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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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Chamber Focuses on Rising Energy Costs

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a report on rising energy costs the result of a year-long study. Calls for Ontario Govt action to come up with a plan.

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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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To Dredge or Not to Dredge?

Approximately 80 people attended an event this morning to discuss the future of Owen Sound’s Harbour. Keynote speeches were made by MP Larry Miller and Captain Scott Bravener, at the Best Western Inn on the Bay MP Larry Miller spoke of three main benefits of dredging the harbour: the economy, education and the environment. He […]

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Owen Sound Chamber Plans to Tackle Youth Unemployment

Owen Sound’s Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Ryerson University and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to help turn the tide on youth unemployment and address the local skills gap.

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Upcoming Event to Discuss Future of Harbour

The future of Owen Sound’s Harbour will be discussed by keynote speakers MP Larry Miller and Captain Scott Bravener, at a breakfast event November 13 at the Best Western Inn on the Bay.

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Local Businesses Recognized at Excellence Awards Gala

Owen Sound’s Chamber of Commerce, which is celebrating its 150th year, hosted the 23rd Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala last week at the Bayshore.

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Chamber Honours Local Businesses at Annual Awards

‘It was a great event last night,’ says Bleeding Carrot owner Jim Ansell, who won the 2014 People’s Choice Award at the annual Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce Awards. More than 300 people were in attendance at the Bayshore Community Centre on Thursday night.The event included a social dinner and entertainment, followed by 12 award […]

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Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)

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