Monthly Archives October 2017

Bill 148 Handbook issued by the Chamber network

  The Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce, alongside the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and management-consulting firm, MNP, have released a comprehensive handbook (Steering Through Change) to help Ontario businesses navigate the new costs and regulations associated with Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act. The handbook provides a summary of the incoming changes, outlines the potential risks to business, and identifies strategies to help mitigate the impact. From substantial increases to the minimum wage, new scheduling provisions, reforms to the collective bargaining process and dozens of other changes, Bill 148 will present many challenges for employers.
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C’est Tout Bakery Changed Their Look!

C’est Tout Bakery has recently change the inside of their store, why not stop by and check out the new look? … They now have room for you to sit down inside and enjoy a fresh hot cup of coffee with lunch and sweets! C’est Tout Bakery is located at 14 Beckwith Street South, Smiths Falls  Monday to Thursday & Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sundays *Below are a few pictures from Facebook  
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PLEO & Open Doors is Parterning up to Present Confidential Support Group

Pleo and Open Doors have partnered up to present a confidential support group for parents and caregivers of children and youth (0-24) with mental health and addiction challenges. The group is held the 3rd Wednesday of every month. No pre-registration is required. Come and share strategies and supports, navigate the system, get better informed, and focus on self-care. The 1st session will be held at Open Doors, 130 Lansdowne Avenue, Carleton Place on December 20th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit Open Doors Facebook Page or Website!    
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The County Fair Mall is Hosting a Holiday Market!

Let’s face it, we all have that one person (or maybe a few people) that is always hard to find a christmas gift for.. Why not come out to see many local artisans and find that special Christmas gift at the 1st Annual Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Market! It will be held at the County Fair Mall, 275 Brockville St., Smiths Falls on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
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Howling Design is Growing!

Howling Design has added to the pack!  Sylvie Rossignol brings years of experience in customer service as well as technology and will be assisting in updating the accounting software. Welcome, Sylvie Rossignol by stopping in at Howling Designs and say Hello..  
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Welcome New Members!

Welcome new members, Meraki Collective to the Chamber. Here’s a couple of links for more information regarding Meraki Collective: Facebook Page Smiths Falls on Economic Fast Track *Below is a video from the article ‘Smiths Falls on Econmic Fast Track’. Maggie M at Meraki Collective Launch.
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