The GNCC was pleased to receive the announcement that U.S. House Democrats had approved the CUSMA trade agreement. We have strongly advocated for free trade and hope that this agreement will clear the way for uninterrupted and unhindered trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The GNCC offers its thanks to Minister Freeland and her negotiating team for an agreement which represents the best practical outcome for Canada.
Icebreakers Comedy Special Returns to Niagara — Special Offer for GNCC Members
Now in its 7th year, the annual Icebreakers Comedy Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake is Niagara’s best live comedy festival in the region! Icebreakers features some of the best comedians in Canada as seen at all the major comedy festivals in Canada and in film and TV. Proceeds benefit Pathstone Foundation’s Hear & Now Walk-in Clinic.
GNCC Members can take advantage of special savings for the January 18 VIP Reception & show! Regular rates are $135 for VIP tickets or a table rate of $1,350. GNCC Members can get individual tickets for $125 or a table rate of $1,200.
Chatelaine Names Jennifer Harper ‘Woman of the Year 2019’
If you ever need a reminder that you have what it takes, think of Jennifer Harper. Earlier this year, the Cheekbone Beauty founder walked away from a life-changing, or at least business-changing, amount of money: $125,000.
Harper, who is Anishinaabe, had finally made it onto Dragons’ Den after two previous auditions and Dragon Vincenzo Guzzo was intrigued by her business, a cruelty-free makeup line with products named after inspiring Indigenous women, like Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller, singer Buffy Sainte-Marie and former Mrs. Universe Ashley Callingbull.
Hotel Dieu Shaver Receives $1.15M in Infrastructure Investment from Government
On December 18, at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines site, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced a government investment of $175 million to help hospitals across Ontario maintain infrastructure to ensure safe and comfortable environments for patients, their families, medical professionals and administrators.
That afternoon, MPP Sam Oosterhoff of the Niagara West riding was proud to announce that Niagara’s Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre will receive over $1.15 million of that funding envelope – $1,154,712 to be exact.
Silversmith Rolls Out Weekly Cask Beer Crafted by Niagara College Teaching Brewery
‘Real ale’ enthusiasts can now savour the flavours of a new cask-conditioned beer every week at Silversmith Brewing Company, thanks to a new partnership with the Niagara College Teaching Brewery.
Silversmith Brewing Company, a Virgil-based destination brewery popular with Niagara residents and tourists alike, began offering weekly cask beers crafted by students from Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program in early November. They plan to feature a new cask beer selection from the NC Teaching Brewery each week, year-round.
Carolyn Bones-Poley has been selected as the new executive director for Project Share. She joined the organization on Dec. 2. The appointment follows the September retirement announcement of Diane Corkum, who provided leadership and direction to Project Share for 30 years.
Carolyn brings more than 25 years of experience at the senior management level in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Her skills include financial management, strategic planning, governance, fundraising, event development and management, collaboration and communication.
Niagara Health Named Top Employer for Second Straight Year
For the second straight year, Niagara Health has been selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers. The annual competition, organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, recognizes employers in the Hamilton-Niagara area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
“The recognition is a testament to our team’s loyalty and dedication, which has helped to shape us into the organization we are today,” says Niagara Health Interim President Angela Zangari.
Think of Irish pub grub, and no one would fault you if chicken wings and nachos came to mind. Gary Beynon is trying to set the record straight on Irish pub food, though. And he’s winning – literally.
The chef at Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant and Irish Pub was named the Best Irish Pub Chef by the Irish Pub Awards last month in Dublin. The Niagara Falls establishment also ranked in the Top 10 Irish Pubs of North America for a third year in a row.
The Printing House Limited Named North America’s Most Forest-Friendly Printer
For the second year in a row, The Printing House has topped the list of Canopy’s 2019 Blueline ranking of the sustainability performance of North America’s largest printers, and has been named North America’s most forest-friendly printer.
“We’re proud to have been honoured with a #1 ranking for our second consecutive year,” says Andrew O’Born, Vice President of Business Development.
If you’re thinking of adding group benefits to your company, there are a lot of good reasons to put your Chamber membership to work for you. Not the least is exclusivity: only members have access to the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®.
To contact your local insurance rep, call Jim Garrett or Cindy Haines at 905-468-8575
The GNCC offers many business resources that are regionally, provincially or nationally endorsed – programs offered to Chamber Members through the OCC (Ontario Chamber of Commerce) or the CCC (Canadian Chamber of Commerce).
Affinity programs include the Chamber Group Insurance, FedEx savings, Gales Gas discounts, Desjardins payroll service, FirstData merchant services, and more.
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