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Annual Gala Sponsorships Available!

Lets kick off small business week & celebrate Canada 150 by attending the Annual Dinner & Dance Gala!! Sponsorships are still available!! Dinner – $2,000 includes a table of 8 Social Hour – $750 includes 3 tickets Keynote speaker – $500 includes 2 tickets – Taken Music Entertainment – $1,000 includes 4 tickets – Taken by the Town of Smiths Falls and Mike Fair Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Centerpiece Sponsor – $500 includes 2 tickets Wine tables – $750 includes 2 tickets Chamber Supporter – $150 All sponsors receive Recognition: on the website, in a Facebook Post, Instagram Post, Mentioned
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Public Forum to Discuss the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act (Bill 148, Minimum Wage Increase)

The Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a  special Town Hall meeting to discuss the Ontario Government’s proposed changes to work legislation that will affect all of us. This evening will cover proposed changes to workplace legislation such as: Minimum Wage Increase Equal Pay regardless of Employment Status Equal Pay for Temp Help / Agency Workers Increased Vacation Leave/Pay after five years Public Holiday Pay Personal Leave Days This is a free event, open to the public Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Annual Gala: Request for Tender

Attention All Caterers!! Event : Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Location : Hanley Hall Smiths Falls Ont. Date:  Friday October 13th, 2017 Time : Bar Service/ Appetizers 6:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm Expected # : 112 – 120 Theme : Canada 150 Service Style : Sit down service, full kitchen available Menu Pricing to include the following :  Dinner Only Choice of bread to be served at table with butter (please specify in your proposal) Soup or Salad option (include in full detail) Entrée (with vegetarian option and gluten free option – all courses) Light desert Caterer to
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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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