Newsletter – June 2019

We’re very excited about the brand new Ingersoll Business Showcase coming up June 11 at Carnegie Hall Ingersoll. Registration filled up quickly and we’ve got a great variety of business exhibitors that will show some of the hidden gems in Ingersoll. This event is being hosted jointly by the Chamber, the Downtown Ingersoll BIA and the Town of Ingersoll, and promises to be an evening of networking and fun to help foster great conversation with local businesses.
The Business Showcase will also be the kick-off of the Chamber/BIA/Town’s #BuyCloseBy campaign. This campaign will promote economic activity in Ingersoll by ensuring that residents and visitors think “local first” And in doing so, allow for opportunities for a more prosperous community. Watch for the logo in local business windows.
The community has shown great support for the Chamber, most recently with the crowd of over 500 people who went with us to Ingersoll Day at the Rogers Centre to watch the Blue Jays beat San Diego 10-1. One of our group even caught a home run ball! And coming up, the Chamber’s 37th annual J.M. Revell Golf Tournament sold out quickly, so we’re looking forward to a clear, bright day for golf on June 17.


Jennifer Vandermeer
Member Services Coordinator

Join us for our Chamber Golf Tournament on
Monday, June 17th, 2019
Ingersoll Golf Club
Entry Fee: $140 per player
Texas Scramble Format
10am              Registration
11am      Shot Gun Tee Off
Please be present at least one hour before the 11am shot gun start time.
Dress Code in effect

Entries must be in by June 10, 2019

Hole In One - Win a Car
Sponsored by: Searles Motor Products Limited


(Toronto - May 17, 2019) - Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in response to today's broadband announcement.

"We are pleased by the government's $71 million investment in critical broadband and cellular infrastructure in Eastern Ontario. Access to high-speed internet is a basic requirement of the 21st century economy, much like roads, bridges, and electricity. As Ontario's business advocate, we have long called for the government to address the province's infrastructure deficit.

"Smart and strategic spending when it comes to expanding broadband access will have an immediate benefit to our economy and our communities and help Ontario businesses to compete on a global scale. We will continue to press the government to address the province's infrastructure deficit and look forward to working together as they roll out their broadband plan across the province."



Ottawa - May 17, 2019 - Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer, Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., O.C., issued the following statement today in response to an announcement that a deal has been reached between Canada and the U.S. on steel and aluminum tariffs.
"Today's announcement of a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs is very positive news for Canadian businesses. These tariffs have never had a national security justification, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomes this long overdue resolution.
We commend the federal government for its tireless efforts to have these tariffs lifted and their steadfast opposition to quotas. We look forward to reviewing the details of this announcement in the coming days with our members, including the transshipment and monitoring provisions, and to obtaining greater clarity on the ability to reintroduce tariffs in the event of import surges.
Canada's retaliatory tariffs have been a necessary, but unfortunate part of the federal government's strategy in asserting pressure on the U.S. Administration to lift their unjustified tariffs. We look forward to these tariffs being removed.
However, our work to bring our trading relationship with our largest export market to its new equilibrium point is not yet done. We look forward to discussions progressing between the White House and Congress to establish the path ahead for U.S. ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, which should expedite Canada's own implementation process.
The announcement also enables the U.S. and Canada to focus on tackling the distortive industrial subsidies that cause global over-production in the steel and aluminum sectors. As noted in our Vote Prosperity platform, we must continue to work together in forums such as the World Trade Organization and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development."