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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft It's back to reality today - arriving home from China on Wednesday evening after about 27 hours of travel time has been an adjustment but the experience was completely worth it! Long time Chamber members may be aware we offer travel opportunities as a benefit of membership, but for some of our newer members - I should explain this trip was my chance to "inspect" first-hand the program we offer to you with regard to this China trip as a guest of Citslinc along with Chamber representatives from from BC, Washington State, as far south as Alabama and a few colleagues from Upstate New York. I
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Chamber in the Community Chamber staff were out in the community at a number of great events every day this week.    On Monday afternoon we attended an “Estate & Legacy Planning” workshop hosted by four members, Active Wealth Management, Burke’s Funeral Home, O’Flynn Weese LLP & Welch LLP where they each presented tips & suggestions to assist attendees in better planning. It was a great example of members working together to highlight their services to an engaged audience.    Tuesday found Rosi up in Bancroft attending the Bancroft Chamber’s Business Symposium with keynote
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft As many of you are packing up to head home for the evening, I’m getting ready to embark on today’s China adventure! I’m here with Emily Cowan from the Prince Edward Chamber and some other Chambers from across the States. While I’ve only been here one full day, it somehow feels like 3... after a rather long flight that propelled us 12 hours into the future (really never getting Wednesday back), I’ve climbed the Great Wall - supported the Chinese economy with an exciting trip to a jade factory and seen the Ming tombs, the Summer palace and enjoyed the best
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5 Minutes for Business In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine the simplicity of implementing sustainability within the workplace and the fiscal outcome of these actions. When a business reduces its environmental impact by making better choices about how it uses energy and materials, some call it sustainability, but the practice has an older name: common sense.   Luckily, there are tools to help businesses go green, including the 200 Million Tonnes of Opportunity report from Climate Smart Businesses and the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet @Work program. Read 5 Minutes for Business to
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft It is just so Canadian that we spent Wednesday discussing our golf tournament (save the date – June 14) and today it is snowing.  Where is spring anyway??? At least with weather like this, the QHBA Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show should be well attended without the distraction of sun and spring cleaning – I know I’ll be there most of the weekend!  And as we begin to anticipate nicer weather, our member and community events listing continues to grow.  Last weekend, I spent some time in the Cabin freshening up the dark space in the back – I thought
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