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Local Business News

Key Updates from the Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Aurora Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Are you interested in becoming a community leader?

Join an incredible team of dedicated professionals and make a positive impact on the local business community. Create connections and gain valuable experience.

Apply today! 

Application Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017

Aurora Chamber of Commerce members have the opportunity to nominate themselves or someone they know to serve on our Board of Directors. 

Candidates will ideally have previous experience serving on a Board of Directors and/or a Chamber Committee. The term is two (2) years beginning September 2017 with the option for renewal. 

Applications should include a CV along with a letter of interest outlining reasons for wanting to serve on the Board, as well as ways in which candidates feel they can support the Aurora Chamber, its members and the local business community. 

Applications received will be reviewed and finalists will be interviewed by the Board of Directors. 

Please direct questions and applications to
Key Updates from Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora
Investing in Innovation, Business and Youth

An update on innovation, global skills and Canada summer jobs for youth.
Key Updates from the Aurora Public Library (APL)
Aurora Public Library: Where Your Business is Our Business

Free courses, business events and books to upgrade your skills, increase your knowledge and improve your business success.
Local Business News & Opportunities
Your business counts! Annual York Region Employment Survey

Now through the end of August, The Regional Municipality of York has a team of summer students knocking on businesses’ doors to collect up-to-date information about local industry.  Home-based businesses can also have their business counted.
Why Take the Survey? 
Receive a FREE business listing in the York Region Business Directory
Discover opportunities for growing your company
Build business-to-business relationships with other York Region companies
Strengthen our local business economy

Provincial Business News

Key Updates from the  Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)
Talent in Transition: Addressing Ontario's Skills Mismatch

On Tuesday, June 20, the OCC released Talent in Transition: Addressing Ontario's Skills Mismatch .This report is part of the OCC’s larger advocacy work to ensure all regions across Ontario have access to the skilled workforce that they require to compete in the global knowledge economy.

This coming fall, the OCC will be convening business leaders, government officials and academia to discuss how educators, employers and government can better navigate the development of skills in a world of disruptive and transformative technology.
Registration for the 2017 Ontario Business Achievement Awards is Now Open

Join leaders from across Ontario's business community as we come together to celebrate business innovation happening in our own backyards.

With a revamped program, this year's event will be taking place downtown Toronto at the Carlu on Wednesday, November 29. Check out this year's award categories; the full list of finalists will be announced in September! 
Provincial Business News & Opportunities
Government of Ontario: Latest News

Review the recent headlines from the Government of Ontario and stay up to date on developments that could affect your business.

National Business News

National Business News & Opportunities
Find out how your feedback is helping the CRA serve small and medium businesses better!

In 2016, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to hold face-to-face sessions between accountants and CRA senior officials in cities across Canada. 

Now you can now read the Report on the Canada Revenue Agency’s 2016 Serving You Better consultations with small and medium businesses. This report includes a clear and achievable action plan that will deliver service improvements for small and medium businesses from now through 2019.

The CRA is thankful to have a productive partnership with CPA Canada, and we want to extend our thanks to all the local CPA Canada organizations who hosted sessions. This report shows just how much we can accomplish together when we take an active role to make sure the Government of Canada has an evolving, world-class tax and benefits administration. 

To find out more about the CRA’s action plan to serve small and medium business go to .  
Join the CCC's Summer Photo Contest #EssoRoadtrip

From the highways and byways of Canada – from Cape Spear in the east to Vancouver Island in the west; from Point Pelee in the south to Yellowknife in the north – Canadian destinations all have something on order to celebrate Canada’s big year. 150 only happens once! 

The CCC and their partners at Esso are excited to announce that they are hosting a summer photo contest under the banner of #EssoRoadTrip. 

Why not make 2017 the year when you and your family make Canada your staycation destination and get to know your fellow Canadians and all that Canada has to offer? 

Participate for your chance to win.
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