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September 21, 2017 • 6:30pm—9:30pm
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Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in April 2017.
GNCC Open Letter to Premier Wynne
The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce submitted an open letter to Premier Wynne asking for consideration of business in the new minimum wage legislation.
The speed and magnitude of this legislation is alarming and raises further questions about the study and consideration that went into it.
Make Your Voice Heard!
The spring survey is one of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s two annual policy surveys that help shape advocacy work for the coming year.
Last year, the results of Business Confidence Survey garnered considerable attention and increased the impact of the Ontario Economic Report.
Niagara Counts… Jobs
Niagara Region is again canvassing local employers to get a more complete picture of employment in Niagara.
Collecting information and data about the types and size of businesses in Niagara supports regional and local economic development and planning efforts that contribute to strong and vibrant communities.
IN THE NEWS
Mayors Mobilize Over Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change
Member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative met at their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing Chair Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal.
Mayors of the Cities Initiative also asked the Canadian government to develop a more comprehensive strategy and framework for Great Lakes and St. Lawrence funding.
Suitcase in Point invites you to year-end fundraiser and play reading
Enjoy local libations, fantastic fare from The Merchant Ale House, and a sneak peek of Suitcase In Point’s newest play: Ontario Vice — A Comedy in Two Acts by Brian Foster.
Stick around for ping-pong and sweet tunes to keep you grooving into the night. Monies raised go toward Suitcase In Point’s annual season, including In the Soil Arts Festival and the development f Ontario Vice.
St. Catharines Moving Forward with Housing Action Plan
The City of St. Catharines is moving forward with a housing action plan to address affordable housing needs in the city.
On June 12 Council received a detailed report with 41 potential policy tools and actions the City can use to support affordable housing.
New Partnership Between Niagara Workforce Planning Board, Niagara College, Niagara Community Observatory
Three respected community research institutions will sign a memorandum of understanding marking the start of a new five-year partnership on June 12, 2017.
The Niagara Workforce Planning Board, Niagara College’s School of Business and Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory are teaming together for a new wave of collaborative research.
Record graduating class at Niagara College
More than 4,600 students will graduate at Niagara College’s 2017 Spring Convocation Ceremonies to be held June 20-23 at the Welland Campus
This year’s ceremony takes on a special significance as NC joins all Ontario colleges in celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Verge Annual BBQ Returns July 13
The Verge Insurance Group Annual BBQ at Montebello Park returns on July 13. Get a combo package (hamburger, sausage, hotdog or veggie burger; drink and chips) for just $6.
All proceeds collected from the BBQ will go to the United Way of St. Catharines & District.
2nd Annual Niagara Chief’s Gala
Experience what it takes to be a police officer and help solve Niagara’s Great Mystery at an interactive fun mystery dinner in support of Victim Services Niagara and ProAction Cops & Kids.
This special evening involves fabulous food, wine, entertainment, and the opportunity to celerbate first responders.
Technology Accreditation Canada accredits NC’s Civil Engineering Technician program
In celebration of World Accreditation Day, Technology Accreditation Canada presented Niagara College with a certificate recognizing national program accreditation for their Civil Engineering Technician program.
TAC accreditation involves a qualified, trained audit team evaluating Niagara’s program against the profession’s national standards.
Golf Classic in Support of Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
On August 19, the 2nd Annual Advanced Chiropractic Classic will be held at Beechwood Golf and Country Club with proceeds going to the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
Registration includes 18 holes with cart, an on-course lunch, prime rib dinner, a golf shirt, and prizes.
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 April 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
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