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    Municipal Election Debate – October 16th and 17th  2018
     
    EWCC is pleased to provide a forum for you to participate in our municipal election debate at the Royal Canadian Legion. With so many critical issues at stake, this promises to be an exciting couple of evenings you definitely won't want to miss. Timing will be from 7:00pm to 10:00pm each night. Each candidate will be provided three minutes to answer seven questions that will be crafted based upon the input we receive from you completing this quick  survey:  DEBATE SURVEY
     
    Come out on October 16th to meet your 2 County Councillor candidates and three Mayoral candidates, this session will be moderated by EWCC Chair, Diane Nelson. Then, On October 17th the Councillor candidates will be moderated by EWCC Board Director, Chris Narysingh. There will be time allocated at the end of each session for additional questions as well as an opportunity to mingle. This will be your last chance to meet the candidates before you cast your vote on October 22, 2018.  We look forward to seeing you at the Legion.

    It's time to renew your 2018 Membership... and get 2019 included!

    Join Us

    Membership Committee says Give it Away!
    Don't Wait 'til next year - Join  the EWCC now.
    There are many reasons to join the EWCC; sign up now for 2019 and for a limited time you'll get the balance of 2018 absolutely FREE.  Annual membership is only $130.00 and many members find that participating in just one of the many Member Benefits more than pays for their EWCC membership.  Pro-rated Membership cost for balance of 2018 : $100

    If you would like to renew your membership please email:  admin@eastwellingtonchamber.ca

    Want to Join the East Wellington Chamber of Commerce? 
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    MEET OUR 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS


    Thank you for the enthusiastic turnout at our AGM where we also welcomed our Mayor Allan Alls, County Councillor Pierre Brianceau,
    Councillor Rob Smith as well as the Vice Chair of the Town’s Economic
    Development Committee, Jamie Cheyne.


    We are pleased to introduce our 2018 Board of Directors:
    Executive Team
    Diane Nelson, Chair
    Chris Bailey, Vice Chair
    Michael Robins, Treasurer


    Directors:
    Caroline Bolduc
    Matt Clough
    Trevor Crystal
    Jacqueline Guagliardi
    Patricia Kastanec
    Chris Narysingh
    Kaitlyn Vickery


    Opportunities will exist for Chamber members to serve on various committees. Check our website often for details!

     

    Announcement:  County develping a demand-based Ridesharing Transit System

    The County of Wellington is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has granted $499,950 to the County to develop a demand-based ridesharing transit system that will service all parts of the County. The new system, which is scheduled to launch in April 2019, will utilize a mobile app and a call centre to allow the public to book, pay for, and track trips.

    Additional details on the programme can be found in the attached media release, and at www.wellington.ca/transportation<http://www.wellington.ca/transportation

    Media please contact:

    Jana Burns
    Director of Economic Development
    T 519.837.2600 x 2525
    janab@wellington.ca<mailto:janab@wellington.ca>

     

     

     

    ONTARIO PC GOVERNMENT

    NEWLY APPOINTED CABINET MINISTERS

     

     

     


    Today at Queens Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the new PC cabinet were sworn into office. We look forward to working with the PC government to ensure shared prosperity for all. 
     

     

    Here is the full list of cabinet ministers:

    • Peter Bethlenfalvy - President of the Treasury Board
    • Raymond Cho - Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
    • Steve Clark - Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
    • Christine Elliott - Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier
    • Victor Fedeli - Minister of Finance and Chair of Cabinet
    • Doug Ford - Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Merrilee Fullerton - Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
    • Ernie Hardeman - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    • Sylvia Jones - Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
    • Lisa MacLeod - Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues
    • Monte McNaughton - Minister of Infrastructure
    • Caroline Mulroney - Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
    • Rod Phillips - Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
    • Greg Rickford - Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
    • Laurie Scott - Minister of Labour
    • Todd Smith - Minister of Government and Consumer Services, and Government House Leader
    • Lisa Thompson - Minister of Education
    • Michael Tibollo - Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
    • Jim Wilson - Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
    • John Yakabuski - Minister of Transportation
    • Jeff Yurek - Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

     

  • East Wellington Chamber of Commerce Member Benefits

    Beyond Advocacy… There are Savings!

    In addition to the advocacy work done on behalf of business by the Chamber of Commerce, both locally and nationally through our connections with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we can also assist businesses of all sizes in improving their bottom line through a number of benefit programs.

     

    The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

    The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. More than 30,000 small to midsize businesses choose the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business. The Chambers Plan is the simple, stable, smart choice for business; combining accessibility, flexibility and the stability of pooled benefits. Firms choose the Chambers Plan year after year because it offers unsurpassed value and customer service.

    Learn more at https://www.chamberplan.ca

     

    Payment Processing with First Data

    First Data and the Chamber of Commerce are partnered to bring you exclusive benefits to help your business be more competitive – and you can get access to these benefits as a member of the East Wellington Chamber of Commerce! First Data is a long-standing partner of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and provides a wide variety of payment processing alternatives. Their Program has been vetted to offer transparency and price certainty. On top of that, the First Data program guarantees business cost savings, and helps further support your Chamber of Commerce and your local business community. Why not get a quote today - If they cannot beat your current payment processing fees, you will earn a $1,000 MasterCard® gift card (see website for conditions and further details).

    Learn more at https://www.firstdata.com/ca/chamber-merchant-services/index.html

     

    Esso Fuel Business Program

    Maintain control while saving time and money with the Esso Business Card! With access to nearly 1,800 Esso stations in Canada (plus partners in the US) this card gives you flexibility and convenience. Chamber of Commerce members receive a 3.5 cents per litre discount regardless of volume. In addition to the special discount you earn just by being a member, you also get state of the art management tools that will give you more control and identify potential problems sooner, ultimately saving you money.

    Learn more at http://www.essobusinesscards.ca/a/index.php?org=chamber

     

    ADP Payroll Services

    Fast. Simple. Professional. ADP Canada has launched its payroll program with the Chamber of Commerce. This partnership will bring you cost savings for your payroll services. TeamPay by ADP® is designed to help small businesses do just that. A streamlined approach to payroll for small businesses. TeamPay by ADP®, provides an easy-to-navigate cloud-based payroll solution that’s ready when you are, with wizards to guide you through key tasks as you go. For more information contact daniel.connell@adp.com

     

    Purolator Freight Solutions

    The Chamber of Commerce has negotiated highly favourable rates with Purolator for its members. Receive preferential pricing with discounts ranging from 25%-45% on Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of courier services. Whether it's across town or across the country, you'll get reliable, professional shipping that will satisfy—and impress—your customers.  

    Learn more at https://www.purolator.com/en/campaigns/chamber-of-commerce/ontario/index.page

     

    Office Supplies from Grand and Toy

    Grand and Toy offers an exclusive purchasing program for Chamber of Commerce members. Sign-up for an account today and you'll be able to take advantage of the purchasing power that we have partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to offer. Save up to 25% off competitor pricing on everyday office supplies and workplace solutions, and over 30% on paper.

    Learn more at https://www.grandandtoy.com/en/sites/core/chamber-sign-up

     

    Security Bundle from The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

    The cost of an outage for an ecommerce site can be directly shown in lost dollars, while network/website outages are measured in lost productivity and loss of customer trust. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) maintains the critical DNS infrastructure needed to keep over 2.5 million domain names online 100 per cent of the time - and we are delivering this capability to Chamber of Commerce members in a special bundle offer.

    Learn more at https://cira.ca/security-bundle-canadian-chamber-commerce-members

     

    eLearning Opportunities

    What happens when business owners and employees have the skills they need to succeed? Everything. Greater motivation. Higher productivity. Better results. It’s that simple. Chamber eLearning offers hundreds of courses covering strategy, accounting and finance, management skills and leadership, sales and marketing, human resources, health and safety and Desktop PC topics. Courses are available 24/7 from home or office. Self-paced internet learning is the lowest cost, yet most effective training available anywhere.

    Learn more at http://www.chamberelearning.ca/

     

    Chamber Travel Program

    In 2018 Discover Bali or Iceland with a preferred Chamber of Commerce package.

    ***Note: 2018 dates have already passed, waiting for next dates.

    Learn more at http://lander.indus.travel/chamber-travel-program

     

    Programs Administered through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)

    When you join the East Wellington Chamber of Commerce, you automatically become a member of the OCC, a strong network of over 60,000 business owners just like you, from all corners of the province. This provides you with access to a variety of business support resources and portals administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, including:

    • GLOBAL GROWTH FUND: Funded by the Ontario Ministry of International Trade, this fund allows Ontario businesses to receive up to $250,000 in lifetime support to hire an export manager or develop new business in foreign markets. Learn more at http://www.ontarioexporters.ca/
    • SMALL BUSINESS ACCESS: The OCC is working with the Government of Ontario to provide resources and support to help small businesses succeed. Learn more at https://www.ontario.ca/page/small-business-access
    • DISCOVER ABILITY: Discover Ability promotes the hiring of individuals with disabilities and provides resources to help organizations hire, accommodate and retain these employees, and meet requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Learn more at https://discoverability.network/
    • KNOW YOUR POWER: Delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Energy, this program is your resource to learn about energy cost saving programs and efficiency opportunities that may be available to your business. Learn more at http://yourpower.ca/
    • MAGNET: Access a sophisticated online job-matching platform that connects employers with people seeking jobs. Learn more at https://magnet.today/

     

    1-800-MEMBERS

    Partnering with 1-800-MEMBERS includes individualized marketing plans & dedicated account executives, a highly trained sales team and unmatched support. BEYOND GREAT SAVINGS! 1-800-MEMBERS specializes in providing chambers and their members with best in class member benefit programs while increasing your non-dues revenue.

    https://www.1800members.ca/chambers

    • The Lenovo Savings Program: - Everyone needs authentic and reliable technology to turn to when completing a project. No matter the task, Lenovo has a product that’s got you covered. The Lenovo savings program offers member’s savings up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire product line. Plus, monthly specials on laptops, tablets and desktops.
    • The UPS Members Benefit Program: It’s free to sign up and there are no minimum shipping requirements. Members can take advantage of large discounts with a new or existing UPS account.

     

  • 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 questionnaire:

     There was unanmous 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 admin@eastwellingtonchamber.ca