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Business After 5
Hosted in October by Marriott on the Falls
October 3, 2017 • 5:00pm—7:00pm
Marriott Lobby Lounge,
6755 Fallsview Avenue
Small Business Month Kickoff Luncheon
October 6, 2017 • 11:30am—1:30pm
Stone Mill Inn
271 Merritt St.
October 12, 2017 • 12:00pm—1:30pm
871 Niagara St.
WINspirational Women: Allie Hughes
October 17, 2017 • 12:00pm—1:30pm
123 Queenston St.
Niagara Economic Summit
October 26, 2017 • 7:15am—2:45pm
White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa
253 Taylor Road
Women in Business Awards
November 17, 2017 • 11:00am—2:00pm
Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview
5685 Falls Avenue
Save the Date
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in August 2017.
IN THE NEWS
Life 3.0 Launches
Join Ellis Katsof to celebrate the launch of Life 3.0 — Protirement, NOT Retirement on October 25 at Club Roma.
From a coal miner to an Apple CEO, Ellis gathered the advice of 100 retirees on how to make the most of the protirement life. Discover how to build your preferred retirement lifestyle before you retire!
Calling All Border Crossers, Airport Travelers & Hockey Fans: Apply for NEXUS by Oct. 13th and Receive Expedited Enrollment Processing
The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority and Niagara Falls Bridge Commission reminded local motorists and travelers that individuals who apply for NEXUS before Oct. 13, 2017 will receive expedited vetting, interviews and enrollment in the program.
This enrollment initiative was announced in anticipation of increased traffic levels during the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament, which will be held in Buffalo from Dec. 26, 2017 through Jan. 5, 2018.
Winter WineFest returns January 12
Niagara’s Twenty Valley is thrilled to announce Celebrity Chef Susur Lee as host of the 2018 Winter WineFest. Chef Lee is a Hong Kong-Canadian chef who owns several Toronto restaurants and is a seasoned judge on Chopped Canada and Top Chef Canada.
Annually, Winter WineFest kicks off the month-long Icewine celebrations throughout the region. The event showcases over thirty-five premium food and craft beverage producers from the region for an authentic winter experience.
Cycling Event Supports Wheels of Hope
Performance Lexus is holding a cycling event on October 15 in support of Wheels of Hope, a program from the Canadian Cancer Society that provides transportation for treatment or doctor appointments for cancer patients.
The cycling event will start and finish at beautiful Balls Falls. Meet Ryan Roth, a Canadian road bicycle racer riding for the Silber Pro cycling team, and Leah Kirchmann, Canadian racing cyclist and Olympic athlete!
Getting on the Wrong Side of the Law for a Good Cause
Community members got on the wrong side of the law for a good cause Wednesday. Niagara Regional Police and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of St. Catharines–Thorold and District teamed up for the fifth annual Jail and Bail event.
Community members nominated someone of their choosing who then was mock-arrested and brought to a makeshift jail in Market Square in downtown St. Catharines. The ‘jail bird’ then had to raise $300 in pledges to post bail and get out.
Howes Estate Gifts $18M to Niagara Community Foundation
Niagara Community Foundation is the recipient of a substantial financial gift that will effect positive change on the lives of thousands of Niagarans for decades to come.
The organization announced this week that the estate of St. Catharines businessman and philanthropist David S. Howes provided an $18-million gift to establish a new David S. Howes Fund to be used to support post-secondary education, health-care services, education or facilities and humanitarian issues throughout the region.
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Ontario Chamber of Commerce Announces Trevor McPherson as Vice President of Members Services
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that Trevor McPherson has been appointed as the Vice President of Member Services, effective October 16, 2017.
Trevor has been with the OCC for 11 years and is well-respected among the Chamber Network community. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Governance, he has led planning and strategy for the Ontario Economic Summit (OES) and more recently Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park and other signature events.
Business Coalition Urges Five-Year Implementation of Minimum Wage Hike
A new report from a business coalition says the Ontario government could cut the risk of job losses related to its plan to raise minimum wage by 74 per cent if it extended the policy phase-in period.
The Keep Ontario Working Coalition, which includes groups such as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Retail Council of Canada, says that if the government implemented the change over a five-year-period, instead of the planned two years, it could decrease the risk of job loss.
Capitalizing on Disruptive Change
On Thursday, October 19th 2017, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce will facilitate an event to identify market forces and trends that are fundamentally changing the business landscape in Ontario, with an emphasis on the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, resilience and technology.
Through a series of engaging conversations, the event will identify opportunities to capitalize on these forces by showcasing the thought leadership and best practices developed by the Ontario business community.
The following members renewed their membership in August 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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