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From the Desk of Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft A quick note today... †but a few things worth commenting on.†First of all, we're getting back into the regular business of networking, and thanks to Kool Koatings & The Brake Room for supporting our mingle last night at Bryan's hydrographics shop where the 50+ people who came enjoyed his storytelling along with a great demonstration of "dipping" a wine glass...† The concept of hydropgraphics is familiar to some but when you realise that Kool Koatings is a local business that has samples of his work placed around the world (yes, in a private jet belonging to the King of Thailand)
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Bill 148 - Economic Impacts Report On Monday, August 14 – the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Keep Ontario Working Coalition, released a an economic impact report.† The OCC has been asking the government to provide a report on the economic impact of Bill 148 without success and commissioned this one to be prepared by a firm that often does work for the Ontario Government.†The report was prepared without bias. We would invite you to attend an Information Session with Karl Baldauf, Vice President of Policy and Government Relations at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and spokesperson for the Keep
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Infrastructure SpendingóReal Bang for the Buck! One of our pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve. That’s why, last month, we released a report called Stuck in Traffic for 10,000 Years: Canadian Problems that Infrastructure Can Solve. This report talks about what we get out of infrastructure, rather than just asking how much money is going in. In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial
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From the Desk of Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft This week marked my 6th month in the Log Cabin and I’ve finally had the opportunity this past couple weeks to start going through the history in the office and start defining what the future of the Chamber initiatives will look like moving forward.† I am still striving to understand where and how you find value as a member so we can be sure to invest our energy in those initiatives you appreciate. Of course, many of you still say it’s the connection to the community and other businesses – so I do hope you will join us next Thursday, August 17 for our mingle at Kool
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From the Desk of Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft From the Desk of Chamber†CEO Jill Raycroft With advocacy issues at the forefront the past few weeks, what comes from “my desk” has been focused on the challenges you will be facing in the coming months – and while very important, I took some time this week to celebrate a few of the great things happening with our members.† I can’t say enough about the amazing patio at Signal Brewing Company – the fact this is walking distance from home is an absolute bonus for me – but Belleville has needed something more on the water for far too long.†
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