Travel China 2016
Have you ever wanted to travel to China? Here is your best opportunity… Don’t Miss Out!
This four-stop excursion begins in Beijing where you’ll visit historic sites, including Tiananmen Square and the Palace Museum (also known as the Forbidden City). Later, you’ll have the chance to walk the Great Wall of China and then explore the Ming Tombs. In Hangzhou, sight see from the water during a morning boat cruise and then enjoy a relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses. From there, you’ll travel to Suzhou where stops include a visit to the National Embroidery Institute to learn a bit about the history of silk embroidery, a local craft that dates back thousands of years. In Shanghai, the final stop on the tour, wander through the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and trees and enjoy a visit to Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront park.
Your China adventure awaits!
A Word from Mayor Altmann
“The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s rapid growth is putting this community on the map as a great place to start and grow a business. Your Chamber has the full support of the Town in their commitment to attracting and improving trade and commerce in the community, making Stouffville a place where people can live and work.”
Mayor Justin Altmann
Welcome To Our New Members
- Tiny Bubbles Childcare
- 404 Stone Limited
- Inside Out Decorating (Benjamin Moore)
- Stouffville Garage Doors
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
- J.A.G. Marketing
- DLB Group Ltd.
- Michael Roseman CA Professional
- Integrity Tours
- Blackstock Leather Inc.
- Orchid Medical Centre
- The Tipsy Cow
- Websdepot Technology Partners Inc.
- Sun Life Financial – Angela Paulo
- RONIN Group
- The Coach House Pub
- Canadian Enerdata Ltd.
- Adore II
- Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation
- Nurse Next Door
- SMC Project Realization
- AB Contracting
- Brokers Trust Insurance Group Inc. – Christine Carrington
- Chelsea Carlton Interiors
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE
The Chamber Board of Directors met with Mayor Altmann for the annual update on matters at Town Hall. The Board is deeply concerned about the now public issues involving HR matters and there negative impact on normal business performance at Town Hall and the Town’s reputation. The Board will also meet with Town Councillors to determine their positions on this rather serious state of concerns. The Board will keep Members informed of the results from these meetings.
We are passing from our Spring semester into (hopefully) a warmer Summer period. We presented two professional development networking events in April and May and are driving our way in to Summer with a Golf Day on June 6.
The Golf Day at Sleepy Hollow is a joint venture with the Markham Board of Trade which broadens your networking opportunities. Click Here to register your foursome or even as an individual on line.
Another major networking event is the Colossal Event on June 14 at the MANOR in King City. This is a joint effort with all 9 Chambers in the York Region where over 600 persons attend. Register online Here
If you have any suggestions for interesting networking events, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org With the help of the Events Committee, we will consider scheduling suggested events this coming Fall.
We are always in search for new Members and have an incentive for you to introduce an organization to the Chamber. If you know of an enterprise that is not currently a member of the Chamber and you introduce them to us, we will pay you $25 should that company decide to join.
One of the 4 pillars of the Chamber is Advocacy. The Chamber has taken a strong stand with the Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor and Council to get business at Town Hall back to normal and end the confusion that has been such a distraction for the overall administration. We are working hard to improve your broadband services in our area, reduce electricity costs in Ontario and clarify the issues on the proposed ORPP. If you have any concerns I welcome your input so we can carry your message into our deliberations.
This is a great time for Members to review the array of benefits offered to your organizations by the Chamber. Not all the benefits may be attractive to you but you should review them all to see if there any worth taking advantage of. Credit card payment rates from First Data, gasoline discounts from Esso or printing and delivery services from UPS. Take a few minute to check them out… you may be surprised! Benefits can be viewed Here
Harry Renaud – Executive Director
Stouffville… A Great Place To Grow!