West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter


West Nipissing Chamber hosts Successful Business After 5!

On Wednesday, June 11th, the West Nipissing Chamber co-hosted Business After 5 with Le Loup 97.1 FM, at their offices at Minnehaha Bay.  The 55 attendees enjoyed wine and hors d'oeuvres generously provided by Foodland Sturgeon Falls. Many members went home with great door prizes, including $500.00 in advertising on Le Loup 97.1 FM, a gift basket from Foodland, a gift certificate from Leisure Farms, a golf shirt and cap from Caisse Populaire Sturgeon Falls, a camping chair from Michaud & Levesque and a emergency kit donated by Community Living West Nipissing.


Community Living also pitched in by providing bartenders and helpers on the charity golf game, where even more prizes were won.  Over $180.00 was raised for Community Living on the challenging and fun "Marshmallow Mini-Putt!"


Thank you to all those who attended, and a very special thanks once again to Le Loup 97.1 FM, Foodland, Community Living, Leisure Farms, Michaud & Levesque and Caisse Populaire for helping to make this event such a success.


We are always looking for feedback to improve our events in the future. Please contact Mike Bozzer at 705-753-5672 or mike.bozzer@westnipissingchamber.ca with any comments about the evening or if you would like to showcase your business and host an upcoming Business After 5.


Stay tuned for our next Business After 5 Announcement!

For more information on Sponsorship opportunities or to register for the Tournament
Chamber in the News
West Nipissing receives FedNor funding for economic development project
North Bay Nipissing News, June 16, 2014

3rd Annual Lake Nipissing Summit
When: Tuesday June 24, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Sturgeon River House Museum
             250 Fort Rd
             West Nipissing, ON
Who: Community Leaders, Stakeholders, Tourism Operators, Students and the General Public
Registration is limited, so please register early to secure your spot at this year's Lake Nipissing Summit
For Registration and more information:

Member to Member Program (M2M)
Are you a West Nipissing Chamber Member?


Do you want to offer a discount to fellow Chamber members?

It's FREE and a great way to promote your business.


By offering a discount or special service available only to Chamber members, you are investing in each other, and building a stronger community while saving at the same time!


As a participant, you simply display your Membership Certificate and fellow businesses will present their Member Benefit Card (coming soon) to you at the point of purchase to receive their special offer. It's that simple!


2014 M2M Discounts


10% Alouette Bus Lines

15% C.A.R.E. Cleaning

15% Hair by Amie Anne

10% Sturgeon Falls KOA

10% Stereo Plus (on select items, see store for details)

 North Bay Nipissing News - Click Here for M2M Discount Details 

Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound & IION Lunch n' Learn

Innovation Initiatives Ontario North and The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound have teamed up to bring North Bay and Area monthly Lunch n' Learn series. 


Date: June 25th 2014

Time: 12-1pm (Bring you own lunch style)

Location: City Hall, 6th Floor Boardroom. (200 McIntyre Street East, North Bay, ON)


June 25th 2014: Small Business common issues discussed. Discussion led by David H Plouffe CMC


Common issues facing Small & Medium Enterprises (SME's):

  • SME definitions landscape and statistical facts
  • SME challenges
  • SME opportunities
  • Common observations
  • Some thoughts and take-aways

Please RSVP to at 705-474-3450 ext 4075 or alexandra@iion.ca to register for this event. 


David Plouffe is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), David is currently located in North Bay, Ontario with a SMB focus. He has also worked in industries including:  health care, family run businesses, software, technology and start up clients.  David teaches, and has developed courses, for Nipissing University - School of Business.   David earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, attended the Kellogg Management School specializing in venturing and negotiation strategies as well as the Cambridge Centre for Behavioral Studies taking courses in executive management and decision-making.


David has served as President, Policy Management Systems Canada Ltd., increasing revenues by 100%, rebuilding the sales and marketing team, leading the organizations' ISO-3001-3 certification, and increasing the overall operational efficiency of the group.  He was recruited as a Senior Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers to join the Global Risk Management Service practice to provide information technology (IT) advisory services to clients.  David has also served as Principal - Atticus Interim Management identifying, evaluating, selecting and deploying pragmatic IT solutions to a diverse client base.

Entrepreneurship Workshops, Seminars and Events

The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce and the Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound are working collaboratively to help build and strengthen West Nipissing's entrepreneurial capacity. 

We are seeking your input on workshop topics you could benefit from and that you would find valuable. 

Please complete the survey below to provide your input. 

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West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce
200 Main Street, Unit B
Sturgeon Falls, ON
P2B 1P2
Tel: 705-753-5672 Fax: 705-580-5672
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