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Visiting Some of the Great Businesses In Young’s Point!

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We held our April Business After Hours in Young’s Point where we did a hop with some of the great businesses in the area. On our hop, we visited with Clearview Cottage ResortLockside Trading Co.Young’s Point Personal Training & 24 Hour Fitness, Kinetic Therapeutics, and Old Bridge Inn & Restaurant.

Thank you to to everyone who came out, and thank you to our Networking Event Sponsor Blue Diamond Window Cleaning.

Stop #1 Clearview Cottage Resort

Clearview Cottage Resort | 462 South Beach Road | (705) 652-3542

Our first stop on our Young’s Point Hop was Clearview Cottage Resort. Clearview is a family-owned and operated resort for over 50 years, and strives to help families create lasting memories. There are 22 cottages on the property that range from 1-4 bedrooms.

85% of the guests who stay at Clearview are returning, and it’s not hard to see why. Clearview Cottage Resort is nestled along Clear Lake, and offers guests amenities such as beach volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, bonfire pit, parking, boat area, water access, air hockey, full sand beach, a view of the lake, clear grassy area, water park, playground, shuffleboard and free summer ski program to name a few.

Clearview also makes a point of supporting local businesses in the area when conducting business. For example, they use Logan Tree Experts for their tree maintenance and buy their cottage toys (like paddle boards, skis, paddle boats, etc) from Cottage Toys.

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Stop #2 Lockside Trading Company

Lockside Trading Company | 2805 River Avenue | (705) 652-3940

Our next stop on our Young’s Point Hop was Lockside Trading Company, which is a true treasure in the heart of Young’s Point. Lockside Trading Co. offers everything from home decor to indoor & outdoor furniture to ice cream and clothing and more!

Lockside Trading Company first opened in 1987, so it’s been in business for over 30 years! Lockside is located right along Lock 27 in Young’s Point, and has grown into the largest gift/furniture store in the Kawarthas, showcasing in-store design and merchandise year-round.

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Stop #3 Young’s Point Personal Training & 24 Hour Fitness

Young’s Point Personal Training | 2108 Nathaway Drive | (705) 931-3488

Our third stop on our Hop was Young’s Point Personal Training & 24 Hour Fitness. We toured the personal training studio first, which offers guests a private, comfortable environment for their personal training sessions. The studio is bright, spacious and well equipped, and Young’s Point Personal Training designs custom programs for each guest.

Taking a short walk over to the fitness center, you’ll find a fully equipped gym with cardio equipment, strength-training machines, free weights, showers, change rooms, televisions, and lockers. The gym is open to members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Stop #4 Kinetic Therapeutics

Kinetic Therapeutics | 2108 Nathaway Drive | (705) 933-9113

Our fourth stop on our Young’s Point Hop was Kinetic Therapeutics, which is actually located inside the Young’s Point Personal Training building. Kinetic Therapeutics offers massage therapy, kinesiology, and wellness products. Leslie Nunes has been a Registered Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer for over 15 years.

Leslie possesses a Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology, is a Registered Kinesiologist, and specializes in sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, muscle re-education, exercise based rehabilitation, and health and wellness for the aging population. Kinetic Therapeutics offers an easy online booking tool for appointments.

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Stop #5 Old Bridge Inn

Old Bridge Inn | 2057 Old Hwy. 28 | (705) 652-8507

Our last stop of the evening was the Old Bridge Inn for networking, door prize draws and refreshments! The Old Bridge Inn was originally built in 1887, and offers fine casual dining, a riverside patio, beautiful dining areas, and a bed & breakfast.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, the Old Bridge Inn offers 7 bedrooms, each with their own wifi. The restaurant offers both lunch and dinner, and is also available for event hosting!

The Old Bridge Inn opens for the 2019 season starting May 3rd!

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We Couldn’t Do All That We Do Without The Help Of Our Volunteers

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It’s National Volunteer Week, and on April 10th, we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to thank all our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work throughout the year. For the past two years, we’ve also invited our Past Presidents to join us for our breakfast because without their hard work, we would not be the successful Chamber we are today.

We held our breakfast at Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn this year. Our guests enjoyed croque monsieur sandwiches (peameal & eggs), an omelette bar (choice of veggies and cheese), yogurt parfaits (cappuccino and mandarin orange, stawberry & blueberry), fresh baked muffins and scones, fruit kebabs, specialty coffee and hand-crafted teas.

Thanks to our Professional Development Sponsor, Lynn Woodcroft, Sales Rep, Royal LePage. Her sponsorship makes events like this possible. We’d also like to thank everyone who attended the event and Lock Stop Cafe for hosting us.

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Our Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker this year was Hannah Darling, a 22-year-old Canadian Olympic Bronze Medalist (2016 Rio Olympics – Rugby Sevens) from Warsaw. She started playing rugby at 14 years old, and at 16, moved to British Columbia to train full time with the national program. She went on to win a Pan-Am gold medal in Toronto in 2015 and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After moving back to Ontario, Hannah announced her retirement from Canada’s rugby sevens team on October 14th to focus on her mental health. Having accomplished so much at just 22 years old, Hannah is a true role model and inspiration for Canadians of all ages.

During our breakfast, our attendees got to see the various medals that Hannah won throughout her rugby career- including her Rio Olympics Bronze Medal! She also talked to our volunteers about her Olympic experience, her rugby training, her take on being called to as an inspiration, the importance of the Kawarthas and our community, and moving away from home at such a young age.

Having retired from Canada’s Rugby Sevens team last year, she’s now looking to go back to school in the fall. She’s applied for programs at Fleming College’s Frost Campus, as she knows that she definitely wants to work outside. She also mentioned that she’s wants to help implement a program that teaches kids how to properly tackle when playing rugby, hoping to reduce the amount of concussions players receive in the sport and reduce the stigma surrounding rugby and concussions.

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Cindy Windover, Windover Plumbing, Chamber Board Director and Past President (2017-18) with Hannah Darling and Lynn Woodcroft, Sales Rep., Royal Lepage Frank Real Estate, Chamber Board Director and Professional Development Sponsor
Our Volunteers

We appreciate all that our volunteers do for us – the time, energy and skills that they bring to our committees, board and events are instrumental to our success as a Chamber. We couldn’t do all that we do without their help!

We have volunteers from:

Photos from the Event

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Lorri Rork, Community Care and HR & Governance Committee Chair, acknowledging & thanking all of our wonderful Chamber volunteers 
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Chamber President Mike Walker, Agilec, introducing our Guest Speaker, Hannah Darling
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Dick Crawford, Crawford Building Consultants and Past President (2009-11) with Andy Mitchell, Mayor of Selwyn Township 
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Lorri Rork and Kelland Sewell, rPM3 Solutions and Member & Programs Committee Member
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Billy Nobels, Past President (2004-05) with Audrey & Bogey von Bogen, Shambhala Bed and Breakfast 
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Cindy Windover and Hannah Darling

Employee Wellness – A Concern For All Business Owners

Why should a business owner be interested in wellness? People who live healthy lifestyles and are happy at home and at work, get sick less, are absent less and are the most productive at work. This saves money on temporary staffing, staff turnover and benefit plan premiums. According to a related article I recently read:
  • The Canadian Economy loses over $16.6 billion every year due to absenteeism.
  • Obese Canadian employees have 77% higher drug costs and spend 35% more on health services.
  • Mental health addictions account for two-thirds of all disability claims in Canada.

For busy business owners, implementing a wellness program can seem time-consuming and expensive. The reality is launching an effective wellness program is a proactive business decision that can directly affect your bottom line.

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