Monthly Archives August 2013

Shop Winners

The ” Show your pride, Show your Reciept ” campaign has produced  28 winners to date. Each winner takes home a package worth over $500 worth of gift certifcates. 2010 Winners Leta Sheridan – Winning store Bronze Bayou(November) December 2010 brought with it three very lucky winners of the  Show Your Pride Show Your Reciept, campaign, December 1, 2010 was Penny Chambers and the winning ballot was from Wright Way. Another winner for December 2010 was Anne- Marie Nixon from Vickie’s Little Specialty Shop.Just days befor Christmas we gave Thelma Whaley a gift, the winning ballot was from Hair Visions 2000.
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Shop Winners for July and August 2013

Congratulations to the winners of a great package filled with fantasitc gift certificates just for filling out their name and number when they shop. Each month we give away a prize package worth over $500. To participate go to any participating store and fill out a ballot. Who knows you could be Septembers winner.l
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Helping Entrepreneurs Tackle Future Growth.

The 34Th edition of the Business Development Bank of Canada Small Business Week (SBW) a nationwide entrepreneurship event created and orgainzed by the (BDC) is fast approaching. This year it takes place from October 20 to October 26 under the theme Success Ahead! Map Your Future Growth. To illustrate the new Small Business Week Theme, BDC is working to produce a series of five articles to help Entrepreneurs Tackle Future Growth. Topics cover the impact of changing global trends on Canada’s economy, financial planning, e- commerce, web stategy and exporting. The articles are professionally written, are accompanied by photo stock and
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The Canadian Chamber of Commerce– New Website

Visit the CCC’s new website!  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of the first phase of its new website, Chamber.ca. They hope you’ll stop by for a visit. With the new website, they’re doing a better job of highlighting the work they do on behalf of business and Chambers, the benefits of membership and their products and services. They’ve also making it easier for you to find the information you’re looking for and to connect with them.   Coming this fall, their site will be fully eCommerce-enabled and will have a brand new member portal complete with
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OCC Rapid Policy Update:WSIB

 WSIB Premiums Remain Unchange for 2014 The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced on July 12, 2013, that premium rates will be maintained at current levels for all employers in 2014. The decision reflects improving financial results. Reduced injuries and benefit costs have reduced expenditures by $500 million annually. Annual benefit costs have decreased from $3.2 billion in 2009 to $2.7 billion by the end of 2012.  The WSIB’s unfunded liability decreased from $14.1 billion (Q1 2012) to an estimated $13.4 billion (Q1 2013).  The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is preparing a report for fall release on the WSIB
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Business of The Year Nomination Forms!!!

  Annual General Meeting October 30,2013 Smiths Falls  Community Centre Dr. Susan Ziebarth -Guest Speaker Dinner provided by Rob Roy’s Unposed Photography on site. More details to follow Interested in nominating a Business or Person for Business of the Year. Click on link below. 2013 Award Nominations
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The vineyard earns high praise The vineyard earns high praise– Image 1 Award-winning winemaker Eric Beere, shows offaward winning wine at his business’ new location at 15 Broadview Ave., in Smiths Falls. Smiths Falls Record NewsThere’s no doubt most of us enjoy a glass of wine every once in a while, but imagine how much more enjoyable it would be if you knew it hadn’t cost an arm and a leg and was also an award winner. That’s what you’ll get at The Vineyard, where customers can have their own wines made affordably in Smiths Falls. “This year we won
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Rideau River Music Has a new owner go check it out!!!

  New owner at Rideau River Music to host open house Aug. 24 Smiths Falls Record News Business – As of May 1, 2013, Rideau River Music in Smiths Falls, has a new owner and operator, Carrie-Lynn Gahan. This energetic, enthusiastic, woman has a musical background that will complement the business. An award-winning former fiddler and step dancer, who started at age four, she performed at the Grand masters Fiddling Championship in Ottawa at age 16 as part of the junior showcase. In addition, she has performed at many functions such as shows, weddings, anniversaries, and nursing homes etc. For
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Gender Illusions hopes to give Legion elevator a boost!!!

  Gender Illusions hopes to give Legion elevator a boost– Smiths Falls Record News News -It’s getting harder and harder for Smiths Falls veterans and Legion patrons to negotiate the many stairs that make up the old house and its additions. That’s why the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 has started fundraising for an elevator to relieve some of the problems. “The plan is to put the elevator right across from the kitchen,” said Carol Levere, branch president. “This will allow all handicap and elderly individuals to attend functions that are booked in our hall downstairs as well
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Smiths Falls Legion Elects New Board Members!

By Carol Levere Legion Branch 95 President The Royal Candian Legion Branch 95, Smiths Falls had their elections at the May General Meeting and the new executive took office as of June 1. The following are the members of the new team for 2013-2014  Roy Moffatt, past president Carol Levere, president Keith Anderson, first vice president Wayne Foster, second vice president Ken Johnston, third vice president Peter Campbell, treasurer Jim Jenkins, and Jim Pevere, veterans service officers Vi Smith membership Sandee Crepin, poppy chair Malcom McRae, ways and means chair Glenn MacPhail, house and property chair Other members of the executive
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