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Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in April 2017.
Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk made her critically acclaimed debut, Under These Rocks and Stones in 1997, followed by 5 more studio albums. After Plain Jane, was released in 2009, Kreviazuk became a member of the Order of Canada — along with her husband, Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida — raised three kids and collaborated with superstars like Drake, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Kendrick Lamar and Pink.
Her latest album, Hard Sail, features the urgent, heart-pounding opening chords of her new single “Into Me”. The first time that famous voice surges, the message is clear: Chantal Kreviazuk is back.
IN THE NEWS
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.
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.
Nagara College PR Grad Named Top Student
A new Niagara College graduate is the recipient of the Student Award of Excellence by the Hamilton chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society for outstanding leadership and professionalism in the public relations field.
Graeme Collins, who completed his studies in the Public Relations Graduate Certificate program at NC in April and will graduate officially in June, was honoured for leadership in personal and scholastic activities.
Mayor and MP Meet with Minister of Fisheries to Discuss Importance of Port Dalhousie Piers
St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik and MP Chris Bittle brought the importance of the Port Dalhousie piers to Ottawa.
The Mayor and MP met with Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, to discuss the importance of repairing the federally-owned Port Dalhousie piers.
Multi-Million Investment Project Underway at Casino Niagara
On June 2, Casino Niagara embarked on the next phase of an exciting $7 million investment that will deliver an elevated gaming and entertainment experience for all visitors.
The current phase of the project focuses on a transformation of the second level into Niagara’s top destination for sports fans, food enthusiasts, entertainment seekers and loyal visitors. Completion is scheduled for the fall of this year.
Niagara Health Performing Better than Canadian Average
The latest health system report that measures hospital performance across Canada shows that Niagara Health is performing better than the Canadian average in a number of areas.
“Our teams work very hard to provide extraordinary care to our patients and families, and I’m pleased to see we are making progress towards our vision of a healthier Niagara,” said Niagara Health President Suzanne Johnston.
The 7 Steps to Leadership Excellence
If Employee Engagement, Customer Retention and Bottom Line Profitability are critical in your world, you don’t want to miss the Leadership Excellence Forum.
This forum from Crystal D’Cunha of The INSIDE View is specifically designed for Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Professionals who are passionate about their customers’ experience!
Open Streets coming to St. Catharines in August
Open Streets programming temporarily closes streets to automotive traffic to allow residents to explore and experience the downtown core in new and interesting ways, and to celebrate a revitalized downtown St. Catharines.
Our event is designed to increase the exposure of local businesses as well as promote active transportation habits and healthy living; it is a unique opportunity for local businesses to engage members of the public with their brand and story.
Ride for Kids Sake: Turf War
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a Ride for Kids Sake on July 15. Enjoy a sponsored breakfast and a scenic tour around Niagara’s beautiful wine country.
Following the ride, riders will be treated to live music, a BBQ and a series of Lumberjack games designed to settle the fun Turf War!
Kevan O’Connor Issues Challenge for Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat
On June 25, The Village Green at the Garrison House Restaurant will be the scene of the 8th Annual Family Croquet Day Tournament in support of the Red Roof Retreat.
Kevan O’Connor is issuing a challenge to one and all to make a donation to this event; Kevan will be matching donations up to a total of $5,000.
Hungary: The Potential of Tradition and Innovation
The Consulate General of Hungary in Toronto cordially invites you to a business forum, The Potential of Tradition and Innovation, on Monday June 12.
Representatives from various innovative Hungarian companies will give brief presentations on their achievements and ambitious plans for development in the Ontario region.
Funding Availible for Accessibility
Funding is available to improve accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in your workplace.
Your business or organization could receive a grant of up to $50,000 through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to improve accessibility in your workplace
How Europe Got Her Groove Back
Poor Europe! She suffered years of economic stagnation and austerity. Costly government bailouts and a drawn-out banking crisis sapped her confidence.
Terrorism and an unprecedented surge of migrants poisoned political debate and encouraged extremists. The final insult came when the British voted to leave her.
Fast and Furious — Negotiating NAFTA
Tick-tock! The U.S. Trade Representative just sent the official notification to Congress that NAFTA negotiations will begin in 90 days.
The Canadian government must now negotiate and resolve all the hot button issues with our American and Mexican friends—in the midst of a highly charged political environment. How will it play out?
Rapid Policy Update: Ontario’s Burden Reduction Announcement
On May 19, the Ontario Government announced their new measures to help small businesses and cut unnecessary Red Tape. The proposed measures will be introduced this fall.
The measures include reducing regulatory costs, streamlining compliance for small business, rewarding good actors, reducing fees and other costs, and more.
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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