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February 28, 2019
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Quinte West Chamber Trip September 2019

This 12 days Egypt & Dubai tour begins in Cairo where you can visit the Pyramids at Giza and opt to visit the incredible Egyptian Museum and much more. Then you go to Luxor, where you embark on a relaxing four-night cruise up the Nile. You will have plenty of time to explore the stunning Valley of the Kings and the Temples on the East Bank, including Karnak and Luxor Temples. During the cruise, you can enjoy several shore excursions to see some fascinating historical sites. In Aswan you will discover the High Dam and Temple of Philae.

After visiting the best of Egypt, you will continue your adventures in Cosmopolitan and amazing City of Dubai. Discover the major Traditional & Modern Land marks of this city during a half a day guided city tour and use your free time to enjoy diverse and exciting optional tours, activities, shopping and Night life that Dubai has to offer.

A webinar is available on Thursday, February 28 at 5:30pm for anyone that would like to find out more about this trip.  


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing webinar information.  Anyone who would prefer to come down to the Quinte West Chamber Office and watch the webinar as part of a group can call 613-392-7635

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European Christmas Markets December 7, 2019

We are also working with CAA Travel and Collette to offer a European Tour leaving on December 7 including tours of medieval towns and Classic Christmas Markets. This tour is featuring markets in Strasbourg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Innsbruck and Munich along with City Tours and Attractions.

An information Night is going to be scheduled soon, but wanted to give you the information on this newly released trip first.

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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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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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There has never been more advertising methods available to small business owners than there is now. With so many choices it can be difficult to know which ones to use. Each has their own advantages and their own challenges. If you're not careful you can end up spending $1,000's of dollars and have little or nothing to show for it.

Click here to get details on what we will cover in this FREE workshop

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Release fo the OER 2019 Report


2019 OER outlines vulnerabilities and opportunities within the Ontario economy

Yesterday,the Bay of Quinte Regional Chambers of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released their third annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), offering a unique perspective on the experience of businesses of all sizes across the province. Through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index, and the Economic Outlook, this report presents a candid look at private sector sentiment and opportunities for economic growth for the year ahead.  read more

Link to the OER 2019 Report

Remember the days where important working files were saved on a floppy disc, not the cloud? Or bills were paid via mail, not just instantly with the touch of a button on your smartphone? Lots has changed in the last few decades, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Canadian taxation. The last time Canada undertook a comprehensive review of its tax system, humankind had yet to set foot on the moon.

It has been five decades of the same old and, sure, it is no a secret that nobody likes the tax man, but that does not mean he should be ignored. Canada has a choice, either keep pace with the rapid rate of change or be left behind.

Now more than ever, it is crucial we recognize a modernized tax system can be a key driver of Canada’s business innovation and economic growth. So, what else needs to change? How does it need to change? And most importantly, why is our federal tax system 41st in the world when it comes to the time it takes Canadians to prepare and pay taxes? All of these questions and more are addressed in our latest report, 50 Years of Cutting and Pasting: Modernizing Canada’s Tax System.

You can also read this month’s 5 Minutes for Business to find out about the benefits of a Royal Commission on taxation. Instead of dreading tax time, it is time we understand why we need to push it directly into the spotlight.

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QYP Belleville Sens Event

Great evening at Slapshots Bar & Grill.
Thank you to our guest speaker, Matthew Heidstra of the Belleville Senators, all the attendees and our sponsor, Quinte West Chamber of Commerce.

Stay tuned for our next event!

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Wild Card Brewery
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Willow Printing & Publishing
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This is a great opportunity for employers to find out what is happening in our local labour market.

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Topics found in this month's Newsetter
  • Ontario’s health and safety training heading to 21st century
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Day – February 22
  • Inspectors wanted!
  • RSI awareness day – February 28
  • Revised and new ergonomics resources
  • Initiative results: Mobile equipment in mining
  • Initiative results: Warehouse and big-box retail
  • Deadline: Student video contest – March 4
  • Free presentation: results of construction sector training study
  • Your input needed!
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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 Trash Bash Group Challenge

April 22-26, 2019
Looking for a team-building activity? Why not pick litter together! The group challenge is an opportunity for workplaces, service groups and non-profits to compete and be recognized for their community spirit. The group that collects the most trash per participant wins! The winning group gets a trophy, bragging rights and recognition for their awesome efforts on social media.

To Register for Group Challenges:

1) Save the date. Ask your employer or principal for permission to assemble a group of volunteers. Groups can pick litter anytime from April 22-26, 2019 . Choose the date that works best for your crew.

2) Contact Rachel Revoy by email at  or call 613-394-6266 to register your group.

3) Once you complete your litter round-up, email Rachel the number of participants from your group that took part and the number of bags collected.

Winners will be announced the week following Trash Bash!

Link to Website

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

Click here to register
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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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