Th ank you for attending the State of the City Breakfast 


We would like to thank MP Mark Gerretsen, MPP Ian Arthur and Mayor Bryan Paterson for speaking at our State of the City Address Breakfast. As well as Bell Canada for sponsoring and Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront for hosting. Congratulations to our new Board Chair Andrew Sapiano of Cunningham Swan Lawyers. 
Left to right: Paula White, Bell, Mayor Paterson, MPP Arthur, MP Gerretsen, Sandy McDonald, Bell, Karen Cross, Executive Director of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and Andrew Sapiano of Cunningham Swan Lawyers. 



Bell Let's Talk Day is only16 days away. Get the dialogue about mental health started now - visit bell.ca/letstalk and download the Bell Let's Talk conversation toolkit. Spread the word and help end the stigma associated with mental illness. 
Workshop: Cannabis in the Workplace - Thursday January  24th -  
Registration: 8:45am
Seminar: 9:00 -10:30am
Time alloted for Q&A
 
A look at the impact of cannabis in the workplace from a Human Resource perspective.

Learn how businesses can address issues related to the newly legalized cannabis and related products. Identify best practices and create an action plan to ease the challenges for owners and managers.

Includes discussion on communication guidelines and implementation challenges leading to an action plan.

Who should attend this seminar: Business owners, Human resource professionals, Office managers, Controllers and Supervisors/Managers.

Facilitator: Tracey Starrett, M. Ed, CHRL
                  Wilkinson & Co. LLP 

        
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Luncheon: BDC's Economic Outlook for the Canadian Entrepreneur in 2019  - Thursday January  31st-   
Registration: 11:30am
Seminar:
12:00 -2:00 pm. Time alloted for Q&A
 
BDC's economic outlook for Canadian entrepreneurs : challenges and opportunities in 2019. 
Should Canadian entrepreneurs be optimistic or pessimistic regarding the 2019 economic forecast? Please join Pierre ClĂ©roux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC, as he presents his perspective on national and global economies based on BDC's recent analyses. Discover challenges you should keep on your radar and strategies your business can adopt to start the new year off right. 

 



         
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Discover Success Breakfast 
Tuesday February 12th
Registration: 7:00am - 
Seminar: 8:00 -9:00 am

We welcome back as our hosts CKWS Newswatch @ 6 anchor Bill Hutchins  and Shauna Cunningham as they interview local success stories in the business world. 

This year's guest speakers are: Digigraphics and Spearhead Brewing Company 



               
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Workshop: Building A Successful 
E-Commerce Strategy (Part 1 of 2)  - Tuesday February 19th-  
Registration: 8:30am
Seminar: 9:00 -10:30 am


As e-commerce continues to grow, more and more small businesses are beginning to throw their hats in the ring. Unfortunately, many will not find success. Although e-commerce does provide a great opportunity, it's not a guaranteed success. Without a solid strategy for success you'll likely find it quite difficult to generate a meaningful amount of sales. In this workshop, we will help you build a strategy that will set you up for e-commerce success. 




               
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"FAB" February Business Showcase After 5 Event 2019
Wednesday, February 20th 2019
 
IT' S THE LARGEST WINTER EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE!

NO registration necessary if you are attending the event to network as a Chamber member or Future Chamber member.  
Exhibit space sells quickly so don't hesitate.


    Event Sponsor


    

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Chamber's "Mini-Brier" Rock N Ice - Friday, March 1st 2019
 
Our Curling Rock n' Ice is a great way to beat the winter blues and network at the same time. NO curling experience is required the club pro will give you lessons prior to the game. You can enter as a team or as a single. Book early so you don't miss out. It's a fun networking event!
Sponsor this event: 
             dana@kingstonchamber.ca


            

   
Workshop: Building A Successful 
E-Commerce Strategy (Part 2 of 2)  - Tuesday March 5th-
Registration: 8:30am - 
Seminar: 9:00 -10:30 am


Building a good strategy isn't enough to guarantee e-commerce success. To ensure long term success you need to monitor your marketing efforts to see what is working, and what isn't. In this workshop, we will show you how to use analytics to continually improve your marketing efforts and increase your e-comerce sales. 




               
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Leading, Building, Growing in Business - Together


The M2M program is designed to give Kingston Chamber members and their staff exclusive benefits by doing business with their fellow members. This program encourages local shopping, stimulating and encouraging networking and helping your bottom line by cutting down on your costs. Click the logo below for a list of current hot deals