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Rideau Rendezvous Vendor information July 14, 15, 16

The Town of Smiths Falls and the Organizers of the Rideau Rendezvous event have asked us to share the information on this upcoming event. They are offering opportunities for our local businesses to participate and have both indoor and outdoor vendor spots and sponsorship opportunities.    Proposed Schedule of Events    Friday July 14, 2017 8:00am – 4:30pm-              Site and Vendor Set-up 12:00pm- 9:00pm               Camping Registration (Run by the Town in their own camping area) 5:00pm – 9:00pm-              Ride/Event Registration(Rideau Registration) and All Vendor’s open for Action! 6:00pm – 11:00pm-            Indoor Beer Garden Open in Olympic Arena 8:00pm – 11:00pm
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June Business Breakfast Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Legion What: Hot breakfast, networking and speaker Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, 7 Main Street East, Smiths Falls Cost:  Members $15, Non-members: $20  CASH ONLY, please. Registration: Please call the Chamber offices to preregister. 613-283-1334 or email info@smithsfallschamber.ca This month we welcome Cheryl Brown, Managing Director, (President) for Le Boat. Cheryl will introduce us to Le Boat, its operations, and the company’s plans for its Canadian destination vacations. With North American headquarters based here in Smiths Falls, we can expect travellers from across the United States, Europe and beyond. We’ll hear about
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Your story can make a difference!

  Your story can make a difference! Just follow this secure link to tell us your story (anonymous), and answer a few questions (most easily completed on a laptop). http://ca.sensemaker-suite.com/Collector/collector.gsp?projectID=GroupValue&Group=JTA1&SubGp=A&Focus=WR&language=EN#Collector Try it today…and help us to help you…grow your business! ————————————————————————————————— Background Context I’m really curious! I want to better understand how business groups (like the Chamber of Commerce), benefit members. What are the attractors that get business people to the group and what keeps them there? How come some seem to flourish and others are in decline? I am using a cutting edge research methodology “water cooler stories” to
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Job Opening at Victoria Park Campground and Marina

Park Attendant & Tourism Ambassador Office and outdoors position Booking camp sites and assisting boaters with mooring Taking payments and making change General park and building maintenance (light duties, grounds keeping, odd jobs) Providing information to tourists and directing them to Smiths Falls’ businesses   Must have knowledge of the Town of Smiths Falls and surrounding areas Excellent customer service skills – attentive, polite, friendly and diligent Some knowledge of RVs and/or Boats considered an asset Must speak, read, write English. French considered an asset Must have good math skills and computer experience. Must be able to work weekdays, evenings
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Ontario Chamber of Commerce on Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan

Rapid Policy Update: Canadian Free Trade Agreement Rapid Policy Update: Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan Today, the Ontario government released a set of 16 comprehensive measures aimed at helping Ontarians find affordable homes and bring stability to the real estate market. The OCC applauds the government for taking action to ensure affordability, however we believe that measures should target increasing supply and protecting landlords while encouraging new opportunities for growth. Background on Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan Ontario’s housing market has seen dynamic growth in recent years, with prices in the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe rising significantly. After
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CHEEKY CHILI – Winner of the ChiliSpiel 2017

CHEEKY CHILI          Created for RCHS by Bobbi H. 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes 1 Can of Pasta Sauce of Choice 1 Can of Red or White Kidney Beans or Baked Beans 1 Cup of TVP (7 oz. boiled water to set/ 10-15 min) ¼ Cup Dehydrated Vegetable Flakes 1 TBSP Onion Flakes 1 TBSP Chili Powder 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Cumin ½ tsp Paprika ½ tsp Oregano ½ tsp Onion Powder ½ tsp White Sugar (optional) ¼ tsp Cayenne Powder (optional) ¼ tsp Red Chili Flakes Salt & Pepper to Taste Directions: In a medium to large
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Advocacy Day at Queens Park 2017

Smiths Falls & District is represented at the Advocacy Day at Queens Park today! Chambers from across Ontario have come together to lobby the provincial government on barriers to business! President Barbara Black is on site fighting for our businesses and small town interest. She’ll bring back important information that will help us to represent our local businesses even better.    
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Business Breakfast Series 2017

The Chamber is pleased to announce the 2017 Business Breakfast Series. In partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion, we will host a series of business information breakfasts on the fourth Tuesday morning of every month beginning April 25th, 2017. The breakfasts will give us an opportunity to come together regularly to discuss current issues of interest to the Smiths Falls Business Community and to network with other businesses and organizations in the area, those you’ve met and those you haven’t! Each month you will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a different guest speaker on topics that
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2017 Smiths Falls Coupon Book

2017 Smiths Falls Coupons, Vouchers & Giveaways! Between the Canada 150 events and the free lockage this summer, Smiths Falls has the potential of hundreds if not thousands more tourists this year. The Chamber wants to get these tourists out of the parks and off of their boats and in to our businesses. WHAT We are assembling a coupon book. The aim is to have them available at all of the lock stations down the canal and at our visitor information centres and also at our various tourist events this summer. WHY Studies show that people will actively look through a
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