Ontario Economic Report – 2017
What is the Ontario Economic Report (OER) all about?
The OER details the state of the province using innovative research published for the first time. The OER includes the Business Confidence Survey (BCS), the Business Prosperity Index (BPI), and the 2017 Economic Outlook.
What does the Business Confidence Survey (BCS) reveal?
The data shows that there is a considerable confidence gap between our members’ organizational and provincial economic outlooks. This trend continues in 2017.
A Word from Mayor Altmann
“The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s rapid growth is putting this community on the map as a great place to start and grow a business. Your Chamber has the full support of the Town in their commitment to attracting and improving trade and commerce in the community, making Stouffville a place where people can live and work.”
Mayor Justin Altmann
Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
The Survey results are in and they provide some excellent suggestions and feedback. We will be making some adjustments moving forward to address the responses and suggestions we received. Overall there were no big surprises, we will however be focusing our Advocacy scope and concentrate more on those issues that are closer to your business interest.
We are very happy to report on our success in persuading Town Council to increase the Operating Budget by $35k for marketing and promoting Whitchurch-Stouffville as a prime location to establish new businesses.
The York Region Breakfast on Feb 10, was well attended and a great networking event. Chairman and CEO of the Regional Municipality of York, Wayne Emmerson, was joined by senior staff and made a presentation that highlighted the Region’s achievements in 2016, details of the 2017 Regional Budget, initiatives to support and attract business to York Region and Regional Council’s priorities going forward.
The Mayor’s Annual Dinner is scheduled for April 5, starting at 6 PM. We are moving this event to a larger venue that can accommodate more people in their banquet dining room, Spring Lakes Golf Club (4962 Stouffville Road) This event sold out last year and was an incredible networking event for all that attended. Reserved tables for 8 are available. Registration in advance is required and online registration is now open. Don’t delay click here
Congratulations to Bloomington Cove for winning the coveted Province wide OLTCAs (Ontario Long Term Care Association) Person Centered Care Home of the Year Award!
I remind all Members to review the Benefits offered on the web site exclusively to you as a Chamber Member. Our Survey indicated that many Members are not aware of these offerings. Details can be found by clicking here
Mark your calendars for the 39th Annual General Meeting slated for 5 PM on April 5 at Spring Lakes Golf Club.
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville Chamber of Commerce
… A Great Place To Grow!
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Welcome To Our New Members
- Foxtail Property Services
- Tanis Emmett Wedding Style
- Digital Net Inc.
- Superior Ink & Toner
- Boston Pizza
- Affinity Coach Consulting
- Custom Gem Cutting Ltd.
- Ringwood Heating & Air Conditioning
- Far Sight Homes
- Bouwmeister Inc.
- Pretty in Pictures