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The Women in Business Awards (WIBA) is an annual event to recognize the leadership and success of women in our business community. For a list of finalists, click here.
Learn how attackers can use social media to collect personal information and infiltrate their way into an organization, and what you can do if you suspect fraud or a breach in your cyber security
Join us for a free networking event with members of the NCBC and GNCC
Appetizers will be provided, cash bar.
Featuring WINspirational with: Ann Marie Nitsopoulos, Owner, Partner & Entrepreneur
Save the date for our annual Holiday Social Business After 5!
Business After 5
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Staybridge Suites
524 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
5pm to 7pm
Save the date for our first BA5 of 2019!
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in October 2018.
IN THE NEWS
Free Seminar: Preparing for the Unexpected
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Nicolle Lalonde is presenting a free seminar on November 28 to help you understand how life insurance fits into your overall financial strategy so that you and your loved ones are protected from unexpected events.
At the seminar, you will learn how insurance needs ares pread across various stages of life, and a high-level overview of both term and permanent insurance and the different needs they can cover. The seminar will be held from 6pm to 7pm at the Edward Jones Boardroom, 10 Highway 20 East, Fonthill.
SafeTALK Workshop Could Prove Life-Saving
Red Roof Retreat and Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara are partnering to bring a SafeTALK workshop to Niagara on November 26. SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 years to identify individuals who may have thoughts of suicide and connect them with the support they may need.
No prior experience or training is necessary to attend this 3-hour workshop. To register, please email email@example.com. The workshop will take place at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Port Cares: An Evening in Paris
Join Port Cares on November 16 for their 20th Annual Dinner and Auction to raise much needed funds for the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre.The need to continue the provision of vital services to the most vulnerable in our community has never been greater.
Enjoy the magic of an evening in Paris while supporting something bigger than a one-day event. Together, our efforts will help those in our community with social and economic needs improve their quality of life.
NSERC Grant for Smart Farming Technology Awarded to Niagara College
There’s a new member of the team at Niagara College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre. It goes by the name RoamIO Jumbo, and it is an advanced, rugged land rover, able to patrol vineyard rows with ease, helping farmers increase profitability or even save their crop from damaging weather.
This new addition, along with a complement of unmanned aerial systems and modern high-performance computing, have joined the team thanks to $94,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation Program.
Niagara Health Team Raises More Than $79,000 for United Way
Winter is in the air, but that hasn’t stopped kindness from growing. Niagara Health team members raised $79,056 for the United Way Workplace Campaign. This year’s campaign theme, kindness grows, every year, reflects the compassion and generosity of the Niagara Health team members and their commitment to getting better, every year.
The campaign committee visited hospital departments with colourful carts of kindness, promoting the campaign and encouraging others to join the movement. Organizations in the community and beyond, such as Alesco Salon, Niagara IceDogs and Buffalo Sabres, generously donated prizes toward the campaign draw.
Tickets Available for Disco Ball 2019 Supporting Niagara Sexual Assault Centre
Get out your costumes and prepare to dance the night away on January 19 at the Disco Ball 2019. Early bird tickets are available until November 30. Disco Ball 2019 supports the Niagara Sexual Assault Centre’s Child Assault Prevention Program.
The evening will feature a photo booth, all-night DJ, and costume prizes for best couples costume, best team costume, most original costume, and best costume of the 50s, 60s & 70s, and best of the 80s & 90s.
Mentally Healthy Workplaces: The Best Investment For Your Business
Every week, nearly 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental health problems or illnesses, costing the economy in excess of $51-billion annually. In order to remain competitive, businesses need to focus inwards and begin investing in and improving how they navigate mental health in their workplace.
With most adults spending more of their waking hours at work and with one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health problem or illness, addressing the issue of mental health at work is vitally important for all people in Canada—especially employers. Mentally healthy workforces perform better and create opportunities that allow for inclusive growth for all sections of society.
Cyber Assault: It Should Keep You Up at Night
Cyber criminals from around the world have already preyed on millions of Canadians, leaching money and intimate, personal data that will live on the internet forever. Ultimately, education is the best way to keep safe. Being aware of the nature of common threats allows people and businesses to take steps to secure themselves.
In 2017 alone, over 10 million Canadians had their personal information compromised through targeted attacks and — more often — through cyber operations directed against businesses that hold Canadians’ private information. Banking information, internet activity, social insurance numbers, family photos — this wealth of intimate data is up for grabs by malevolent actors who can steal your life from the other side of the world.
10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has prepared a report, 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins, that provides business, decision-makers and government with a series of clear priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow the economy.
A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but businesses are grappling with daunting challenges—economic, political and technological—at home and abroad. The report helps guide businesses, government and other stakeholders towards new opportunities.
The following members renewed their membership in October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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