Chamber Chat

Greetings All,

Well, our AGM is fast approaching – November 21st at the Kinplex.  The evening will begin with a social time, offering light refreshments and an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow business owners. We are also offering FREE Tables to Chamber members who would like to promote their business. Non Members will be charged $150 for a display table, which also pays for their 2014 Chamber Membership. Contact Kathy Gamblen if you would like to book a display table kathy@greybruceinsurance.com

This year, for the 1st time, the annual Citizen, Senior Citizen and Business of the Year Awards will be presented at the Grey Highlands Chamber AGM.  To nominate a person or business please send an e-mail to info@greyhighlands.com (or by phone 519-986-4612) with the name of your nominee and the reason(s) you think they are deserving of the award.

Citizen and Senior Citizen of the Year – the Senior Citizen should be over 60, otherwise they have the same criteria. The award is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves during that calendar year (2012) with outstanding community service.

The Archie Bernard Business of the Year Award is presented to the business that in 2012 best represents the following: Outstanding Customer Service; Growth or Expansion; Innovation; Employment; Community Service.

Please get your nominations into us by November 15th.

This year 2 local businesses (Bernard’s and Chapman’s) are celebrating 40 years! Wow, what an accomplishment! In honour of this great achievement the Grey Highlands Chamber has some special “awards” to be presented at the AGM. Come out and support these local success stories.
Our keynote speaker, Michele Freeling, will talking about Retirement and Succession Planning. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. So, bring your parents, your children, your valued workers to get some good ideas on how to plan that next stage for your business and maybe even retirement for you.
Following Michele’s presentation will be the business portion of the evening where we get to elect the Director’s and Executive for the next 2 years. The excitement just keeps building!
Hope to see y’all there.
Yours for the betterment of business.
Charmaine

VP Grey Highlands Chamber