest report, 50 Years of Cutting and Pasting: Modernizing Canada’s Tax System.

You can also read this month’s 5 Minutes for Business to find out about the benefits of a Royal Commission on taxation. Instead of dreading tax time, it is time we understand why we need to push it directly into the spotlight.

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Today, February 20, 2019

The very fabric of our country is threatened by the devastating impact of low oil prices, our inability to get energy resources to global markets and the increasing tensions between east and west.

No other country in the world would have squandered the potential of our natural resources the way that our politicians have and too many Canadians are needlessly suffering as a result.
Canada needs to commit to getting our natural resources to international markets if it wants to stop the accelerating exodus of investment from Canada. Our national well-being depends on us doing four things:
• Getting our energy resources to tidewater without delay. A good start could be recognizing that TMX is in the national interest and beginning immediate construction in uncontested jurisdictions.
• Amending Bill C-69 to bring greater clarity, predictability and transparency to the law.
• Making immediate regulatory changes promised in the Fall Economic Update.
• The Premiers should make a broad mutual recognition of each province’s standards, across all sectors and to do so within the short term.

Read Letter Sent to MP Neil Ellis



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Quinte West Chamber Trip September 2019

This 12 days Egypt & Dubai tour begins in Cairo where you can visit the Pyramids at Giza and will have the opportunity to visit the incredible Egyptian Museum and much more. Then you will continue to the ancient city of Luxor, where you embark on a relaxing four-night cruise up the Nile. You will have plenty of time to explore the stunning Valley of the Kings and the Temples on the East Bank, including Karnak and Luxor Temples. During the cruise, you can enjoy several shore excursions to see some fascinating historical sites. In Aswan you will discover the High Dam and Temple of Philae.

After visiting the best of Egypt, you will continue your adventures in Cosmopolitan and amazing City of Dubai. Discover the major Traditional & Modern Land marks of this city during a half a day guided city tour and use your free time to enjoy diverse and exciting optional tours, activities, shopping and Night life that Dubai has to offer.

A webinar is available on Thursday, February 28 at 5:30pm for anyone that would like to find out more about this trip.  


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing webinar information.  Anyone who would prefer to come down to the Quinte West Chamber Office and watch the webinar as part of a group can call 613-392-7635

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Chambers Plan Employee Benefits

To learn more about the chamber plan or to request a free quote contact Wendy Riley at the Riley Financial Group 613-771-1244 or by email

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Do you own a business in the Bay of Quinte?

If you answered yes, then this is your chance to be a part of the the most recognizable and distributed tourism map in the region — the Bay of Quinte Discovery Map. We've done a complete re-design based on user feedback and over 50,000 copies are being printed for regional distribution.


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Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
97 Front St, Trenton, ON K8V 4N6
(613) 392-7635 or 1 800 930-3255
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