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August 29, 2019
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Only 65 tickets available for the Ottawa Vs New York game! Contact the Chamber to reserve your tickets today!

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Monday, September 2 is a Public Holiday in Ontario

Most employees who qualify are entitled to take these days off work and be paid public holiday pay.  To learn more about the rules and exemptions click on the link below.

Link to Public Holiday Rules



Festival food vendor and caterer serving Quinte Region. Chef Chana prepares traditional Thai food in the exact same fashion as her parents and grand parents taught her. Try one of her Fusion dishes!

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Off the Hook Boutique & Gallery has been styling residents from Bay of Quinte and beyond for the past 10 years. They began with a humble start of trunk shows and a tiny 300 square feet showroom but have grown over the years to their new 2000 square foot boutique located at 35 Ontario Street across from Freshco. Their move in 2018 to this large space allowed them to expand their business, adding an art gallery and intimate event space.

The boutique and gallery is excited to be hosting the September "Get Connected"  for Chamber members. Appetizers and beverages provided..

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At this year's Ontario Economic Summit we are pleased to be joined by two ex Dragons from CBC'S hit reality show Dragon's Den: Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, and Bruce Croxon, Managing Partner of Round 13 Capital and TV Co-host of The Disruptors.  Join them along with business leaders, entrepreneurs, and public policy officials to debate, discuss, and develop solutions to current economic challenges and explore new ways to build prosperity.


As the global business environment is rapidly changing, Ontario is faced with an unprecedented opportunity to position itself as a leader in the new economy. At OES, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and public policy officials will meet to debate and discuss how we can ensure Ontario is prepared for success and growth, and explore opportunities to navigate our unique advantages.

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop solutions to current economic challenges and explore new ways to build prosperity with visionary leaders from across North America.

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J's Glow Spa Opens location in Riverside Plaza

J’s Glow Spa has been operating in downtown Trenton at 30 Market Square since 2015.  Owner Jemima Rao is excited to announce that they are expanding their business to include a second location in Quinte West in the Riverview Plaza......  

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Bargain Club Opens in Downtown Trenton

The Bargain Club has been operating retail stores in multiple locations throughout Greater Toronto and have chosen Quinte West as their newest location.  They have been offering quality products at competitive price since 1992 and they are extremely excited to be part of Trenton’s vibrant downtown.  

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Mark your calendars


Get Connected
Off the Hook, 5-7pm

How to Grow your Business with E-mail Marketing Workshop
Quinte West Chamber board room, 8-9am

Federal Candidates Night
Knights of Columbus Hall, 6-9:30pm

Get Connected
Axes and Allies, 5-7pm

Federal Election

Quinte Business Week

Qunite Business Achievement Awards
National Air Force Museum, 5:30pm

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Dairy Queen
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J's Glow Spa
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In fact – they can be EASY! Your local Chambers Plan® advisor can take care of everything, from start to finish. From helping you design a program that meets your needs AND budget, to answering your employees’ questions - a Chambers Plan advisor can help you get the most from your benefit plan.

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Summer 2019 Newsletter
  • Grievance Arbitration Awards Portal
  • New and young worker blitz
  • Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces: Musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards blitz
  • Suspended access equipment blitz
  • Ground control in mining blitz
  • Workplace violence prevention blitz
  • Beat the heat!
  • Manual materials handling
  • Results: New small business registrations and internal responsibility systems
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Graduates of the Summer Company Program

The Small Business Centre is pleased to have supported seven Summer Company participants in successfully completing the program in what is a very short summer break from school. The Summer Company program is designed to support student youth as they explore that entrepreneurship is a viable means as a long term career goal. The program is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade as part of their commitment to raise awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship.

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Bay of Quinte Chambers Offer River Cruise in 2020

Enjoy this uniquely beautiful cruise along the French rivers of Rhone and Saone. On this 08-day river cruise you will experience picturesque villages, world famous wine producing regions, unforgettable landscapes in the regions of Provence and Burgundy, and be immersed in the impressive and historic cities, monuments and culture. Your cruise will make a round trip route from Lyon to Macon, where some of the world’s most expensive wines are made.

We are working with Marjorie Carr-Braint at Trent Travel for the booking of this trip.  If you have questions or would like to reserve space on this trip you can stop by their office at 19 Dundas St E in Trenton or call 613 392 3440 

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Apply for the Women Founders Fund

Startup Canada has partnered with OnDeck Canada (Formerly Evolocity) to invest in women-led companies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through the creation of a platform which provides micro-grants to women entrepreneurs across Canada while accelerating the gender parity and further unleash the economic potential of women.

Apply by September 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT

Link to Details & Application
Here's A Look At What To Expect!
  • Hear from industry leaders and professionals from TIAO, Destination Ontario and Destination Canada.
  • Our Makers Market is back and will be opened all day! Sample and support local producers throughout South Eastern Ontario.
  • We will be featuring entrepreneurs throughout South Eastern Ontario who have created successful experiential tourism products.

When: Friday, September 6th, 2019 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston, 285 King St E, Kingston, ON

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Learn locally from the best!

Managing people and modern workplaces need not be a challenge. Experience an incredible day of inspiration, tools and networking at the second annual HRPA Eastern Conference 2019: Emerging Workplace Trends. Sessions include employment law, talent management, leadership and performance management. Be motivated by dynamic keynotes from world-class speaker Gary Gzik and Unstoppable Tracy.

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Tickets available at the Quinte West Chamber office


Trenton Curling Club

You are invited to “hurry hard” and get out of your house and into ours to try a fun and engaging team sport that can be enjoyed by virtually everyone.  Did you know that playing a curling game is equivalent to walking two kilometres?  We can get you started for as little as $115 in our Learn to Curl program.  For additional information, visit our website or come to our open house & registration at 293 King St, Trenton on September 27 from 7pm-9pm and September 28, 2019 from 11am-3pm.  Hope to see you then! 

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Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
97 Front St, Trenton, ON K8V 4N6
(613) 392-7635 or 1 800 930-3255
Fax: (613) 392-8400

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