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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft Coming in this week following the Chamber's first "Canada Day" event and jumping right back in to coordinating final details for Waterfront, my typical Chamber duties are placed on the back burner so "from the desk of" this week is going to be way more about the upcoming great event than our fundamental advocacy work - but worry not, because as soon as Waterfront is over, the municipal election will be on our radar and I will be asking you what you want to see happen at City Hall that will support your business! But, back to Waterfront!  In fact, the 40th anniversary of this Festival
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft It's been an exciting week - kicked off on Monday with our Membership plaque presentation to Rob Mullowney, COO Belleville Senators - they've been members for two years now but it's taken some time to find a wall (and catch Rob) to bring it by.  (Note - if you need a new plaque or are missing any years - let us know, and we'd be happy to feature a photo of you and your plaque in an upcoming newsletter!) And then it was on the train to Toronto to attend my first Ontario Chamber of Commerce Board meeting.  I was nominated in April as one of 2 representatives at large from the
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft On Wednesday this week, I swapped my desk for a Herc!  Back in November at Habitat for Humanity's "Home for the Holiday" gala, an Executrek package was on the Auction block and I'd heard it was a pretty excellent adventure.   I really wasn't quite sure what I was getting into but I knew it was an opportunity to experience life on the Base for a day (which seemed like a rather patriotic thing to do as well).   The day was filled with activities to thrill us - riding above the region in a Hercules with the door wide open - landing a plane
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft I would never rate myself a good golfer but I do love the game and being out on the course!  So, yesterday (even if a bit chilly) was a great day to get together with those of you who were able to carve out a few hours and join us… it appears those who come out to golf are those who don’t come out to breakfasts or mingles so, proof that variety is good when trying to give you opportunities to connect with each other. Of course, there is always some competitive spirit when you have a tournament, and Mitch Panciuk (Boston Pizza) was very motivated to reclaim the title for the
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5 Minutes for Business In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, our Chief Economist, Trevin Stratton, Ph.D., examines Canada’s economic performance up to the mid-point of 2018 and considers what the latter half of the year might have in store for us. Trevin examines such topics such as tariffs, trade talks, pipelines, and electoral change.   The good news is that the economic growth we’ve experienced seems like it’ll continue. The bad news is that, as predicted in our Crystal Ball Report, the uncertainty in regards to certain economic issues is weighing on business investment. Canada’s
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft
From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft