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Volume 4 Issue 3 | March 18th 2020
  • Women in Business Awards
  • Business After 5pm
  • Getting to Know Your Resources Video Presentations
  • 2020 Community Information Guide
  • COVID-19 News & Resources
Contact office@wasagachamber.com to get involved through sponsorships, volunteering, vendor opportunities and more.
Spring News, Cancellations & More

The month of March rolled in like a lion with the Women in Business Awards celebrating International Women's Day and the local women who are making an impact in our community. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, organized, sponsored and supported the event! See more information below, including photos of the award winners.

Also, a shout out of thanks to February's Business After 5pm host, Waterside Retirement Lodge! We enjoyed learning more about your business, networking, and we can't forget to mention your delicious chili!! See pictures from the event below.

The videos from our Getting to Know Your Resources Open House at the Chamber are online and available to view at your convenience. The presentations were jam-packed with information that benefit local business. A big thanks to our presenters, as well as Alex Colthart of Forty Four Inc. for recording and providing the video presentations to share with our local business community. Click the following link for the list of presentations: https://wasagachamber.com/news-article.php?id=54

The 2020 Community Information Guide is now available on our website. Click the following link to view the digital version: https://wasagachamber.com/news-article.php?id=50. For Wasaga Beach residents, watch for the print version to be delivered by mail.

In light of the news about preventing the spread of COVID-19 and implementing precautions recommended by governing bodies and public health officials, the Chamber has temporarily suspended group events until further notice. For more information about COVID-19, see the resources and links provided below.

Your Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
Women In Business Awards
The 2nd Annual Women in Business Awards was a Smashing Success!

Congratulations to the award winners!! And, thank you to all who attended, volunteered, organized, sponsored and supported the event.

Here's a few pictures of our day celebrating International Women's Day and the local women making an impact in our community.
Sponsored By:
2020 Women In Business Award Winners
Kate Steen
Hot Mess Swimwear
Female Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored By:
Mortgage Wellness

Award Presented By: Gerard Buckley
Christina De Palma
De Palma & Associate Legal Services Professional Corporation
Female Mentor or Leader of the Year

Sponsored By:
Chuck's Roadhouse

Award Presented By: Jessica Bigalke
Cindy Rosebrugh
The Cutting Edge Salon & Spa
Professional Business Woman of the Year

Sponsored By:
Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce

Award Presented By: Colleen Bannerman
Accepted By: Sarah Ritchie
Jody Latimer
Latimer Interior Design
Trades Woman of the Year

Sponsored By:
Wasaga Beach Home Builders Association

Award Presented By: Salvatore Della Bruna
Victoria Ledden
Georgian Life Media Inc
Sales Woman of the Year

Sponsored By:
97.7 MAX FM

Award Presented By: Tara Orme
Sarah Collie
Tim Hortons
Female Business Owner of the Year

Sponsored By:
TD Bank

Award Presented By: Denise Cameron
Nicole Fazzari
De Palma & Associate Legal Services Professional Corporation Young Business Woman of the Year

Sponsored By:
Forty Four Inc.

Award Presented By: Ava Alward
Kathy Mulgrew
Wasaga Blues Festival
Community Spirit Award

Sponsored By:
BNI Thrive

Award Presented By: Christina De Palma
A special shout out of thanks for contributing to the success of our
2nd Annual Women In Business Awards

  • EMCEE, Melanie Case

  • Dawn Braid,
  • Kathy Mulgrew
  • Jennie Elmslie

  • Mayor Nina Bifolchi, 
  • Deputy Mayor Sylvia Bray
  • Councillor George Watson

  • The Maye Musk Table, RE/MAX Wasaga Beach,
  • The Ruth Badger Ginsburg Table, Donna Mullen & Associates, Mortgage Architects,
  • The Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) Table, Chuck's Roadhouse,
  • The Shania Twain Table, De Palma & Associate Legal Services Professional Corporation,
  • The Annie Lebowitz Table, Georgian Life Media Inc.,
  • The Michelle Obama Table, Blake Photography,
  • The Barbara Streisand Table, Cathy's Flowers Gift and Boutique,
  • The Amelia Earhart Table, Wasaga Flowers,
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Table, Key Mortgage Partners,
  • The Marilyn Dennis Table, Wasaga Tax & Accounting
  • The Arlene Dickinson Table, Alta Vista Planning Partners

  • FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS, Wasaga Flowers & Cathy's Flower and Gift Boutique

February Business After 5pm | Waterside Retirement Lodge
Thank you for the opportunity to connect with our business community
at Waterside Retirement Lodge, 239 Zoo Park Road
Note: Business After 5pm Meetings Are Open to All Businesses
COVID-19 News & Updates
Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber is taking precautions as recommended by our governing bodies and public health officials. With that in mind, until further notice all group events have been temporarily suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to resuming our in-person networking and educational initiatives that serve our local business community.

For now, it's recommended that we practice social distancing, as well as good hygiene tactics. Review the following bullet list of reminders outlining the steps that you can take to keep you, your family and workplaces as healthy as possible.

  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 15 seconds before rinsing;
  • Avoid touching your face;  
  • Cough into your elbow; 
  • Sanitize your hands often;
  • Disinfect surfaces often (cash registers, counters, knobs, railings, etc.); and
  • Keep a distance of 3 to 6 feet from others who are coughing or sneezing

If you feel unwell, please stay home to prevent the spread of germs to others, especially the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Also, look below for links to resources that can help you take the necessary precautions in your business. We've also included signs that you can post in your place of business as a reminder to patrons of the seriousness of the virus.

We wish you good health and safe interactions in the coming weeks and months.
Following are links to resources that provide business and tourism communities with news, updates and education related to COVID-19.

  • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce provides an online resource for information and tools to support business through the pandemic. This is an interim page until a more comprehensive online hub for information, tools and engagement is launched.
  • http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/

From Our Partners | Employee Benefits
2019 - 2020 Board of Directors
Colleen Bannerman, Chamber President - Wasaga Tax & Accounting
Tyler Rollins, Chamber Vice President - Key Mortgage Partners
Leslie Listro, Chamber Secretary/Treasurer - Caithkin Treatment Foster Homes
Selena Blais - Chamber Director - Georgian Life Media
Joel Simpson - Chamber Director - Georgian Family Chiropractic
Jason Ruttan - Chamber Director - RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc., Brokerage
Christina De Palma - Chamber Director - De Palma & Associate Legal Services
Marlene Parkins - Chamber Director - Wasaga Beach Farmers Market
Jennie Elmslie - Chamber Director - Free Spirit Tours
Alex Colthart - Chamber Director - Forty-Four Inc .
Ava Alward - Chamber Director - Realtor, RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc.