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Media Contact

Sandra Ferri
President & CEO
Phone: 905-727-7262 x 33
Email: s.ferri@aurorachamber.on.ca



Media Advisories & Releases

2020 Media Advisories & Releases

February 13, 2020: Mayor Mrakas Promises Big Announcement at Annual Mayor’s Luncheon

January 31, 2020: YRBC Red Tape Roundtable with House Leader Paul Calandra and MPP Michael Parsa


2019 Media Advisories & Releases

November 25, 2019: Aurora Chamber Hosts Fall Economic Update with MPP Michael Parsa


2018 Media Advisories & Releases

May 4, 2018: Concerns of Business Cannot Be Ignored this Election Campaign

February 9, 2018: New Changes to Women of Influence (WIN) Luncheon 

February 7, 2018: Ontario Economic Report 2018 (OCC)

February 6, 2018: Canadian Chamber of Commerce - 10 Ways to Build a Canada That Wins

January 22, 2018: OCC Open Letter to All Members (Minimum Wage)

January 11, 2018: Guest Speaker Laura Williams of Williams HR Law to Present


2017 Media Advisories & Releases

October 27, 2017: Aurora Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director

October 17, 2017: The Aurora Chamber Tech Expo is Back for its Second Year!

May 30, 2017: Keep Ontario Working Coalition: Ontario Deserves Evidence-Based Reform

April 27, 2017: Back to Balance But Not Prudence


2016 Media Advisories & Releases

October 19, 2016: The Success of Small Business Will Determine the Success of Ontario’s Economy

October 1, 2016: Inaugural Aurora Chamber Tech Expo

July 28, 2016: Small Business Too Big To Ignore

April 21, 2016: Breaking Barriers - Ontario's Scale Up Challenge

March 17, 2016: Federal Goverment Pre-Budget Consultation

February 18, 2016: Federal Government Pre-Budget Consultation

January 12, 2016: Strategic Planning Announcement



In the News: Aurora Chamber of Commerce

2020 News Articles

April 23, 2020:  Chamber, Town look at "Bridge to the Future"

April 9, 2020:  Town, Chamber team up on Business Continuity Task Force

March 19, 2020:  Be creative in supporting local business:  Chamber

February 27, 2020:  Mayor focused on keeping Magna in Aurora


2019 News Articles

November 21, 2019: Business Excellence Awards honour difference-makers

January 24, 2019: Traci Melchor shares story of mental health in the workplace with local business leaders

January 23, 2019: ‘Tax reforms’ top concern when Morneau meets business leaders in Aurora


2018 News Articles

October 24, 2018: Empowerment and education the focus of Aurora Chamber Women’s Summit

October 10, 2018: Four mayor hopefuls go head-to-head at Aurora Chamber candidate debate

January 25, 2018: New union rules irk business owners, Chamber members

May 24, 2018: Ontario Votes 2018: Local Candidates Square Off in Prosperity Forum (Pg 18)

May 24, 2018: Provincial Candidates Tackle Positions on How to Tackle Debt (pg 19)

May 31, 2018: Businesses and Party-Goers Gearing Up for Sunday's Aurora (Chamber) Street Festival (pg 6)

June 7, 2018: Thousands Attend 2018 Aurora (Chamber) Street Festival (pg 21)


2017 News Articles

November 22, 2017: Spotlight “smiles” on local business excellence

November 2, 2017: Chamber’s new Executive Director looks forward to meeting business community

October 25, 2017: Aurora Chamber Tech Expo connected local businesses with IT experts

October 24, 2017: Breaking ground: Aurora Microtel Inn and Suites to open doors in 2018

October 19, 2017: Small business not impressed by Trudeau's tax cut

October 19, 2017: COLUMN: You can help Aurora craft fair and balanced 2018 budget

October 18, 2017: IN GOOD COMPANY

September 21, 2017: Chamber of Commerce to host Town Hall on Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs

June 7, 2017: Inside Aurora: Street Fest 2017

May 30, 2017: Streets closed Sunday for annual Aurora Chamber Street Festival

May 24, 2017: Chamber Street Festival promises music, fun – and a few secrets

May 3, 2017: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Aurora Chamber of Commerce thanks the community for their 30 years of support

April 19, 2017: Step back in time and put your best foot forward at Home Show

April 13, 2017: Experts offer homeowners advice at the Aurora Chamber Home Show

April 5, 2017: Nominations now underway for 2017 Business Excellence Awards

March 1, 2017: COLUMN: Vacancies on Yonge Street, Aurora: Where have all the businesses gone?

February 22, 2017: Business signs in Aurora must have one of Canada’s official languages

February 15, 2017: Aurora Economic Development: Maximizing Employment Lands Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis – GTHA, Vol. 20, No. 7, Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

February 19, 2017: It takes a town to support our businesses: Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe

January 31, 2017: Aurora welcomes Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham, opening 2018

January 18, 2017: Chamber wants answers on vacant storefronts

January 12, 2017: Chamber welcomes investment through Municipal budget

January 11, 2017: Ontario should use auction-style process for energy: Aurora Chamber

January 6, 2017: Aurora Chamber business excellence awards to return after five-year hiatus


2016 News Articles

November 24, 2016: Business Excellence Awards to return in 2017 after five year hiatus

October 27, 2016: St. Max students shine spotlight on local businesses

October 19, 2016: Get technology working for your business at Aurora Chamber Tech Expo

October 17, 2016: Aurora Chamber of Commerce to hold first tech expo Oct. 20

October 6, 2016: Chamber of Commerce continues to re-invent to address challenges

August 2, 2016: Small Business Too Big To Ignore: Chamber of Commerce

July 27, 2016: Future hotel subject of renewed talks this week

June 23, 2016: Aurora chamber aims to build ‘confidence case’ for new hotel

June 6, 2016: Aurora residents raise animal welfare concerns around petting zoo at street festival

June 3, 2016: Several Aurora roads closed for street festival Sunday

June 2, 2016: Aurora street festival to hit Yonge Street Sunday

June 1, 2016: York Region leads Canada in technology businesses, chambers hear

May 13, 2016: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Chamber calls on businesses to support Fort Mac

April 28, 2016: Ontario Chamber of Commerce pushing for scale-up assistance for businesses

April 27, 2016: Chamber thanks community for home show support

April 17, 2016: ‘Perfect weekend’ to talk home improvements at Aurora Home Show

April 13, 2016: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Aurora Chamber agrees it’s time to broaden discussion on hotel

March 30, 2016: Small business are "biggest losers" in Federal budget: Chamber

March 24, 2016: Affordable housing, infrastructure top budget concerns: MP

February 19, 2016: Chambers of commerce call for provincial deficit to be eliminated within two years

February 18, 2016: Aurora mayor talks new business, downtown, taxes during annual luncheon

February 17, 2017: Incoming and expanding businesses touted by Mayor

February 10, 2016: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Chamber invites continued dialogue, redrafts strategic plan

February 3, 2016: Chamber members seek “accountability” in new path forward

January 20, 2016: We’re back in business, says Aurora Chamber of Commerce



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