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August 2021

Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for the 2020 Awards of Excellence Gala

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The Brockville Vaccine clinic is MOVING starting Friday August 27

The Brockville Vaccine clinic is MOVING. It will no longer be at the Memorial Centre. Starting Friday, August 27 it will be held at the Health Unit office in Brockville at 458 Laurier Blvd.

#DownSizing #AlmostThere #VaccinesSaveLives

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To all workplaces in the area, please take a moment to read the following message from the The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

 

 

The Brockville Vaccine clinic is MOVING. It will no longer be at the Memorial Centre. Starting Friday, August 27 it will be held at the Health Unit office in Brockville at 458 Laurier Blvd.

#DownSizing #AlmostThere #VaccinesSaveLives

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Ride the River Route starting August 30th, 2021!

 

 

Ride the River Route starting August 30th, 2021!

 

 

A new public transit service to popular employment areas from Brockville to Cardinal along County Road 2.

Starting in Brockville, the bus continues east and brings commuters to and from popular workplaces in Brockville, Augusta, Prescott, and Edwardsburgh Cardinal in a 2-hour loop, 6 times per weekday.

More details click this link 

 

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The President of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Spicer, is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s President's Award, The 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation. 

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August 20, 2021 

 

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of the businesses, organizations, and individuals who make a difference in our community. 

The President of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Spicer, is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s President's Award, The 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation. 

The President’s Award, introduced in 2009 is an optional award that can be handed out at the discretion of the current Chamber President each year. The 1000 Islands CDC is the ninth recipient of this award. 

Established in 1990, the 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation is a community-based, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, staffed by a small team of dedicated professionals, and supported financially by the Government of Canada. They work cooperatively to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in support of job creation through business loans and access to capital, counseling and mentoring of small businesses, and community economic development. 

The 1000 Islands CDC is perhaps best known for securing and investing tens of millions of dollars in local and regional economic development programming to assist public and private-sector job creation initiatives. This funding has been made available through multiple sources but primarily through the generosity of the Federal Economic Development Agency For Southern Ontario (FedDev). 

There is little doubt that the 1000 Islands CDC has always been in tune with and responsive to the needs of the community at large. Nobody can predict what priorities will emerge or what resources will be available but each of us has an obligation to do the best we can to help. Executive Director Tom Russell has regularly encouraged volunteerism and community engagement as a way of life and as a path to small-town survival. He continues to champion the causes of small business and, in the past several months, has worked with his team to secure several million dollars of support for those negatively impacted by Covid-19. All tolled, since the beginning of the pandemic, over $5 million dollars has been provided with more than half in non-repayable grants to help keep our community afloat. The 1000 Islands CDC is a small organization that has always delivered big results. 

We look forward to recognizing the 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation at the Awards of Excellence Gala being held on Thursday, September 30th at Sunnidell Golf & Learning Centre where we will also be announcing the recipients for: Business of The Year, Small Business of the Year, Community Excellence Award, the Tourism Award, and the Ben TeKamp Award. 

Contact: Orlando Spicer

President – Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce

613-342-6553 

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 members and has been the community's business advocate since 1906. Our mission is through proactive leadership in advocacy and networking; we support and grow business to build a strong economic community.

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The Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce names Zach Benson The 2021 Young Professional of the Year

The Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce names 

Zach Benson

The 2021 Young Professional of the Year

 

 

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of the businesses, organizations, and individuals who make a difference in our community.

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Award of Excellence for Young Professional of the Year, Zach Benson.

Zach has operated his business for 3 years now and actively uses his platform to promote physical development as well as strong mental health while supporting young athletes. Mental health is currently at the forefront of many local discussions and Zach recently provided a free seminar for local youth on Mental Health Awareness. He provides a positive impact for the youth he trains, supports and mentors. He works tirelessly to promote lifelong health practices, creating confidence, promoting physical longevity, and encouraging the highest quality of life.

Zach partnered to create Podium 4Life Foundation to support the mindset and mental health of local youth. He has held fundraisers to provide financial assistance to local families looking to support their children in staying active and healthy. He continues to explore new partnerships with local clubs and sports organizations to grow athletics in our area including football, baseball, track, golf, basketball, soccer speed skating, and hockey.  Recently, the Brockville Soccer Club allowed him to use their fields for his athletic development camp as well as a brand new 7 on 7 touch football league. His new high-performance facility opens in mid-September!

He also offers an informative podcast—Athletic Insights, which highlights former professional athletes as well as local elite athletes as guest speakers.

We look forward to celebrating the Young Professional of the Year Award with Zach’s family and friends at the Awards of Excellence Gala being held on Thursday, September 30th at the Sunnidell Golf & Learning Centre. We will also be announcing the recipients for Business of The Year, Small Business of The Year, Community Excellence Award, the Tourism Award, and the Ben Tekamp Award.

 

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance online or at the Chamber office. 

 

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 members and has been the community's business advocate since 1906. Our mission is to foster a competitive business environment in the Brockville region that benefits the people of this region through the growth of jobs, wealth, and quality of life.

 

 

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The Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce Names Shelley Bacon 2021 Business Person of the Year

 

The Brockville District Chamber of Commerce Names

Shelley Bacon

2021 Business Person of the Year

 

ThBrockville and DistricChamber of Commerce iproud trecognize the outstandinachievements of the businesses, organizations, and individuals who maka difference in our community.

Ware pleased tannounce the recipient of the 202Award of Excellence for Business Person of thYear, Shelley Bacon.

When Phillips Cableclosed the doorto their Brockvillplant in 1996, Shelley helped tleasmall group of employees tform their own companyspecializing in armored ca­blesThe company has seeexponential financial growth and performancegoing from $0 revenue to $200 million in sales ijust twenty-five years. Now with plants in Brockville and Prescottemploying nearly 300 fellow area citizensNorthern Cables ione of the most talked-about locabusiness success stories thiarea has seen in thlasfifty years!

Shelley shares hitalents with thProfessional Engineers of Ontario and also as the chair of thSt. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development CommissionShelley iinstrumental in attractinnew businesses to the area and helping scalup existing businesses.

He also workdiligently eacyeawith thRideaScience Fairencouraging young stu­dentto thrive for successto follow their dreams, and to nevegive up.

Wlook forward to celebrating the Business Persoof the YeaAward with Shelley's fami­land friendat thAwardof Excellence Galabeing held on ThursdaySeptember 30th at Sunnidell Golf & Learning CentreWe will also be announcing the recipients for Busi­ness of thYearSmall Business of the YearCommunity ExcellenceTourism, and the Ben TeKamp MemoriaAward.

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