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August 15, 2017 • 5:00pm—7:00pm
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September 21, 2017 • 6:30pm—9:30pm
13th Street Winery
1776 Fourth Ave.
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in June 2017.
Your Feedback is Helping the CRA Serve SMEs Better
In 2016, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency to hold sessions on small and medium business services in Ontario.
Now you can now read the Serving You Better report, which includes a clear and achievable action plan that will deliver service improvements for small and medium businesses from now through 2019.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces Job Growth Initiative, Closer Canadian Alliances
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announcing an initiative to fine-tune job skill development in Western New York and a recently-formed alliance that aims to open doors on both sides of the US-Canada border.
New opportunities will become available on both sides of the border through a recently-formed alliance with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
$15 minimum won’t meet living wage
The $15 an hour minimum wage just won’t be enough — and that isn’t just the opinion of some millennials. The minimum should be about $17.56, according to the 2017 Living Wage Calculation recently released by Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.
Hugo Chesshire, policy and government relations manager for Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, says whether an employer can afford to pay a living wage or not depends on the business and industry.
IN THE NEWS
ESA and Minimum Wage Discussion with ORHMA
On July 13, The Heart of Niagara Hotels will be hosting a discussion with Tony Elenis from the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association on the minimum wage increase occurring in Ontario.
This increase was announced as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, as part of changes to the Employment Standards Act.
Niagara College Teaching Winery wins four medals at All Canadian Wine Championships
National success continues for Niagara College’s Teaching Winery with four new medals at the 37th annual All Canadian Wine Championships.
The news was applauded by staff and students across the College – particularly from the NC Teaching Winery and the College’s wine programs.
Citrix Networking Solutions Master Class at Trius Winery and Wayne Gretzky Estates
The Citrix Networking Solutions mster Class Session Lunch’ n Learn will provide you with an in-depth education around key features of Citrix’s networking solutions.
Learn best practices and engage with experts on how to optimize your networking environment. This Lunch’ n Learn will feature a live demo of Netscaler SD-WAN.
Niagara’s Finest Thai & Zees Grill Fundraiser
This is an event just for Niagara-on-the-Lake Nieghbours. Stop in to sample dishes from Masaki Sushi, Niagara’s Finest Thai and Zees Grill.
Come out and enjoy a taste of Picton Street while supporting the Red Roof Retreat. Tickets are $25 plus tax per person.
CEM Engineering joins NSI’s “The Carbon Project”
CEM Engineering has affirmed their commitment to corporate sustainability by joining Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI)’s Carbon Project.
As a Monitoring Member, CEM Engineering has committed to monitoring organizational greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts of their operations, such as waste production, and energy and water usage.
Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs plan
The Changing Workplaces Review and resulting Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act has presented new and concerning challenges for our members and Ontario’s business community broadly.
The Keep Ontario Working group, a coalition of Ontario’s leading industry and sector associations as well as major employers, met on June 12 to discuss the next steps in this advocacy campaign.
Policy Report Card
The last year has seen a period of rejuvenation and accomplishment for the policy work of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
A new chapter began with the launch of a revitalized annual policy platform in the Ontario Economic Report, and the OCC also achieved a record number of policy wins on behalf of our 60,000 members in 135 communities across the province.
Working Towards Mental Health: A toolkit for employers
On July 11, the OCC will release Working Towards Mental Health: A Toolkit for Employers. This toolkit reveals the benefits for building a mentally healthy workplace and provides insight and resources for business of all sizes and sectors.
This toolkit follows the OCC’s Health Transofrmation Initiative to examine and recommend long-term, transformative solutions to health care in our province.
The following members renewed their membership in June 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.
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