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A Message From Chamber Staff | Upcoming Chamber Events

2023-24 Directory Advertising | Updates from the Chamber Network

From the CEO's Desk

News, meetings, events, and activities continue to return, and in many cases, emerge as new opportunities this year, even as we try to navigate COVID variants, the weather, and the multitude of other pressures our business, community, and personal lives so far in January. Our e-news, space permitting, includes news and opportunities from the Chamber and its members each week, and opportunities exist to build your brand and amplify your message.

This week, we are most excited to reveal the 2023 Business Excellence Awards Finalists on Wednesday, January 25th at the Rope Factory Event Hall. A key part of the nomination process is the production of the Finalists’ videos, now underway. The 39th Annual Business Excellence Awards, presented by BDO Canada LLP, including the nominees, finalists, and winners, tell the story of our community, and the Awards and Categories have evolved over the years with our community. Please join us on Thursday, May 4th to help recognize and celebrate our finalists and award winners at the premier business event in Brantford-Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River.

Stay warm and safe,


Upcoming Chamber Events

Directory Advertising 2023-24

We're now booking ad space for the

2023-24 Membership Directory! 

Contact Greg at (226) 387-2991 or to book your ad space today! 

Click here for ad sizes and rates.

Please update your profile to ensure the most accurate information.

Click here to update your profile in our one-of-a-kind Business Directory for Brantford-Brant.

If you wish for your phone number and/or address NOT to be published in this year’s Directory, please notify Alex ASAP at

Welcome New Members!

Click on their logo to learn more about their business!

News from the Chamber Network

Webinar Invitation: What the Federal Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations Mean for Food Service Businesses

January 27, 2023 | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about the federal Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations and how they may impact your business?

Join Environment and Climate Change Canada and City of Toronto staff for an interactive webinar to learn more about the federal regulations and reducing single-use and takeaway items in your business. The webinar will:

·      Explain the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations, including the targeted items and implementation timelines

·      Outline which businesses will be affected and how they will be impacted

·      Share information and resources to help you prepare for compliance

·      Outline approach to federal enforcement

·      Discuss reuse with a focus on the reduction of single-use and takeaway items


Learn more about the federal Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations and the City of Toronto Reducing Single-Use program.

Looking for something new and innovative to help you attract and retain staff?

Career Pathways is an innovative tool that promotes in-demand, entry-level careers with opportunities for growth across Hamilton, Niagara, and Grand Erie. It gives employers local information about jobs, skills, and training to assist in recruitment, career development and employee retention.

You can help to test and refine the Career Pathways tool. It’s easy. Simply view the demonstration video, then complete a short 2-question survey plus basic corporate information and consent. It should take less than 5 minutes. Check it out here:

Why participate in Career Pathways?

  • It addresses labour challenges faced by your organization by enabling you find and keep the right person, in the right job, with the right motivation.
  • It can boost your profile. Opt-in in the survey and your organization’s logo and website will be featured on our contributor’s page and viewed by job seekers.
  • You could win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards! Draws will be held, and winners announced until the end of March 2023.

We are looking to hear from employers in these sectors                   

  • Construction
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade 
  • Other Services
  • Transportation and Warehousing    
  • Accommodations and Food Services
  • Business, Building and Other Support Services        
  • Agriculture    
  • Education

For further information, email

Career Pathways is a Skills Development Fund project funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day 2023

The Brant Community Foundation is encouraging our community to do something kind for someone on Friday, February 17 for Random Act of Kindness Day.

This year’s theme is “Celebration of Kindness”, and organizations are invited to participate in a sign challenge by posting a message of kindness on their sign.

We are hoping to engage the entire City of Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation to participate in Random Acts of Kindness.

Robert Nagy of Brant Mutual Insurance is the Chair of the Random Act of Kindness Day Committee, “Our aim is to have the community come together and we encourage people throughout our community get out and do something kind. We want our friends to think about kindness 365 days per year, and RAK day is just one day for people to start thinking about kindness."

of another and make our world a better place. Please help us to put a human face on our community by becoming a community partner celebrating Random Act of Kindness Day!

If you have any questions about celebrating kindness this year, please call the Foundation at 519-756-2499.

EmployerOne: Spotlight on Quality of Work

EmployerOne is a survey that collects valuable first-hand information from businesses in Six Nations, New Credit, Brantford and Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties.

The survey is officially being conducted during January 2023. The 2023 EmployerOne survey has a special focus on Quality of Work from the perspective of employers.

Click on the image to access the survey!

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