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From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft

This morning my desk is a round table at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM and annual conference. This is where the role of the Chamber aligns with advocacy and how we guide the provincial direction of influence at Queen's Park. Our Board President, Suzanne Hunt is also with me.

With the upcoming provincial election, you can be assured we will be hearing from the leaders of each party... and we will be spending a solid 3 hours tomorrow identifying the issues the OCC staff will research and lobby on our behalf. 

In the words of OCC president and CEO, Rocco Rossi, the Chambers are "a non-partisan but aggressive and active voice for business" and it is why we are working very hard to prepare our community for the upcoming election with our lunch and learn session on May 16th and the candidate's debate on May 24th. 

There will be other sessions over the weekend designed to help me and your Board do our jobs better and I'm looking forward to sharing that with you in future action and engagement. 

And, I'm humbled and honoured to tell you that I've also been nominated to sit on the Board of Directors for the OCC as a member at large representing the Chamber network. I'm very excited to see what opportunity will develop out of this role.

Wishing you a great week ahead and please note all the events coming up this month. I hope to see you at one or more of them!

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Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Esso Chamber
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Patenaude Martial Arts - 20% OFF Registration
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
Patenaude Martial Arts - 20% OFF Registration
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Esso Chamber
Belleville & District Shrine Club