Events

03
September
2014

Presidents Luncheon

Presidents Luncheon
with Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan College

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Creativity and Change.  Sheridan College is making the change from a college to a university, a change that is as creative as it is challenging.  Meet the man who is leading this change.  Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO of Sheridan College will discuss what it takes to guide one of Ontario's most distinguished post-secondary institutions as it makes the transition from college to university.

 When:  Wednesday, September 3
 Time:  11:30  Check-in desk opens
 12:00  Lunch and Presentation
 Where:  Burlington Golf & Country Club
 422 North Shore Blvd. E.    MAP
Ticket Price:
Table Price:
   $60 + HST = $67.80
 $360 + HST = $406.80 (six seats)
Member Price:
Member Table Price:
   $50 + HST = $56.50
 $300 + HST = $339.00 (six seats)

You must register and pay in advance.

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Payment and Cancellation 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 will be provided up to August 22.  If you need to cancel after August 22, we encourage you to send a replacement.

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16
September
2014

SHIFT - Future Leaders Networking

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Join new entrepreneurs and young professionals to network and share ideas. Inspirational presentations from successful local entrepreneurs will be featured.

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TRENDS IN THE MARKETPLACE: Keeping Up & Staying Ahead - A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Panelists:
DonSmithDon Smith, Family Business Owner - Owner & President, Smith's Funeral Homes     @SmithsFuneral

Growing up above a funeral home and now working in that same building, Don's business philosophy of service above self is what ensures how his family's legacy continues to achieve excellence.

Phil-croppedPhillip Collins, Entrepreneur - Co-Founder & Farm Manager, Fresh City Farms    @freshcityfarms

A landscape architect turned entrepreneur who inspires people to grow their own food while respecting their land.  Farming in the heart of Toronto to maximize space and provide delicious, organic food right to your door.

 mg 4971 Laurie Nadeau, Professional / Business Owner - Business Development & Client Relations, Bevsupport    @Bevsupport

Taking her 30 years of experience in the staffing industry and establishing a fully dedicated tasting company that is 100% designed and engineered to execute premium sampling experiences in LCBO stores and special events.

Moderator:
Karl Wulf, Chair of the SHiFt Committee - Regional Sales Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Prizes:
All attendees will have the chance to win 1 of 2 great prizes! Bring your business card for a chance to win a complimentary foursome at Hidden Lake Golf Club or complimentary admission for 2 to GrowthCLUB 90 Day Planning Session with ActionCOACH valued at $750.00!

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 Check-in desk opens
6:00 Panel Discussion
7:00 Q&A and Networking
Where: Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Rd.     MAP
Price: $10 (incl. HST)
Member Price: $5 (incl HST)

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21
October
2014

Small Business Week Breakfast 2014

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Don Smith

Owner & President of

Smith's Funeral Homes

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Don is the owner and president of Smith's Funeral Homes, a family owned and operated funeral home business in Burlington, Grimsby and Stoney Creek. He profoundly believes in giving back to his community.

Don has received many awards for his philanthropic endeavours including the Mayor's Community Service Award and the Burlington Chamber's Company of the Year Award.

Under Don's leadership, Smith's Funeral Homes has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for its excellence and its environmentally sustainable business practices.

 Where:   Burlington Convention Centre
 1120 Burloak Dr.    MAP
 When:   Tuesday, October 21, 2014
 Time:   7:30am  Check-in Desk Opens & Breakfast
 8:00am  Presentation
 9:00am  Closing remarks
Early Bird Pricing in effect until September 30
Member Price:   $30 + HST = $33.90
Regular Price:   $40 + HST = $45.20

Spaces are limited.  You must book in advance.

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Payment and Cancellation 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 will be provided up to October 13.  If you need to cancel after October 13, we encourage you to send a replacement.

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15
November
2014

Chamber Trip to Tropical Costa Rica

Join the Burlington Chamber of Commerce on our 2014 Adventure to Costa Rica from November 15 to November 23 - an exciting 9-day trip that will expose Chamber members and guests to some of Costa Rica's breathtaking landscapes.

Join other business people and meet new friends from Burlington for this unique travel experience that promises to be memorable.  You'll be amazed at the networking opportunities this trip will provide for you.  There will be a free information session on May 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Canadian Christian Tours, Crossroads Centre 1295 North Service Rd.  MAP  Please R.S.V.P. by email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 1-888-635-8687.  Click here for more information.

Trip Highlights:

  • San Jose
  • Coffee Plantation
  • Guanacaste
  • Monteverdi Cloud Forest
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Lake Arenal Cruise
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Cano Negro Refuge
  • Zarcero
  • National Theatre

This 9-day trip includes 14 meals: 8 breakfasts & 6 dinners

  • Learn about Costa Rica's unique vegetation on a guided nature walk through the cloud forest
  • Spot indigenous wildlife on a Cano Negro river boat cruise
  • Enjoy the tropical landscapes and breathtaking scenery surrounding Arenal Volcano.  
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All Pricing Based on Double Occupancy    Before June 17 After June 17
Chamber Member Price:    $2,499 CDN
$2,599 CDN
Non-Member Price:    $2,699 CDN $2,799 CDN

This tour is an amazing value and is also open to Chamber members and non-members, offering something unique for everyone, from the business professional to the adventurous traveller.

A $250 deposit is required to secure your spot.

For trip and booking information, please contact:

Canadian Christian Tours
Lynn & Doug Campbell
Travel Professionals
Toll free: (888) 635-8687
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28
November
2014

2014 Small Business Christmas Party

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The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is giving you the opportunity to treat your employees to a wonderful Christmas celebration no matter how small your business.  Let the Chamber do all the planning.

 

Enjoy the ambience of a large company party, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, wine, music, dancing, and prizes!

 

Date: November 28, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel
3063 South Service Rd.    MAP
Time:

6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner
8:30 Dancing, Games, Silent Auction

Regular Price: $  75 / person
$600 / table of 8
Member Price: $  65 / person
$520 / table
Early bird pricing (above) in effect until October 30.  An increase of $10 per person will be added after that date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Payment and Cancellation Policy: All registrations are to be paid in full prior to the event.

Refunds for cancellations will be provided until November 14. If you need to cancel after November 14, we encourage you to find a replacement.

 

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BURLINGTON CHAMBER'S SEMINAR SERIES EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

BURLINGTON CHAMBER'S SEMINAR SERIES  EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

BURLINGTON CHAMBER'S SEMINAR SERIES EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

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The Burlington Chamber of Commerce has earned a Chair’s Award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) for the second year in a row. The Burlington Chamber was recognized for their seminar series on the implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). This year’s award was presented at the OCC Annual General Meeting & Convention in Toronto over the weekend.

The HST seminar series helped businesses transition to the new Harmonized Sales Tax. Five sector-specific workshops were held reaching over 450 companies. The series was a direct response to calls for help received by the Chamber about the implementation of the new HST.

 

“The Burlington Chamber of Commerce found a way to help its members with the transition to the new harmonized sales tax with the creation of the seminar series and therefore exemplified the leadership that companies are looking for,” said Len Crispino, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

 

Tamer Fahmi, Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce elaborated, "We are very pleased to be recognized by the OCC for these seminars.  One of the Chamber's mandates is to provide education opportunities to help our members run their businesses better and the rollout of the HST was a case of new legislation that business owners didn't fully understand. Our seminars filled that information gap. We were proud to partner with BDO to put on the series and Rino Bellavia of BDO did an excellent job leading the seminars.

 

The seminar series was very well received by members with most events running at full capacity. The seminars resulted in the renewal of many members and based on the success of the series; the Chamber received a Chair’s award the previous year for its development of a similar series focusing on helping members through the economic uncertainty.

 

The Chair’s Awards were among several awards presented to chambers for their leadership and innovative programs and services. The OCC Annual General Meeting and Convention is the main policy-setting conference of the chamber network in Ontario.

CHAMBER RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY OCC

CHAMBER RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY OCC

CHAMBER RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY OCC

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The Burlington Chamber of Commerce submitted two public policies (N-GTA Corridor, Workplace Mental Health) for ratification at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) annual general meeting this past weekend. Both of the policies were adopted by the conference delegates making them official OCC policy.  The OCC will now lobby the Ontario government in an attempt to have the recommendations of the resolutions enacted.  The Chamber's submitted resolutions can be found on the Chamber Online Library.  You can also read the the full OCC Policy Book.

CHAMBER SEMINAR SERIES EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

CHAMBER SEMINAR SERIES EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

CHAMBER SEMINAR SERIES EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

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The Burlington Chamber of Commerce has earned a Chair's Award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) for the second year in a row. The Burlington Chamber was recognized for their seminar series on the implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).  The HST seminar series helped businesses transition to the new Harmonized Sales Tax. Five sector-specific workshops were held reaching over 450 companies.  "The Burlington Chamber of Commerce found a way to help its members with the transition to the new harmonized sales tax with the creation of the seminar series and therefore exemplified the leadership that companies are looking for," said Len Crispino, President & CEO of the OCC.

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH DEGROOTE

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH DEGROOTE

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH DEGROOTE

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We are very pleased to announce the Burlington Chamber has formed an exclusive partnership with the DeGroote School of Business to provide Executive Education opportunities to the Burlington business community.  This means that as a Burlington Chamber member you can get a $100 discount on executive business courses, workshops and conferences led by McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business right here in Burlington.  The DeGroote School of Business brings the education expertise and Chamber membership brings you the discounts.  The courses are listed on the Chamber's Events Calendar.

2014 Small Business Christmas Party

2014 Small Business Christmas Party

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The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is giving you the opportunity to treat your employees to a wonderful Christmas celebration no matter how small your business.  Let the Chamber do all the planning.

 

Enjoy the ambience of a large company party, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, wine, music, dancing, and prizes!

 

Date: November 28, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel
3063 South Service Rd.    MAP
Time:

6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner
8:30 Dancing, Games, Silent Auction

Regular Price: $  75 / person
$600 / table of 8
Member Price: $  65 / person
$520 / table
Early bird pricing (above) in effect until October 30.  An increase of $10 per person will be added after that date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Payment and Cancellation Policy: All registrations are to be paid in full prior to the event.

Refunds for cancellations will be provided until November 14. If you need to cancel after November 14, we encourage you to find a replacement.

 

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