The Nomination stage was open from August 12-September 12 - and it was a very busy time!
With over 70 businesses and organizations contacted to share the great news of being nominated, the Chamber has posted the nominees on our 2018 Nominee PhotoAlbum on Facebook.
The North Perth Chamber of Commerce's
Business Excellence Awards program is
designed to recognize excellence in
business, foster innovation, economic growth, celebrate successes, encourage a focus on sustainability and corporate citizenship. A strong and vibrant private sector is the key to a better quality of life for all our citizens. We are proud to recognize the leaders of our business community and acknowledge their service their contributions, and their accomplishments!
There will be 10 Awards given at this year's Banquet, including the Best of the Best Awards!
Click to register for the Awards Banquet
Thanking our EVENT Sponsors –
SHOPPERS DRUG MART | MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH LISTOWEL TECHNOLOGIES INC | BMO Bank of Montreal
CHERREY BUS LINES | EASTLINK | KEIL-DADSON INSURNCE | LIBRO CREDIT UNION | LISTOWEL BIA | PERTH COUNTY EC.DEV. OFFICE | STOP 23 AUTO SALES
IDEAL SUPPLY | TRILLIUM MUTUAL INSURANCE | WARD & UPTIGROVE WIGHTMAN
PERTH COMMUNITY FUTURES DEV. CORP.
MEDIA SPONSOR - THE LISTOWEL BANNER | BLACKBURN RADIO | SANER MEDIA
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Magnuson Hotel Vow
A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Sunday, Sept 23 at the entirely reburbished hotel located on Hwy 23 North of Listowel, and new member Magnuson Hotel Vow.
MPP Randy Pettapiece joined owners Amita and Viren Vij, and Councillor David Luddington during the official Ribbon Cutting!
Guests toured the renovated rooms, and enjoyed a BBQ hosted by Palmerston Traditional Scouting.
Hotel features are found on the pamphlet and rooms can be booked on line: www.magnusonhotel.com
Magnuson Hotel Vow is a newly refurbished hotel with 19 well-appointed guest rooms which have all been renovated to a high standard. With an on-site restaurant and reception/lounge meeting area. The hotel is situated in 6 acres of landscaped grounds.
New Chamber Members
The Chamber would like to welcome Richard Campbell of Petker Campbell Postnikoff to our membership.
With a recent move to Listowel, Richard is planning to open a satellite office in Listowel where he will meet clients by appointment. The head business office is located at 295 Weber St. N. Waterloo.
Richard has been litigating since 1999, working almost exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs in a variety of areas – personal injury, professional negligence, product liability, employment law and contract law. Richard conducts trials and appeals at all levels of the Ontario Courts, but is a strong advocate of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution where they offer a reasonable chance of an economical and workable solution.
What sets Richard apart is his commitment to providing service to his clients – every client can depend on communication, compassion and experienced advice. .
See their Website | 519-886-1204 | email@example.com
10% DISCOUNT APPLIED TO CHAMBER MEMBER BOOKINGS
Almost 40% of Canadian entrepreneurs are already having difficulty finding the workers they need? And there’s no relief in sight for at least a decade.
As a result, some companies are unable to fill customer orders or even have to refuse them. Quality is suffering and competitiveness is declining. BDC surveyed more than 1,200 entrepreneurs about how a worker shortage is impacting their business.
In their study, you also will discover:
indirect costs of labour shortages you may not have considered
four strategies you can use to find and keep the best people
BDC's STUDY: click the link for details
Struggling with Labour Shortage?
Attracting and retaining top talent doesn’t have to mean a top of the pay scale salary. A key factor in overcoming hiring hurdles and retention issues is to create an environment where new ideas are encouraged, productive work is rewarded, and people are allowed to stretch themselves to take on new roles and responsibilities. Achieve this through creating and implementing a program that differentiates your organization from other workplaces.
employment issues are hot subject
Are you an employer looking to address current labour needs or plan for future needs?
Participating in cooperative education and other career-focused programs offered in secondary schools is a great way to connect with and engage local youth and build your workforce.
Having meaningful community involvement and job experience is a direct link to youth returning to their home communities.
OPTIONS: The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, or OYAP, allows students to explore opportunities in the skilled trades without impacting apprentice-to-journeyperson ratios.
Employers have the option of signing up their promising OYAP co-op students as apprentices prior to their grade 12 graduation. All unpaid co-op students are provided with WSIB coverage through the Ministry of Education.
This school year marks the launch of a new Business SHSM at LDSS - the first public high school in Avon Maitland District School Board to offer Business as a SHSM - and also offers SHSMs in Construction, Manufacturing, and Health and Wellness.
For more information on the Cooperative Education or SHSM programs, including how to become a participating employer, contact:
· JD Kuepfer, Co-operative Education Department Head firstname.lastname@example.org
·Karen Harmer, Business Department Head/Business Specialist High Skills Major Lead email@example.com
The North Perth Chamber is asking members to fill out a short survey for a chance to win $200 Shop Local Dollars.
The survey went out with all membership renewals.
A random draw will be made December 1st, after we have collected as many as possible.
Ontario Electronics Stewardship Program
Trinity United Church will be hosting a special collection event the week of October 16 – 20, 2018, as part of their Autumn Rummage Sale.
The collection bin will be in the church parking lot at 230 Barber Avenue North. Volunteers will be on hand to assist the unloading of the electronics.
Questions: Contact Trinity United Church Office at 519-291-3460 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who They Are: The OES is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates the regulated recycling program in Ontario. They ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure, and environmentally-sound manner.
Have you heard?
Did you know there are free services available to help you develop a business idea in #PerthCounty? Contact the Stratford Perth Centre For Business today and they can lend a hand!
Your business success starts right here!
Our Business Analyst, Alex Toll, is based in Listowel every Friday to help serve North Perth Businesses.
Whether you have an established business or just a start-up business idea we can help with:
- Access to business financing programs up to $250,000
- Quick loans up to $20,000
- Free business plan reviews, cash flow assistance, marketing advice and more
- Business Development Consulting
- Access to regional funding pools of up to $500,000
Contact us today to find out how we can help your business succeed!
Proudly serving Perth County for over 16 years!
ITS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME
Whether you are directly or indirectly leading people, this learning program is designed to improve leadership skills and allow you to become more productive.
Led by Toni Veiledal, BA, CSP, RPT, participants will have a broad range of development opportunities during the 5 half day interactive sessions:
• Foundations of Leadership and Self Awareness
• Productive Time Management
• Communicating for Reduced Conflict
• Coaching for Engagement
• Developing High Functioning Teams
Five consecutive Thursdays from 8:30 am -12:30 pm
October 25, November 1, 8, 15 and 22
Location: Ward & Uptigrove Conference Room - Second Floor, 145 Main Street E, Listowel, ON N4W 3H2
Cost: $995 plus HST
Coffee, water and snack provided
For more information, to receive the program outline and Toni’s bio or to submit a registration form, please contact Alexis Richards at AlexisR@w-u.on.ca or 519.291.3040 x704
Perth County's website:
Opportunity Lives Here is an excellent use of displaying your job vacancies, as well as promoting our area, and all we have to offer!
DID YOU KNOW?
POST YOUR JOB VACANCIES HERE
SANTA COMES TO LISTOWEL THE LAST SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER
Join the Chamber in making sure this is a fun day for kids and families.
If your business is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the Chamber.
Kids visit Santa at the Firehall, 3-5 pm
Parade starts at 7 pm
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Is a membership important ??
Why should you become a chamber member?
Joining the Chamber of Commerce in your area is a great way to gain new business prospects, for marketing and promotions, and also be an active part of your community. Community connections and supportive resources are available to you, as a part of the Chamber of Commerce. It's also a great way to make connections, meet people and become informed about the activities going on in your local community.
Real reasons for joining the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber exists to make a community a better place to work, live and play. Businesses become members because they take great pride in their membership. They are proud of being part of an organization that plays a key role in the community.
The Chamber is a not-for-profit advocate for businesses. It is an organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, established to promote civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural progress within its community and to work diligently with community partners for the establishment of sound legislation and efficient administration at all levels of government.
Chamber members are proud to belong to an organization that plays such a key role in the community. They display their membership logos on their windows and advertise their membership in their brochures or advertisements. Holding a membership in an association that is recognized worldwide allows members to promote to the outside world that they belong to something important.
If you have been wanting to tour Scotland, join us in the September 2020 Tour!
Let us know - and we'll make sure you are the first to get the details and the brochure.
No pressure sales - just fun sharing the opportunities.
SPECIAL THANKS - AND RECOGNITION TO THOSE BUSINESSES THAT ARE PARTNERS IN OUR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
580 MAIN ST W.,
SILVER: SHOPPERS DRUG MART
LISTOWEL TECHNOLOGY INC
MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH
BRONZE: WIGHTMAN TELECOM | IDEAL SUPPLY
TD CANADA TRUST | LIBRO CREDIT UNION
WARD & UPTIGROVE | EASTLINK and
TRILLIUM MUTUAL INSURANCE CO.
Media Sponsor: The Listowel Banner, Blackburn Radio
and Saner Media
Travel with the Chamber in June 2019 as we tour the easternly province of NEWFOUNDLAND on a 8-Day excursion!
The Chamber is excited to be working with Blowes Travel and delivering an exclusive tour - providing an opportunity to enjoy the sights of Newfoundland
More details are on our website, and we encourage all to enjoy a FREE information session about this trip. Please get your name to us to reserve a seat. Date and location will be determined later.
We can send you the brochure of details by mail!