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18
October
2014

Discover China With The Burlington Chamber

Join the Burlington Chamber of Commerce on our 2014 Adventure to China from October 18 to October 29.  We are offering TWO separate 12-day trips that will expose you to some of China’s leading cities and sights. You can learn about the people and culture of this emerging economy.  Experience centuries-old customs and history while witnessing first-hand its economy and expanding role in the global marketplace.  This trip sold out very quickly in 2012 so you should reserve your spot quickly to avoid disappointment.  Trip B includes a special trip to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors.

An open to the public and Chamber members information session will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 7:30pm at Holiday Inn Burlington, 3063 South Service Rd.  MAP  RSVP is appreciated - contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 905-639-0174 x 7219.  Click here for more information.

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.

Your trip includes:

  • round-trip international airfare from Toronto
  • 4 & 5 star hotel stays
  • three meals a day
  • all in-country deluxe bus transportation
  • English-speaking tour guides
All Pricing Based on Double Occupancy    TRIP A TRIP B
Chamber Member Price:    $2,399 Cdn
$2,899 Cdn
Non-Member Price:    $2,599 Cdn $3,099 Cdn
Trip Itinerary:    Beijing, Hangzhou,
Suzhou, Shanghai


Click Here For Details
Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou,
Xi'an (Terracotta Warriors),
Shanghai

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Registration Form:   
(must be completed with the Liability Form)   

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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.

“I traveled to China for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  This was truly a life changing adventure and the friendships that were made with our fellow travelers as we shared our experiences together is something that we will value forever.”  Tamer Fahmi, Past Chair, Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

You WANT to go to China.  Check out this 30 second video.

Trip registration deadline is July 18.

The Chamber's Travel Partner is:

TravelOnly

Kevin Visser, Travel Professional
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.kevinvisser.com
www.facebook.com/travelwithkev
Toll Free: 1-877-335-1781

Head Office Address: 202-325A West Street, Brantford ON N3R 3V6, TICO #4316071


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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.

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.  
    Costarica-arenalvolcano
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
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.cctours.ca

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28
February
2014

Sunrise Seminar

@burlingtoncofc     #education     #seminar

LinkedIn FOR BUSINESS: TURNING CONNECTIONS INTO CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS

Kick start your day with an informative and enlightening seminar on using LinkedIn for your business.  There are so many social media platforms out there that we want to make sure you are using the right ones for your business. Steve Loates from e-Commerce Essentials will educate us on how to leverage LinkedIn to market yourself and grow your business.  You have a LinkedIn profile and 300 connections but now what?

Friday, February 28       8:00am (sharp) - 9:00am        414 Locust St. (Chamber Board Room)   MAP

Presenter:
     Steve Loates
     e-Commerce Essentials

Cost:
Member Price:  $17.70 + HST = $20.00
Regular Price:     $20.35 + HST = $23.00

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22
May
2014

Environment Panel - Sustainability in Business in Burlington

Join us for a very exiting opportunity to hear leaders in Burlington business sustainability discuss their successful initiatives, business challenges, and how they improved their bottom line through award-winning sustainability techniques.

Guest Panelists:
John Van Leeuwen - President, EcoSynthetix
Andrew Craig- Senior Manager RBC, Environmental Initiatives
Tom Flannery - Manager, Dodsworth & Brown

Moderator:
Tony Cupido - Senior Advisor, MHPM Project Managers Inc.

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time:   7:30 am  Registration and Breakfast
  8:00 am  Panel Discussion
10:00 am  Closing Remarks
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 South Service Rd.    MAP
Early Bird Ticket Price:
Early Bird Member Price:

*Early bird prices in effect until April 30
$35.00 + HST
$25.00 + HST

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Cancellations after May 15 cannot be refunded.

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03
June
2014

Entrepreneur of the Year Dinner

Let’s Celebrate!

Burlington’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

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The Burlington Chamber of Commerce, working with Burlington Economic Development Corporation, continues the tradition of the Entrepreneur of the Year Dinner.

The Burlington Chamber is pleased to present the 2014 inductee into the Burlington Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Steve Stipsits,
President of Branthaven Homes

Branthaven Homes is a family-based homebuilder with deep roots in the Burlington community. Shortly after it was founded in 1971, the company gained a reputation as the most prestigious custom homebuilder in Burlington.

Where: Burlington Convention Centre
When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014   NEW DATE
Time: 5:30 Reception
6:30 Presentations Begin
Price: $175 + HST
Table of 8: $1400 + HST

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Discover China With The Burlington Chamber

Discover China With The Burlington Chamber

Author Kathryn Newell

Join the Burlington Chamber of Commerce on our 2014 Adventure to China from October 18 to October 29.  We are offering TWO separate 12-day trips that will expose you to some of China’s leading cities and sights. You can learn about the people and culture of this emerging economy.  Experience centuries-old customs and history while witnessing first-hand its economy and expanding role in the global marketplace.  This trip sold out very quickly in 2012 so you should reserve your spot quickly to avoid disappointment.  Trip B includes a special trip to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors.

An open to the public and Chamber members information session will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 7:30pm at Holiday Inn Burlington, 3063 South Service Rd.  MAP  RSVP is appreciated - contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 905-639-0174 x 7219.  Click here for more information.

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.

Your trip includes:

  • round-trip international airfare from Toronto
  • 4 & 5 star hotel stays
  • three meals a day
  • all in-country deluxe bus transportation
  • English-speaking tour guides
All Pricing Based on Double Occupancy    TRIP A TRIP B
Chamber Member Price:    $2,399 Cdn
$2,899 Cdn
Non-Member Price:    $2,599 Cdn $3,099 Cdn
Trip Itinerary:    Beijing, Hangzhou,
Suzhou, Shanghai


Click Here For Details
Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou,
Xi'an (Terracotta Warriors),
Shanghai

Click Here For Details

Registration Form:   
(must be completed with the Liability Form)   

Click Here
(Coming soon)

Click Here
(Coming soon)
Liability Form:   
(must be completed with the Registration Form)   
Click Here
(Coming soon)
Click Here
(Coming soon)

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.

“I traveled to China for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  This was truly a life changing adventure and the friendships that were made with our fellow travelers as we shared our experiences together is something that we will value forever.”  Tamer Fahmi, Past Chair, Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

You WANT to go to China.  Check out this 30 second video.

Trip registration deadline is July 18.

The Chamber's Travel Partner is:

TravelOnly

Kevin Visser, Travel Professional
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.kevinvisser.com
www.facebook.com/travelwithkev
Toll Free: 1-877-335-1781

Head Office Address: 202-325A West Street, Brantford ON N3R 3V6, TICO #4316071


Chamber Trip to Tropical Costa Rica

Chamber Trip to Tropical Costa Rica

Author Kathryn Newell

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.

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.  
    Costarica-arenalvolcano
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
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.cctours.ca

CCTours copy

 

 

 


Tour Operator:
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