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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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May Business Breakfast

Tuesday May 23 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, 7 Main Street East, Smiths Falls Cost for hot breakfast, networking and speaker:   Members $15, Non-members: $20 Please call the Chamber offices to preregister. 613-283-1334 or email info@smithsfallschamber.ca Canada 150 & Beyond: Exceeding Visitor Expectations & Creating Memorable Experiences. Guest Speaker: Annie Laurie, Visitor Services Team Leader Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Ontario Waterways Unit Parks Canada, Government of Canada Annie will talk about what to expect and preparing for 150 with particular focus on: First Impressions, Quality & Consistent Service & Leaving them with a memorable experiences that will
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Bicycle Tourism in and around Smiths Falls

Every road is the scenic route in this region. Stop in at our Visitors’ Centre to pick up the Lanark County Bicycle Map Camp at our Victoria Park Campground on the banks of the Rideau Canal Check out the Cycle Tours on the Rideau Heritage Route and the Smiths Falls Loop  
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