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5 Minutes for Business: Budget 2017 – Let’s Not “Wait and See” In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, addresses all the hype - or lack thereof - surrounding the release of the federal budget 2017. It seems all the buildup fostered by the Liberals did not exceed our expectations and if anything, the lackluster document did very little to address the innovation agenda.  Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out why the "wait and see" approach we've taken to the U.S. tax reform won't improve Canadian competitiveness and why we must take action now.  For more information,
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Network News - What matters most to Ontario's Chamber Network               OCC staff have appreciated the engagement by our network around several issues in recent weeks, especially Cap and Trade, and look forward to Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park next week when we will present a united voice to government. The OCC is currently engaged in a number of policy files. We are in conversations with senior government officials to help achieve
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Bay of Quinte Regional Chambers to offer travel package to South Africa and Dubai The Bay of Quinte Regional Chambers are happy to announce their partnership with Indus Travel and Trent Travel in Quinte West to offer a tour package to South Africa and Dubai. Chambers have long offered travel packages through local travel agents, to their members and the community at large.  These trips offer an opportunity for business people and residents to travel together in small groups to great locations at an affordable price. Tour companies are selected because of the quality of their packages and all bookings are facilitated through a local travel agent. While the tour package
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Why Join the Chamber: Comradery Joining the chamber isn’t all about business. There are many incredible friendships that are created in the coming together for the economic betterment of the community. Don’t overlook the potential of deep, meaningful connections with your tribe at the chamber. We’re all just looking for that spot we belong, aren’t we? Abraham Maslow thought our desire to belong was so important that he incorporated it into his hierarchy of needs as a major human motivation. Individuals will join groups because of perceived commonalities, look for similar ways of thinking, and
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5 Minutes for Business In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, hits the pause button on the renegotiation of NAFTA for a brief moment to redirect his attention toward the proposed Border Adjustment Tax and how it might be a bigger problem than we think. With the proposed Border Adjustment Tax looming overhead, Hendrik considers the governing forces behind the tax and how this will impact the rest of us.  Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what kind of economy will emerge with the passing of the proposed Border Adjustment Tax. 
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