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NEXTNiagara Social • Save the Date!
July 20, 2017 • 5:00pm—7:00pm
Hosted by CAA Niagara
Hosted at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Road
Priceless 2017 • Save the Date!
September 21, 2017 • 6:30pm—9:30pm
13th Street Winery
1776 Fourth Ave.
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in May 2017.
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.
Modernizing NAFTA — Come Join Our Campaign!
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce remains optimistic that NAFTA 2.0 could be a huge boost to the economies of North America because there is so much to be gained. However, anti-trade rhetoric and posturing could veer the talks towards trouble.
We need your help. The Canadian Chamber is organizing visits to key U.S. states, to meet local businesses and U.S. political leaders to raise awareness of the benefits of the Canada-U.S. relationship and to point out the risks of damaging it.
Employment Inventory to Create a Clearer Picture of Niagara’s Economy
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
Head Of The Class: Top Grad Achieves 97.86% Average, Dreams Of Meaningful Service
Paige MacPherson was determined to not let her dreams pass her by when she enrolled in Niagara College Police Foundations – Advanced Standing program last year.
When the 34 year old graduated on June 21, she was not only be step closer to fulfilling her goal of becoming a police officer — she achieved it at the top of her class.
Niagara Health Receives National Excellence In Patient Safety Award
Providing safe, quality healthcare to patients is the top priority at Niagara Health, and this dedication has resulted in national recognition for their achievements.
Members of the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) program earned the Excellence in Patient Safety Award at a recent Canadian College of Health Leaders event.
Niagara College Convocation: Speakers Inspire New Grads To “Dream Big”
Two inspiring speakers, one top scholar, and 1,700 new graduates were in the spotlight on June 21 as Niagara College marked day two of its Spring Convocation Ceremonies.
At the morning ceremony, Deborah Newman, former deputy minister for the Ontario Public Service, encouraged new grads to “dream big,” as she shared her own career journey that started at front lines of correctional services as a probation and parole officer.
Cherry Festival blooms at St. Mark’s on July 8
Come for the freshly baked cherry pies and stay for the fun at the family-friendly 2017 Cherry Festival. Browse jewellery, clothing, books and other treasures at St. Mark’s Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
New this year is an exclusive events auction. There will also be a free concert with the Octet vocal group at 11 a.m. and the Fort George Fife and Drum Corps will perform at noon.
Celebrate Canada Day
In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation! All Canadians will have an opportunity to mark the 150th anniversary of our country. If you have a Canada Day listing you would like featured in our calendar, email email@example.com.
The Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration is one of the biggest events in the region — it is expected to draw close to 20,000 people. It was recognized by Festivals & Events Ontario as one of the TOP 100 Festivals in Ontario.
Is Your Organization Ready for July 1?
Canada has taken a tough new stance on email spam and the final stage of enforcement is fast approaching.
Join a discussion with David Woolford and CASL legal expert David Schnurr from Miller Thomson LLP, and Derek A. Lackey of the Direct Marketing Association of Canada as they discuss the actions your organization should take in the run up to July 1, 2017.
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 of Ontario Vice.
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 celebrate first responders.
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 May 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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