Proposed Policies, Cannabis Report, Get Connected, Canada's Tax System, Workshops, Community Events

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May 1, 2019
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Chambers Celebrate the Accomplishments of the Network

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce's Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Convention represents one of the most significant opportunities for business leaders from across the province to come together to network with peers, debate policy issues important to the Ontario business community, and shape our advocacy agenda for the year ahead.

This year, we come together in the heart of Ontario's cottage country. Our work over the course of the three days will demonstrate that together, we are stronger and the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce will be there to celebrate the accomplishments of the Ontario Chamber Network.  

The proposed policy compendium contains the proposed policy resolutions for debate at the AGM on May 4, 2019. These resolutions were developed and submitted by our network of chambers of commerce and boards of trade across Ontario.

Link to 2019 Policy Compendium
Announcing the launch of our 2019 Cannabis Report

Recently, we released our latest policy report, "Supporting Ontario's Budding Cannabis Industry," outlining Ontario’s competitive advantage and how to capitalize on Canada’s first-mover status in this fast-moving industry.

The report focuses on six timely and pressing themes for Ontario’s business community:
1. Private retail in Ontario
2. The supply shortage
3. Edible cannabis products
4. The need for greater public education and awareness on cannabis
5. Recreational cannabis and the workplace
6. Skills and workforce development

Key Highlights from the Cannabis Report

Read the report here
Turning Agri-food Regulatory Reform Promises into Action

In this latest report in our Regulate Smarter series, Cultivating Competitiveness: Turning Agri-food Regulatory Reform Promises into Action, we outline how the success of Canadian farmers and food manufacturers is connected to the performance of the regulatory systems that govern their activities.

To learn more on how Canada’s regulatory system is a mix of complex, overlapping rules from all levels of government that has created a costly and uncertain environment to run a business, visit

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Free Content Marketing Basics Workshop - May 9th

The consumer buying cycle is changing. Rather than going straight to a retail store, over 80% of consumers now gather information online first; reading an average of 3 pieces of online content before making a purchase. Content marketing allows you to influence consumers, and capture leads, at this now critical information gathering stage. Not only that, over time content marketing has been proven to cost 62% less than traditional advertising methods.

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The Chambers Plan can insure you before you take on employees and provide traditional group benefits even if you are your only employee. Play the short video and Take a look!

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Included in this month's newsletter
  • Ontario Budget: New Ministry of Labour vision statement
  • Ontario passes legislation to cut red tape and create jobs
  • Amendments to Ministry of Labour legislation
  • Ontario protecting jobs and investing in Northern Ontario
  • Ministry of Labour continuing digital evolution
  • Health and safety compliance plans
  • Feedback is needed for a new occupational health and safety strategy
  • Small businesses: Health and safety resources
  • New guidance for firefighters
  • Falls Awareness Week – May 6 to 10
  • NAOSH Week – May 5 to 11
  • Mental Health Week – May 6 to 12
  • Expiring collective bargaining agreements
  • Video tutorials on collective bargaining reports
  • WSIB monthly webinars
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Chamber Travel - Classic Christmas Markets Tour December 2019

Black Forest, Strasbourg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Oberammergau, Innsbruck, Munich, Christmas Markets

Sip mulled wine and collect unique hand-made crafts while visiting some of Europe's most famous Christmas markets on a journey filled with holiday cheer. Experience the 600-year-old holiday spirit of “Christkindlesmarkts" in Germany, France and Austria. See historic sites such as the magnificent 18th-century residence of the prince-bishops.

Trip Information Night

Please join us at the Belleville Club on Tuesday, May 14th from 6pm to 7pm as we explore the details and hear from people that have been to the 'Christmas Markets'.

To register email Rhonda Lafosse at CAA South Central Ontario and she will sign you up for the info night.  Click to Email

Link to Full Trip Details
Last Chance to Book - This Tour Closes on May 6, 2019

Marvellous Egypt & Dubai' begins in Cairo where you can visit the Pyramids at Giza and will have the opportunity to visit the incredible Egyptian Museum and much more. Then you will continue to the ancient city of Luxor, where you embark on a relaxing four-night cruise up the Nile. You will have plenty of time to explore the stunning Valley of the Kings and the Temples on the East Bank, including Karnak and Luxor Temples. During the cruise, you can enjoy several shore excursions to see some fascinating historical sites. In Aswan you will discover the High Dam and Temple of Philae.

After visiting the best of Egypt, you will continue your adventures in Cosmopolitan and amazing City of Dubai. Discover the major Traditional & Modern Land marks of this city during a half a day guided city tour and use your free time to enjoy diverse and exciting optional tours, activities, shopping and Night life that Dubai has to offer.

TOUR SUMMARY - Tour is only $3499pp/double occupancy for Chamber Members
• See the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
• Spend 4 nights cruising along the picturesque and historic Nile River
• Visit the legendary Valley of the Kings, home of the tomb of King Tutankhamen
• Explore the High Dam and the Temple of Philae in Aswan
• Discover Traditional and Modern landmarks of Dubai

The link below is for tour details only, please book this trip directly through our Travel Agent for this tour, Alison Ebbs at Trent Travel. 613-392-3440 or by EMAIL

Link To Tour Details

Your contact for further follow up would be Marnie Babbs at Starboard Communications . 

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Smart Marketing: Reach the Unconscious Customer

This station event is being held on May 9th with limited seating available and by invite only. The presentation itself is a jam-packed 30 minutes which uncovers the marketing strategy behind getting new customers, getting more from your current customers, and keeping the customers you already have.  We’ll also uncover the most important factors to get the most out of any advertising campaign, no matter what medium is used.

The best part – it’s FREE to attend with this Invitation.  AND, just for attending Oldies 100.9 will present you with a welcome gift of $500 in FREE advertising airtime*.

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Queen Victoria's Tea

Once again the Trent Port Historical Society will be hosting our annual fundraiser Queen Victoria's Tea on 24th May.  We will be celebrating her 200th birthday and the ladies are going all out for this event.  There are two sittings, one at 11:00AM and one at 1:30PM, only 6 seats left for the 11:00AM sitting. Dressing up is optional and fancy hats and fascinators are encouraged.  $20.00 per person. 

Deb Chouinard, President  Trent Port Historical Society.

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