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Upcoming Events

Date: July 11, 2020 8:30 am

North Bay Farmers' Market Summer Market

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

at the OAK St Transit Terminal

Date: July 15, 2020 10:00 am

North Bay Farmers' Market Summer Market


10:00 am – 2:00 pm

In front Discovery Museum

Date: July 15, 2020 7:00 pm

Summer Concert Series

On select Wednesday nights at the Waterfront – Kiwanis Band Shell, various artists will play throughout the summer.  Click HERE for more information – the list of artists should be publicized soon.  Wednesday night performances are typically 7 pm to 9 pm.  The final date is a Saturday, August 1st.

Business Week

“Business Week is a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy. The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce has organized events to be held during the week bringing together entrepreneurs—and prospective entrepreneurs—at workshops, luncheons and trade show and award ceremony. The goal is to provide them with opportunities to learn, network, share ideas and socialize with their peers.”

For a full listing of events click here


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Business After Hours- Mini Trade Show

Location: One Kids Place

Cost: Free Admission

Time: 4:00 pm-7:00 pm – To register a booth click

A networking event to showcase members in a mini-trade show style experience. The Chamber of Commerce is taking over the BUSINESS AFTER HOURS to showcase our chamber members and what services and products they have to offer. Come out and network and don’t forget your business cards.


Monday, October 21, 2019

BELL Evening of Excellence Award Ceremony

Location: The Grande Event Centre

Cost: $60.00 plus HST, tables of 10

Time: Reception 6:00 pm – Dinner 7:00 pm – Awards 8:00 pm

Special emcee for the evening Mike Monaghan 106.3 Moose FM

Celebrating business in North Bay and district, a record number of nominations have been vetted and the top three in each of the following categories will be highlighted at this year’s event: New Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year (1 to 5 employees), Small Business of the Year (6 to 15 employees), Business of the Year (16+ employees) and Young Professional of the Year. Also presented during this event is the Director of the Year from the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce.

Click  here to register for the Bell Evening of Excellence Award Ceremony.

Contact the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce office to register for any of these seminars, 705-472-8480 or


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

How to Get a Business Loan”

Location: Cecil’s – The Map Room

Cost: Free Admission-Light refreshments

RSVP: or 705-472-8480

Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Join BDC and our panel of experts as we discuss how to boost your chances of obtaining a business loan by understanding what bankers look for, how they’ll assess your request and what you can do to help them say yes, even if you’re a first-time business borrower. Panel includes Sheldon Root (BDC), Kayode Olabisi (BDC), Breanne King (CIBC), Dawn Lagesten (KPMG) and Denise Sherritt (NECO CFDC).

Find out:

  • The top 6 questions your banker will ask when assessing your request
  • What issues you need to consider besides the interest rate
  • 3 common mistakes entrepreneurs make when borrowing money
  • Types of collateral and how to decide which one is right for you
  • 6 things you can do to boost your credibility



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Cyber Security Workshop For Business

Location: The Grande Event Centre

Cost: Free Admission-Light refreshments

RSVP: Vince Galea at or 705-474-0400 ext. 2528

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop Leader: Graeme Barrie from Net Mechanics, over 20 years experience in security and enterprise information technology, CISA certified.

This 2 hour session explores the practice of cyber hygiene in an interactive and through provoking format. Participants learn how businesses are a target and the risks they face every day. Participants will understand how and why cyber criminals are targeting their businesses. Participants will also identify the gaps in their own cyber security.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Youth Pitch Contest!

Location: 250 Clark – (250 Clark St., Powassan)

RSVP: Kennedy Horton at or 705-474-0400 ext. 2444

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Pitch your business! Ages 15 to 21 Pitch your idea! Ages 13 to 18 Pitch your business for cash prizes, your first semester tuition to Canadore College, and more. Pitch your business is geared towards individuals looking to operate their business in the near future.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Succession Planning Panels

Location: The Hampton Inn

RSVP: Paul Daigle at 705.472.5702 – or

Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Join RBC Royal Bank and our panel of experts to discuss how to plan, valuate, sell and purchase a business. Our panel will include Thomas Davis from Valin Partners, Sherry Besette and Mitchell Crown with Grant Thornton and Angela Fong and Liane Eyre from RBC Financial Planning. The panel with discuss commonly asked questions such as:

How much is my business worth?

How does financing work for these types of transactions?

What should I consider as part of a purchase agreement?

What kind of tax implications should I consider?

How do I set up income after the sale?



Contact the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce office to register for any of these seminars, 705.472.8480 or


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