Welcome to our New Members from July to the end of September 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
Friday July 26, 2019
For Immediate Release
New Aquatarium Executive Director Appointed
The Board of Directors of the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ms. Michelle Osborne as Executive Director, effective Tuesday August 6, 2019. Ms. Osborne was selected through a comprehensive, four stage competition from among a field of over thirty applicants. She brings a wealth of experience in leadership from the not-for-profit sector with a particular focus on financial management, building community partnerships and leading teams. The Aquatarium Board of Directors is happy to begin the next phase of its journey with Ms. Osborne and welcomes her to the team.
Questions from the media may be directed to Sarah Laturnus at (613) 342-6789 ext. 7003 or via email at email@example.com
Jeremy Hobbs Robin TeKamp
Aquatarium Chair Aquatarium Vice-Chair
6 Broad Street, Brockville, Ontario K6V 0C4
Canarm expansion gets green light -via Recorder Newsroom "The company plans essentially to double the size of its Parkedale Avenue site, adding 102,000 square feet over two phases running three or four years. The first phase is intended to add 53,000 square feet.
Canarm chairman and chief executive officer David Beatty has said the expansion represents an investment of some $10 million in the first phase alone, and has suggested the expansion could add 20 to 50 new jobs."
- To accelerate wide-spread use of the app by visitors and locals in Brockville, it will be publicized as follows:
- AdFuel Media will use its AdFuel Location-Based Digital Advertising to hyper-target key areas in Brockville with information on the app and how to access and download it to their mobile devices
- AdFuel Media will publicize the app's availability in Brockville on its own website
- Both the Brockville Chamber and Brockville Tourism will publicize the app on their websites along with information on how to download it (from Apple or Android sites)
- 14 million tourists visit Niagara Region annually. These visitors frequently travel to other tourism areas within Ontario. Members' listings will be visible to this large and affluent audience.
- All listings for an entire city or region can be downloaded to end-users' mobile devices to avoid roaming charges.
- Information is presented in a consistent format, increasing utility to end-users since they can easily find information on any listing.
- Business owners can update their own information 24/7, to ensure current data is being displayed. You totally control your own listing.
For more information contact Dave at David@AdFuelMediaInc.com
New Members to the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce from April to end of June 2019
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