2017 Awards of Excellence Nominations

The Kawartha Chamber’s Awards of Excellence Gala is an annual event held in November each year. This event allows business professionals to come together and celebrate local businesses that make our communities unique. (more…)

Strexer & The Harrop Group Join Forces

Strexer announced it is joining forces with Bridgenorth-based Harrop Group as of September 1, 2017. Tonya Kraan and Adrienne Harrop have created a joint ownership of a new entity operating as Strexer Harrop Incorporated to market their consulting services throughout Durham Region, Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes. (more…)

5 Minutes for Business: Hammering Business – Finance Canada’s New Crackdown

The government has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce are particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income in a corporation and (2) tough new rules for compensation in family businesses.

In this special edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at what is driving the government’s new crackdown on private corporations.

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Canal Pursuit for Defeat Depression 2017

The Bee’s Knees Encaustics is joining the Canal Pursuit this coming weekend as it passes through the Lakefield area and you or your business can too!

The Canal Pursuit for mental health is a 750 km relay run along the Trent-Severn Canal from Port Severn to Trenton, across to Kingston, then up the Rideau Canal to Ottawa ending on Parliament Hill at the Centennial Flame, to help raise awareness and funds for mental health issues in cooperation with the Mood Disorders Society of Canada. You can get involved by registering a team or an individual, or by making a donation. To donate to The Bee’s Knees team click here.

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5 Minutes for Business: Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck

One of the pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve.

That’s why, last month, the Canadian Chamber released a report called Stuck in Traffic for 10,000 Years: Canadian Problems that Infrastructure Can Solve. This report talks about what they get out of infrastructure, rather than just asking how much money is going in.

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