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Niagara Business Leadership Series:
Bill 148, The Economy, and Your Business
Friday, September 15, 2017 • 7:30am—9:00am
Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake
500 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Economic Summit • Save The Date!
October 26, 2017 • 7:00am—2:00pm
White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Road
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in July 2017.
NCBC Creates Strategic Plan
The photo to the left is of the NCBC on Wednesday, August 9th. The council created their strategic plan through the facilitation of Liz Palmieri. Through the creation of their strategic plan the NCBC is clear, focused, and able to be of highest value to the Niagara region. If you are interested in reaching out to the NCBC, please email email@example.com.
IN THE NEWS
New Children’s Mental Health Facility Opens Its Doors
The last time Shaun Baylis saw him, the former patient was a young boy suffering from a serious acquired brain injury. On June 16, Baylis met his patient again — now a young man in his fifth year at Brock, studying philosophy with plans of obtaining his PhD.
“This is the joy, right here, when people come back and say, ‘Look how successful I’ve been,’” Baylis said, after officially opening the doors of Pathstone Mental Health’s new Branscombe centre on Fourth Avenue.
Niagara College Teaching Brewery Wins Again At U.S. Open Beer Championship
Niagara College’s Teaching Brewery professors and students are celebrating another round of success at the 2017 United States Open Beer Championship. NC’s Teaching Brewery earned two bronze medals at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship last this month.
More than 6,000 beers representing more than 100 different styles from breweries from around the world were submitted into this year’s competition to be considered by judges from England, Canada and the United States.
Boo at the Zoo Expands to 3 Days
Safari Niagara is proud to announce their 5th Annual Boo at the Zoo! Due to the overwhelming response for this event, they have decided to extend the event to three days. Last year the event brought in an outstanding 6,500+ people over two days.
Your organization is invited to take part in this highly anticipated event FREE of charge with the participation of a trick-or-treating booth. Show your community support by interacting with those you serve in the Niagara Region.
The New OREA: A Luncheon with Tim Hudak
The Niagara Association of Realtors is holding an event on September 7th with keynote speaker Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association. The topic will be “The New OREA: Helping Ontario REALTORS® Build Strong Communities”.
The real estate industry is changing. Sophisticated coonsumers are demanding more from realtors. Technology is changing faster than ever. Discover how you can adapt to these changes and more at this luncheon.
Make the Connection at Niagara Networks
Niagara Networks on September 27 is a great opportunity to promote your products and services, meet new people, and grow your business.
Meet hundreds of prospects in one evening, in one space. Visitors and exhibitors come from across Niagara to the Fallsview Casino Resort. Space is limited – book your space today.
Paintball Challenge in Niagara
I Challenge Diabetes — an organization that helps kids and adults understand Type 1 Diabetes through experiential learning experiences — is back in Niagara on September 1st! Do you have an active youth with T1D? The programs and services ICD offers always strive for the highest quality standards.
If you can handle poking a finger or an injection of insulin you’ll be plenty tough enough for this. This adventure brings some of Ontario’s top shooters to our fun session of paintball! We focus on engagement, practical education, meaningful support and an appropriate level of challenge for each and every individual.
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre
The Superhero Run Fun Run/Walk features 10 exciting activity stations! Help save justice using your Spiderman spidey sense, your Wonder Woman lasso or capture villains with the Justice League. Help Batman, Captain America and their friends save the day at our fully accessible stations!
By donating and participating in the Superhero Run, you are ensuring that the 3,300 children and their families who rely on support from Niagara Children’s Centre are helped when they need it most.
Gillian’s Place to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
Gillian’s Place is celebrating their 40th anniversary this month. Join them on August 17th at 12:00pm for an afternoon of fun, food and reflection! This free, family-friendly event is open to all of our wonderful volunteers, clients, donors, board members and neighbours.
Can’t make it to the event, but still want to join in on the fun? Consider donating 40 dollars in honour of their 40th anniversary and use the hashtag #40for40. They will also be sharing memories from contributors over the years using the hashtag!
Women in Construction 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Women in Construction works to promote the construction industry through networking, mentorship, support, and education. Their 6th annual golf tournament takes place September 28 at Peninsula Lakes in Fenwick.
Your ticket includes nine holes of golf, cart, golfer’s gift, raffle tickets, dinner and gratuity. Some sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Keep Ontario Working Coalition
The OCC has taken a leadership position among Ontario’s industry and sector associations to bring together a broad coalition called the Keep Ontario Working (KOW) group.
Please visit www.KeepOntarioWorking.ca. Employers are encouraged to share their stories and contact their MPPs directly. GNCC members are urged to share their stories within the GNCC and more broadly through the OCC.
Duty-Free Online Shopping Emerges As Flashpoint In Nafta Negotiations
A U.S. proposal for Mexico and Canada to vastly raise the value of online purchases that can be imported duty-free from stores like Amazon.com and eBay is emerging as a flashpoint in an upcoming renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal.
Vulnerable industries in Mexico and Canada are pushing back hard against the proposal by the U.S. trade representative to raise Mexican and Canadian duty-free import limits for e-commerce to the U.S. level of $800, from current thresholds of $50 and C$20, respectively.
On August 23, the OCC will be releasing a report, Building Better, that will provide key recommendations for the Province’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan to enhance the economic return on the Ontario’s future infrastructure investments.
The report will discuss the ways in which the Plan can be designed to maximize the positive impact to businesses’ bottom line in Ontario.
The following members renewed their membership in July 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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