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5 Minutes for Business Good Social Media is Good Business In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine how social media can be used as a tool to create economic growth and foster competitiveness for Canadian businesses.  The impact social media has as a means to reach customers, encourage female entrepreneurship and millennial business ownership will continue to grow. We are quickly approaching a point where we will consider it a key driver of Canada’s ability to scale up firms, achieve inclusive growth and compete globally in an increasingly digital economy.   In an ever-changing society, using social media not only ensures our
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft We're just coming out of a great mayoral candidate breakfast where we had the chance to hear how they intend to shape the future of Belleville and today was the first in our series of events designed to education the public on their electoral choices. While the chamber is not the only organization to host candidates during an election season, we do appreciate when candidates attend our events. There is a candidate in Kingston who is opting out of any organization coordinated event that represents an opinion towards candidates performance that might be considered biased. He claims
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft First of all, thank you to those who have responded to our survey request.  While we can always hope for more feedback, we did get about a 10% response rate - which in survey circles - is predictable and acceptable.  If you do have further or additional feedback you'd like to offer, please feel free to contact me directly.  We are using this information to develop a platform we will share with candidates (and you).  We will also be using your answers to develop the questions for the Mayoral debate on October 3.  If you have a specific question you'd like us to include for the debate
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5 Minutes for Business In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, our Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, Ryan Greer, examines how the federal government will handle the battle between a newly regulated cannabis industry and the existing illegal market once recreational cannabis becomes legal on October 17.   Some of the factors that will influence how effective Canada’s legal cannabis market is at reducing illegal sales include safety, quality, access, supply and branding. But as we approach legalization, it is quickly becoming clear that this sector will face the same competitiveness
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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft As the summer season closes, the energy around reconnecting and getting back into routine is clear to me – there is something going on every night this month and well into next! Of course, part of this is due to the municipal elections and I would appreciate your help!  While we are always looking for your input, what you want to see from our City’s leaders is most important to the Chamber.  Our Government Affairs committee will be working on the questions for our traditional Mayoral debate (being held Wednesday, October 3 at the Empire) as well as developing a platform we
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