Join Us In China… October 23 to November 2
The St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce, in association with Elgin Travel & Cruises and the Strathroy & District Chamber of Commerce, will host an exclusive tour to China this fall. Our initial allocation of 50 seats has been sold and we are pleased to announce we have secured a new block of 60 additional seats. This opportunity is available only through the Chamber network and our affiliation with Citslinc International. Citslinc works exclusively with Chambers across Canada and the U.S. In 2012, over 20,000 people experienced this impressive tour thanks to our connection and now the opportunity has come to our local communities. Call the Chamber office for info at 519-631-1981. BONUS: Strong local interest has earned an additional bonus of FREE shuttle transportation to/from Toronto with pick-ups in both St. Thomas & Strathroy. That’s an additional saving of approx. $150 per person!!
Our adventure includes direct air from Toronto’s Pearson International and an incredible four-city agenda over eleven days with visits to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Our tour price includes all travel & transfers, taxes, 3 meals daily, and premium accommodation in 4 & 5-star hotels. Member Price: $2499 (US) per person; non-members $2699 (US). Confirm your booking with a non-refundable deposit of $400 per person. Balance due in full by July 20. For full details, contact Ineke Palmer at Elgin Travel & Cruises in Elgin Mall. Call 519-631-6300. Book now to avoid disappointment and take advantage of this very special Chamber tour!
Photos by St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Hammersley, taken during his Chamber Group trip this spring.
“diSTRICTLY Business” – a Regional Expo of Enterprise – returns Thursday June 6 to Western Fair District’s Progress Building, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Exhibitor registration is still open and FREE admission tickets are being distributed by the Chamber staff and volunteers and on-line through the Chamber’s Facebook page and our Members’ Facebook Group… or follow these instructions:
Part networking event, and part trade show, the inspiration behind this event is to have a multi-chamber trade show that will not only expand our Members’ opportunity to network, but also be open to the public so that we can showcase some of the amazing businesses in the London/St. Thomas area. Our 2012 event was highly successful so we’ve expanded participation options to allow over 200 exhibitors. For details and an on-line link to register, just click on the event listing in our list on the right side of this page.
“diSTRICTLY Business” is a joint venture organized by the St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce plus the chambers in London, Strathroy, Ingersoll, Brantford and Tillsonburg in partnership with Western Fair District. Our location will be the popular and spacious Progress Building.
Date: Thursday May 30, 2013
Location: St. Thomas Golf & Country Club
Registration: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 11:00 a.m.
Early-Bird Special (before May 1): Foursome $575 — Single $149
Regular Price (May 1 or after): Foursome $595 — Single $159
A year in the making, Emerging Stronger 2013 is a transformational agenda aimed at accelerating Ontario’s economic growth. It identifies Ontario’s challenges and advantages, and sets out practical and detailed recommendations for government and business. The St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to join with our colleagues across the entire provincial Chamber network to share the report as part of our continuing work to meet the needs of our Members in addressing the issues and concerns that will shape our future.
It provides a non-partisan platform that will appeal to all three parties in the Ontario Legislature.
In the lead up to the release of the agenda, the OCC and Leger Marketing conducted a survey of nearly 2,400 Ontario businesses. The Ontario Business Confidence Index shows that most Ontario businesses are confident in their own outlook and are planning to expand over the next five years. However, the same businesses are unsure about the overall direction of Ontario’s economy.
Looking for information on an upcoming Chamber event? Just look to the top right side of this page and you’ll see a list of all of our upcoming events. Click on the event and you’ll get details, location maps, and more.
Some events such as our monthly Business After 5′s don’t require registration. Details are posted for reference and your convenience. For events that require admission and/or pre-registration, you can do it all here. The registration process is safe, secure, quick and convenient, and allows easy communication between the Chamber and all event attendees.
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We are pleased to introduce these businesses as our newest Members. Follow the link to find out more about their people, products. Click here to visit our New Members page— Updated May 16, 2013
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