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Niagara Business Leadership Series:
Bill 148, The Economy, and Your Business
Friday, September 15, 2017 • 7:30am—9:00am
Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake
500 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Lunch & Learn: Great Companies Share Great Stories
Presented by Janice Arnoldi, Janice and Robin Digital Communications
September 26, 2017 • 12:00pm—1:30pm
Coppola’s Ristorante & Banquet Facility
203 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
A great opportunity to promote your products and services
September 27, 2017 • 4:00pm—7:00pm
Fallsview Casino Resort
Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in August 2017.
IN THE NEWS
Special Guests Coming to Niagara for Celebration of Nations
St. Catharines is preparing to welcome guests from across Turtle Island this weekend for Celebration of Nations, a gathering of Indigenous arts, culture and tradition in downtown St. Catharines from Sept. 8 to 10.
Hosted by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts & Consultancy, the three-day festival begins on Friday evening with the Procession of Nations.
Open Challenge to Niagara Mayors to #Stompoverty
This year marks the 66th annual Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and the 44th annual Mayors’ Invitational Grape Stomp and St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik has challenged Niagara’s Mayors to support local charities and help “stomp out poverty” at the Grape Stomp.
Partnering with Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, Grape Growers of Ontario, JCI St. Catharines and Skycomp Solutions, Niagara’s Mayors will be working together to raise awareness about poverty and support local food banks by collecting non-perishable food items until Sept. 14. Members of the public are encouraged to donate in their community.
Team Up for Terry Fox
For millions of people worldwide Terry Fox is the face of cancer research. His Marathon of Hope inspired a country and The Terry Fox Run, now in its fourth decade, continues to motivate people here in Canada and around the world. To date, over $600 million has been raised in support of Terry’s cause.
This year the run is being held Sunday September 17 at Brock University and expects to have more than 400 participants. With your help we will continue to make Terry’s dream a reality in the fight to cure cancer.
Jail & Bail Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters
Do you have a co-worker who is always running late, never refills the coffee pot, hums a little too loudly or always leaves dirty dishes in the kitchen sink? Well now’s your chance to issue a warrant and make them a Jailbird!
On Wednesday, September 27th, willing participants will be mock arrested at a pre-arranged location by Niagara Regional Police Interim Chief, Bryan MacCulloch, Inspector Marco Giannico, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dale Davis, and a group of volunteers as they are whisked away to the on-site jail located at Market Square in downtown St. Catharines.
Bi-National Meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Join the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s CanAm Council for its fall meeting on September 27th! Have the opportunity to view the beautiful Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hear from a mix of speakers, and network with Canadians and Americans.
Speakers will discuss the importance of the region to our bi-national economy and how tourism has made a large impact on Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Shop, Save, and Give Back to the Community
On Saturday, September 9, the Pen Centre is holding a special Behind Closed Doors Sale. This private after-hours shopping party is being held to benefit Community Care, Gillian’s Place, Bethesda, Autism Ontario, the Education Foundation of Niagara and St. John Ambulance.
Shop and give back — 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to participating charities. The evening includes door prizes, free samples, live entertainment and more.
Ontario Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Rocco Rossi as its New President and CEO
On behalf of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Chair Graham Henderson announced on September 7 that Rocco Rossi has been appointed as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2018.
“The widespread experience Rocco brings in business, executive leadership and advocacy will be of great benefit to us as we continue to lead as Ontario’s business advocate’ said Henderson.
Ontario Business Achievement Awards Return November 29
Join leaders from across Ontario’s business community as we come together to celebrate business innovation happening in our own backyards.
With a revamped program, this year’s event will be taking place in downtown Toronto at the Carlu on Wednesday, November 29. Check out this year’s award finalists.
Canadian Chamber Extends Invitation to Minister of Finance: Bring Consultations to the Chambers
In response to the September 5 announcement by the Minister of Finance that he and his colleagues want to discuss his proposed tax changes with small business owners across the country, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is offering to organize 25 cross-country forums.
“I welcome the Minister’s wish to meet with small business owners.” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “This would be without cost to the government. Our only preconditions would be that the government put these massive tax changes on hold to allow time for these meetings to take place and that it commit to fairly consider the issues raised.”
The following members renewed their membership in August for another year. Thank you for supporting the Chamber — and supporting business in Niagara.
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