Blog Category: Discover Our Region

Member Spotlight – Garden Style

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism welcomes the December Member of the Month – Garden Style. Check out our Member Spotlight below to learn more about Michelle and this wonderful local business (with beautiful Christmas decor)!

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Member Spotlight – The Chocolate Rabbit

The Chocolate Rabbit

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism welcomes the September Member of the Month – the chocolate rabbit. The chocolate rabbit has new owners, the Webster family! Check out our Member Spotlight below to learn more about Elaine and this fabulous family business!

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2021 Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced!

Over 150 nominations were received for the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s 21st Annual Awards of Excellence! With the largest number of nominations yet, some very difficult decisions had to be made by the judging panel. Almost all the categories received nominations in the double digits. This speaks volumes for all the wonderful businesses, organizations and individuals in this region that display excellence, especially during this difficult time!

All nominees, whether they are a finalist or not, should feel very proud. Due to the high number of nominations and difficult decisions, the judges have chosen more than three finalists in some categories.

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How to Be an Indigenous Ally

It is very likely that you have heard the word “ally” used in a variety of contexts in recent years. An ally is someone who advocates for and actively works against the oppression or harm of a specific group of people.

But, being an ally also means looking out for, advocating for, and lifting up marginalized groups of people and communities, even if you do not belong to those communities. Most importantly, being an ally means that you are willing to accept and act upon the moral responsibility of defending and uplifting people who do not always have the ability to defend themselves or who have been historically overlooked or underrepresented.

It’s a big responsibility, but one that has a powerful place in our current world and society. While being an ally begins with something as simple as leading with love, kindness, and empathy toward all people, there are also specific things you can do to be a better ally and to take concrete actions that work toward the common interests of these groups of people.

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