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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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Information Session – Labour Law Changes Nov 1st, 2017

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     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
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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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