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We’re Teaming up with Meraki to Offer you Speed Networking!

First, learn all about the Art of Authentic Networking, then put your new skills to work in a mini-speed networking session. Lastly, Happy Hour! We’re only selling 35 tickets to this. To find out more check out our Events Page! November 29th, 2017 5:00 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Speaker: Andrew Mozier presents “The Art of Authentic Networking” 6:20 p.m. Speed Networking begins 7:00-9:00 p.m. Happy Hour ( Free entry after 7 p.m.)
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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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