Essential business news and resources curated by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce , featuring key monthly updates from our partners at the local, provincial, and national levels.

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Local Business News

Key Updates from the Aurora Chamber
Kick Off Summer at the 36th Annual Aurora Chamber Golf Classic

You're invited to golf on the private course at King's Riding Golf Club! Join us and 100 local business people on Thursday, June 22nd. 

Registration Deadline: 
Friday, June 16th at 3 pm

It's a perfect way to expand your network while enjoying a morning out of the office. Have fun with clients and colleagues while making new connections. Every golfer takes home a grab bag full of goodies. There are m any valuable raffle prizes to be won, including a Muskoka resort package worth over $2000, local golf foursomes, and so much more.

Call Sandra at 905-727-7262 x23 to sign up.
Aurora Chamber TV: Chamber Connection for June 2017

Watch to discover current news and opportunities for members of the local business community. Brought to you by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in partnership with St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School.  
Key Updates from the  Town of Aurora

Preparing for Aurora’s 2018 Budget

Mayor Dawe discusses starting the 2018 Budget process and highlights key facts in York Region from the 2nd annual York Region Chairman’s Luncheon he attended.
Key Updates from  Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora
Province to Introduce Measures to Help Small Businesses and New Legislation to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape

Ontario is helping businesses save time and money. It is also working to make it easier for businesses to grow and create more jobs.
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
Learn More About the Proposed Changes to the Employment Standards Act

Join the Employer Leadership Council and Workforce Planning Board on June 20th to learn how Ontario is looking to reform the Employment Standards Act, to better protect workers while supporting business in today’s shifting economy.

Hear from a panel of expert labour and employment lawyers on proposed changes that could trigger the most significant reforms related to:

  • Defining employees, interns and trainees
  • Hours of work, overtime and vacation entitlement
  • Termination, severance and just cause
  • Strategies for enforcement
Better Wastewater and Water Infrastructure for York Region

On May 24th, it was announced that 29 new projects in York Region have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over 3.2 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over  $11.6 million of total eligible costs, and the Regional Municipality of York will provide the balance of funding.

Provincial Business News

Key Updates from the  Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)
ICYMI: Changing Workplaces Review Final Report

On May 23rd, the Ontario Government’s Special Advisors released their final report in the Changing Workplaces Review, outlining 173 recommendations to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

For more information on how these recommendations could impact Ontario's business community and for the OCC's official statement, click "Learn More" below. 
Provincial Business News & Opportunities
WSIB: Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Awards

WSIB has launched their first ever Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Awards to recognize outstanding achievements in health and safety programs in businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Elections Ontario is Recruiting

Elections Ontario is conducting a province-wide recruitment for Returning Officer and Election Clerk positions in preparation for the next General Election to be held in 2018. These two positions are critical to the delivery of successful electoral and referenda events in the province of Ontario. 

National Business News

Key Updates from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC)
How Europe Got Her Groove Back

Hendrik Brakel, CCC Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on the prosperous impact recent European elections have fostered for both the European and Canadian economies. With Europe already proving to be one of Canada's growing export markets for 2017, investors have begun to take note. 
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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