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Know Your Power
Featuring Minister of Energy Glenn Thibeault and Karl Baldauf, Vice-President, Policy, OCC
October 23, 2017 • 4:00—6:00pm
Location to be announced
Save the Date
Wine Industry Reception
Presented by Meridian
Featuring The Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
November 9, 2017 • 5:00—7:00pm
Niagara College Teaching Winery
135 Taylor Road
Save the Date
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in September 2017.
IN THE NEWS
GNCC Welcomes New Executive Vice President
Mishka Balsom, CEO and President of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) is proud to announce and welcome Michelle Knapman as the organization’s Executive Vice President.
Knapman will be responsible for the functionality of business and to drive extensive and sustainable growth. She will be overseeing the organization’s ongoing operations and procedures.
NEXTNiagara Looking for New Council Members
Are you interested in shaping the future of Niagara? NEXTNiagara is currently recruiting new Council members for 2-year terms that begin in November 2017.
NEXTNiagara is the voice of the emerging generation in Niagara with the mission to represent, support and cultivate leadership opportunities through engagement and advocacy. The Council is made up of a group of volunteers who help shape the vision and direction of the organization, ensuring alignment of initiatives with strategic priorities and operational capacity.
Niagara College Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence
Past met present on October 4 to mark a special milestone at Niagara College: its 50th anniversary celebration. Current students, staff, faculty and the community joined alumni and retirees for the event at the Welland Campus.
The event kicked off with speeches from College and community representatives, before guests decked out in college colours — blue and white — formed a ‘50’ on the front lawn for a commemorative aerial photograph.
Team Canada Coming to Meridian Centre
The top junior hockey players in Canada will be in St. Catharines in the days leading up to the World Junior Championship, taking place in Buffalo. Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at Meridian Centre, Dec. 12 to 15.
Niagara IceDogs chief executive officer Bill Burke said the team management “worked hard … to pull it together” after previously being host to the Canadian National Juniors about three years ago.
Niagara Public Construction Procurement Summit Launches in November
The Niagara Public Construction Procurement Summit will bring together procurers, general contractors, trade contractors, building trades and consultants together to discuss pertinent ideas and issues.
The Summit will take place at the newly-redesigned Oak Room at the Cairn Croft. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from industry suppliers and find out how you can improve your business.
Annual Fundraising Event Returns to Welland
Under the Tuscan Sun, the Mayor of Welland’s annual fundraising event, will return to Casa Dante Lodge on November 18, 2017.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Niagara Nutrition Partners, Family and Children’s Services Niagara, and YMCA Pro-Kids.
Are You Interested in Learning More About Exporting?
Learn how to develop your global mindset and what resources are available to help you at the Export Workshop on October 20, 2017.
Are you export ready? Participants explore their internal capabilities to succeed in an export market. Participants also receive an overview of key export support resources and partners that can help SMEs become export ready and export to global markets.
Tech Companies Clash on Flow of Digital Data under NAFTA
Some Canadian information technology companies are pushing back at warnings that the personal information of Canadians is being compromised in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
They see nothing wrong with a proposal by the United States that would forbid the storage of sensitive data in computing facilities on Canadian soil. They say data should be allowed to flow freely across borders, like other products, and that the privacy of Canadians would not be compromised.
End of Consultations Does Not Mean End of Debate on Tax Reform: Canadian Chamber
Although the formal consultations on the proposed tax changes came to an end last night, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will continue to provide a voice for concerned small business owners and entrepreneurs.
“The government has portrayed these radical changes as ‘fair’ but in fact, there is nothing fair about penalizing countless small businesses that pay their taxes and contribute tirelessly to their communities,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber.
The following members renewed their membership in September 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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