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November 28, 2018
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2019 Board of Directors – Electronic Voting

An Email with a link to the online voting process was sent to all the main contacts for member businesses on Friday November 23, 2018.  If you did not see the email or would like it to be resent to a different person within the company please contact the office and the link to the online ballot will be sent to you.  There is only one vote per member business.

Voting for the Board Elections closes this Friday, November 30 at 4pm.

The Chamber would like to thank the 10 nominees that have put their names forward for the 6 available positions on our 2019 Board of Directors.

  1. Carol Forestell – McDougall Insurance & Financial
  2. Lori Denis – Trenton Cold Storage
  3. Brent Parsons – Parsons Catering & Café
  4. Rick Davies – Property Guys
  5. Terry Boyd – The Gym
  6. Kenny Toor – Motel 6 Trenton/10 Fitness
  7. Matthew Doty – Whitley Insurance & Financial Services
  8. Kristina Walt – Scotiabank
  9. Barbara Schultz – Pyxis Great Lakes
  10. Candace Lauzer – The Kings Inn B & B
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Changes to the Chamber By-Laws

The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce has made changes to our by-laws to be compliant with the Board of Trade Act and to introduce the use of technology for member meetings and voting.  

All member businesses have been sent an email so they can vote online to approve the new by-laws.  Anyone that would like more information or would prefer to vote in person is invited to attend a member meeting on Tuesday December 4th at 10am at the Chamber Office.  If you need more information or have any questions about this process please contact Suzanne at 613-392-7635. 

Read the Updated By-Laws
Mark your calendar!
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Quinte Access is growing and they are moving their operations into the former public works building on Pelham St.  This opens up space in the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce building and allows us to move forward with our plans to create the Quinte West Business Centre in downtown Trenton.

Once the interior renovations are complete there  will be two modern offices and a large board room that can be booked as daily or half-day rentals.  In addition the Chamber will have three offices for staff along with the reception area and Visitor Information Centre.

We look forward to everyone stopping by for a tour when we reopen in the new year.

See Floor Plan of New Business Centre

What a great night! Over 85 floats in the parade this year. We have such a great community the floats were all well decorated and lit the streets of downtown Trenton!

Click here for the list of 2018 Winners

There are tickets still available to purchase!

Call the Chamber of Commerce office to reserve your tickets today! 613-392- 7635

Click here to purchase tickets online
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Report

Today, we released our new report, Within Our Control: Improving the Regulation of Business-Indigenous Peoples’ Relationships.

From trade agreements to tax reductions and regulatory streamlining, our major trading partners have us on the competitive hot seat. Our attractiveness as a place in which to invest is slipping due to our relatively high and complex taxes, compounded by a regulatory environment that is unpredictable.

We have to be prepared to make changes to ensure businesses remain competitive and Canada continues to be an attractive place to invest, start businesses and create the jobs upon which our economic and social well-being depend.

In this report, we focus on a relatively narrow yet critical area of federal regulation: the relationships between businesses and Indigenous peoples.  We can no longer afford to have arcane laws and regulations holding Indigenous peoples and businesses back.

Click here to read the full report.

The advocacy work of the Ontario Chamber, backed by the strength of the Chamber Network achieves impactful policy wins for Ontario businesses.

Your ongoing support of the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce enables us to bring about change.

Click here to read details of each win
"What's New" Newsletter - Ministry of Labour

Topics include:

  • Ministry launches Collective Bargaining Ontario Online Resource
  • Employment Standards Initiative in Construction
  • Health & Safety Initiatives in Mining & Construction
  • Protect Workers from the Flu
  • "It's Your Job" Student Video Contest
  • WSIB Claims - Convenient New Tool
  • Working at Heights Training
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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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Quinte Studios
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Willow Publishing
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Tuesday December 11, 2018 -- 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

We recognize that retaining and attracting business is the only way to grow our communities and keep the prosperity and the quality of life we all enjoy. This is our way of thanking you for making our way of life possible.

We hope you will be able to take some time to attend the breakfast, network with fellow business leaders and hear from a local speaker who will provide some insight into how inclusion can benefit your business.

The breakfast is a partnership event between the cities of Belleville and Quinte West and we hope up to two people from your organization will be able to join us

click here to for details and to register

You can’t change your boss, but you can change who you work for. If you want to be your own boss, then you need to listen up. Tammatha Denyes, CPB will give you the tools you need to get started today!    Don’t worry if you cannot make it, we will send you a recording!

Thursday December 6 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Click here for details
Take the Radon Workplace Challenge!

Did you know that exposure to high levels of radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the ground. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, and it can enter any home or workplace through openings where the building contacts the ground.  That means the only way to know how much radon is in your home or workplace is to test for it. The best time to start a radon test is during the colder months of the year when windows and doors are kept shut. And if you find that radon levels are high, don’t panic; it’s easy to fix.

The Radon Workplace Challenge is an opportunity for employers to take a leadership role in protecting the health of their employees and their families. Interested organizations across Canada are invited to take the pledge and participate in the Challenge by sharing information about radon and encouraging their employees and networks to test for it. All participating workplaces will receive educational materials and two radon test kits at no cost!

To find out more information and register your workplace for the Radon Workplace Challenge, please click on the link below. 

visit the Radon Workplace Challenge Website
Coming to Trenton - November 29

Enjoy live music from the 3 amazing performers and bring cash and food donations for Quinte West's Care & Share Food Bank!

10:30-11am at the south side of the rail crossing on RCAF Rd for some festive live music and fun.

more details

Mrs Dickens' Christmas Tea

Friday, December 7, 2018
2 Stittings: 11 am and 1 p

Come and enjoy Tea with Mrs. Dickens as she serves her favourite Christmas delights and reads excerpts from her husband's “Little Christmas Book”.
$15 pp includes:
tea sandwiches, Christmas cake, shortbread, mince tarts, scones, chocolates, tea, coffee, cranberry punch, smoking Bishop, Eggnog
Entertainment by local musicians, prizes for Parlour Games.

Please call or email to reserve your place:
Laura 613 243 3172 or email

Feed Your Appetite for History
Trenton Town Hall - 1861 Heritage and Cultural Centre
55 King St., Trenton, ON

Dear Chamber members,

I would like to introduce myself; I am the new General Manager of the Ramada Trenton. I assumed my new challenge in May of this year and am excited to once again be back in Trenton. I was here 12 years ago when the property was branded Holiday Inn, when I occupied the position of Food & Beverage Manager. It is my goal to restore this properties profile within the community to what it was when I was last here.

In doing so, I am happy to invite all of you and your teams to enjoy a Las Vegas Holiday hypnotist show. The gala night features a full buffet, show and after party for $79.95.

We are offering Chamber members $10.00 off ($69.00) until Dec 1st for early bookings and discounted drink tickets should you wish to purchase them for your guests.

In Hospitality, 

Joey Bélanger, General Manager  Ramada Hotel Trenton  613-394-4855


click here to to contact Ramada to book tickets
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97 Front St, Trenton, ON K8V 4N6
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