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From the Desk of Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft

This week marked the passing of Bill 148 and while the Ontario Chamber of Commerce lobbied hard to slow down the process, the pleas of small business owners and municipalities to consider the unintended consequences were ignored. So, what happens next? Many of you already pay your staff the incoming wage rate, so you might think you’re ready… but there are many different implications depending on the size or type of business you have. 

To help you understand how this will impact you and your business, Suzanne Hunt, from Templeman Menninga LLP will be one of our speakers at our Chamber Breakfast next Wednesday to provide you some critical guidance on what you need to do and be aware of… the Bill is 51 pages long http://www.ontla.on.ca/bills/billsfiles/41_Parliament/Session2/b148rep1_e.pdf and if you haven’t had a chance to read through it, please join us to get a Cole’s Notes version on what you need to be most aware of… other changes are anticipated with regard to the Federal Corporate tax rates as well, and we have Kris Himberg-Larsen from Wilkinson & Company to come and talk about that issue. 

The Provincial & Federal Chambers have advocated strongly on your behalf but now your local Chamber needs to support you by sharing the information and expertise you need to move forward.  We want you to be aware of the local resources available to help you through this period of adjustment and we will coordinate further learning opportunities.

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Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
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Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Esso Chamber
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Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
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