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
- 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
- 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
Canadian Chamber of Commerce News
Ontario Chamber of Commerce News
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
The first Annual Buyer’s Guide/Business Directory has been distributed to every Business in the Canada Post L4A postal code in Whitchurch-Stouffville. I hope you will find the Guide useful. The Guide contains listings for all Chamber Members, as at publication date, as well as a listing for the Downtown Merchants who may not be Members of the Chamber but are supported by the Town. If you would like additional copies, please call the Chamber office at 905-642-4227.
The Chamber Board of Directors is working closely with Mayor Altmann and Town Councillors seeking solutions for the recent problems the Town is facing regarding staff departures and what impact such departures are having on Economic Development and Town Planning. These key areas of municipal management drive the Town’s future and must always be at the forefront of Council’s focus.
The proposed Ontario Registered Pension Plan (ORPP) is now redundant because consensus was reached to amend the federal CPP. The amendments will be introduced in 2019 resulting in higher contributions required from employees and employers phased in over a period of years. Details of the changes will be confirmed upon the Agreement being signed on July 15.
Membership in the Chamber grew by 5% net growth in the first quarter which is a positive step forward towards our Goal of 10% in 2016. We are offering an incentive to anyone who introduces a new Member to the Chamber. For more details click here!
The Chamber had a successful Golf Day on June 6. Our next major event is the Business Recognition Awards on October 19. Members can help make this event a huge success by nominating fellow Chamber Members as candidates for the awards. For details click here!
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville… A Great Place To Grow!