“18 months ago, I began actively participating in various professional and social events hosted by the Brockville Chamber of Commerce, which has provided an excellent venue for me to network and connect with local businesses. In particular, I’ve found the breakfast meetings most valuable to meet and interact with potential clients to discuss the mutual benefits of the innovative workforce solutions that Manpower provides and how we can partner with them. As a result, it has enabled me to grow my business by nearly 20% in a relatively short period of time.”Virginia Stenner, Branch Manager, Manpower Brockville
“Networking while at the Business After 5 has opened up so many connections that are vital to my career.”Mark Brunke, Agent, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
“The Brockville and Area Chamber of Commerce provides business owners with the opportunity to network with other business owners and organizations. Relationships are the backbone of success in business without them you don’t survive. Getting involved in the Chamber and using their resources can increase clients and increase your bottom line.”Jeanette Johnston
Small Business Development Officer
Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre
“I became a proud Chamber Member for exposure within my community. After Joining I recognized that there was so much more to the Chamber than advertising my small business. By joining the Chamber I not only got the exposure I was looking for but I also received awareness about so many different programs that could have such a positive impact on my Small Business. I have since been able to provide a Benefit package to my my staff through the Chamber. It was extremely affordable and with that I am able to financially cover this fully for my staff!”Ken Spicer, Owner, Brockville Home Health Care
“Alarm Systems has been a member of the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce for 50 years. It provides me with an opportunity to network with other business’ and organizations through their events; business after 5’s, breakfast & lunch meetings and golf tournaments. Alarm Systems recently sponsored the Fall Boat Cruise which resulted in new customers for us. I appreciate the information share provided by the Ontario & Canadian Chamber of Commerce regarding the economy and lobbying efforts for small business. We find our membership with the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce truly valuable. Thank you for all you do.”Laura Good, Security Consultant, Alarm Systems
“Fulford Academy values its membership in the Chamber of Commerce because it gives us exposure and networking opportunities. The opportunities to connect with business leaders is important to the Academy. It allows us to keep abreast of synergies and opportunities for collaboration, and allows us to share our mission and our contributions with the Brockville community. Our STEM and project-based learning has our students addressing engineering and social issues in the local and global communities. Through the Chamber and the relationships it creates, we work together to drive our economics, concurrently sharing our vision for Brockville and our businesses.”Dr. Thomas Steel, B.Sc., Dip. Ed., Ph.D, Head of School, Fulford Academy
“The Brockville Chamber of Commerce has helped us expand our business through active networking events as well as via workshops. They were instrumental in helping plan, organize, advertise(!) and co-host one of our technology events. The Brockville Chamber provided the major logistical components of the workshop on our behalf. We could not have accomplished this event had it not been for their help. I highly encourage all owners and their key-players in the Brockville area to join the Brockville Chamber of Commerce to help grow their businesses!”Eric North, President and Technology Advisor, Steady Notion Ltd.
“The Brockville Chamber is definitely something to be a part of. It offers one the opportunity to benefit from many business related courses, events and advertising/sponsorship platforms to help grow your business, up-skill your team’s talents and your own.
Recently we relocated our spa to the downtown core of Brockville. During the transition Pam and Victoria offered a wealth of support and information. They were smiling faces in the crowd during our ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor, Matt Wren.
Thank you for all that you have created to support the business community with their individual missions. It is always reassuring to know that we can count on you both and the Chamber for support and inspiration.”Terry-Ann Hare, Owner, Beauty Inside Wellness Spa
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