Blog Category: Chamber News

How to Get Involved with the Kawartha Chamber in the New Year

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1. Join a Committee

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One way to get involved with the Kawartha Chamber is by joining one of our Committees. We rely on volunteers to provide their expertise. Getting involved with the Chamber through one of our Committees not only helps support your community and Chamber but can also help you enhance your professional development.

The deadline to apply for a spot on one of our Committees is Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 12:00pm.

Available Committees:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources/Governance
  • Marketing
  • Membership & Programs
  • Awards of Excellence & Social Gala (late summer, fall commitment)
  • Nominating
  • Public Policy
  • Resource

Click here to download the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form.

2. Join our Board of Directors

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Chamber Board President, Tonya Kraan, STREXER, and 1st Vice President, Mike Walker, Agilec

Another way to get involved with the Kawartha Chamber is by joining our Board of Directors.

The Chamber’s Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations from our Chamber members for the 2019/20 Board of Directors. The deadline to apply for the Board of Directors is Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 12:00pm.

A board position is a two-year term and is confirmed annually at our Annual General Meeting held in February. Please note, you must be a Chamber member in order to sit on our Board of Directors. In order to submit your name or the name of a current employee who would represent your member business, your Chamber membership must be in good standing (annual dues and other purchases paid).

Click here to download the application form.

 

Awards of Excellence Nominees Announced!

 

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Today, we announced the nominees for our Awards of Excellence in our weekly NewsFlash! If you would like to receive our NewsFlash, click here to subscribe for great local Chamber and business news!

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated! We received 84 nominations!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to recognize businesses in the area! Below is a list of the businesses that were nominated. Please note that businesses marked with an asterisk were nominated more than once.

Accelerated Technologies

Adventure Outfitters

The Art Shop*

BALL Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

Buckhorn District Tourist Association Welcome Centre

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region

Bridgenorth Deli

Buckhorn Community Centre

Canoe & Paddle

Celtic Connection*

Clearview Cottage Resort Ltd.

Community Care

Coyle’s Tire & Auto

The Cozy Home*

Craftworks at the Barn

Cuddles for Cancer*

Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival

Happenstance Books & Yarns*

Hard Winter Bread Company

Indian River Reptile Zoo

Jack’s Lake Lodge Cottage Rentals

Kawartha Home Hardware

Kawartha Lakes Construction*

Kawartha NOW.com*

Kinetic Therapeutics*

Lakefield Agricultural Society

Lakefield Bakery on Queen

Lakefield Dentistry

Lakefield Foodland

Lakefield Herald

Lakefield Literary Festival

Lang Pioneer Village Museum

Leguano Inc.

Lock Stop Café

Logan Tree Experts

MAD-CAT Electric Co.

Marlin Travel*

Maureen Tavener, Real Estate Sales Rep RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage

Molly’s Acres

Nightingale Nursing Registry Ltd. and Nightgale Home Maintenance*

Niteowl Creative Inc.

Patio 27

Performing Arts Lakefield

Peterborough Disability Tax Service

Peterborough Humane Society

Regency Retirement Lakefield

Rotary Club of Bridgenorth, Ennismore and Lakefield*

Salon Sorella & Day Spa*

Scott Concrete Products Ltd.

Shambhala B&B

Six Foot Bay Resort Inc.

Steve’s Auto Repair

Style Boutique

Sunshrine Day Spa & Salon*

Thirteen Moons Wellness

Timberline Custom Homes

Trinkets and Treasures

Vetterview

The Village Inn

Village Pet Food and Supply

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Windover Plumbing Inc.*

Workforce Development Board

Awards of Excellence & Social Gala – Tickets Available NowAwards (1)

Background image of LCS campus courtesy of Lakefield College School

Our Awards of Excellence will be presented at our 19th Annual Awards of Excellence and Social Gala on Thursday, November 8th at Lakefield College School. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Due to the event’s growth over the past few years, we have decided to change our format for this year’s event. This year, we are having a hor d’oeuvres-style social event rather than a sit-down dinner. There will be both silent and live auction items, a cash bar, music from Rhythm & Grace, and time for socializing and networking before the awards.

Tickets for this year’s event are only $40, so bring along your staff and join us for an evening celebrating local businesses in Peterborough and the Kawarthas! Tickets are available now – you can either purchase them online through our website or in-person at our office at 12 Queen Street in Lakefield.

You can also join our Facebook event page for our Awards of Excellence & Social Gala.

Thank you to our Social Gala Sponsor Shorelines Casino Peterborough.

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

On Wednesday April 18th, the Kawartha Chamber gathered at Burleigh Falls Inn to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our wonderful volunteers during volunteer appreciation week. Our volunteer committees put in countless hours and do some truly amazing work. From all of us at the Kawartha Chamber, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. (more…)

President’s Notes – April 2018

Welcome Spring!

This is my favourite season. As a gardener, I am grateful for the #WealthOfChoice of garden centres & greenhouses in our area.

With spring arriving, so do our new volunteer Board members. I want to thank Garry Douglas, Chair of the Nominating Committee for working so hard to get a wonderful mix of volunteers from a wide range of industry sectors to represent the members for the 2018-19 year. We calculated the average age of our Board members and it is 43 – young for any organization, especially a nonprofit. We are very proud to have well over 50% female representation on our Board of Directors, I follow a long line of female Presidents. Cindy Windover has been a terrific role model and I am so pleased that she has chosen to remain on the Board as our Past President. Thank you, Cindy! (more…)