Monthly Archives May 2018

Don’t Miss Our Next Breakfast at Rob Roy’s

This is a great opportunity to connect with other business owners and learn simple things you can do to protect yourself and your business. Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Location: Rob Roy’s, 33 Centre St., Smiths Falls Topic: Cyber Security: Living & Working in a Cyber Safe World Speaker: James Phillips, of MI613 Inc. Price: $15 Members, $25 Non-members Bios of Speaker: With more than 20 years experience in cyber security, James has worked with the Department of Defence, PwC, KPMG, TELUS, and Symantec (Blue Coat) in leadership roles. He has received awards from the Toronto Police Service for his investigation and dismantling of a major
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All Candidates Night – May 16th

All Candidates Night for the 2018 Provincial Election this Wednesday night – May 16th at 7 p.m. in the Beckwith township office. We are pleased to join the host, Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce along with the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce to promote this opportunity. Also, to meet the local provincial candidates and hear what they have to say about issues that are important to you and your business.
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Yarns Aplenty – Grand Opening

Downtown Smiths Falls’ newest store opened it’s doors on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12 Russell St. East. Wendy Eagle-Smith, Owner, decided to have a different take on a grand opening ribbon cutting, by opting instead for a yarn cutting. Check out the article
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National Prayer Breakfast

Thank you to Terry & Jordi Wills of Wills Transfer for hosting Aubrey Churchill, Reeve of Drummond-North Elmsley, Bob Mulrooney of Saumure Group and John Fenik, Mayor of Perth (not pictured) for the National Prayer Breakfast at the beautiful Shaw Centre on Tuesday Morning. It was great to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer and Many more political leaders in attendance.
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Ontario Chamber News – Advocacy Win

As part of the OCC’s advocacy surrounding Bill 148, the Fairer Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, the Ontario Chamber Network raised the alarm about unintended consequences of the new calculation for public holiday pay for employees under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Under the changes introduced as part of Bill 148, employers would be expected to pay part-time employees the full eight hours for each holiday, even if they had only worked occasionally during the month. This meant that part-time employees would be entitled to the same holiday pay as full-time employees. We asked that the government return to the prior calculation to avoid a system
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Andress’ Independent Grocer Mothers Day & Customer Appreciation Day – May 13th

On May 13th, stop by Andress’ Your Independent Grocer, as they celebrate Mothers Day and Customer Appreciation Day between 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free hot dogs, water & cupcakes Donations for the Food Bank will be accepted. It’s just Dan & Wanita’s way of saying, “thanks for shopping at our store.”   Also May 16th, online shopping will be available at Andress Independent. Order groceries online, pick up in-store and get all the same great deals you love! A personal shopper will fill your order accordingly to your preferences and bring your groceries directly to your car. Visit www.yourindependentgrocer.ca
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