Blog Category: General

What Beautiful Woodview has to Offer: Business After Hours!

The Community of Woodview is aptly named. Nestled in the Township of North Kawartha between Stoney Lake and Julian Lake, natural beauty is easy to find right off the highway. Accommodations in the area take full advantage of this, offering guests sweeping vistas on the shorelines of nearby lakes, and the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding forested landscape. Attendees of our Business After Hours Woodview Hop experienced this first hand while visiting Woodview on the Lake and Viamede Resort!

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A view of Stoney Lake from Viamede Resort in Woodview.

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Strategic Planning and Enterprise Risk Management: A one-two punch to knock out road blocks to your success!

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Strategic Planning and Risk Management is how you can increase your chance of success and increase the value of your organization.

Small and medium sized businesses are often too busy running the day-to-day operations to stop and plan for the future.  The owner has a vision in their mind of what they want the future of their company to look like but they take little time to plan for that vision. It was pointed out in a recent Globe and Mail article that businesses that create formal strategic plans increase their chance of success by 30 to 50 percent. (more…)

12 Ways to Make Summer Business Sizzle

If it’s been a long, cold winter for your business, it’s time to kick things off with the season that generally equates to tourism and travel. Here’s how you can capitalize on those things and get your marketing in a position to capture some of those summer crowds.

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Employment Standards Act Information Session

At the beginning of 2018, Bill 148 brought changes to the Employment Standards Act that many small business owners are still trying to navigate through to ensure their business is compliant. Click here to learn more about what has changed.

The province-wide Ministry of Labour blitz will focus on the construction industry this year. Additionally, Eastern Ontario will also pay particular attention to independent grocery stores. Be sure you are prepared for these visits.

The Chamber hosted an ESA Information Session with guest speaker, Kelly Howe, Regional Program Coordinator with the Ministry of Labour. Kelly discussed aspects of the ESA that business owners often have questions about, and the recent changes as a result of Bill 148. (more…)