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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:00pm — 7:00pm
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Save the Date!
Save the Date for International Women’s Day 2019!
Friday, March 8, 2019
BIG things are coming in 2019 for International Women’s Day! Watch our website for the announcement of our speaker and venue.
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in December 2018.
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IN THE NEWS
Niagara Workforce Planning Board Partners with Niagara Region Public Health on Improved Employer Survey
Each year in January the Niagara Workforce Planning Board delivers the Employer One survey, asking Niagara-based employers to set aside 10 minutes to offer their perspectives on hiring, retiring, and filling positions. This year, NWPB and Niagara Region Public Health have collaborated to add a new question module on workplace mental health to the survey.
“There’s no denying that the pace and nature of work is changing. These changes can have a direct effect on the mental health of the workforce,” said Mario De Divitiis, CEO, Niagara Workforce Planning Board.
Career Opportunity: Sales/Admin Coordinator
The GNCC has an opening for a Sales/Admin Coordinator whose duties, tasks and responsibilities support the financial, sales and event needs of the organization. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Coordinator will be managing the organization’s administrative reports along with event and membership duties.
Our employees enjoy an inclusive and positive team work environment working towards making a real difference to the Niagara business community. Our employees are our best investment and the selected candidate will have a great opportunity to grow in our organization and as an individual.
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
This January, the Alzheimer Society Niagara Region is hosting a number of events to help raise awareness of this debilitating disease. On January 14, they are hosting a special presentation by Mike Barnes, author of Be With: Letters to a Caregiver, a novel recounting his experiences caring for his mother through the stages of Alzheimer’s.
On January 22, they are hosting a Kickoff Party at Kelsey’s for the Walk for Alzheimer’s. The Walk for Alzheimer’s itself takes place on January 27 at Brock University. To wrap up Alzheimer Awareness Month, they are hosting Love on the Brain, a 3-course fundraising dinner on February 1st.
Social Enterprise Niagara Hosts First Social of 2019
Start this new year off with an inclusive, fun and meaningful community networking event — join Social Enterprise Niagara’s monthly social networking meetup. All community members who are interested in or engaged in social innovation or social enterprise are welcome.
This free meetup to connect with other like minded community members will be held January 30 from 6:00-8:00pm at Spark Niagara, a new business incubator in Niagara Falls.
Development Future Bright in Welland
Last year was a record 12 months for building activity and residential growth in Welland. Data provided by the city’s building and planning division showed 802 building permits representing a construction value of $128,421,798 were issued, and the number of housing units constructed nearly doubled, with 400 built in 2018 as compared to 197 in 2017.
“As we anticipated, 2018 surpassed the building activity and residential growth Welland experienced in 2017,” said Dan Degazio, director of economic development.
Region Asked to Help Fund Incentive Programs for Lundy’s Lane
Niagara Region is being asked to support incentive programs to help Lundy’s Lane adapt to new challenges and opportunities burgeoning development has brought to the west end of Niagara Falls.
“Lundy’s Lane is no longer just a thoroughfare to get through Niagara Falls. It is now home for tens of thousands of residents and a major place of employment, commerce, dining and entertainment,” said David Jovanovic, project administrator of the Lundy’s Lane Business Improvement Area.
Join the GNCC’s Board of Directors: Help Shape Positive Change for Business in Niagara
Under GNCC’s by-laws, the Nominating Committee is responsible and required to recommend the best qualified candidates who can fill any vacancies with the Board of Directors. If you are qualified in a certain area that can benefit GNCC, we encourage you to join the Board of Directors. In 2019, seven board positions shall open for election.
Any Member of GNCC who is interested (and who meets the criteria) may apply. Joining the Board of Directors is a great way to make a difference in your community.
There Is No Low Carbon Economy Without a Regulatory System That Works
The federal government recently announced it had made available 1.6 billion dollars to support Canada’s struggling oil and gas sector. While the Federal Government’s recognition of the crisis faced by Canada’s energy sector was welcome, the funds are a band-aid solution to what is a much larger structural issue.
Our regulatory system continues to put Canadian jobs and Canadian prosperity in jeopardy. We cannot get our energy products to global markets because not even the Federal Government seems able to get major infrastructure projects approved, let alone businesses.
International Trade in 2018: Making Sense of a ‘Tarrifying’ Year
CBC News surveyed a dozen Canadian and American researchers, lecturers, lawyers and business advocates to sum up this complicated and often frustrating year in international trade. What was the biggest surprise?
In a recent OCC survey, 58 percent of Ontario businesses rated existing transportation infrastructure as fair or poor. “The fact that Donald Trump carried through with steel and aluminum tariffs,” said Mark Agnew, director of international policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “People thought, ‘Surely he’s not going to do this against Canada.’” He did.
The following members renewed their membership in December for another year. Thank you for supporting the Chamber — and supporting business in Niagara.
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
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MEMBER 2 MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM
Many other Chamber of Commerce members feature discounts and special offers — tailored specifically for other GNCC members. Check out the full Member 2 Member database. If you’d like to add an offer for your company, sign in to your account. You can add and update your offer any time you wish.
BUSINESS SAVINGS PROGRAMS
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, Chase Paymentech and FirstData merchant services, etc. For more information click HERE.
If your organization is interested in partnering with the GNCC on an affinity program, please feel free to reach out to Mishka Balsom, CEO, at email@example.com.
GNCC REFERRAL PROGRAM
From the beginning, the GNCC has grown because of your word-of-mouth support.
This Referral Program is our way of saying thanks.
Get your choice of a $25 Starbucks Gift Card for every new member you refer and who joins the Chamber -OR- $50 in GNCC Cash for every new member you refer and joins the Chamber towards GNCC ads, sponsorship or event tickets.
More program information HERE.
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