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    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Ontario New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath announced the NDP’s 2018 Election Platform Change for the Better. Below is a high-level synopsis of the major policy initiatives within the platform. Five Key PromisesProvide drug and dental coverage for all Ontarians.End hallway medicine and fix seniors care.A 30 percent cut to hydro bills by bringing Hydro One back into public hands.Take on student debt ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    On May 14, 2018, Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner announced his Party’s 2018 Election Platform, People Powered Change. The platform focuses on nine key commitments across three pillars: jobs, people, and planet. Below is a high-level synopsis of the major policy initiatives within the platform.  Key Commitments at a Glance Create jobs in the clean, innovation economy.Make homes and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    The Ontario PC Party released their platform, The People’s Guarantee, the first to be released among the major political parties. The document highlights accountability and affordability as key themes and details five measures that the PC Party promises to achieve within their first mandate, if elected:22.5% lower income taxes for the middle class;75% refund for child care expenses;12% reduction ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    The St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce kicked off it's first Youngpreneurs talk with Doug Tarry Jr., of Doug Tarry Homes, giving a presentation about the benefits of volunteering. Developed as a pilot project after consultation with a group of young entrepreneurs, the St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce is hoping to replicate this talk on a quarterly basis. We see incredible value in ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Strategic Growth Plan Required To Keep Ontario Competitive: St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce andOntario Chamber of CommerceOntario Chamber Network urges Ontario’s next government to take bold action to address challenges for business  With election day just weeks away, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce today called on all political ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    West Elgin Insurance Company150 John Street North         Aylmer, ON N5H 2A9Phone: 519-773-5555      Email: apearson@westelgin.comWebsite: www.westelgin.com       Contacts:  Andrew Pearson, AgentBuyers Guide Categories:  Food Specialties, Restaurants, Farmer’s MarketProducts & Services: The mission of West Elgin Mutual Insurance is to provide owner policyholders with a variety of insurance ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    It's a very busy week in St. Thomas! Tomorrow is our Business After 5 at Geerlinks Home Hardware, as well as Police Shred-It Day. There's still time to join our tour group going to China this fall. And we celebrate last week's winners at the 44th Annual Free Enterprise Awards.Click here for all the details in our May 15 Edition of Green Mail.
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Organizations with diverse workforces perform better and they are supporting an economic vision that provides opportunity and prosperity for all. That is why the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is ramping up its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and encouraging its members and stakeholders to do the same.  “Our economy cannot afford to leave anyone behind,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Raw For Pets24 First AvenueSt. Thomas, ON N5R 4M5Phone: 519-207-2480     Email: rawforpets@msn.com                    Contacts:  Roxanne Esseltine, OwnerBuyers Guide Categories:  Pet Supplies & Services, Health FoodsProducts & Services: For people who want a healthy feeding alternative for their pets, Raw For Pets is a top quality pet food store that caters to a variety of pets including dogs, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Bonjour Breakfast10 Manitoba Street (at the Horton Farmers Market)       St. Thomas, ON N5P 1E3Phone: 519-859-7763      Email: serge@bonjourbreakfast.ca         Website: www.bonjourbreakfast.ca         Contacts:  Serge Lavoie, Co-ownerBuyers Guide Categories:  Food Specialties, Restaurants, Farmer’s MarketProducts & Services: Bonjour Breakfast operates seasonally at the St. Thomas Horton Farmers ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Kenny Insurance Brokers92 Centre Street       St. Thomas, ON N5R 2Z5Phone: 519-633-8448      Email: info@kennyins.com          Website: www.kennyins.com       Contacts:  Scott Sleightholm, Vice PresidentBuyers Guide Categories:  Insurance Adjusters, Insurance ServicesProducts & Services: Kenny Insurance Brokers is a family owned and operated brokerage established in 1988. Their friendly and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine the looming threat of steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed by the United States. Despite receiving a temporary exemption—along with the European Union and Mexico—until June 1, Canada should be fully and permanently exempted from any tariffs, quotas or other measures designed to reduce the cross-border flow of steel and aluminum ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Education
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    May is a very busy time at the Chamber! We've got 2 different golf days planned; Member's Golf Day on May 31 is sold out but there's still room in our Best Ball Open on August 15. We're working with Rogers TV to bring you a Get To Know The Candidates program. And our Free Enterprise Awards Reception recognizing business and community excellence is tomorrow night.Click here for all the details.
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
    Monday, May 07, 2018
    The St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce joins with Rogers TV to host and present a 90-minute television program in advance of the upcoming Ontario provincial election. This event will feature individual remarks from the candidates, plus questions. Conservative candidate and current Elgin-Middlesex-London Member of Provincial Parliament Jeff Yurek has confirmed he will be with us, as has ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Concerns of Business Cannot Be Ignored this Election Campaign: St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce Ontario’s Business Advocate mobilizes around election priorities in 135 communities across the province The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce are mobilizing this election to bring their recommendations in Vote ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    McDonald’s Restaurant955 Talbot Street      St. Thomas, ON N5P 1E8Phone: 519-631-1950      Email: Gordon.macleod@post.mcdonalds.ca   Website: www.mcdonalds.ca        Contacts:  Gordon MacLeod, OwnerBuyers Guide Categories:  RestaurantsProducts & Services: The St. Thomas McDonald's located at 955 Talbot Street, is among more than 1375 McDonald's Restaurants in Canada which, together, employ over ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    St. John’s Anglican Church (Porter Hall)20 Flora Street          St. Thomas, ON N5P 2X4Phone: 519-631-7368      Email:stjohnsanglicanchurch@rogers.comWebsite: www.stjohnschurchstthomas.com                 Contacts:  Cheryl Barrett, Office ManagerBuyers Guide Categories:  Churches, Halls & Special Event FacilitiesProducts & Services: St John’s Anglican Church of St Thomas is a core area Church, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Yates Electrical Services11 Montcalm Street  St. Thomas, ON N5P 2C1Phone: 519-281-1376      Email: info@yateselectric.ca                    Contacts:  Richard Yates, OwnerBuyers Guide Categories:  Electrical ContractorsProducts & Services: Yates Electrical Services is a family owned business with over 25 years of experience. Servicing commercial and residential properties, they offer service ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    May is a very exciting and busy month at the Chamber! Our Free Enterprise Awards Reception is Wednesday May 9 and our Get To Know The Candidates Luncheon is Thursday May 17. Tickets are still available for both events, but deadlines are approaching. Don't miss your chance to attend these popular events!Click here for all the details in our May 1 edition of Green Mail.
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, April 27, 2018
    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomes the announcement of a comprehensive intellectual property strategy from the government of Canada.  There is a strong link between the economic benefits of knowledge capital and the protection of intellectual property.  IP protections provide the legal certainty needed for innovators and creators to make high-risk, high-capital investment into the newest ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Community
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    In this week's edition of Green Mail, we've got A LOT going on! Tomorrow is our 2nd China Trip Info Session; don't forget to register with Elgin Travel. Our 44th Annual Free Enterprise Awards Reception is coming up in 3 weeks and tickets are on sale now. And with the Provincial Election looming, we're hosting a Get To Know The Candidates Luncheon on May 17. Click here for all the details.
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest