About the Council
Founded in 1910, the Greater Ontario Business Council, formerly the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, connects local businesses, service organizations and all levels of government to create an environment where people want to live, work and play.
Who We Are
The Business Council is a voluntary, not-for-profit business organization dedicated to improving the economic environment of the community. As an active, problem-solving organization, the Business Council focuses on economic development, legislative advocacy and membership services. The strength of the Business Council lies in its membership, small businesses, large corporations, home-based businesses, and professional men and women, working together to enhance the quality of life in the Greater Ontario Region.
What We Do
Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, the Business Council works to positively impact the quality of life in the region, while supporting the growth and prosperity of our members. Together with talented leaders in business, community, and government, the Business Council’s volunteers and professional staff work to make this community a better place. From education to economic development, the Greater Ontario Business Council is committed to giving each member the opportunity to prosper in today’s competitive business world.
The Mission of the Greater Ontario Business Council
To promote and develop the economic prosperity and quality of life of the Greater Ontario business community through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development, and innovation.
Membership in the Business Council could be one of the smartest business decisions you’ll ever make.
The Greater Ontario Business Council is more than just a plaque on the wall. Membership connects your business with access to the contacts you need to grow, advocacy at every level of government, increased visibility within the community and essential business resources.
Membership in the Greater Ontario Business Council puts the information you need at your fingertips. It gives you somewhere to turn when you need advice or assistance. Membership also boosts your image in the community. According to a recent survey, respondents were 44% more likely to rate a business favorably and 63% more likely to want to purchase goods or services from that business if they know it is a Business Council member.
The bottom line? Council membership ensures that the opportunities you seek are within your grasp.
Together we can build a stronger business community.