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Bill 148 Webinar

Join the Webinar! November 2nd 9:30 a.m. MNP and the OCC will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, November 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to discuss the handbook and go into further detail about the full slate of changes Bill 148 will implement. Join the webinar to learn more, click here to register!   https://tinyurl.com/y8ypf8we
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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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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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Bill 148 Resources

Thank you to everyone who came out to our information session tonight and to our presenters. Click to download Karl’s presentation: CWR – Nov 1 Final Click to download the Handbook: (Steering Through Change) Click to download the Fact Sheet Provided by Randy Hillier’s office Bill 148 Fact Sheet Click to download Jock Climie’s Presentation for the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce (Lawyer with Emond Harnden – Labour & Employment Law) Bill 148 presentation – Jock Climie Here is a link to the Bill 148 law itself – http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&BillID=4963 And a summary of the changes offered by the Ontario Government – https://www.ontario.ca/page/plan-fair-workplaces-and-better-jobs-bill-148
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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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