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Your Monthly e-Newsletter - April 2019
Afternoon Funny
Please welcome our new Office Administrator, Naomi Muise
We are thrilled to bring Naomi on board to join the NMA team. Naomi brings a wealth of experience working in a not-for-profit environment. Along with an array of skills in fundraising, grant writing, event planning and more. A natural born entrepreneur with a strong history in manufacturing, her energy, finesse, and strive for excellent customer service, will be an amazing addition to our team. You can find Naomi at admin@thenma.ca.

We would also like to take a moment to thank Linda Ferguson, who for the past 7 months supported the NMA through our transition time and provided excellent admin support to the Board and Managing Director. We wish her all the best on her new journey with Jan Lakatos - also a Cobourg business!
New Annual Partners
We are very proud to introduce you to two new Annual Partners!
We are thrilled they have chosen the NMA to invest their time and financial support. We added two more organizations who share the vision of the members, who believe in strong economic communities, and who are proud in becoming ambassadors as we move the organization forward.
Thank you Scotiabank and Northumberland CFDC!
NMA Annual Golf Tournament
Spring is in the air - time to pull out the clubs!

Join us at our Annual Golf Tournament and enjoy a day on the course with 18 holes of golf, cart, amazing prizes, fun games and the chance to network with colleagues.

Ashbrook Golf Course
Thursday, June 6
$110 +HST per golfer

NEW this year! Win a VIP Cart Experience for you and your foursome!

WIN! 2019 Hyundai Elantra from Lauria Hyundai

Click HERE to register your team.

Thank You!
Lunch Sponsor: Compressed Air Solutions Cart Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank
Golfer Gift Sponsor: Print Ready
TD Economic Outlook Luncheon
Explore economic trends, opportunities and challenges both within the local community of Northumberland and throughout the globe.
Join us for lunch and hear from TD Bank Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist, Derek Burleton for a discussion of what will shape our economic landscape as we plan for the year ahead.
Thursday, May 23
Best Western, Cobourg
Click HERE to join us

Please join us in welcoming our new Members. Click on their logo to learn more.

St. John's Ambulance
Celebrating 50 years in Northumberland!
At St. John Ambulance our mission is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training (first aid) and community services (health and safety).
Locally our Cobourg location has been in operation for 50 years! You've probably seen us around the County at the many community events, maybe with our therapy dog program or did learn about our mental health in the workplace certification? We are excited to be new members of the NMA and look forward to working with everyone - 10% off courses!!

Horizon Plastics
Horizon Plastics International has a proven track record of molding custom plastic parts for individuals with big ideas and companies looking for easier, cost efficient alternatives to manufacture their products.
We will build a long term business partnership with our customers and suppliers through an innovative, customer-driven team, continuously improving quality and cost-effectiveness in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.

Mintech Marketing Inc.
Founded by Dale McLellen in Campbellford ON in 1998, we are a leader in plastic recycling. Clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Honeywell, Toys R Us, trust our proven techniques to recycle their products (with destruction certificates if needed). Mintech also mines for plastics - helping recycle the plastic waste dumped over the many years and ensuring environment is at the forefront.
FedDev Roundtable Discussion
The NMA and its members had the opportunity to meet with the Federal Ministry of Economic Development to share our successes and challenges within the County relating to funding/grants and support received by the Federal Government. This was an excellent chance for us to share our voice and to communicate as a group where we see opportunities for growth and where our challenges lie.
Thank you to those members who joined us - we were quite proud to have such a great representation of our industry. As the Ministry rep stated - 'Northumberland was the largest group they've met and were blown away by our participation'. Our reply: Yep - that's how the NMA rolls!


RBC - Advice Event
You don't hire great employees, you help build great employees! You are invited to join us over breakfast to hear strategies on ways to create a loyal, satisfied,and financially secure workforce and retain and motivate millennial's.
Thursday, April 25
Free to attend.
Click HERE to learn more

Fleming College Upcoming Training Opportunities
Mental Health: Recognizing and Addressing Human Resource Issues 
This one-day session provides an overview of the cost to organizations of NOT addressing mental health issues amongst their employees. Participants will learn what barriers exist in many organizations and how the workplace policies can be modified to better reflect current employee needs
Click HERE to learn more

Loyalist College Upcoming Training Opportunities
Welding Introduction is back!
Give your employees the opportunity to learn the basic theory and safety aspects of gas metal arc welding and shield metal arc welding.
Click HERE to learn more

Durham College Upcoming Training Opportunities
 AI & Solution Development Workshop – Live streaming via Adobe Connect;
AI & Compliance Workshop – Live streaming via Adobe Connect; and
AI & Blockchain Workshop – Live streaming via Adobe Connect.
Contact Wendy Somerville, Contact North, Cobourg, Ontario

2019 Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Conference & Tradeshow
April 30-May 1 / Intentional Centre, Mississauga
Click HERE to learn more

Venture13 VentureZone
If you are an entrepreneur, telecommuter or have independent consultants looking to work closer to home, Venture13 is the perfect location for you and your team!
One Month Free Trial! Click HERE to learn more.

****If you have specific training needs, let us know! If we collaborate, and host training together with other members who may have the same need, we can bring the costs down, and the NMA will do all the organizing! Contact us at 289-677-4988 or info@thenma.ca*****
BDC Funding Forum
 (in partnership with NMA & V13)
Thursday, April 25
Join us for the morning and meet over 10 different funding agencies that support the growth and sustainability of your business. Click HERE to join us.

Funding Forum, sponsored by BDC in partnership with NMA and Venture13
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Click HERE to learn more and register

NMA Annual General Meeting , Thursday, May 16, 2019
Join us to celebrate our past 15 years and learn about our exciting plans for the future. Also hear from Guest Speaker, Jeremiah Brown, the 4 Year Olympian.
Click HERE to learn more about guest speaker Jeremy
Click HERE to save your seat for the AGM.

Venture13 One Year Anniversary!
Come celebrate with us and learn about the past years' successes and our exciting future initiatives. Community BBQ, take a tour, speaker Takara Small is in the house and so much more! Click HERE to learn more.
Tuesday, May 21 @ 11:30am.