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June 6, 2019
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Create business relationships so that you can collaborate, communicate and connect with each other

Enjoy light munchies, cash bar and door prizes too!

Drop by anytime between 5:00pm to 7:00pm

If you would like to golf with other business people before the Get Connected, Roundel Glen has saved some tee off times for chamber members that day.

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Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise- Limited Sponsorships available!

Enjoy a three course, full service white linen lunch or dinner while exposing your business to over 600+ guests in your local community.

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Have Your Say on WSIB!

The Ministry of Labour recently launched a review of the WSIB and they have invited staff from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) to a consultation on June 10th. 

If you have any feedback to offer on any or all of the quesitons below please send it to the QW Chamber prior to the meeting and it will be forwarded to the OCC, anonymously if you prefer. 

  1. What aspects of the WSIB policy framework and operations most concern your business?
  2. How do you mainly interact with the health and safety system?
  3. To what extent do you access the various programs and services - including the health and safety associations, Office of the Employer Advisor, Office of the Worker Advisor, WSIB's health and safety promotion capacities, and so on?
  4. What areas should we be targeting to realize efficiencies and ensure the system better serves your business?
  5. What are your experiences with the WSIB's back-to-work process?
  6. What operational changes would you like to see in order to better serve your needs?

Thank you!

Claudia Dessanti, Policy Analyst
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Email Claudia Directly


The Beer Store Contract Cancellation

With the Provincial Governments’ recent announcement to introduce legislation to terminate the agreement with The Beer Store, the OCC sent a letter to Minister Victor Fedeli to express concerns regarding this decision.

Despite sending this letter last week elaborating the OCC’s concern of such a move, the government has informed us that they will be moving forward. 

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Federal Issues Round Table Discussion

Blake Richards, MP for Banff-Airdrie (Alberta) will be co-hosting a round table with Tim Durkin, Bay of Quinte Federal Conservative candidate

 at Riverside Music, 16 Dundas St W,  Trenton

Monday June 17th at 1:00-2:30 pm.

Richards is Shadow Minister for Small Business, Tourism and Export Promotion and on the Standing Committee of Finance and they are inviting all businesses with less than 100 employees in the Bay of Quinte Riding to come and discuss their issues, ideas and questions at a small roundtable meeting.

Richards and Durkin say they want to listen first, and talk second.

If you are interested you can register by calling Tim Durkin at  613.885.4235 or by email

Canadian Chamber - Vote Prosperity Platform for Federal Election

Canadian businesses are straining under the Seven Burdens of Business: a complex regulatory system; an out of date tax system; technology infrastructure that is failing to evolve with the times; a mismatch between the skills workers have and the skills businesses need; a lack of accessibility to tools needed for small-and medium –sized businesses to thrive; barriers to trade, both at home and abroad; and a potentially costly pharmacare system.   

The Canadian Chamber’s Vote Prosperity platform is challenging all party leaders to adopt and implement the 45 recommendations to the Seven Burdens of Business. It is what our 200,000 members and the millions of Canadians they employ will be voting for in the next election.

Canadian businesses, our nation’s job creators, are not asking for a handout, they just want a fighting chance to compete and grow. Canada’s businesses have every right to expect a level playing field with the counties they compete against and for their political leaders to deliver it.

Learn More about the Vote Prosperity Platform
Invitation to Quinte West Businesses

The Kinston Chamber would like to extend an inviation for our members to join theirs for a presentation and discussion with the Honourable Todd Smith for a member only event, Friday June 14th from 2 to 3:30pm at the Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre.

Minister Smith will discuss the cutting of red tape to ease the burden on small and medium businesses, broadband and cellular investment, the restructuring of the apprenticeship system in Ontario and economic investment in argrio food in the region.

Over the last 7 years, Todd has been a strong advocate for the people in the Quinte Area, at Queen's Park.  He has fought to get funding for small, rural hospitals, to keep demonstration schools open, and to be a voice for businesses in our communities. Todd has also put forward Private Member's Bills that help local families and businesses such as Garrett's Legacy Act and the Raise a Glass to Ontario Act.

He currently serves as the Government House Leader (Ontario) and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, representing the riding of Bay of Quinte.

Register for this Event
Limited spaces left, Pre-register today!

Speaker Panel

Key-Note Speaker, Christian Jaehn Kreibaum

Julie Sweeny- Insight To Action Counselling Services
Ryan Turcotte- Firefighter
Amanda Lorbetski- Oldies 100.9
Caroline Reiss- Compass Rose Weddings
David Foote- Quinte Broadcasting
Meighen Hodgen- Diamond Fitness Mixed Martial Arts Napanee

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The Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise is an event the Quinte West Chamber puts on every year for the community. This event runs during Downtown Trenton's Festival on the Bay.

We will be hosting four cruises this year. A Lunch Cruise on Thursday July 18th, that will depart at 12:30pm. A Dinner Cruise Thursday, July 18th, that will depart at 6pm, and on July 19th a scenic Afternoon Cruise at 1pm and an Evening Cruise at 6:30pm. Each are three hours in length.

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It’s All About Caring

There are many reasons that employers provide their staff with employee benefits. Employee retention is higher and recruitment easier. It’s typically tax advantageous with health and dental premiums not being taxable benefits to employees. The reality is when we talk to business owners there is a sense of caring. 

They want to look after their employees and their employees’ families, not just as an efficient part of their business but more as an extended part of their own family. Most employers are protective of their employees and benefits help them provide some of this net of security for them.


Trenton Pharmacy
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Trent Pools & Spas
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Eastern Ontario Community Futures Announce New Funding Project Trenval Area Businesses to Benefit

The Government of Canada is providing funding support to the Trenval CFDC under the Rural Innovation Initiative-Eastern Ontario project to fund local innovation initiatives

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