Events

17
October
2014

Mayoral Candidates Meeting

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In order to help businesses make an informed decision about their votes for Burlington's next Mayor, the Chamber is hosting a Mayoral Candidates Meeting on October 17. This meeting features a moderated question and answer session where attendees can ask questions of each of the mayoral candidates.  All three candidates running for mayor in Burlington have been invited to this spirited debate - Anne Marsden, Peter Rusin, and current Mayor Rick Goldring. "We find that a facilitated question and answer format is the best way for our member to get the information they need to make an informed vote in the election," said Keith Hoey, President of the Burlington Chamber.

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Burlington and advocates at the local, regional, provincial, and federal levels on behalf of 1,000 companies representing 30,000 employees.

Here is your chance to hear the candidates' platforms and ask them questions.

 When:  Friday, October 17, 2014
 Time:  7:30 am  Check-in desk opens, Continental Breakfast
 8:00 am  Remarks
 9:30 am  Closing comments
 Where:  Burlington Golf & Country Club
 422 North Shore Blvd. E     MAP
 Regular Price:
Member Price:

 $10.00 + HST
 FREE but you must register in advance

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Contact Jackie at 905-639-0174 ext 7214 to be added to the waiting list.       

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 10.  If you need to cancel after October 10, we encourage you to send a replacement.

Sponsored by:

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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.

Event Sponsors

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12
November
2014

Economic Forecast 2014

This is the Chamber's annual look at the year to come in business and the economy.

It is one of our most informative and engaging events of the year, bringing together a chief economist and a financial trend guru to tell you what is in store for Canada and Burlington in 2015.

With a high degree of skill and knowledge, our panelists include Ray Kong, Executive Vice President and head of Ipsos Loyalty with Ipsos Reid and Warren Jestin, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist with Scotiabank.

                               
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Date: Wednesday, November 12
Time: 7:30 am    Check-in Desk Opens, Breakfast
8:00 am    Presentation
9:30 am    Closing Remarks
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel
3063 South Service Rd.     MAP
Early Bird Price: $40 + HST ($45.20)
Early Bird Member Price: $30 + HST ($33.90)
Tables are available. Early bird pricing in effect until October 31.  A $10 increase will be added to individual pricing on November 1.

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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 November 3.  If you need to cancel after November 3, we encourage you to send a replacement.

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14
November
2014

Burlington A.M.

Burlington A.M.

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The Burlington Chamber is excited to announce this NEW breakfast event!

This event will give YOU the opportunity to formally promote your business to the Chamber membership.

Pitch from the Podium for 2 minutes to a crowd anywhere from 50 - 150 attendees.

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 7:30 - 8:00 am   Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:30 am   Pitch from the Podium
(only 8 pitches per event, you MUST register in advance)
8:30 - 9:30 am   More Networking
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel
3063 South Service Rd.     MAP
Breakfast:
Pitch from the Podium:
$20 + HST = $22.60
$40 + HST = $45.20

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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 November 7.  If you need to cancel after November 7, we encourage you to send a replacement.

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21
November
2014

Business Forum with Eleanor McMahon

BREAKFAST BUSINESS FORUM WITH ELEANOR MCMAHON MPP

EMcMahonportrait smaller height 215Following a close race at this year's election n Burlington between incumbent Conservativce jane McKenna and Liberal Candidate Eleanor McMahon, McMahon pulled ahead.

The win for McMahon halted a 71 year streak of Progressice Consercative leadership in Burlington at the provincial level.  Prior to McMahon's win,no one but a PC member had sat at Queen's Park on behalf of burlington since before 1943.

Following a short presentation by Ms. McMahon, event attendees will have the opportunity to ask her aboutthe issues that are improtant to you and your business.

What will be the impact of the proposed pension plan?
What is the future of regional transportation?

Find out directly from your representative in Queen's Park.

When: Friday, November 21
Where: Burlington Convention Centre
1120 Burloak Dr.    MAP
Time: 7:30 am   Check-in Desk Opens
                Breakfast and Networking
8:00 am   Presentation and Q&A
9:00 am   Closing Remarks
Price:
Member Price:
$35 + HST = $39.55
$25 + HST = $28.25

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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 November 14.  If you need to cancel after November 14, we encourage you to send 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.

Burlington A.M.

Burlington A.M.

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Burlington A.M.

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The Burlington Chamber is excited to announce this NEW breakfast event!

This event will give YOU the opportunity to formally promote your business to the Chamber membership.

Pitch from the Podium for 2 minutes to a crowd anywhere from 50 - 150 attendees.

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 7:30 - 8:00 am   Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:30 am   Pitch from the Podium
(only 8 pitches per event, you MUST register in advance)
8:30 - 9:30 am   More Networking
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel
3063 South Service Rd.     MAP
Breakfast:
Pitch from the Podium:
$20 + HST = $22.60
$40 + HST = $45.20

purchase-online       register-form

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 November 7.  If you need to cancel after November 7, we encourage you to send a replacement.