The Alliston & District Chamber of Commerce AGM & Elections are taking place Thursday November 20th from 6-8pm at the Red Pine Inn & Conference Centre in the restaurant. If you are interested in becoming a Director on the Board or for more information please contact the office.
1.) It is that time of year again, when we are starting to quickly fill up for the Alliston & District Chamber of Commerce 2011 South Simcoe Home Show. The dates for this years show are April 8-10, 2011. We are now accepting bookings for booths. Book your spot early to avoid disappointment. Visit http://www.adcc.ca/latest-events-and-news/south-simcoe-home-show.html for a vendor package and floor plan. On Saturday April 9, 2011 Janette Ewen will be the featured speaker at the South Simcoe Home Show. As a decor and lifestyle expert, Janette Ewen, has been reporting on the hottest design trends for style publications and television for over 10 years. Currently the co-host of Inside the Box with Ty Pennington (seen on the W network)2.) Spring Passport Clinics are being held in New Tecumseth. All clinics will run from 2-7 pm, hosted by a representative from the office of Helena Guergis. Please see attached for more information.
3.) Free safety resources are available online at www.healthandsafetysolutions.ca to small business owners and agricultural operations. Soon many employers will be hiring students for summer work. Does your orientation for students and young workers meet current safety standards? Health and Safety Solutions specialize in meeting the needs of small business, commercial, industrial, farming operations and contractors. We work to help identify your hazards and implement an organized workplace prevention program specific to your needs. WHMIS Training for 10 employees starts at $250.00.
5.) Now is your chance to share your talent. The Talent & Variety Showcase Benefit will be held March 11th at the Gibson Centre, proceeds to be donated to Matthews House. Each participant will have roughly 10 to 20 minutes to perform whatever feat or creative expression they wish. Comedy, theatre, recitations, musical ballads, songs, instrumental, dance, and mime!! To sign up for the talent show, just call and pre – register at 705-435-9753 or 705-435-7218. Time slots will be assigned once you pre-register. The talent show starts at 7pm on Mar. 11. Hurry up and call, time slots are running out. Tickets can be picked up at Music Mania, Modern Conservatory, The Gibson Centre, Matthews House, and Guardian Drugs. Tickets are $15 for 16 and up or $5 for 15 and under.
8.) MMEA is offering an all you can eat authentic Italian Buffet every Sunday 12pm to 3pm for only $16.95. MMEA is located at 19 Church St. N., Alliston 705-435-2525.
9.) Here are a couple of links for small & medium sized businesses. http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/services/ntrprss-bsnsss-eng.html
This link is for "Information For Businesses" on the Public Works and Government Services Canada website.
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/bpme-osme/index-eng.html This link is the Ontario "The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises".
Please note the index (tools/seminars/events/contact...etc) on the left below "The Small and Medium Enterprises".
10.) Canadian Blood Services - Residents are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood at one of our upcoming clinics. If you already have an appointment to give¾ thank you, and please honour it or call to rebook so another donor may give. The need for blood remains constant throughout the year due to the shelf life of blood and blood components. Blood donations made at these clinics will help ensure patient needs continue to be met. Call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283) to make an appointment, or visit blood.ca for more information. Upcoming Alliston Clinics: St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church – Thurs March 17th from 2:30 – 7:30pm and Nottawasaga Inn – Friday March 25th from 4:30 – 7:30pm.
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