Happy Birthday, Lisa!

(we ate up our Mac'N'Wings so fast, it missed the photo)

We took a bit of time over lunch on Friday to celebrate Lisa's special day and enjoyed some laughs with our extended Chamber Chix family.


Dale stopped in to join us. Not sure he'll ever be quite the same.


Her birthday was the 4th, so we'll probably be celebrating all week!


Farewell to Tiffany...

After spending the last 18 months with us, Tiffany Young has moved up (to Thunder Bay!) She's embarking on a brand new adventure with an event management company! We wish her the best and thanks to all who stopped by and sent their best wishes before she left. Two of our favourite City Staff partners - Joe and Chris, were the first to thank her for her efforts in 2023 with our record year of eight events! We couldn't have done it without her!

A few things below I don't want you to miss...

Mingle & a Movie this week with Quinte Film Alternative

Wednesday, Feb 7

Breakfast with MP Ryan Williams

Wednesday, Feb 21


We're also kicking off a Lunch & Learn series. We've talked about it and during the pandemic, we hosted quite a few virtual sessions but we're finding topics that we know you want to hear more about.


Remember that email I sent out a couple of weeks ago - assuring you that we don't sell our membership list? BUT when are those kind of things real? What can you trust with your email and what are the risks if you fall for the scam? The "bait" is becoming increasingly tricky in these phishing schemes and our friends at Nesda are available to tell us what to watch for and how to protect ourselves.

Our first Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity with Nesda

Friday, February 16 (this one is virtual)


We'll have something new each month - some will be in person and some will be virtual - please stay tuned! February is a bit special because CRA is coming as well.


PS - if you'd like a PDF of the directory, we'll give you one for free!


Nominations for the Cornerstone Awards are open now!

This is more than a business award. We're looking for people who are a visionary, founder, mentor or embody citizenship and then we tell the story of the person behind the business. These are the cornerstones to Lifetime Achievement and we're interested to know who you think we should recognize in 2024!

CONNECTING

MINGLES

Mingles offer a behind-the-scenes look at members with the added bonus of terrific networking. Don't miss our next mingle at

QUINTE FILM ALTERNATIVE

Wednesday, February 7th

5 - 6:30pm following by a film at 7pm

Find out more and REGISTER

Check out what's ahead in 2024

BREAKFASTS

Sponsored by Kasama Marketing

With Featured Guest...

MP Ryan Williams

Elected as MP for Bay of Quinte in September 2021.

Wednesday, February 21 · 7 - 9 am

Read more and REGISTER

CLICK for schedule of speakers

There is HELP for your tax questions.

We have two seminars booked for your Small Business OR Small Corporation.

February 26 & February 27· 12:00 - 2:00 pm

They will explain common tax errors, deductions, general bookkeeping concepts and best practices and offer helpful tools and services including the 100% CONFIDENTIAL liaison service.

Read more and REGISTER ...

WATCH CHAMBER CHAT for more LUNCH & LEARN sessions coming up including:

How to use AI and how it can help your business.

REPRESENTING

Ontario Chamber of Commerce advocates for debt relief

President of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Daniel Tisch, wants to assure small businesses in Ontario that the OCC has been and will continue to be steadfast in advocating for the interests of our members.  READ MORE...

MANUFACTURING ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & INVESTMENT ROADSHOW.

February 8th · 4 - 6 pm · Linguine's

Canadian Manufacturer & Exporters Members FREE · Non-members $50

Join fellow manufacturing professionals at an event designed exclusively for you. This isn't just any ordinary day; it's your golden ticket to connect, have your burning questions answered, and dive deep into an economic outlooked guided by Alan Arcand, CME's Chief Economist.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE and TO REGISTER.


Is there something we can help with at any level of government?

Never hesitate to reach out...

The Special Council Agenda containing the proposed operating budget documents has been posted online and is now available for public review.

We encourage all stakeholders to review the budget and take our online survey by Feb. 23 to have their say. Survey results will be provided to staff and Council for consideration prior to the Operating Budget Special Council Meetings on Feb. 27 and 28.

SHARING

NEWS and EVENTS FROM OUR MEMBERS!

In the year ahead Belleville is the host city for several sporting events, conferences and more that bring hundreds of visitors into the community - looking for places to eat, things to do and buy!

Introduce your business to visitors by including an offer in the Discover Belleville welcome bag.

COMING UP:

Feb. 15-18 2024 Powerlifting Championships ~ 300 athletes

March 1-3 Canadian Scrabble Classic ~ 80 competitors

Contact Yona at yona@bellevillechamber.ca

Click here for full calendar

February Finance Workshops:

Feb. 7 - Survival for Entrepreneurs

Feb. 14 - 5 mistakes start-ups make

ONLINE WORKSHOPS - Read More.

WHAT HAVE YOU PLANNED FOR VALENTINE'S?

We are sure that FOOD is going to be a big part of your day or night. When you are deciding what is 'on the menu' check out the Business Directory - Restaurant Category. USE A CHAMBER MEMBER if possible. Post a pic and tag #bccmemberlove

Member Business Directory
Visit our Website and LEARN MORE

Join in the winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger and homeless. Team up, fundraise, walk and take a moment to look closer, because IT'S COLD OUT THERE.

Hosted By Grace Inn Shelter

Friday, February 23rd

GAMES · MUSIC · DANCING · PRIZES · FUN

with musical guest, Justin Cooper

TICKETS $25 Space is limited, so don't wait.

The Belleville Club - Doors open 6:30


CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


TRAVEL with the Belleville Chamber

CROATIA - SEPTEMBER 2024

VIRTUAL INFO SESSION Feb. 20th · 6:00 - 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE to register for the information session


SPAIN - NOVEMBER 2024

CLICK THE IMAGES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH ADVENTURE

HOSTING A BUSINESS EVENT OR WORKSHOP?

CLICK HERE FOR THE CHAMBER COMMUNITY CALENDAR!

ADD IT TO OUR CALENDAR!

Using your member login, it is easy to add your event to our Chamber calendar. NEED HELP?

Click on this link for instructions OR

Call us and we will walk you through it.

IF YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY EVENT, CLICK HERE FOR

DISCOVER BELLEVILLE'S PUBLIC CALENDAR

DID YOU KNOW? Using your member LOGIN, you can update your directory listing, add job postings, special offers, add news items and more.

NEED HELP? Click here for information.

Maybe it's time to ask for a quote from the Chamber Plan.

It's quick and easy.


CALL Matt Howell at

613-962-4239

SAVE $$$ with these programs and more through our national and provincial partners.

Chamber Members are

YOUR CUSTOMERS. 



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lisa@bellevillechamber.ca

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