Get Connected Roundel Glen, Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise, QBAA Nominations, Community Events

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June 11, 2019
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Great opportunity!

Great opportunity to network with your business community on a beautiful and relaxing patio.  This is an opportunity to welcome the beginning of good weather while overlooking the parkland like fairways of the Roundel Glen Golf Course.

Come mix and mingle and enjoy some light appetizers. There will be a cash bar available.

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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Looking for a way to treat your clients or employees this summer? 🧐🛳
Cruise the Bay of Quinte while enjoying a three course, full service lunch!

To purchase tickets, please contact the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce at 613-392-7635.

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Belleville Area Shows Strongest Anticipated Activity In Ontario

Steady gains in employment are anticipated by Canadian employers over the next three months, with a positive hiring climate for job seekers in the third quarter of 2019.  Employers in the Public Administration sector report the strongest job prospects according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, the most extensive, forward-looking employment survey in the world.

With seasonal variations removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook of +12% is a two percentage point increase compared to the previous quarter and is a decrease of one percentage point compared to the Outlook reported during the same time last year. 

The survey of over 1,900 employers across Canada reveals that 19% of employers plan to increase their staffing levels in the third quarter of 2019, while 3% anticipate cutbacks. Meanwhile, 77% of the employers surveyed expect their current staffing levels to remain unchanged, while the remaining 1% are unsure of their hiring intentions. Employers in all 10 industry sectors in all four regions of the country expect to add to payrolls this quarter.

“The arrival of spring has brought good news for Canadian job seekers. Following a moderately upward swing in job growth at the start of 2019, the market is expected to grow through the next quarter,” said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. “Employers in Canada continue to struggle with talent shortages and are increasingly interested in hiring teachable candidates. Talent shortages are also leading many companies to offer more full-time roles.”

Belleville Area Shows Strongest Anticipated Activity In Ontario

Workforce gains are forecast in 22 of the 24 areas during the third quarter of 2019. The strongest hiring activity is anticipated in Belleville, where the Outlook of +32% reflects robust hiring plans. Solid hiring prospects are also reported for Northumberland County and Brampton, with Outlooks of +30% and +25%, while the Kitchener/Cambridge Area Outlook stands at +20%. Meanwhile, Kingston employers expect to trim payrolls, reporting an Outlook of -6%, and Fort Erie employers forecast flat hiring activity with an Outlook of 0%.


Link to World Wide Employment Survey
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 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. 

Click Here to Read Letter
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
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.


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Promise Fun Land
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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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As part of our Orientation Week activities this Fall, Loyalist College is  hosting two vendor and service fairs to introduce students to the wide range of services this region has to offer. We hope your business or organization will join us:

Orientation Day Tuesday, September 3, 10 am – 1 pm

Friday Night Lights Friday, September 6, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

If you would like more information, or to confirm your participation, please contact student Orientation Coordinator Alicia Douglas by July 19.

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Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
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(613) 392-7635 or 1 800 930-3255
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