CONNECTION NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 2019
22nd Annual Business Awards of Excellence
Woodstock's prestigious business event - a night we recognize local businesses for outstanding achievement in their field or category!
Deadline to order tickets October 30, 2019

6:00 pm - Complimentary Martini Bar & Cocktails
7:00 pm - Dinner Catered by Kennedy's Catering
8:15 pm - Awards Ceremony with Live Voting
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s annual
Business Confidence Survey has launched! 

This survey is your opportunity to have your voices heard on
the issues that matter most : the impact of government policy on
your business, the overall state of the Ontario economy, and your
confidence in your own organization’s success.

We track business confidence year-over-year, which forms the basis for
much of our annual  Ontario Economic Report . This year, we have added questions that will assess how small business friendly Ontario really is.
As in years past, we expect this survey will garner considerable
government and media attention – but only if we get enough responses!

RESPONSES DUE BY OCTOBER 25, 2019
NEW! MONTHLY BILLING AVAILABLE!
We are very excited to announce that as of
January 1st, 2020 we will be offering
membership with a monthly billing option!!
*Annual Ontario Chamber of Commerce Fee
**Fees applicable for annual membership due on the anniversary date of joining the Chamber
***Monthly payment plans must be paid by monthly preauthorized credit card debits. The first bill will include the annual OCC fee; therefore, this bill will be larger than the following months
Deadline to select Monthly Billing for 2020:
NOVEMBER 15

Contact us today to switch to monthly billing:
519-539-9411 gm@woodstockchamber.ca
What's New at the Ministry of Labour
Stay up-to-date with everything that's happening at Ontario's
Ministry of Labour in their October 2019 Newsletter!
ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SERVICES (EBS) HAS LAUNCHED!!
Our Chamber Network is here to help your business prosper!
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has launched
have access to new programs to help improve their bottom line.
To find out more, click here !
Health & Safety and WSIB - Upcoming Changes!
Under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) new premium
rate-setting model , which comes into effect on January 1, 2020, your individual
claims experience will be taken into consideration when your premium is set.

Plus, In November, WSIB will be launching a new health and safety excellence
program that will provide a clear road map for businesses to improve workplace safety. Success in the program can lead to rebates, and an improved health and safety record can help lower premium rates.
Join us at our next Business After Five events!
NOVEMBER 26:
Hosted by Fanshawe College & featuring Oxford Young Professionals Group
Located at Fanshawe's Downtown Woodstock Campus @ 45 Metcalf Street
DECEMBER 3:
Located at 225 Main Street
See you there for networking, light refreshments & door prizes!
Welcome to the Chamber!
This month, we welcomed the following new members:

Corcon Investments Inc. has served the Woodstock community for over 20 years, helping you find the vehicle to fit your needs and budget! They always have a wide selection of cars, trucks, vans, SUV's and luxury vehicles in stock . Reach out to them today for expert advice when seeking a reliable and quality vehicle!

SPH Engineering  has over 50 years combined experience in Engineering for the Real World. SPH provides a valuable bridge between the technical requirements of a project and meeting the real world needs of the end user. Reach out today for engineering solutions that will allow your business to prosper!
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