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Anne Arnold, CSP Ext. 200
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Event Coordinator/Marketing Assistant
Lindsay Walker Ext. 210 ecoflyers 7
Front Line Coordinator Fee
Krista Laidley Ext. 205 member matters 10
Licensing Supervisor Debit & Credit Card
Reception Ext. 0 processing changes new members 11
executive/finance chamber events 12
- breakfast club
Terry Merrill Past-Chair Emergencies happen business after hours 13
Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront
Arlynn Dupuis Vice-Chair
McGillen Ayotte Dupuis benefacts 15
Tony Smith Treasurer
Tristone Media Group here’s my card 16
Stuart Harrison Secretary
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Jef Dueck Director-At-Large
91.9BOBFM/Country 105/Energy 99.7
Betty Johnson Director-At-Large
Century 21 United Realty
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News from the OCC and CCC
Bob Doornenbal CoveR Photo visualeyez creative
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Brad Hilker PRiNtiNG commercial press
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Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre
Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments Inc.
Mayor Paul Ayotte
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Douro-Dummer Deputy Reeve
County of Peterborough
Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture
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Amy Simpson is the Anne is the Manager Lisa is the Director
Owner/Operator of of Membership for of Organizational
MicroAge Technology the Peterborough & Community
Solutions and Chamber of Commerce Development for
can be reached at and can be reached the United Way
The Greater Peterborough 705.876.1177 x125 at 705.748.9771 of Peterborough
Chamber of Commerce or asimpson@ x200 or anne@ & District and
microageptbo.com peterboroughchamber.ca can be reached
175 George St. N. at 705.742.8839
Peterborough x29 or lsmith@
p rosperity, by definition, is the state of flourishing, thriving, success and good fortune. It is also
the name of the Peterborough Chamber’s premier business-to-business tradeshow, now in its third
year. On Wednesday September 16th at the Peterborough Morrow Building, Prosperity 2009 will
showcase over 120 Peterborough and area companies exhibiting to a prospective audience of over
Attending a tradeshow such as Prosperity participant for the past two years, MicroAge
2009, especially during challenging Technology Solutions sees the show as a
economic times, can be the best way to valuable vehicle to stimulate creativity,
obtain knowledge, keep current and get ideas talk to customers and meet potential new
that can help you make educated decisions customers in person. We can communicate
on how to help your company move forward. with our clients in lots of ways, but nothing
Prosperity 2009 brings like-minded business can replace face-to-face communication. We
professionals, entrepreneurs and individuals have a great time meeting everyone and look
together with exhibitors for a full day of forward to seeing more new people this year.
networking, education and face-to-face
contact. For anyone in Prosperity 2009 is an excellent
business, this is a must- way to meet and greet with a
attend event. great number of people in a
short period of time. There are
Visitors can expect to
find new products and
For anyone many ways to market to your
clients with email, educational
suppliers to expand or
develop their business;
in business, seminars, vendor events and
one-on-one meetings. This
gain new ideas and
enthusiasm to motivate
this is a tradeshow takes marketing one
step further by putting you
staff; look for something
original and different
must-attend and your staff in the public eye,
showing their expertise, and
that will separate you
from your competition;
event the scope of your company’s
offerings. It’s about local people
improve relationships providing real products and
within your existing services that keep our local
business network and economic wheels in motion.
potential new suppliers; Today, more than ever, we need
and establish profitable and new business to be aware of the direct impact we have on
relationships. You will walk away with a new our local economy and keep Prosperity in
perspective and better attitude to build your Peterborough.
MicroAge Technology Solutions will
As the be donating a Notebook again this year.
official The winner will be announced during the
sponsor of Business After Hours Social between 4 – 6
Prosperity pm, where you can enjoy lots of Kawartha
2009, as Choice locally grown food. Don’t forget to
well as a bring your business cards to enter the draw.
supporter and We look forward to seeing you there!
Credit Card Fees & Charges Update
a s with many services in banking and finance, the fees and charges associated with provision of debit
card and credit card processing are changing.
For our members participating in the program, we are pleased to report progress in ensuring stable
rates and a continuing strong relationship with our primary provider, First Data. On behalf of our
members, our associates at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have solicited comments from First
Data on our program and related or competitive activities in their business.
In their response to the National Chamber, First at the anticipated interchange levels. In the current
Data stated “As a proud Member and partner of Chamber of Commerce program, the rate of 1.79%
the Chamber of Commerce, First Data’s primary will allow your domestic electronic transactions
interest is to provide not only best in class service which generally account for the largest percentage
and support to our customers, but to also ensure a of your process needs.”
full understanding and awareness of our program
and what it has to offer each and every one of To find out more about specific non-qualified fees
your Members. It is critical that in addition to and surcharges along with ways to reduce these
understanding your fee structure, that there is costs, contact your First Data Representative, Harold
an awareness of the rules of engagement (of this Mann at (705) 731-7917 or by email harold.mann@
program). Merchant fees, as prices for any product, firstdata.com
are based on various factors including overhead
infrastructure, staffing, IT support, security and There is no doubt that the credit card industry has
other services. become very competitive. There are competitors
knocking on doors every day with extremely low
In the last year and a half we have flash rates (seemingly the only rates that people
seen times of unprecedented change seem to see when they would sign on the dotted
in the credit card industry. The line). We would encourage members to allow your
changes introduced as part of various First Data representative to walk you through the
spring & fall releases by MasterCard, program and compare ‘apples to apples’ as Harold
have required a sizable effort and is the expert and will be able to point to ways that
ongoing systems costs have been members can save money, based on their current
incurred. Some of these changes use and profile.
The MDR’s available
• New MasterCard International to businesses who
Processing or ‘event’ fee(s) on are members of
“we GOT ONE!” foreign transactions the Peterborough
Sara & Bruce • New associated interchange Chamber of
Canadian Distribution Channel rates applied to ‘card not present’ Commerce continue
Peterborough to provide exceptional
value and cost savings.
• New associated interchange rates
PROVIDING BUSINESS LOANS FOR for ‘high spend’, ‘premium’ and
NEW AND EXPANDING BUSINESSES. ‘corporate’ card transactions
Competitive rates, flexible terms,
start-up information, business planning Amendments and pricing changes,
and business counselling!
such as non-qualified fee and
surcharge increases, have allowed
us to maintain your rate of 1.79%,
and as a result First Data has avoided
the need to broadly increase the
Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) to all
Helping your business get to the next level.
transaction types. The MasterCard
Call 705-745-5434 MDR, as shown on your fee schedule
Visit us at 351 Charlotte St. in Ptbo
or on the web www.cdc.on.ca
is based on the assumption that your
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by lisa smith
e mergencies include:
• Human health care crises
• Flu pandemics or SARS
• Natural disasters like fires, floods, ice, wind
• Tragic events like train derailments, explosions, chemical spills.
Large scale emergencies generate a huge need Agencies need to register too!
for community volunteer support. Volunteer In order to match available volunteers to the tasks
availability and rapid, safe, effective volunteer and duties required, emergency response agencies
assignment are crucial to effective emergency need to have their information on the EVR also. Any
response. organization, agency, group, or club who anticipates
playing a recovery role and who will need volunteers
The Emergency Volunteer Registry (EVR) is from the community to accomplish their tasks can
a vital county-wide volunteer database and referral be registered. Contact Cheryl Ellis at United Way
system that will efficiently distribute community at 705-742-8839 to obtain an agency registration
volunteers to appropriate responding agencies. package.
How will it work? How will it work?
When needed, local organizations will request When needed, local emergency response
volunteers for defined positions. The EVR database organizations will request volunteers for defined
will generate a list of registered volunteers whose positions. The EVR database will generate a list of
preferences and skills match position descriptions. registered volunteers whose preferences and skills
United Way will then contact the volunteers on the match position descriptions. United Way will then
list. When an EVR volunteer accepts an assignment, contact the volunteers on the list. When an EVR
they will receive a photo ID badge and instructions volunteer accepts an assignment, they will receive
on reporting for duty. a photo ID badge and instructions on reporting for
People like you can volunteer!
Volunteers with every kind of skill and desire to Who are the Emergency Volunteer Registry
assist are needed. Impacts of an emergency are so (EVR) Partners?
numerous and varied that all abilities and skill sets Peterborough County-City Health Unit,
are required. Registration includes a registration Peterborough Regional Health Centre, City of
form, participating in an intake interview, having Peterborough, County of Peterborough, and United
a photo taken, and signing EVR forms including Way of Peterborough & District.
a police record check. Contact Cheryl Ellis at
United Way at 705-742-8839 to obtain a volunteer
Our 2008 Prosperity Tradeshow, which showcased 120 Chamber Members and
attracted over 1,500 attendees.
Please see the article on page 4 for why you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to
attend the 2009 Prosperity Tradeshow, being held on Wednesday, September 16th.
Tax Informatio sponsored by:
Brought to you by
Minist ry of Revenue
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 21, 2009
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Come and meet
mber 17, 2009
Join the Greater Peterborough Hundred’s of
Fellow Business people...
Innovation Cluster’s Board, Members, Clients
7:45 a.m. – 4:30 Waterfront and Partners in making the 3rd Annual Golf
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Tournament the best yet! One on One!
11:00 am -- BBQ Lunch & Registration A Business Networking Opportunity
A unique oppo rs 1:00 pm -- Shotgun Start, 18 Hole Scramble in a Trade Show Environment.
• attend informati y tax 5:30 pm
information on ke -- Reception & Networking Fabulous Door Prizes throughout
• obtain valuable AY
and busines s programs 6:30 pm -- Guest Speaker, Dr. Suresh Narine, the day, including a laptop WEDNESD
tario’s taxes computer from MicroAge. SEPTEMB
• learn about On Director, Trent University
• have your ques
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7:00 pm -- Dinner
Only$175 Per Person!
• Show specials and discounts
• Appetizers, snacks and cash bar all day
• Regular Business After Hours crowd
To Find More In from 4-6 pm with lots of Kawartha
Noon to 7:
Choice Farm Fresh Foods ilding
Online www.ontario.ca/re For registration and sponsorship inquiries contact: • Mingle with other business owners Morrow Bu ntre
click on ‘Events’ • Promote your business
• Establish new business relationships
Mark it on ar
Sarah Lynch, (705) 743-0777 ext. 2124 your calend
Phone 1 866 ONT-TAXS firstname.lastname@example.org
(1 866 668-8297)
For some businesses,
a downturn is an opportunity
The get More,
to gain market share.
Thus, we are introducing a for Less!
new feature in our monthly will provide 1 As a .pdf file on ou
Voice of Business Magazine portunity r
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September’s Upcoming Events...
breakfastclub tuesday, september 8th
location: Carousel Restaurant, 116 Lansdowne Street East
guest speaker: Jeff Philip of ECorganics “Eco Friendly grass Maintenance.”
time: 7:30 am
cost: Pay for your breakfast
please note: you do not need to register for this event.
Prosperity2009 Business-to-Business Tradeshow
wednesday, september 16th
location: Morrow Building (at the Memorial Centre), 151 Lansdowne St. West
time: 12 noon – 7:00 p.m.
cost: Admission is free (open to the Public)
please note: For more information on this event, please see page 18.
To secure your booth, please contact Anne at 748-9771 ext. 200 or
email at email@example.com
Proud of Our Past, Positive About Our Future
Omemee • Bobcaygeon
businessafterhours wednesday, september 16th
(705) 742-4245 • 1-800-387-1627 Join us for our regular Business After Hours on a special day
at the Prosperity Tradeshow
location: The Morrow Building
www.darlinginsurance.net time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
cost: Free, Compliments of oLg Slots at Kawartha Downs
please note: Pre-registration is not required for this event.
clublaurus thursday, september 24th
location: **NEW Location** The 2nd Floor Lounge, 172 Simcoe Street
event details: Club Laurus ‘newbie night!’
time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
cost: Free, Compliments of nationwide Barter
please note: Pre-registration is required for this event.
Looking Ahead… Growing your business...t o ge t h e r !
businessafterhours wednesday, october 6th
location: Angels of Flight Canada inc., 799 o’Brien Drive, Unit 10
(located at the Peterborough Municipal Airport)
time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
• Competitive rates on commercial loans and mortgages
cost: Free, Compliments of oLg Slots at Kawartha Downs
• Flexible payment options • Local credit approvals
please note: Pre-registration is required for this event.
breakfastclub tuesday, october 13th
location: Carousel Restaurant, 116 Lansdowne Street East
guest speaker: Karen August, The Market Hall `Sneak Peek inside the new Market Hall’
time: 7:30 am
cost: Pay for your breakfast
please note: you do not need to register for this event.
2009BusinessExcellenceAwards Proudly Presents:
wednesday, october 21st Wednesday September 9th
location: Trentwinds international Centre
time: 5:30pm cocktails, 6:30pm dinner and awards ceremony 6-7 p.m. – Social Networking
cost: $60.00 + gST 7 p.m. – Dinner
please note: This event must be pre-paid. 8 p.m. – Speaker
President of Work-Life Harmony Enterprises
An experienced consultant who has worked with several
clublaurus thursday, october 22nd leading organizations in the private, public and voluntary
sector throughout the world, Nora is internationally
recognized as an authority in work-life quality, workplace
location: The 2nd Floor Lounge, 172 Simcoe Street flexibility and workforce diversity. Learn how to fulfill your
event details: TBD multiple responsibilities by practicing harmony habits and
time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm balance behaviours at this fun and interactive meeting.
cost: Free, Compliments of nationwide Barter
please note: Pre-registration is required for this event. Coming:
Wednesday October 7th
Best selling author of the 'Eat Clean Diet' series,
fitness model and magazine columnist.
newmembers’reception thursday, november 19th You can register for these events by visiting our WBN website at
For all new members since April 2009. Come out and network with fellow new members, www.womensbusinessnetwork.net
meet the Board of Directors and utilize the available table space to display your products/services. Cost is $35.00 per person and must be prepaid. Guest registration
Please call Cathy for availability at 748-9771 ext. 214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org deadline for September meeting is Thursday, September 3, 2009
location: Chamber of Commerce Board Room Don’t miss out on these wonderful opportunities.
time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm This event is for women only.
please note: Pre-registration is required for this event.
Mark your calendars now for our
121st Annual Chamber Gala, being held on
Saturday, February 6th, 2010! Details to follow…. Decks, Gazebo’s,
Unless otherwise specified, registration is required for all Free Consultation
705-799-7874 / 1-800-263-4774
Chamber events. To register, please call 748-9771 Ext. 0 or
Gary or Mary Anne Barnett
email email@example.com www.hickorydickorydecks.com
Pearlhead Productions offers New Location and Website for Restwell upholstery Co.
international Song Publishing and All Green ink Now offering New Line
Artist Development All Green Ink has moved to a new location Restwell Upholstering Co. is now offering
Pearlhead Productions is a newly formed at 1850 Fisher Drive and launched a brand new custom made to measure
international song publishing and artist new web site. The new space allows for upholstered furniture. Long lasting
development company owned by Joel expanded operations with an option to hardwood frames that are dowelled glued
Parkes and Simon Laffy. Joel and Simon rapidly add more space. The web site www. & screwed for strength & durability. Talk
plan to join great songs with great singers allgreenink.ca answers fact and fiction about to Kerri or Hazel to see more than 20 fabric
and, through studios in England, Los the laser printer cartridge recycling industry. suppliers to get the look, style and size you
Angeles, Toronto and Peterborough, get All Green Ink offerings recycling programs want. You can visit their showroom at 210
them recorded and promoted globally. If for printer cartridges and has been serving Lansdowne Street East or call 745-0541.
you have great songs or you are a great the Peterborough area for the past five years.
singer, contact Joel at firstname.lastname@example.org For mor information call 761-8071. The Chamber Welcomes The Lunch Lady
Peterborough now has The Lunch Lady
MJ Bistro introduced at viamede Resort A Big Move for TCP Accounting & in town! The Lunch Lady provides hot,
Viamede Resort recently introduced the Tax Services healthy, child-friendly food to elementary
MJ Bistro – Fine Italian Food on Stoney Silverthorn Management Consulting schools. The Lunch Lady operates out
Lake. Featuring traditional Italian and president, Gwyneth James, purchased TCP of a peanut/nut free, health inspected
Mediterranean food, the restaurant is Accounting & Tax Services in January and commercial kitchen. Their menu meets all
open for dinner Thursday through Sunday is now moving from Unit 8 to Unit 3 in School Nutrition Guidelines and provides
overlooking Stoney Lake. For reservations Northview Commerce Court on Chemong a contribution to the school as well. You
call 705-654-3344. Road. The successful accounting and can also contact Aileen at (705) 750-0222 or
consulting firm’s new office will have a email email@example.com or for more
Revive Career Services offers separate boardroom and space to grow. information check out the Lunch Lady
Comprehensive Career Services Gwyneth and her staff at TCP provide website at: www.thelunchlady.ca
Ruth van Vierzen’s new company is bookkeeping, tax, payroll and business
called ReViVe Career Services. Ruth planning services to individuals and small New Look for Whelans floor Covering
provides comprehensive career services, businesses. TCP would love to help you – Congratulations to Mark Whelan and
workshops and seminars, and HR services call (705) 876-6011. everyone at Whelans Floor Covering.
for companies including hiring, team They’ve recently completed a major
dynamics, staff assessments and more. For
New Service offered by My Left Breast
renovation of their building, which is
My Left Breast is now offering bra fittings
more information visit www.revivecareer.com located at 2512 Chemong Road, just south
for everyone, cami muffin-top tamers,
or call 705-772-2443. of Bridgenorth. The building started out
nursing bras and tanks! 85% of women are
as a fruit market thirty years ago. Mark
wearing the wrong bra size, complain of
added a second floor, a new cottage country
straps falling down and tight bands. For
look to the front façade, skylights, energy
healthy breasts wearing a properly fitted
efficient lighting, new heating and air
bra can help the body keep our lymph
conditioning, and I hear they got a good
system flowing and in turn is thought to
deal on the new flooring as well. Mark also
reduce toxins. Call Bridget Leslie, Certified
used all local trades for the work, and wants
Bra fitter and make an appointment today.
to remind people that their sister company
All Chamber members will receive a 5%
Peterborough Carpetland remains open for
discount. My Left Breast is located at the
business at 933 Weber Avenue. For more
information call 705-292-9565.
Clinic, 26 Hospital
Drive. For more
email Bridget at
com, or visit them
online at www.
Does your business have some new and exciting news to share?
If so, please submit your information (approximately 75 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
by the 1st of the preceeding month for inclusion in the next month’s issue (i.e. February’s newsletter,
January 1st deadline).
Please note that information will be printed at the Editor/General Manager’s discretion.
Canadian Blood Services
Congratulations to Canadian Blood Services, who
celebrated their 10th anniversary on August 25th. Did
welcome to our new members who joined
you know that one donation of blood can improve
or save up to three lives, and every usable part of your the Chamber from July 9, 2009 - Aug 10, 2009
donation goes to a patient in need? On average, every
60 seconds someone in Canada requires blood or blood Kawartha Group Property Services PPL Legal Care of Canada
components, and since they have a limited shelf life, Limited Corporation
demand is constant. Why not make a blood donation Landscape, Lawn Care & Tree Services Legal Services
a personal priority to ensure an adequate supply Lucas Welk Gloria Whitfield
for those in need? For more information, call (705) 559-4445 (705)748-9930
1-888-2 DONATE. www.kgps.ca www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/whitfieldg
Petro-Canada Merges with Suncor energy inc. Kawartha-haliburton Children’s Studio - N
Effective Saturday, August 1st, Petro-Canada and Suncor Foundation Graphic Design
Energy Inc. have merged. This represents an important Not-for-Profits Nora Mickee
step forward as the Petro-Canada and Sunoco networks
Donna Barry (705) 742-1908
will operate for the first time under one company –
Suncor Energy Inc. From a customer perspective, there
(705) 743-9751 www.studio-n.ca
will be no change to any of the processes or customer www.k-hchildrensfoundation.com
the Gentle vasectomy Clinic
experience. Sunoco specific products and Petro-Canada
specific products will remain at their usual locations.
Mart’s Computers Health Care Practitioners
Computers Paul Cragg
Eric Martineau (705) 742-5225
(705) 749-6929 www.gentlevasectomy.com
please utilize their services whenever possible
July by Betty Johnson (Century 21 United Realty), Breakfast Club Committee Co-chair
Breakfast Club Winner Profile
Wayne Glancy of
A Unique Networking Opportunity field. Additionally, at each month’s event, Clean Air Water & Power
The Breakfast Club has come a long way all attendees’ business cards are entered into
Do I need a Purifier?
from its humble beginnings of a couple of a draw and one lucky attendee will receive a
free profile in the Voice of Business. Ecoquest air purifiers are fully tested by Kansas
Chamber members meeting for coffee to
State University as a product that neutralizes
the 40 or so members who now gather on a Join this group of early risers who meet bacteria, mold mildew, viruses and a host of
regular basis. At these meetings, you will see the second Tuesday of every month at other infections in the air and on surfaces. I am
the familiar faces of the regulars, as well as the Carousel Restaurant to enjoy the now a certified PSP (Professional Screening
some newcomers, making it an interesting company of fellow Chamber members, Partner) with NORMI (National Organization
group of people to have breakfast with once a nice breakfast and an opportunity to of Remediators and Mold Inspectors). Do the
a month. network. For those who have not yet had NORMI test at www.iaqscreening.com/iaq2.
Breakfast Club provides a unique the opportunity to attend these Breakfast
opportunity for a little professional meetings, come out and join your fellow For more information,
development, as well as some good old Chamber members for breakfast at 7:30 in Wayne can be reached at (705) 749-6209
the morning. We highly recommend it! or email@example.com.
fashioned networking. Each meeting
features a guest speaker, selected from the There is no need to register and the only
Breakfast Club’s regular attendees. Attendees cost is your breakfast.
are given the opportunity to go once We would like to take this opportunity to Both have participated in the Breakfast Club
around the room, introducing themselves thank Bob MacLeod of Money Concepts since the beginning!
and offering their 30 second “elevator Financial Planning for heading up the The topic for September’s Breakfast
speech”. Once everyone has been properly Breakfast Club since its inception and Club meeting will be Eco Friendly Grass
introduced, breakfast is served and the guest welcome Bob Tyne from Printer Paul who Maintenance with Jeff Philip of ECOrganics.
speaker offers a brief presentation in his/her took over the helm at the July meeting.
Call 705 742 SHOW (7469) • www.showplace.org
THE CHRISTMAS STORIES VARIETY SHOW
...with special guests, stories and songs for all ages.
A Showplace Lounge event...limited seats available! Friday, November 27th at 8PM
PO’GIRL with opening act GIRLYMAN
Downhearted blues from a jazzy speakeasy collides
with poetic urban grit!
Friday, September 11th at 8PM
Award Winning Canadian Rock Musician!
www.pogirl.net • www.girlman.com
Monday, December 7th at 8PM
THE LEGENDARY MICKEY ROONEY:
LET’S PUT ON A SHOW!
Mickey Rooney is back in Canada with his
BALLET JORGEN’S NUTCRACKER
autobiographical musical, highlighted with ﬁlm clips,
Ballet Jorgen Canada’s Group of Seven Nutcracker is
humour and anecdotal memories.
becoming a national treasure destined to warm the
Sunday, October 4th at 7:30PM
hearts of young and old alike.
Wednesday, December 16th at 7PM
JOHN McDERMOTT: www.balletjorgen.ca
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
featuring THE LEMMON SISTERS KEVIN FOX
An intimate concert with John McDermott...an Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Kevin Fox
artist whose sense of respect for tradition and combines guitar and cello with his charismatic voice, to
understanding of the sentiment behind the music create a unique and captivating musical tapestry of cello-
resonates worldwide. driven folk/pop.
Wednesday, November 25th at 2PM Thursday, February 11th at 8PM
July/Summer Social by Bob Behan (The Protectors group), BAH Committee Chair
Some things you can count on and other Over 200 Chamber members and their
things you can’t. For example, the Blue guests took advantage of the opportunity
Jays and the summer weather have been to enjoy the hospitality of Terry Merrill
unreliable so far this year, however, one and his Team at the Holiday Inn. The
thing you can “bet the farm on” is the event was the perfect environment
Summer Social at the Holiday Inn will be to meet new business contacts in an
a spectacular event! enjoyable and casual atmosphere. The
It really wasn’t because of the fabulous Holiday Inn is in the business of providing
food, which clearly illustrated the comfort for their guests, whether through
Chef’s finely honed skills… It really accommodation and/or food and
wasn’t because of the tremendous beverage service and we are very fortunate
assortment of quality beers, including to have one of the Industry’s finest in our
Peterborough’s very own Publican House… own backyard.
It really wasn’t because of the exciting We are the grateful recipients for the
choices of wines… It really wasn’t because Holiday Inn’s efforts. Is it any wonder they
of the courteous and professional service… are leaders in the Hospitality Industry?
It really wasn’t because of the beautiful Thank you for having us!
river setting. No, it really wasn’t because
of any one of the above; it was because
of all of them combined, as well as the
people in attendance.
Please note: the Chamber & Licensing
Offices will be closed on the following dates:
n Monday, September 7th, 2009
– Labour Day
n Monday, October 12th, 2009
n Thursday, December 24th, 2009
– Christmas Eve (Close at 2pm)
n Friday, December 25th, 2009
– Christmas Day
n Monday, December 28th, 2009
– Boxing Day
n Thursday, December 31st, 2009
– New Year’s Eve (Close at 3pm)
n Friday, January 1st, 2010
– New Year’s Day
by shelley gauthier
Ontario Chamber of Commerce Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Accessibility Standards Update Reforming Canada’s Ei System
All businesses will be directly affected by new Ontario rules In May, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a policy
governing how you, in every aspect of your business, must paper outlining reforms to Canada’s Employment Insurance
accommodate people with disabilities. Since the passage of (EI) system to improve the equity of the system, reduce work
the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in disincentives, promote labour force mobility and ensure program
2005 the government has struck several public-private sector costs do not create a drag on economic activity and job creation
committees to assist in developing standards (which will be turned when the economy recovers.
into regulation) for the AODA. The proposed measures include:
A wide-range of new rules are being created that will affect how • Immediately and permanently making access to benefits
you hire and manage your employees; communicate to your equal wherever the unemployment rate is less than 10 per cent,
employees and customers, clients, suppliers; change or renovate flattening entrance requirement to a consistent 560 hours and
your buildings and internal structures; and deliver quality extending benefit duration accordingly;
customer service, all with the laudable intention of providing an
appropriate working and business environment for people with • Not standardizing variable entrance requirements and benefits
disabilities. where unemployment levels are higher than 10 per cent;
• Gradually reducing the employer EI premium rate to equal that
The OCC is actively representing members’ views on several paid by employees;
working committees that have been formed by the government
• Returning EI to its original focus by removing its social program
to write these new rules. But the OCC is only one voice on these
aspects, e.g., maternity and other leaves, as well as skills and
training programs. These should be funded through general
For additional information on Ontario Chamber of Commerce government programming funds;
activities, please refer to their website www.occ.on.ca • Amending the rate-setting formula so that deficits in the EI
Account are funded over the business cycle of up to 10 years.
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