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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
A great opportunity to promote your products and services
September 27, 2017 • 4:00pm—7:00pm
Fallsview Casino Resort
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in July 2017.
IN THE NEWS
Last Chance to Participate in Jobs Inventory
The deadline to complete Niagara Region’s annual employment survey is September 30, 2017. The jobs inventory aims to create a complete picture of employment in the region.
Data is being collected about the types and size of businesses and how many people they employ, contributing to a clearer picture of Niagara’s economic conditions.
Winemaker Seeks Solutions for Canada’s Grape and Wine Industry
Gavin Robertson, Niagara College Teaching Winery’s Head Winemaker, was among four applicants recently selected for Nuffield Canada’s scholarship program, which fosters agricultural leadership and personal development through international study.
The St. Catharines resident will receive $15,000 and the opportunity to travel to renowned wine regions around the world to find solutions to challenges faced by Canada’s developing grape and wine industry.
It’s a Wonderful Fundraiser
In its tenth and final year of the It’s A Wonderful Lifeevent at Riverstone Event Centre, the United Way is honored to celebrate the spirit of giving in full-fledged Canadian Fashion during Canada’s 150th year.
To commemorate this momentous occasion, the United Way is looking to have their best It’s A Wonderful Life event year ever, with an all Canadian line up of delectable food, artistic performers and striking dé́cor.
VolunteerFEST Returns September 13
Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience department is hosting their annual VolunteerFEST on September 13 from 10am to 2pm. In previous years, community partners have been very successful in recruiting volunteers at this event.
By reserving a booth you will have the opportunity to promote your organization to many students, staff and faculty as well as foster a positive community image. A four foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass are included with the $15.00 registration fee.
Symetric Announced as Preferred Digital Partner for Women In Leadership and Business
WILB is Canada’s premier interactive learning and development conference with a community passionate about cultivating women leaders of all ages, inspiring them to lead with integrity, and helping them connect in magical ways.
Symetric are avid supporters of the Women In Leadership and Business Conference and couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to help increase their online presence.
Friends of Laura Secord Construct First Nations Peace Monument
As a Canada 150 collaborative project, the Friends of Laura Secord are constructing a First Nations Peace Monument at DeCew House Heritage Park in Thorold.
The monument was designed pro bono by world-renowned and celebrated Siksika Blackfoot architect and First Nations activist and architect, Douglas Cardinal. It will stand close to the actual site that Canadian heroine Laura Secord first encountered First Nations warriors in DeCew’s Field.
Hammering Business — Finance Canada’s New Crackdown
These are not tweaks! The government has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years. We’re particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income in a corporation and (2) tough new rules for compensation in family businesses.
Why is the government doing this? The Minister says it’s all about “fairness,” and his consultation document compares the tax treatment of a business owner with that of an employee to point out corporations have “unfair” advantages.
Building Better: Setting up the Next Ontario Long-Term Infrastructure Plan for Success
On August 23, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released Building Better: Setting the 2017 Ontario Infrastructure Plan up for success, a report calling on the Ontario Government to implement key recommendations in its imminent Long-Term Infrastructure Plan.
With relatively stagnant infrastructure investment since the 1970s, the province of Ontario currently faces a significant infrastructure gap, where it would need an estimated $19 billion to improve current infrastructure alone.
Climate Change Still a Priority in NAFTA Talks: Environment Minister
Canada’s environment minister says climate change is still a priority in talks with U.S. officials on NAFTA, despite President Donald Trump’s recent threat to scrap the pact altogether.
CCatherine McKenna says Trump’s “heated rhetoric” won’t stop Canada from promoting its interests, which include protecting its water, air, land and animals from the impacts of climate change.
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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