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Lunch & Learn: How to Reach Today’s Unreachable Customer
A sales and marketing strategy for today’s small businesses
April 25, 2017 • 12:00pm—1:30pm
203 Carlton St.,
Business After 5
May 2, 2017 • 5:00pm—7:00pm
Hosted by Niagara Brewing Company
4915-A Clifton Hill
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in March 2017.
GNCC announces new directors
Today, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of seven Directors to their Board for a two-year term.
Colleen Fleming (C. Fleming and Associates Ltd.) and Marianne Tykolis-Casey (Stevensville Lawn Service, Stevensville Garden Gallery, Safari Niagara) will join Janice Arnoldi (Janice and Robin Communications), John Clark (M.T. Bellies), Brandon Currie (Sun Life Financial), Neil Thornton (The Thornton Group), and Ruth Unrau (Focus Coach) for the coming term.
St. Catharines listed 7th among top 35 cities to buy real estate
MoneySense Magazine has placed St. Catharines as one of the top 35 cities in Canada to invest in real estate.
With rising concerns about the real estate market and affordability from financial institutions and realtors, the list looks at healthy markets that are able to withstand a potential downturn.
Region moves ahead on transit
On March 24, Niagara took its next step toward an inter-municipal transit system.
Regional councillors endorsed a proposal by a transportation working group led by the mayors and CAOs of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland to consolidate transit systems in Niagara.
IN THE NEWS
Fight for Youth coming to Meridian Centre
Join Fight For Youth Niagara on May 13th, 2017 to watch as Spider Jones and Billy Irwin deliver a night of amateur boxing benefiting youth in Niagara.
Featuring special guest “IRON” Mike Tyson, Juno award-winning songstress Divine Brown, George Chuvalo and more.
Mainstream’s 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic
The Friends of Mainstream 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club on June 5.
Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Mainstream participants and the Resource Centre Program.
Social Enterprise Niagara launches new website
A new website will connect Niagara’s social entrepreneurs and offer updates, resources and opportunities to join the conversation around social entrepreneurship.
socialenterpriseniagara.ca was created by Social Enterprise Niagara (#SENiagara), a local community of changemakers on a mission to educate, raise awareness, build community and connect people interested in establishing a social enterprise to the necessary resources.
Speed Networking Event – mix and mingle
Make an impact, make connections. You’re invited to Clare’s Harley Davidson & Coffee News’ first Speed Networking event.
Extend your reach and share your goals and ideas in this structured and fast-paced networking event which allows participants to interact in a series of brief one-on-one sit down chats.
Bravo Niagara! Justin Kauflin & Alfredo Rodriguez
Bravo Niagara! and Quincy Jones present Justin Kauflin and Alfredo Rodrigues at Stratus Vineyards.
Witness the winery transform into an industrial chic jazz club for a highly-anticipated double bill performance featuring two jazz pianists signed by legendary producer Quincy Jones.
Put on your boots and Hike for Hospice
Join Hospice Niagara on Sunday, May 7, 2017 for a 5km hike and raise awareness and funds for palliative care in Niagara.
Last year, $103,000 was raised in support of Hospice Niagara’s programs and services. Hike day includes a Celebrate a Life Ceremony, 5km walk, BBQ and live entertainment, prizes and more.
Ladies Night Out
The Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre presents the 10th annual Ladies Night Out FUNraiser.
Featuring music, vendors, a family style dinner, door prizes, raffles, and a fashion show by the Post Office by Shannon Passero.
Welland’s mayor encouraged by meetings on Ottawa
Welland’s Mayor and senior staff were ‘very pleased’ with the reception they received in Ottawa during a number of Ministry meetings.
“Our strategic agenda of economic diversification, growth and development, infrastructure renewal, and smart city initiatives is aligned with many of the federal government’s priorities,” said Gary Long, CAO.
Feel good giving… to causes for kids
Featuring keynote speaker Keith Thomson, co-founder and managining director of Stoenegate Private Counsel, this planned giving event can help you protect and expand your business.
Learn the five reasons why advisors don’t discuss philanthropy with their clients, philanthropic techniques to build a “competitive moat” around your business, and more.
Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan
Yesterday, the Ontario government released a set of 16 comprehensive measures aimed at helping Ontarians find affordable homes and bring stability to the real estate market.
Ontario’s housing market has seen dynamic growth in recent years, with prices in the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe rising significantly.
A big boost to business investment
Canada’s businesses are optimistic about increasing investments this year, but there is a big barrier that needs to be addressed.
Before any development project, such as a mine or road can begin, the Crown has a constitutional duty to consult with and accommodate Indigenous peoples whose rights could be affected. Governments often rely on industry to do these consultations as part of the regulatory approval process.
Canadian Chamber applauds new Canadian Free Trade Agreement
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce strongly applauds the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) announced by Canada’s federal and provincial governments. The CFTA, which will come into force on July 1, 2017, will allow for freer trade within Canada and start a process of eliminating regulatory barriers between provinces and territories.
This has been a long-standing demand of the Canadian Chamber, outlined most recently in its Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins 2017.
The following members renewed their membership in March 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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