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Business Profile

O’Brien Installations Limited

O’Brien Installations Limited, a manufacturer of overhead cranes, jib cranes and workstation cranes has signed a sales agent agreement with manufacturer’s agent, Raebrooke Co. to grow its crane dealer network in select areas across Canada. Raebrooke, based in Oro Station, Ont., will represent O’Brien’s existing crane dealers while establishing new dealers in areas to expand […]

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That Time of the Year Again

by Martin and Sean Simons Partners – Wenex Technologies With the summer quickly becoming a memory, once again, it’s the time of the year to start planning your holiday advertising. Also, it’s still not too late to take advantage of Back-to-School purchasing. The Fall marketing season seems to start earlier and earlier every year; whether […]

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Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

September 18, 2014 5:30 – 7:30 pm Union Gas Building 918 South Service Rd. Come meet the new  Chamber Board of Directors Enjoy Refreshments & Prizes & Great Networking $10 per member RSVP by September 14, 2014

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After 5 Hosted by Stansbury & Company

After 5 hosted by Stansbury & Company Professional Corp November 4th 5:30 – 7:30 pm 2826 King St. E. Hamilton

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2014 Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament
Sponsored by Stoney Creek Furniture

Stoney Creek Chamber members and guests enjoyed beautiful weather, prizes, good food and fun at our annual golf tournament June 26th.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Stoney Creek Furniture, and the staff of Southbrook Golf & Country Club.

Thanks also, to all the golfers, holes sponsors and Members who donated prizes for the event.

We also wish to thank our incoming President, Lori Raudnask, as acting photographer for the day.

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On June 20, sweeping changes were announced to restrict the use and increase the cost of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Access the complete document of changes.

It is hard to imagine a more restrictive and costly set of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. After digesting all the changes, we were left with one over-riding question: Has the government fully estimated the effects of these decisions on Canadian businesses and the economy?

For example:

  • The Labour Market Opinion (LMO) application fee has increased from $275 to $1,000. Employers will have to decide if they can pass the cost along to consumers and still stay in business.
  • Employers will have a quota of TFWs they cannot excee... Read More »

Constant Contact Breakfast Series Guest Speaker: Mark Brodsky

MarkBrodskyJune 18th saw the fourth and final in the current series of breakfast seminars presented by Constant Contact for the Chamber to provide information on various aspects of e-mail marketing and social media. The program took place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Stoney Creek. Chamber Members listened to speaker Mark Brodsky talk about the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and what its impact is to businesses that compile email mailing lists to keep in contact with their clients as well as conducting on-line marketing campaigns.

The new legislation goes into effect in July 2014 and businesses need to be prepared to be compliant. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) establishes new rules for sending Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM), and applies to Email Marketing and all Social Media Marketing. A rule of thumb is no... Read More »

Community Events

Grand Opening of The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario, Provincial Office

New location
Erland Lee (Museum) Home
552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek
Sunday September 21, 2014
1 – 4 pm
905-662-2691

 

Apple Festival

Battlefield House Museum & Park

Join us for fall-time harvest fun in Battlefield Park. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, pumpkin decorating, demonstrations, entertainment, and don’t forget to enter the Battlefield Bake-Off.

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.