Blog Category: Discover Our Region

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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Hop Around The Kawarthas

Business After Hours – June Hop

June 9, 2021 the Kawartha Chamber hosted our second Virtual Hop! Although we are not able to visit businesses in-person, we wanted to make the most of our virtual format and ‘visit’ businesses we wouldn’t usually get to! The Zoom platform allowed us to ‘visit’ more locations and let us to see behind the scenes of some great businesses. Participants also got the opportunity to network and connect with businesses in our community. Our 2021/22 Networking events, including this event are sponsored by Herod Financial Services. Read more to learn about this exciting event!

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