Congratulations to Our 2016 Business Recognition Awards Winners
Best New Business – Main Street Bakehouse
Best Small Business – McLean Renovations
Best Large Business – King Cole Ducks Ltd.
Best Not for Profit – Care and Share Thrift Shop
Entrepreneur of the Year – Tannis Emmet Wedding Style Atelier Boutique
Recognition Award for Longstanding Membership – Schell Lumber Home Building Centre
A Special Thank You To:
Event Sponsors – Bank of Montreal & Chapel Ridge Funeral Home
Wine & Food Providers – Boston Pizza, Coffee Tea Express, King Cole Ducks, Senjyu Japanese Fusion, The Lion of Stouffville, The Smokery & Willow Springs Winery
Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario
Earlier this year, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with local chambers of commerce and boards of trade, launched the Small Business Too Big to Ignore campaign to champion this vital component of Ontario’s economy. In addition to highlighting the success of small businesses in Ontario, their objective throughout the campaign has been to identify and develop potential policy solutions to the most significant barriers to small business growth.
The report, Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario, captures the feedback they received.
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES – 2017
Travel Dates : April 22 – May 03, 2017 (Registration deadline has been extended to: Nov. 4th 2016)
Have you ever wanted to travel to China? Don’t Miss This Amazing Opportunity!
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Travel Dates: May 24 – June 02, 2017 (Registration Deadline: Nov. 16th 2016)
Have you ever wanted to experience first hand the luck of the Irish? Here is your best opportunity…
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Highlights: Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay.
A FREE orientation meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00 pm At Royal Canadian Legion – 150 Mostar Road, Stouffville
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
- The Lion of Stouffville
- ABM Accounting Business Management Inc.
- Repetitions Fitness Studio
- Tree Valley Garden Centre Ltd.
- Sandy MacKenzie Insurance Agency Inc.
- Welcome Home Care
- Corebridge Development Corporation
- Hagerty Canada LLC
- Sun Life Financial – Jesse Loucks
- Tiny Bubbles Childcare
- 404 Stone Limited
- Inside Out Decorating (Benjamin Moore)
- Stouffville Garage Doors
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
Canadian Chamber of Commerce News
Ontario Chamber of Commerce News
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
Small Business Week is being commemorated with the release, by the Ontario Chamber, of the Report Obstacles and Opportunities, the importance of Small Business. The Stouffville Chamber contributed input to this report and we were recognized and thanked by MPP Dr. Helena Jaczek who stated that the Ontario government listens carefully to what the OCC says.
I recommend you read the Report which we have made available through our website. Click Here!
The celebration of Small Business Week was in high gear at our very successful 11th Annual Business Recognition Awards. The event attracted 125 Members who enjoyed a very energetic networking reception prior to the presentation to the 5 best in class winners. Congratulations to all and thank you to the 55 nominees who participated in this annual competition.
Town Council has approved the 44 recommendations put forward in a Report to the Province regarding changes to Land Use Policy governed by the Moraine Act, The Growth Plan and the Green Belt Plan. The changes are intended to loosen up restrictions on developable/employment land which will allow Stouffville to grow. This is a step forward after 10 years of restrictive policy practices. If you would like to read the report we are providing a link to the Council Agenda, item 13-1 click here!
Make sure to mark your calendar, the wonderful annual Christmas Luncheon we have scheduled for December 9th at the beautiful Granite Golf Club, which will be decorated in tradition for the season. This is a great way to celebrate the season and entertain employees or clients. Registration for this event will be available online soon!
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville… A Great Place To Grow!