MEDIA RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2020
BCC WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER
On behalf of the Brockville Country Club (BCC) and its Board of Directors, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jason Walmark to the position of General Manager effective February 10, 2020. Reporting to the BCC Board of Directors, Jason will have complete responsibility and accountability for the execution of operations and member services with a view to continue to grow the Club’s member value while enhancing the viability of the BCC as the premier recreational facility in Brockville and area.
Currently a resident of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Jason will be returning to Eastern Ontario where he had held various management positions at the Rideau View Golf Club in Manotick, Ontario – Food & Beverage Manager, Clubhouse Manager, and Assistant General Manager. He also gained invaluable experience in the food and beverage industry at Fairwinds Resort & Golf Club, Nicklaus North Golf Course, and Best Western 108 Resort & Golf – all of which are located in British Columbia.
Jason brings a strong passion for the golf club management industry to his new position as the BCC General Manager. His experience, leadership skills, industry knowledge and invitational personality will be instrumental in moving the Brockville Country Club forward in this new decade. The Board of Directors and members of the Brockville Country Club are pleased to be welcoming Jason, and his wife Stephanie, back to Eastern Ontario.
Ted Broome, BCC President remarked, “After an extensive executive search, we were fortunate to discover that Jason Walmark’s skills, experience, personality and enthusiasm were a perfect fit for the role of General Manager at our Club. We look forward to entrusting the leadership of our staff to Jason as we open this next decade with a passion for improving an already successful product.”
Special thanks to Chris Puddicombe for his hard work and dedication as the Brockville Country Club General Manager for the past year. The BCC membership wish Mr. Puddicombe all the best as he returns to the retirement lifestyle that he only briefly knew before becoming the GM at the Brockville Country Club.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
David P. Dargie - Vice President: Brockville Country Club
(M) 613.803.5260 (Email) email@example.com
MPP Steve Clark delivered his annual update from Queen's Park on Jan 6, 2020 to the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce membership. Thank you to Tony Hicks - The Camera Guy for videoing the update.
Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce reaccreditation has passed the Council’s examination and your Chamber has been accredited for a period of three years – 2020-22.
December 6, 2019
Brockville Chamber of Commerce
3 Market Street West Suite 1 Brockville , ON K6V 7L2
On behalf of the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC), I am pleased to tell you that your chamber’s application for reaccreditation has passed the Council’s examination and your Chamber has been accredited for a period of three years – 2020-22.
A link to electronic logos is included with this email for use in promoting your status. Please note that the logo has been updated and there is also a version with a new tagline “the standard in Chamber excellence.” You’ll see that the link also connects you with a page with accreditation logo usage guidelines. You are encouraged to incorporate the logo into your marketing/branding materials.
On behalf of the Council, congratulations on your achievement. You are part of a group of elite chambers of commerce in Canada that can verify to the business community locally and nationally that your organization is run in a strategic and professional way and has reached the standard in Chamber excellence.
Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada
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Jennifer Hagen, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
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Welcome to our New Members from Oct to the end of December 2019
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The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the South Grenville Chamber hosted the Federal All Candidates Debate. Thank you to Tony Hicks the Camera Guy for recording the Debate.
Truespeed Internet Services Inc. places No. 34 on The Globe and Mail’s brand-new ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies
BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO (September 27th, 2019)
Truespeed Internet Services Inc is pleased to announce it placed No. 34 on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Truespeed earned its spot with three-year growth of 1,474%.
“It is an honor to be included in the inaugural edition of such a prestigious group of businesses.” says CEO Adam MacGregor. “We created Truespeed to serve our community and it is humbling to have received the level of support we’ve experienced from our amazing subscribers. Thank you!”
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Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking program aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies made the ranking this year. The full list of 2019 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at tgam.ca/TopGrowing.
“We created the Canada’s Top Growing Companies program because we believe there is much Report on Business readers can learn from the successes of the country’s best entrepreneurs,” says Derek DeCloet, Editor of Report on Business and Executive Editor at The Globe and Mail. “We’re excited to be telling their stories.”
“The 400 companies on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking demonstrate ambition, innovation and tremendous business acumen,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their contributions to the economy help to make Canada a better place, and warrant commendation.”
About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.6 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 1.8 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.
About Truespeed Internet Services Inc
Truespeed is an independent Internet and voice facilities-based service provider headquartered in Brockville, Ontario. We provide high value telecommunications services including internet service over Cable, FTTN/DSL, Fixed Rural Wireless and Fibre as well as IP Telephone and Streaming Television packages. The Truespeed team has previously been honored by two Brockville Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence – Business Person of the Year awards, placed on the 2017 and 2018 Startup 50 and 2019 Growth 500 listings and is included on the Financial Posts’ Innovation Nation “FP Innovation 154” profile. Offering low pricing with a focus on quality customer service, Truespeed is an innovative and dynamic company that began operation in Brockville, Ontario in 2014.
Sept 12, 2019
ADDRESSING REGIONAL IMBALANCES CRITICAL TO ONTARIO’S FUTURE
Industry report outlines strategies to unlock the economic potential of communities across the province
Brockville, Sept 12, 2019 – Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce released a new report, The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies. The report outlines how government of all levels can work with industry to unleash the potential of Ontario’s regional economies and reinforce the competitiveness of the province as a whole.
“We are only as strong as our weakest link and our ability to prosper depends on the strength of our different regions. Economic and population growth rates in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Ottawa have far surpassed those in other areas of the province,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Our communities – and the province as a whole – risk falling behind if we do not leverage the rich and diverse competitive advantages of our local economies.”
The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies examines the opportunities and challenges faced by different communities across the province and offers a framework for thinking about the present and future of Ontario’s regional economies.
“We urge policymakers to take a modern and comprehensive approach to economic development by leveraging the existing competitiveness advantages of Ontario’s regions, and implement deliberate strategies to support long-term growth in communities across the province,” added Rossi.
The OCC’s report makes 17 recommendations to strengthen the well-being of Ontario’s regions. Key takeaways include:
- The most cost-effective way to drive economic development is to cultivate talent, trade, and infrastructure. Governments should make it a priority to upgrade transportation and energy networks, modernize their regulations and business supports, offer dynamic education and training opportunities, and encourage labour mobility.
- Building regional capacity for innovation is fundamental to productivity and growth. This means improving commercialization and technology adoption, strengthening regional innovation centres, expanding broadband internet access, and facilitating cluster development.
- Modern governance of economic development should empower a wide range of stakeholders including businesses, post-secondary institutions, and not-for-profit organizations outside government. Regional collaboration, economic reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and the use of data are all critical to mobilizing local assets.
“In the face of technological transformation and globalization, there is no question that Ontario has what it takes to succeed. We are optimistic that the province can successfully navigate the modern economy if we work together to unlock the economic potential of our communities,” says
Pamela Robertson, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the Community Culture and Recreation Stream (CCR) - Deadline Nov 12, 2019
Please see attached. Capitol funding for Municipalities and non-profit sector (new builds or renovations; including Trails).
Follow the link and look at the guidelines.
If you have any questions, please contact me. 😊
Ontario Regional and Corporate Services Division
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility
Cell: (613) 540-1198
The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce and Brett Tanner, Regional Director for the Chambers Plan are pleased to announce that O’Farrell Financial will now be joining us in Brockville to market, sell and service members and local business not currently with the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. Below is a brief synopsis of what O’Farrell Financial is all about in their own words;
“At O’Farrell Financial, we provide employee benefits and group retirement savings plan’s as well as financial and estate planning services to help our clients live the life they want today and secure the legacy they want for tomorrow. Regardless of where we are in our lives, whether we’re starting a family or planning our estate, purchasing a home or planning for retirement, a plan helps us get the best of what we want the most. That’s why our clients count on us to support them in creating and acting on plans that meet them where they are in life. Our Employee Benefits Division specializes in providing our clients with the best possible solution for their unique needs. David Murray, will work with your organization to obtain the most cost-effective sustainable plan available, to ensure you get the best plan design to attract and retain key employees. Working with the Chambers Plan its unique pooling system and not for profit nature also provides for more long term cost certainty and stable renewals. Creating the employee benefits plan for your business takes experience and knowledgeable advice; we will work with you to find the right fit.”
Phone: 613-774-2456 Ext: 427