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Member Orientation

Member Orientation gives you more than just an introduction.  You have a chance to network with other like-minded business owners and staff. You will find out what benefits and value you can gain being a Chamber member.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 7:45 - 9:00 am
Where: Burlington Golf & Country Club
422 North Shore Blvd. E     MAP
Cost: no charge
You MUST register in advance.

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Federal Candidates Meeting

Hosted by the Burlington Chamber

KarinaGould   Karina Gould – Liberal

David Laird   David Laird – NDP

MikeWallace   Mike Wallace – Conservative

These candidates will be participating in a moderated question and answer session.  It will not be a debate.  This format has been proven historically to be successful in getting more information to the community.  Get your ticket now to give yourself an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Advanced registration is required.

When: Friday, October 2
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
985 Syscon Rd.     MAP
Time: 7:30am   Check-in Desk Opens
7:30am   Breakfast and Networking
8:00am   Q&A
9:30am   Closing Remarks
General Admission:
Members:
$8.85 + HST
FREE
Payment and Cancellation Policy: Your purchase must be paid prior to the event. Refunds are given up to a week before the event. If you are unable to attend it is recommended you find a replacement. The Chamber appreciates your understanding.

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Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Dinner

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is proud to host
this year’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Dinner

featuring a performance by Rock and Soul Artist, Laura Cole,
winner of three 2015 Hamilton Music Awards.

Dan Lawrie, CEO of Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers,
will receive the 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award.

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“I am overwhelmed by the unexpected honour. There are so many amazing
entrepreneurs in our community that I am humbled to have been considered.”

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Lawrie Insurance Group Inc.

Dan Lawrie was chosen as the award recipient to recognize his leadership role in building a successful, high-profile company that positively represents Burlington both locally and regionally.  He reflects entrepreneurship through his company and through his philanthropic endeavours giving back to the community.  Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers has consistently served the Burlington and Hamilton communities with passion, leadership, honesty and integrity for over 30 years.  The company now ranks in the top 5% of brokerages in Canada.  Lawrie is also well known for his philanthropy work and is the creator of the Dan Lawrie Family Foundation dedicated to increasing the public’s accessibility to visual arts.
     
Lawrie was notified of the award in February.  “I was completely shocked when they told me,” said Lawrie. “When the Chamber called me to arrange a meeting, I thought I might be meeting a new client.  I was completely overwhelmed.  I’m extremely honoured to have our company recognized with this award.  It’s a reflection of the dedication of everyone at our organization.”
   
This is the second time the Chamber of Commerce has hosted the event honouring local entrepreneurs. In previous years the award was called the Entrepreneur of the Year award.  The change to Distinguished Entrepreneur is more reflective of the lifetime achievements of the award recipient, according to Keith Hoey, President of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.  “We’re extremely pleased to be hosting the Distinguished Entrepreneur Dinner,” said Hoey. “This event has a great tradition of recognizing and honouring great Burlington business leaders and it’s important that we acknowledge and thank these people for their contributions to our city.”

 When:  Wednesday, October 7, 2015
 Where:  Burlington Convention Centre
 1120 Burloak Dr.   MAP
 Time:  5:30  Reception
 6:30  Presentations
 Ticket:
 Table:
 $180 + HST
 $1400 + HST (8 tickets at $175)
Advance registration is required. Tickets available until September 30.

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Small Business Week Breakfast

"Knock Down Barriers: Dare to Grow"

Featuring a special presentation by
Steve Staios - President of the Hamilton Bulldogs

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Steve is a Hamilton native and former National Hockey League defenceman and coach, he joined the Bulldogs after spending the previous three years with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He spent 18 seasons in the NHL as a defenceman, playing in 1,001 regular season games from 1995 to 2012 with the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Thrashers, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and New York Islanders.
Steve has experience on the international stage as well, having served as director of player development with Team Canada at the 2014 World Championship. As a player, he won gold medals at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2008 World Championship, all with Team Canada.

When: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 7:30 am  Check-in Desk Opens
              Breakfast
8:00 am  Presentation
9:00 am  Closing Remarks
Where: Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakshore Rd.   MAP
General Admission:
Member Price:
$40.00 + HST
$30.00 + HST

Advanced registration is required.

Payment and Cancellation Policy: Your purchase must be paid prior to the event. Refunds are given up to a week before the event. If you are unable to attend it is recommended you find a replacement. The Chamber appreciates your understanding.

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