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Chamber launches new business survey

It's to gather information on recovery and continuity of local businesses
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Today, The Chamber officially launched the second in its Business Confidence Survey series in an effort to attain information on the recovery and continuity of local business owners and operators. The survey, which will run from July 19 to July 30, will also hope to understand the level of confidence local entrepreneurs hold in future investments, expansion, and overall growth.

First launched in 2019 to provide a new Timmins City Council and other interested parties with a snapshot of business satisfaction with city services in key areas crucial to their operation, this ongoing project will continue to provide benchmarks to stakeholders to improve the economic climate of the region.

"Business owners and operators have been through a colossal period of uncertainty since The Chamber first launched the survey in 2019," said Chamber President Melanie Verreault. "It is critical that we continue to engage with our membership to understand their financial health and wellbeing so that we may make informed advocacy efforts on their behalf — ensuring that our socio-economic efforts remained viable for many years."

The 2019 Report indicated a sharp uptick in economic optimism among small business owners. For the most part, our local economy was in good health. At the time, the report cited workforce shortages, greater consultation with the City of Timmins, and a boost to business services as some of the most significant business barriers.

Now, as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, hearing from owners and operators will be pivotal in determining what actions are undertaken by The Chamber going forward.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to provide their feedback anonymously by taking the brief, twenty-question survey. All participants will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Local businesses and organizations wishing to take the survey can find it here: click here.

To read the 2019 Business Confidence Report, click here.