Week of July 29, 2019
My view this week from Orlando - because it just didn't seem to be warm enough at home... and we're still in the midst of the basement cleanup (thanks to Winmar for their help the past couple of weeks).

While I'm taking a few days vacation this week, I did want to reach out to those of you who may be in the office with a couple of quick updates/reminders.

We have our Member Appreciation Mingle coming up on August 14th and I was just able to confirm a special guest will be able to join us! We have been recognizing our Cornerstone award recipients at the President's Dinner the past couple of years but one of them wasn't available to attend this year - so we're excited to present the Citizenship Award at our August 14th event. I hope you'll join us to hear their story - how they've embraced and made a positive impact in our community over the past 25 years. Our mingles are always a great opportunity to check out a different business space and we're fortunate to have Crate Marine hosting this one - we'll be right on the water in their new lounge area overlooking the Bay.  

And our other major event of the year is coming up on Tuesday, September 17th! We moved our annual golf tournament out of the busy spring tournament season into September and switched up the format to allow for either a scramble or a competitive round where you can play your own ball. Thanks to Vision Transportation for coming on as our title sponsor this year and welcome to Winmar coming on board as a hole sponsor for the first time... thanks to Shorelines Casino, Microage, Starboard Communications, McDougall's Insurance and META Employment for coming back - but there are many opportunities still available to demonstrate your support and pride of membership. We are also looking for prizes so if you have something you'd like to contribute in kind, every bit helps!

I'll leave you with that for today - have a great week, an amazing long weekend and back with you next Tuesday.

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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

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 Picton Armouries
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
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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.
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
Diamond Physiotherapy
Mommy Mops
Shop Bay of Quinte
Signal Brewing Company
Sole Solutions
The 116 Bistro

Not for Profit
Big Brother Big Sister
Children 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
CONGRATULATIONS to two of our member restaurants who have been recognised as the
BEST in the Province!
Community Events!
Belleville Poutine Feast - Aug 1st - 4th
at Zwick's Park

We’ll have the tunes bumpin’, games for the whole family, tasty treats and many amazing poutines to try at Belleville Poutine Feast!

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available.
Poutine Contest on Sunday!
No admission fees.
This season we are encouraging everyone to bring their own reusable forks and/or straws to help reduce the use of plastic waste.

Event runs 11:00am to 9:00pm all for days and Adminssion and Parking are FREE!
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?

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

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