Travel China 2016
Have you ever wanted to travel to China? Here is your best opportunity… Don’t Miss Out!
This four-stop excursion begins in Beijing where you’ll visit historic sites, including Tiananmen Square and the Palace Museum (also known as the Forbidden City). Later, you’ll have the chance to walk the Great Wall of China and then explore the Ming Tombs. In Hangzhou, sight see from the water during a morning boat cruise and then enjoy a relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses. From there, you’ll travel to Suzhou where stops include a visit to the National Embroidery Institute to learn a bit about the history of silk embroidery, a local craft that dates back thousands of years. In Shanghai, the final stop on the tour, wander through the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and trees and enjoy a visit to Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront park.
Your China adventure awaits!
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
Welcome To Our New Members
- J.A.G. Marketing
- DLB Group Ltd.
- Michael Roseman CA Professional
- Integrity Tours
- Blackstock Leather Inc.
- Orchid Medical Centre
- The Tipsy Cow
- Websdepot Technology Partners Inc.
- Sun Life Financial – Angela Paulo
- RONIN Group
- The Coach House Pub
- Canadian Enerdata Ltd.
- Adore II
- Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation
- Nurse Next Door
- SMC Project Realization
- AB Contracting
- Brokers Trust Insurance Group Inc. – Christine Carrington
- Chelsea Carlton Interiors
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
At the recent 38th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Chamber, 3 new Directors were elected and now make up the nine member Board. Michelle McBeth, Paul Simpson and Zorina Kir. Following the AGM the following were elected as Officers of the Chamber:
Danny Huang – Chairman
Matthew Roncadin – Vice-Chairman
David Barthau – Treasurer
Patrick Straw – Secretary
I have just returned from a fabulous trip to China. My wife Barbara and I travelled on the trip promoted through the Chamber by Citslinc and experienced first hand what an incredible opportunity this is. For anyone interested in our trip highlights, Click Here. I would highly recommend this Adventure to China. It was incredible!
We have a new opportunity for all Members to benefit from, coming this May/June. The new Buyer’s Guide/Business Directory, which will be circulated to EVERY business in the Whitchurch-Stouffville area. All Members will be represented with a FREE listing, but if you really want your business to standout and get noticed, there are advertising spaces still available. For details please contact the Chamber office. Deadline for advertising material is April 29th.
In March we introduced our Member to Member (M2M) Business Promotion & Discounts, an electronic (pdf) publication which will be distributed to Members quarterly. This vehicle was developed to provide Members with the opportunity to promote their business to other Members through coupon offers. If you are interested in being included in the next issue the deadline for material is May 17th. With a target delivery date of June 7th.
We have two business development/ networking events coming up. The April event will address email marketing and social media and how to best use these vehicles to grow your business. In May we have a Networking In Motion presentation, which will demonstrate how to make a great first impression and meet the right people. For all the details and to register for these events online Click Here.
June 6th the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce and Markham Board of Trade are teaming up to host a fabulous Golf Day at Sleepy Hollow. This event will provide a much broader networking opportunity as a result of combining the two groups. If you don’t golf, no problem… join in the Après Golf Reception, where there will be food, beverages, the awarding of prizes and terrific networking. No dinner will be served just an after golf reception. For all the details and to register Click Here. Register your foursome now!
On June 14th at The Manor in King City the annual Colossal Chamber Networking Event will take place. This is a joint networking effort among all 9 York Region Chambers. This event includes a display from each of the Chambers, the awarding of the best business in five different categories, great free food and of course terrific business networking opportunities. Early Bird registration ends on May 20th. For more details and to register online, Click Here.
The Stouffville Chamber will continue its recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement to graduates of the Stouffville District Secondary School by awarding two Bursaries. The Bursaries have been increased this year to $500 each.
The Annual Mayor’s Dinner was a huge success and sold out for the second year in a row. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event so successful. Attendees heard about the forthcoming plans for the Town from Mayor Altmann and an impassioned speech from Federal Health Minister Hon. Jane Philpott about how good health is the mother of everything.
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville… A Great Place To Grow!