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01
July
2011

BURLINGTON CHAMBER'S SEMINAR SERIES EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

 

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.

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21
October
2011

CHAMBER RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY OCC

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.

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21
October
2011

CHAMBER SEMINAR SERIES EARNS PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

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.

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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


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Xi'an (Terracotta Warriors),
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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.

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Trip registration deadline is July 18.

The Chamber's Travel Partner is:

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21
October
2011

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH DEGROOTE

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.

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