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