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Small Business - Too Big to Ignore

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Ontario Chamber Network is proud to be a part of the ambitious campaign, Small Business: Too Big To Ignore.

This campaign highlights the important contributions of small businesses to our economy and communities, and seeks to actively engage small businesses across the province in investigating the top barriers to small business growth - and identify solutions to overcome those challenges. To kick off this campaign the OCC has released the report, Top 3 Obstacles to Small Business Success.

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce looks forward to leading discussions in our community about the underlying challenges that are weighing on small businesses and stifling job creation.

A strong and vibrant small business sector is important for all business. Small businesses are the wealth creators, job creators and risk takers. Small businesses have important relationships with big businesses as part of the economic ecosystem. Big businesses are often highly dependent on small businesses as suppliers, distributors, customers, innovators, and for developing a skilled and experienced workforce to draw from. Small businesses also make up the vast majority of our local membership, our volunteers, and are often the people actively involved in community service.

We want to hear from you. Please engage with us on the Small Business Too Big To Ignore campaign on Facebook and Twitter, share your input, and help spread the message about the importance of small business and why it cannot be ignored.

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Summer Trade Show Table Rentals

Tuesday, June 7    4:00 - 7:00 pm

The tradeshow starts at 4:00pm with the Nelson room full of excited members that have rented a table and want to showcase their business. Enjoy the beautiful lakefront scenery while networking with these exhibitors, Chamber members, and guests. The tradeshow is free to attend.

The tables at this very popular event sell quickly, will you be one of the exhibitors?

Where: Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
2020 Lakeshore Rd. MAP
Member Table: $160 + HST
Member Half Table: $ 85 + HST
Member Booth: $245 + HST (space of 1 1/2 tables)
Non-member Full Table: $260 + HST
(If you join your organization within 30 days,
you can use $100 to go towards your membership fee.)
Non-member Booth: $345 + HST  (space of 1 1/2 tables)
(If you join your organization within 30 days,
you can use $100 to go towards your membership fee.)
Refunds are available until May 24.

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Golf Tournament 2016

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Golf tournament mosaic copyThe 2016 Past Chair's Golf Tournament will be played at Carlisle Golf & Country Club on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The weather is supposed to be fantastic! Foursomes as well as individuals, experienced and non-experienced alike, have a great time. The golf tournament is plenty of fun!

It is a great day of networking that includes golf, cart, lunch, a huge buffet dinner and prizes.

There are several specialty holes which yield prizes to the most skilled golfers. This years theme is AT the Beach! Dress in beach theme but leave your bikinis and speedos at home! Proper footwear (golf shoes or running shoes) must be worn. Have fun and we will give a prize to best dressed team!

Will you get a chance to ride the Cadillac Crazy Cart?
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When: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 11:30 am Registration and Lunch
12:30 pm Shotgun Start
Apres game until approximately 8:00 pm: Dinner, prizes
Where: Carlisle Golf & Country Club
523 Carlisle Rd. MAP
Single Golfer: $225 + HST
Twosome: $450 + HST
Threesome: $675 + HST
Foursome: $900 + HST
Cancellation deadline is May 31. If you need to cancel after that date, please find a replacement.

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Business Political Forum & BBQ with Burlington MP Karina Gould

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Each year the Burlington Chamber’s Political Action Committee provides you with the opportunity to speak casually and directly with local politicians. On July 6th, we will hear from Burlington Member of Parliament, Karina Gould. Karina has been Burlington’s MP since October 2015 and is also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development.
Join us for a candid and informative discussion with Karina.

Registration Information
 When:  Wednesday, July 6
    4:30 Check-in Desk Opens
    4:30 BBQ & Networking
    5:00 Presentation and Q&A
    6:00 Closing Remarks
 Where:   2020 Lakeshore Rd.     MAP
 Early Bird General Admission:
 General Admission (after June 6):
 $45.00 + HST *
 $55.0 + HST
 Early Bird Member Price:
 Member Price (after June 6):
 $35.00 + HST *
 $45.00 + HST

* Early bird pricing in effect until June 6.

Payment & Cancelation Policy: It is the policy of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce that all event registrations be paid in full prior to the event. Refunds for cancellations for this event will be provided up to June 30. If you need to cancel after June 30, we encourage you to send a replacement.

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