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"The Chamber actively supports our local businesses and community members"  READ OUR  September2016 NEWSLETTER

VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE CPCC BUSINESS AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE!

All Chamber members should have received a link to vote for their choices.

If you are a member and have not received a link, please contact us!

Voting is also open to the public on Facebook for the PEOPLE'S CHOICE BEST BUSINESS! Go to our Facebook page CarletonPlaceChamber to find the voting link.

 


 

Your business need help?

Starting a business? 

 

If you're thinking abut launching a business in Carleton Place-Beckwith or, if your existing business needs a helping hand, better take AIM.

The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce has assembled a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, each with a unique set of skills we are available to assist startups through concept-to-reality stages and provide a resource pool to help existing businesses meet challenges, manage growth and achieve success.

Mentors are available to assist with business plan development, marketing, financial projections and to help identify sources of capital.

To learn more about the AIM program for business development in Carleton Place-Beckwith, contact the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, 170 Bridge Street, 613-257-1976.

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Business Walk

The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce initiated the first ever business walk done in Carleton Place.  A “Business Walk” is a day dedicated to learning more about our local businesses through face-to-face interviews on our turf.  Local leaders visit each business with the hopes of gathering the knowledge that we need to help our community and build working relationships between our decision makers and local businesses.  It is also used to identify common themes for action that, if addressed, could better support and stimulate the economic activity in our area. 

Find out more about the results of the Carleton Place Business Walk.

 


 

Receive 20% off if you "Switch & Save" your business security system PLUS no charge for residential security system! Chamber Members also recieve a free smoke or flood detector which is monitored 24 hours a day.  With ADT you can remotely arm, set your heat, turn off your lights , view and record video and more with your smart device with their new "pulse system"  Please call Terry Devlin 613-940-4993 and quote promotion code A176226.

 


 

Group Insurance for Your Small Business

"We've got you covered!"

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. From Victoria to St. John's, over 25,000 small to medium-sized businesses use the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefitsincluding dental and health insurance – making it Canada's #1 employee benefits plan for small business.

 


 

 

First Data will confi dently “Meet or Beat” any offer in the marketplace or they will pay the business a $1000 pre-paid Master Card”. With all the constant changes in the Merchant Services industry, this will allow First Data to not only remain fl exible but also very competitive despite any offers in the marketplace. 

 


 

Save Big with the UPS® Members Benefit Program

Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments, and more.

To get started today, visit membersbenefitprogram.com/CPCC or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. In addition, you can get 10% off printing, packaging, and mailbox rentals at The UPS Store®. Click here to obtain The UPS Store ‘Get
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BUSINESS AT BREAKFAST

Join us for our

September Breakfast 

LOCATION THRUWAY RESTAURANT

Date: Wednesday SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
Topic: Got Something to Say? Improving your Presesntation Skills plus perfecting your elevator pitch!
Speaker: Jennifer Hoy, President, Mastermind Toastmasters
Cost: Chamber Member - $20;  Future Member - $35

Register Now

 


 

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT OUR BREAKFASTS? GOOD THINGS!!

"Well defined format where networking is supported and encouraged"

"...The discussions and sharing of business knowledge from a wide variety of business types was enlightening...very enjoyable"
"Great job, from organizers to food, to speakers,, was great!"

"It was..well run and inspiring.  To be honest, it was better than I thought it would be!"

 


 



The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Ontario Chamber Network is proud to be a part of the ambitious campaign, Small Business: Too Big To Ignore.

This campaign highlights the important contributions of small businesses to our economy and communities, and seeks to actively engage small businesses across the province in investigating the top barriers to small business growth - and identify solutions to overcome those challenges. To kick off this campaign the OCC has released the report, Top 3 Obstacles to Small Business Success.

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce looks forward to leading discussions in our community about the underlying challenges that are weighing on small businesses and stifling job creation.

A strong and vibrant small business sector is important for all business. Small businesses are the wealth creators, job creators and risk takers. Small businesses have important relationships with big businesses as part of the economic ecosystem. Big businesses are often highly dependent on small businesses as suppliers, distributors, customers, innovators, and for developing a skilled and experienced workforce to draw from. Small businesses also make up the vast majority of our local membership, our volunteers, and are often the people actively involved in community service.

We want to hear from you. Please engage with us on the Small Business Too Big To Ignore campaign on Facebook and Twitter, share your input, and help spread the message about the importance of small business and why it cannot be ignored.

 


 

If you are a member of the Chamber, please consider donating to the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Relief Fund.
The Chamber Relief Fund was first utilized to support the business communities affected by the 2013 floods in Southern Alberta.

To date, the Chamber has received $270 from our membership. We are anticipating the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce will require assistance going forward to remain stable and provide much needed support to the local business community. Money collected through this fund will go directly to the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce to ensure that local jobs and the economy can be revived as quickly as possible.

The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce will be collecting donations directly and will hold those donations in trust. Click here to donate online or call 613-257-1976
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WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WHY BE A MEMBER?

 

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. 

 


 

SAVE 25% off SHIPPING!    As a member of the Carleton Place & Disrict Chamber of Commerce, you gain access to the shipping services and experience of Purolator, where you will enjoy preferential pricing through a volume discount program. Purolator is offering member discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® suite of services. 

 

 

 

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