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  • Happy New Year to all our Readers.  We hope that this will be a very prosperous year for you.


    You will find some Information and links below that may be of interest to.  Please take a few minutes to have a quick read.
     


    Bi-Annual Mayor’s Breakfast
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


    Mayor Allan Alls and Council invite members of the community to a biannual breakfast to update and inform citizens about what the Town of Erin is doing to support the residents and business community, includes a short presentation of 2015 accomplishments and initiatives. An overview of Economic Development projects and what will be worked upon in the early half of 2016 moving forward will be given.
    Admission is $5 per person
    ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Friday January15th. 
    Registrations accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
    To register call Connie Cox at 519-855-4407 Ext 221 and reserve your place at the table.

     

    January 19, 2016

    7: 00am - 9:00Am
    D a v i d ’ s R e s t a u r a n t
    20 Shamrock Road,
    Erin




    County of Wellington enjoys success with BRE strategies
    The County of Wellington in Ontario, Canada, embarked on the BRE journey beginning in 2013.  Two years later, the county has reaped significant rewards with the candle on the cake represented by two BREI awards at the BREI Annual Conference in 2014.  However, their momentum did not end.  In October of 2015, the county began interviews with 150 businesses in their 14 downtowns in addition to 15 foreign owned businesses. Most notably, they have created the first ever foreign owned business questionnaire, vetted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.   Following the direction of BREI and using the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs toolkit, the interviews have enabled the county to build a rapport with over 300 businesses that have invested in their communities and proactively supported their growth.


     

    2016 Source It Here! Local Food Networking Event and
    B2B Marketplace

    Monday, February 8, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 10:00 am)
    Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph (Loyola House)
     

    PUTTING A PRICE ON LOCAL FOOD
    B2B Networking, Effective Marketing, Value Chains, Building Strong B2B Partnerships, Consumer Trends, Grow Your Bottom Line

    SOURCE IT HERE! creates a platform for farmers, chefs, retailers, processors, distributors, local food organizations and tourism partners to make valuable connections to create local, viable value chains that benefit business and the consumer.
    The event is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals that are interested in making connections to local food in our region.  The Event is co-presented by Taste Real Guelph Wellington Local Food and Foodlink Waterloo Region.
     
    Join us for:

    • Speakers
    • Networking Lunch
    • B2B Marketplace
    • Business Resources
    • Ask the Expert Question and Answer session

    More information at:       
    http://www.tastereal.com/events-2/source-it-here-b2b-networking/
     
    Online registration at:
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/source-it-here-2016-local-food-networking-event-and-b2b-marketplace-tickets-20019327347
     


    Not a member of the EWCC yet?  Do you know of someone that might be interested in joining?
    You can forward them this email and have them click the button below.
    Great Savings on Esso save 3cents a litre,
    Chamber Plan Group Health Insurance, 
    CCV Home & Auto Insurance and Constant Contact.
     

     

    Register Here

     

        

  • EWCC Mandate

    The EWCC Mandate from our members

    The EWCC encourages business opportunities in our district, which includes the Town of Erin and the Township of Guelph/Eramosa.

     Our membership has been polled about our future mandate and here are the results of the questionaire:

     There was unanamous agreement endorsing the EWCC to work with the Town of Erin to improve policies and processes when dealing with local business issues. Development charges, site plan approvals and permits topped the list of issues to be reviewed.

     The goal: To improve the Town of Erin's customer service towards local businesses. 

     Now we have your mandate, we will work for the goal.  If you are interested in contributing your ideas, please contact Elsie Miller at admin@eastwellingtonchamber.ca or 519-217-1630

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  • Member Benefit Program

    In addition to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy work on behalf of business, it also assist businesses of all sizes in improving their bottom line through a number of benefit programs. As an added benefit, chamber of commerce and board of trade members are welcome to share the Canadian Chamber’s value-added programs with their respective memberships.

      • Preferred rates on the electronic processing of VISA (1.49%) MasterCard (1.49%), Discover (1.60%) and debit cards ($0.05/transaction) through First Data Canada
      • A fuel discount ($0.035 per litre)—offered to the company and its employees—at all Canadian ESSO-branded service stations
      • Home, auto, travel and pet insurance through Johnson Inc.
      • Mystery shopper program through Competitactics
      • SME-oriented online training courses through the Chamber eLearning Centre
      • Human resource services through First Call…your hotline to HR.
      • Discounts of 30% on shipments within Canada and to worldwide destinations, 25% on imports into Canada and 75% (starting at) on freight shipments services with the UPS® Savings Program.
      • ‘Get More’ Member Card from The UPS Store®.
      • Through a partnership with The Alba Group - a buying group receive discounted products and services through Lyreco Canada.
      • Audio conferencing, web collaboration and webinar services from Evolve Collaboration.
      • 10% discount on the cost of ICC publications.
      • Export advice and guidance provided at no cost by our in-house Trade Commissioner.



     

     

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