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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
Business After 5
Hosted in September by Greg Frewin Theatre
September 5, 2017 • 5:00pm—7:00pm
5781 Ellen Ave.
Note: August BA5 Subject to Change.
September BA5 will be our next confirmed location.
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.
$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.
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.
IN THE NEWS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Auto industry must be priority in NAFTA talks: Sendzik
St. Catharines is calling on the federal government to make the protection of Canada’s automotive industry a priority.
St. Catharines councillors unanimously approved a motion by Mayor Walter Sendzik calling on Canada’s federal government to make the country’s automotive sector “a key priority” in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.
Birthday Bash Concert features Canada’s premiere percussion ensemble
Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with a “bang” and join Bravo Niagara! on Canada Day weekend for a free, interactive family-friendly concert in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s beautiful Queen’s Royal Park!
Enjoy a performance by TorQ Percussion Quartet, followed by an interactive program on how music can be made anytime, any place, with anything!
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.
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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