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In this issue - August 20, 2012



MBOT Hosts Annual Politicians Appreciation Mixer


Business and community leaders gathered at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to meet and honour local MPs, MPPs, and City Councillors during Mississauga Board of Trade's annual Politicians Appreciation event.

The event, which kicked off at 4:30 p.m., offered Mississauga's business community the opportunity to meet and establish relationships with local political figures.
Politicians in attendance:

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga

MP Stella Ambler, Mississauga-South 

MP Brad, Butt, Mississauga-Streetsville 
MP Bob Dechert, Mississauga-Erindale
MPP Dipika Damerla, Missisauga East- Cooksville 
MPP Bob Delaney, Mississauga- Streetsville
MPP Amrit Mangat, Mississauga-Brampton South
MPP Jagmeet Singh, Bramalea-Gore-Malton
Jim Tovey, City Councillor, Ward 1
Bonnie Crombie, City Councillor, Ward 5
Ron Starr, City Councillor, Ward 6


For more information, read the post-event press release


To view more photos from this event, visit our Picasa Web Album






ITSinMississauga -

Leveraging the Talent of Skilled Immigrants in Your Workplace


ITSinMississauga, in partnership with Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT), will be hosting two FREE seminars on September 25th at Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.

Seminar 1: The ROI of Immigrant Inclusion
In partnership with:

RBC will moderate a panel discussion on the business drivers that led AMEX Canada Technologies, Kelk Corporation, Maxxam Analytics and MELLOHAWK Logistics to implement immigrant inclusion strategies and realize the bottom-line success they've enjoyed as a result.

Seminar 2: Five Secrets to Cross-Cultural Management

Keynote speaker: Bill Dennis.  Bill has held key management positions at medium-sized firms which were leaders in their industry.
Having an immigrant talent strategy now more than ever is crucial to the growth and sustainability of any businesses. Businesses that do not have a strategy risk losing top talent to their competitors who are more welcoming.

Complete a pre-event survey and receive a customized immigrant engagement strategy at the event, providing you with immediate ways to recruit and retain immigrant talent more effectively.

To register for either of these seminars, please click here. 





MBOT Featured in Toronto Star 

Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) President and CEO, Sheldon Leiba was featured in the Toronto Star article "Hurontario Street: multiple personalities" on August 7th, 2012. The article discusses the identity of Hurontario St. (or lack of) and what opportunities it could offer the city in the future.

What's missing is a "vision for Hurontario to be a 'great' street" that would help define Mississauga as a "world class city,'' says Sheldon Leiba, president and CEO of the Mississauga Board of Trade.

"The street has developed in a piecemeal way as our community evolved from a series of disconnected villages to a large city. It does not reflect the high standards and features of what a 'Main St.' should be - aesthetically pleasing, pedestrian-friendly, abundance of mixed uses - a place where people want to be and go.''

However, Leiba notes, the street does host one of the city's most recognized and internationally lauded developments, the curvy condo complex (officially "Absolute Towers'') better known as the Marilyn Monroe buildings.

The 50- and 56-storey undulating towers were designed in 2006 by Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong and his firm, MAD Architects. 

"It is amazing how much the architechural [sic] design of a building can become an iconic symbol for a city,'' says Leiba. "The Absolute Towers is such an example of what a higher standard of creativity can do to make your city globally identifiable.''

To read the full article, please click here






Good Morning Mississauga
Wednesday. September 12, 2012
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Living Arts Centre


Annual Mayor's Address
September 20, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mississauga Convention Centre


Mississauga Business Xchange (MBX)

Monday,September 24, 2012
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

La Vita Salon & Spa


Business Learning - Innovation & Your Business

September 27, 2012
7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation 

Good Morning Mississauga (GMM)

October 10, 2012
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation 


Speed Networking 

October 29, 2012
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Boston Pizza Square One




For more details on these events, and to view other events, click here