THE CARLETON PLACE AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is
"The Voice of Business" in Carleton Place & District.
ONTARIO'S MINIMUM WAGE ADVISORY PANEL RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS
Ontario's Minimum Wage Advisory Panel has released its report and recommendations to the Minister of Labour on how to determine future changes to Ontario's minimum wage. We are generally supportive of the panel's conclusions.
Read our response to the Government of Ontario's minimum wage announcement and check our our latest Rapid Policy Update, 5 Things You Need to Know About Ontario's Minimum Wage Panel Report.
A Chamber of Commerce is the vehicle that enables people to work together to improve business - to build a better community and to develop better citizenship in the community, the province and the nation. Although the local community is a market in which business compete for customers, the common intention of the business leaders is to grow and improve this common market. Their Chamber is the means through which they can work together to achieve this goal.
The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce is a partner to the leaders of our community. The Chamber's heritage is impressive having been founded in January 1916. Our mandate is to foster a healthy business climate while promoting business in our town. Each year the list of accomplishments of the Chamber of Commerce grows longer and the list of ideas, plans, and visions even longer.
Visit our 2014 Strategic Plan
Movers and Shakers
Mark your calendar for Tuesday May 13th and plan to join us for our next Movers and Shakers event at 150 Mill St. (in the old Mill). This will be a collaborative event hosted by Tamaranda Interiors, Voila! Creative Gifts and Accessories, and Business Welcome Wagon.
Should be a great night of fun, don't forget to RSVP!
Business at Breakfast
Join us for our montly Business at Breakfast and grow you business!
Our next Breakfast takes place at The Thruway Restaurant on Wednesday April 23rd beginning at 7:30am.
Date: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Venue: THE THRUWAY RESTAURANT - 10432 Hwy #7
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
Topic: STRATEGIES TO ATTRACT TOURISTS AND BUILD CUSTOMER LOYALTY
Speaker: NICOLE GUTHRIE - ONTARIO HIGHLANDS TOURISM ORGANIZATION & RON BOYLE - OPTI-REVENUE
Tourism is a major economic driver for rural communities like Carleton Place and OHTO is visiting businesses one on one to share:
· why investing in tourism matters
Don't miss out on this opportunity to find out more about Tourism in our region and how you can best leverage for your business. Plus why great customer service should be the cornerstone of your business plan and how to ensure customer loyalty. RSVP for the breakfast now.
YOU CAN HELP TO BUILD A STRONG CHAMBER IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Help us to build a stronger more economically vibrant community by being involved with the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce. Your membership with the Chamber gives you a voice in our community to support current initiatives and be a catalyst for change. Your involvement does not have to translate to a major time commitment. Simple responses to a member survey will often be enough to decide how a community stands on important issues. The Chamber needs your voice to properly represent you and your business investments.
Join Now! and start making a difference today.
WE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS!