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On-line Shopping Suits Change in Customer Buying Trends

What do you do under the pressure of unrelenting competition from larger businesses that carry a broader range of merchandise, at lower prices and have a fraction of the fixed overhead costs? This is the situation that many retailers now face with the growth of ecommerce. For many business owners, the Internet has become a […]

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Alternative Facts Cannot Create an Alternative Reality

Alternative facts from Chamber of Commerce cannot create an Alternative Reality. Apparently spooked by the rumours that the Ontario government might legislate a minimum wage hike to $15 an hour, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter to Premier Wynne. Don’t do it, the Chamber urges. It would (to quote the letter) “have […]

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Chambers across Ontario strongly object to potential labour and employment standards reforms.

The Owen Sound & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne warning against potential changes to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Including the introduction of a $15 minimum wage. The letter is cautioning that these […]

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Anyone can Improve Hiring Success – Even if you Flip a Coin!

Anyone involved in recruiting and hiring knows how difficult it is to find the best candidate for your position. The last article, I outlined how the candidate and hiring managers are contributing to making hiring mistakes. The most significant action a hiring manager can take is to prepare more for the candidate’s interview. The most […]

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What Every Hiring Manager Ought to Know about Hiring

Is recruiting and selecting the right people a big challenge and just one of priorities you face every day? With these pressures, no wonder we make hiring mistakes. Well, you are not alone in this situation. Peter Drucker, Management Guru, has stated: “Chances are good up to 66% of your company’s hiring decisions will prove […]

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Chamber Feels Business Confidence Declining

An Ontario Chamber of Commerce report indicates a marked decline in business confidence over the last year.

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Discovering Elmer Trudgen

The unusual musical talent of Elmer Trudgen, famous one-man-band who built and played an 11 instrument machine comes to light with the conversion of a1930’s audio recording.

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Unique Farming Model Finds Success

In Grey County alone, there are over 220 farms. While the county is ranked amongst the top producers for sheep, lambs and cattle in Ontario, our local agri-food industry is also very active. Many of these farms will take their produce to sell at market, while others join associations such as the Chefs’ Forum. Still […]

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