Summer Social, State of the Province, Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise, QBAA Nominations, Community Events

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July 5, 2019
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Come Out and Support

The Trenton Golden Hawks are inviting the Quinte West business Community to come out to meet the players and support their Golf Tournament.  All the money raised goes to the Peter Huff Scholarship Award for a player off to a post secondary education and to ensure the players are looked after while staying in Quinte West.

There are many new players on the team this year and this is a great opportunity to welcome them to Quinte West.  The Trenton Golden Hawks are looking for golf teams or individual players, sponsors and prize donations.


Link to Details and Registration
State of the Province Presentation to Quinte Business Community

State of the Province update with the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, Todd Smith and the President of the Treasury Board, Peter Bethlenfalvy.

Ministers delivered mostly good news on the State of the Province but said it would take 5 years to slowly remove the annual deficit the province has been running on for the past serveral years.  Stated we can't afford to not tackle the provinces massive accumulated debt as Ontario pays out $36 Million per day in interest payments.

This was for Quinte area businesses and hosted by the Quinte West, Belleville and Prince Edward County Chambers of Commerce. The presentation was well received by the 80 business & Economic Development people in attendance.

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Join us for a networking gathering full of delightful summery treats, refreshments and cash bar.

Socialize in this beautiful venue by the water while fostering relationships with people from your local business community.  Bring your business cards and network, network, network!!!!

Click here to RSVP

The Afternoon Cruise on July 19th is SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for the Lunch, Dinner and Evening cruise. Below are details

🎫Lunch Cruise- July 18th 12:30-3:30pm *$90 per person
🎫Dinner Cruise- July 18th 6:00-9:00pm *$110 per person
🎫Evening Cruise- July 19th 6:30-9:30pm *70 per person

Click here to view the lunch menu    Click here to view the dinner menu

Click here to purchase tickets
Ground Breaking for new Rushnell Funeral Centre

Rushnell Funeral Centre is rebuilding its home on Division Street in Trenton. Craig Rushnell, son of Doug Rushnell who founded Rushnell Family Services, is the owner of Rushnell Family services and said, “we have been serving families in the Quinte and surrounding region since 1961 when Doug Rushnell found his true calling and opened the first Rushnell Funeral Centre.  We truly believe the difference is in the details and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our new 9,000 square foot funeral centre when it opens in 2020.”  Read More

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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.

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Open House July 11th

Community Living Quinte West is having an Open House to show off their new office 

Unit 109 – 22 Front Street
Trenton, Ontario

Please drop in and say hello.
Light refreshments will be served.

Forge Automotive is hosting an Appreciation Event at the shop on Sat July 20th to thank family, friends, supporters and customers. Please join us!

RBC Royal Bank
Click here for more details


Volunteer & Information Quinte
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Go Online to Read about the Latest News from the Ministry of Labour
  • Occupational Health and Safety regulatory amendments reduce red tape

Changes to regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act will reduce regulatory burden and increase flexibility for businesses. The amendments will also help modernize and ensure regulations are up-to-date. Many of the changes will come into effect on July 1, 2019.

  • Ontario appoints special advisors to review WSIB

The Ontario government has launched a review of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to ensure workers and their families remain supported and protected in the workplace. The review will provide the government with new information regarding the board's operations and how it compares to industry best practices.

  • New workplace violence prevention tools available

New workplace violence prevention resources are available for hospitals, community care and long-term care facilities. The resources are offered by the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA).

  • Collective bargaining review 2018

Almost 2,400 settlements covering almost 390,000 employees were ratified in 2018. The majority were in health and social services. Private sector settlements contained an average annual base wage increase of 1.9 per cent, compared to 1.6 per cent in the public sector.

  • Canada Day Public Holiday – July 1

Many employees are entitled to the day off with pay on Canada’s birthday, July 1. At some businesses, you must work if asked by your employer. If you work on Canada Day, your employer may have to pay you one-and-a-half times your regular pay rate for the hours you work that day, in addition to any other public holiday pay. Learn what your entitlements are.

Read about public holidays

Read about special rules and exemptions

  • Free webinar: suspended access equipment initiative – July 9

Learn what workplaces need to do to keep workers safe when working from suspended access equipment like suspended work platform systems. Ministry staff will review regulatory requirements for installing, inspecting, testing, operating, and maintaining the equipment on construction projects. Links to information resources and training will also be provided. The free 90-minute webinar begins at 1 p.m.

Register online

  • Free webinar: hours of work and overtime – July 24

Do you know what the hours of work and overtime rules are in Ontario? What about how to calculate overtime pay? Join ministry staff for a one-hour overview beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Register online

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The QW Chamber Has Stickers, Window Clings and Metal Outdoor Signs for Members

If you are an employer or owner (proprietor) of an enclosed workplace, an enclosed public place or other smoke-free and vape-free places as described in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 or Ontario Regulation 268/18, you must post enough of the individual (tobacco/e-cigarette) signs OR combined (tobacco and e-cigarette) signs at each entrance, exit and washroom to ensure that employees and the public know that they cannot smoke tobacco or cannabis (medical or recreational) or vape anything there.

The Chamber Office has restocked and now has FREE window clings and metal signs.  We also have bilingual stickers if you need them.  If you need some for your business you can contact the Quinte West Chamber 613-392-7635 or stop by our office.

Link to Details & Printable Signs
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Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
97 Front St, Trenton, ON K8V 4N6
(613) 392-7635 or 1 800 930-3255
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