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IN THE NEWS
Tech Company Gets Keys for Former Police Headquarters
It’s six storeys of bare walls and empty rooms now, but Kyle Tkachuk sees a space that could change St. Catharines’ future.
The former Niagara Regional Police headquarters at 110 James St. switched hands on Monday when the sale closed between Niagara Region and Tkachuk’s company, Clickback.
Bell Upping its Cellular Signals in Welland
Cellphone service for Bell Mobility residents in Welland will improve after the city approved the company’s planned installation of nine small cell antenna systems.
The systems will be placed on lamp poles in the Merritt Island, Burgar Park and Hooker Street areas; the former fire hall on Division Street; on poles at Plymouth Park, Chippawa Park and Woodlawn Subdivision; on the arena on King Street; and inside Youngs Sportsplex.
Algoma Expanding Partnership with Swiss Shipping Company
A new global company specializing in short-sea dry bulk shipping is expected to be created as Algoma Central Corp. and Nova Marine Carriers SA, of Lugano Switzerland, explore an expanded partnership.
The new company, to be called NovaAlgoma Short-Sea Carriers, or NASC, will initially operate a fleet of approximately 70 bulk vessels with capacities in markets world-wide.
Heart Niagara launches Cooking for a Healthier You Program
For 40 years Heart Niagara has been committed to delivering community based cardiovascular health services, health promotion and community development to Niagara’s 12 municipalities.
Funded in part by The Branscombe Family Foundation, Heart Niagara’s Cooking for a Healthier You program will teach participants how to eat better and make sustainable, healthy choices.
Many Hands: Life N Style
Life N Style Niagara is a unique marketplace and shopping experience with local artisans and DIY workshops. Savour local cuisine and wine while enjoying a fashion show, and connect with models and special fashion featurettes throughout the show.
This Many Hands Project event is in support of Hotel Dieu Shaver Rehabilitation Centre in St Catharines.
Women Connect, Women Give, Women Build
Women Build is a movement of Niagara women who combine their efforts, skills, networks and muscle to help bring awareness to the cause of affordable homeownership.
The 2017 Women Build consists of teams of 6 women that will be building a semi-detached home for TWO families in Niagara Falls from August to December. Spots are filling fast.
Bebop in the Brewery
Jazz master Louis Armstrong laid down the foundations for jazz, as we know it. Then came along Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker giving birth to ‘Bebop’ — taking jazz virtuosity to a whole other level.
Join the Niagara Jazz Festival at The Exchange Brewery for an intimate encounter with renowned Canadian Jazz trumpeter Kevin Turcotte as he explores the fundamentals of Bebop.
Ladies Who Lunch & Shop
The May Court Club presents Ladies who Lunch & Shop, a lunch event with a silent auction, a diamond necklace raffle sponsored by Cooper Wealth Management, and more.
The May Court Club of St. Catharines (MCCSC) is a lively and active service club for women living in the Niagara Region. With over 100 members, the Club’s a great place to meet like-minded women while supporting the needs of women and children in the Niagara Region.
Earth Day Shred Event
National Records Management invites everyone — individuals and small businesses alike — to destroy confidential documents securely at the 9th Annual Earth Day Shred Event.
The event will be held on April 24 in Beamsville. All proceeds from the Earth Day Shred Event will go to Community Care of West Niagara.
Allan O’Dette resigns as President & CEO of Ontario Chamber
On March 9, Allan O’Dette announced his decision to resign as President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to the Board of Directors. After five years of success in this role, Allan will be moving on to a new opportunity that will be announced shortly.
During his tenure, the OCC achieved considerable success in establishing the OCC as leader and change agent for Ontario under the umbrella of Emerging Stronger. Allan made strengthening the relationship between the OCC and the Chamber Network through customer focus and enhanced communication a core priority.
The number one threat to America: Border Taxes
We’ve all been so focused on the renegotiation of NAFTA — the lists of demands (ours and theirs), how long will this drag on for, rules of origin — that maybe we’ve missed a much bigger threat to North American trade.
The proposed Border Adjustment Tax might be a bigger problem because it’s more immediate and because the darn thing might actually pass.
Ontario Economic Report released
Last month, the OCC released the inaugural Ontario Economic Report, a landmark agenda aimed at shaping and informing future public policy. The OER includes entirely new economic analyses that demonstrates the difficult economic environment faced by Ontario businesses and consumers in 2017.
The report includes the results of the OCC’s new Business Confidence Survey conducted in partnership with Fresh Intelligence, a Business Prosperity Index, and an Economic Outlook for 2017. These datasets, viewed together, reveal broad challenges to Ontario’s economic health.
The following members renewed their membership in January for another year. Thank you for supporting the Chamber — and supporting business in Niagara.
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