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March 12, 2019
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Be sure to drop by and enjoy some light refreshements while mingling with your local buiness community.  Check out there operation and see how they do it and try some real Maple syrup.

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Do you need your own space away from your home office?

Conveniently located in downtown Trenton,  our bright and spacious meeting rooms are affordable and can be rented on a 1/2 day or full day basis.

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Click here to email Morgan, Home Show Coordinator

The event will feature the presentation of the annual report, full course dinner, the awarding of the Honorary Life-Time Membership to Mark Phillips.

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With our GDP at a standstill, businesses need to see a focus on protecting and fostering growth in the upcoming federal budget ahead of this year’s federal election. The federal budget is set to be released on March 19, and only time will tell if it will keep in mind the business community’s needs. With small businesses in Canada employing more than 8.2 million Canadians, this budget could be a score or bust for the federal government in its upcoming election.

Find our more in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business, A Budget for Business or Bust

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Local Numbers on Business Confidence

Overall there are not huge differences between what local companies are saying about their confidence in the Ontario Economy and their own Economic Outlook than what is presented in the OER 2019.  We were able to receive the local results from the survey that was conducted by the Ontario Chamber.

62.1% of local companies say they are confident in the economic outlook for their own organizations.  A growing client base followed by and increased demand for their product or services were listed as the top two reasons.

13.8% of companies say they are not confident in the economic outllook for their organizations.  Difficulty in finding/retaining staff was the top reason followed by decline in demand for their products or services and increased competition.

To read the full results, click on the link below.

Link to Quinte Survey Results
New Offer From Our Affinity Partner - First Data

Through the Chamber Network we have access to special offers from our Affinity Partners for our members.  We like to share them with you from time to time in case they might be useful to you.

If you are interested in this new offer the full details and conditions are below.

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Travelodge Trenton
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TD Accounting Services
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Did you know that buying Stocks has similarities to buying a House or a Business?

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th between 6:30-8:30pm at Occasions-by-the Bay.

My clients know that I refer to EdgePoint as a “Boutique Investment Firm” – and here is why:
• Most of the employees have their retirement savings in EdgePoint portfolios,
• The firm now manages >$27 Billion of clients’ retirement money,
• It is a truly Canadian investment firm with global knowledge,
• No CEO or Portfolio Manager has ever left the firm AND

All their portfolios have outperformed the underlying stock-market indexes big time AND
This talk will be informative, educational and probably also entertaining.

We still have seats available.

Sign up by R.S.V.P. to Jodi at 613.394.8200 or

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2019 Reports Now Available!

On Wednesday March 6, 2019, we released both the 2019 EmployerOne Survey Report and the 2019 Local Labour Market Plan Update.

We are also looking for your feedback on the Labour Market Plan Update. Once you have had a chance to review it, take the LLMP Survey and let us know your thoughts!

Brad Labadie, Executive Director
Centre for Workforce Development

Visit Website to Get Your Copies
Quinte West presents Leadercast Live 2019

What:  The City of Quinte West in partnership with Loyalist College and Quinte Economic Development Commission is proud to present Leadercast 2019. Returning for the second year in a row, this one day Leadership Development Conference is for local leaders passionate about developing their skills alongside fellow community and business leaders.

Leadercast provides participants with a simulcast broadcast of world famous leadership experts from around the world, as well as an in person presentation.

When: May 10, 2019

Where: Duncan McDonald Community Gardens, Trenton

Presenting Partners: Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC) and Loyalist College Training and Knowledge Centre

Participate by getting your ticket for this unique and rewarding leadership developing experience!

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Quinte International Women’s Day Celebrated by Local Entrepreneurs

International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated locally on March 7th at the Trent Port Marina with over 100 in attendance.  The day has been celebrated for over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911.  The United Nations adopted the day in 1975.

Trenval and the Small Business Centre’s annual celebration focusing on the achievements of local female entrepreneurs, featured keynote speaker, Nancy Carroll (Burt’s Bee’s – The Clorox Company) who brought an inspiring message and shared her journey to becoming the Business Team Lead for Burt’s Bees and Sales Strategy Manager for Clorox Canada.

Other featured speakers included Leslie Richards, Stephanie Rayton, Jennie Moore, Chanakan Kalapukdee and Dr. Aruna Alexander.

Link to Trenval
Chambers Plan Employee Benefits

To learn more about the chamber plan or to request a free quote contact Wendy Riley at the Riley Financial Group 613-771-1244 or by email

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No experience is necessary!  To register your team or for further information, please visit our website or email us at”

Click here if you are interested in a corporate sponsrship

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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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