Week of August 6, 2019
Look what happened while I was away!!! We had the opportunity to get a couple of pieces of furniture and as a result, completely revamped the main floor layout at the Log Cabin. Thanks to Joe Shunock for access to the furniture, Wally Zachariah from the Habitat Restore for taking away the furniture we didn't need and LaPalm Moving Systems for helping us bring the new to the Cabin. Of course - Matt, Susan and Rosi deserve the credit for figuring out where and how it would fit - it really looks pretty good!

After a week of being unplugged, I'm looking forward to bearing down to some solid work with preparing our accreditation submission and pulling together details for the Fall events - though we're just starting August and we have a good month of summer ahead of us still, we all know it will hit quickly. Take the time to save the dates noted below and we'll continue to keep you posted on the specifics.

I hope you enjoyed a great long weekend (and perhaps even extended that into a nice holiday this week).

I certainly hope to see you next Wednesday at Crate Marine for our Member Appreciation Mingle - where we thank you - and recognize one of our longstanding members with our Cornerstone Citizenship Award.
Wednesday August 14
We're having our 2nd Annual Member Appreciation mingle!
(Rain or Shine)

Crate Marine has a beautiful marina and NEW event lounge and they will be our host for our Member Appreciation Mingle. 

Join us on.....
Wednesday, August 14
5:00 - 7:00 pm

including the presentation of our

Do you have something you'd like us to share? 
An achievement, a milestone, a new product/service? 
Please add this to your comments when you register. 
Tuesday September 17
We are still looking for members who would be interested in a cart sponsorship, hole sponsorship or tee sponsorship opportunity.

Sponsorship information available HERE
Wednesday September 25 - Chamber Breakfast
Wednesday October 2 - Chamber Federal Debate
Thursday October 10 - Mingle at The Banquet Centre
October 22 - 24 - Small Business Week Workshops
Wednesday October 23 - MEGA Mingle at The Armoury, Picton
Friday October 25 - Quinte Business Achievement Awards
Wednesday November 6 - Mingle at BGH Foundation
Thursday November 14 - Mingle/Open House at Belleville Nurse Practitioner Clinic
your chance to participate...

This fall, the OCC will release a report that examines Ontario’s tobacco and vaping industries. To develop this report, the OCC has formed a Tobacco and Vaping Working Group to help shape the content and recommendations to government.
Potential report themes include: contraband tobacco and counterfeit vaping products; taxation; private sector investment in research and innovation; and public health and youth access. Consultations commenced in late June and will continue over the summer and in early fall. 
If your organization is interested in participating in the Tobacco and Vaping working group, please contact (click link)
Catrina Kronfli , Senior Policy Analyst by Friday, August 9
As the global business environment is rapidly changing, Ontario is faced with an unprecedented opportunity to position itself as a leader in the new economy. At OES, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and public policy officials will meet to debate and discuss how we can ensure Ontario is prepared for success and growth, and explore opportunities to navigate our unique advantages.
Don’t miss the opportunity to develop solutions to current economic challenges and explore new ways to build prosperity with visionary leaders from across North America.
Member Discounts & Affinity Programs
Chambers Plan is the employee benefits plan for small business. It has everything you need to keep your team, and their families SMILING!
Or contact your local representative Matthew Howell for more information.

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Congratulations to all of our member businesses who have been nominated for this year's Quinte Achievement Awards!
Business Person of the Year
Al Ladhani - 116 Bistro
Greg & Charles Murphy - Bay Tech Solutions
John Cairns - Earl & Angelo's
John Sheratt - Starboard Communications
John Paul Tedesco - Tedesco & Associates
Maurice Rollins - Rollins Investment

Barn and Country Catering
Black Bear Ridge Golf Course
Bourbon St. Pizza
Burger Revolution
The Boathouse Seafood Restaurant

Regulated Professions
Direct Realty

Avondale Flowers
Finkle Electric Ltd.
Friendly Fires
GLI Promotions
That Special Touch
West City Honda

A&E Tile and Stone
Duvanco Homes
Malcolm Brothers

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Stephanie Rayton - Mommy Mops
Tim Keller - Loyalist Martial Arts Academy

GH Manufacturing
New Business
Belleville Senators
Diamond Physiotherapy
Mommy Mops
Shop Bay of Quinte
Signal Brewing Company
Sole Solutions
The 116 Bistro

Not for Profit
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Children's Safety Village
Community Development Council of Quinte
Hastings Housing Resource Centre
Hospice Quinte
Quinte Humane Society
Volunteer and Information Quinte

Specialized Services
Bay Tech Solutions
Crossborder Solutions
Hannafin Automation
Ontario Dance Academy
Rillea Technologies
Rosebush Energies
Runway Bridal
The Empire Theatre

Health and Wellness
By the Moon
Hitchon's Hearing Centre
Polish Day Spa Inc.
Loyalist Martial Arts Academy
Quinte Mind and Body
Step by Step
The Fitness Guild
Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart
Member Milestone - 30th Anniversary
Congratulations Brenda!

Presented by member Big Brothers Big Sisters
 of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties
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Pleased to announce that Chamber President Jon Tuer will be one of the judges at this year's contest. Head to the Square on Sunday Aug 18 and cheer on our member restaurants!
Apply for the Women Founders Fund

The Fund
·      Up to $5,000 grants to support business operations or business growth opportunities.

The Perks
·      Promotional feature on StartupNews.ca and a guest-spot on
THRIVE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs.

·      Applicants must be women entrepreneurs or women-led businesses. Applicants' businesses must be in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field. Applicants and their companies must be based in Canada.  Funds must be used to support business operations or access to business or professional growth opportunities. Applicants must confirm that the company is a new initiative that could not happen without the seed funding or an existing SME that is augmenting their operations or ability to access business development. The company must be at least 51% women-owned.

*Visit  http://www.startupcan.ca/women-founders-fund  for additional terms and conditions.

Apply by September 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT.
Thank You!
Without the generous support of the following community
minded companies our amazing Free Admission
Family Festivals could not happen.

A special thank you to those Chamber Members who have
made it an annual “tradition” to support these events! 
The Chamber staff are pleased to coordinate these events on behalf of the City of Belleville.
Community Events!
The 198th edition of the Quinte Exhibition presented by the Belleville Agricultural Society is Coming! August 29th - September 1st

Featuring; Horse Shows, Dairy & Beef Shows, Midway, Agricultural Displays, Demolition Derby, Grandstand Entertainment, Truck & Tractor Pull, 4-H and, Horse Pulls, Exhibits in Homecraft, Natures Harvest and Much More!
Looking for more Great Events?

Check out our full Community Calendar  and our  

Closing Thought For The Week...
The Log Cabin
5 Moira Street East
 Belleville On, K8N 5B3
(613) 962-4597