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e-Newsletter Chamber Forum Jan 14, 2014


The ADCC "Chamber Forum" provides an important business voice in our community.  It is published bi-weekly, on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  Keep the membership informed by providing ready-to-publish annoucements to  Please provide announcement prior to the deadline of 3:00pm Monday.
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Alliston & District Announcements
Bardeau Insurance Brokers
Invites you and all the members of ADCC to my Open House and Ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb 4th-2014 at noon. Located at 180 Parsons Rd Unit 29 Alliston. MMEA Catering is preparing the food. We will also be showing MMEA Catering's new location. 

FOCUS Community Development Corporation is hosting a Student Job Fair on Wednesday February 19, 2014 at The Gibson Centre 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  We are looking for Employers to attend that are currently hiring or plan on hiring student in the future. Focus will be advertising the Job Fair in several newspapers, flyers, twitter, facebook schools etc.  We are expecting a good turnout for this event.  We are expecting high school students and University/College students as it is reading week for most.


This event gives employers an opportunity to:

  • Promote your organization to future employees
  • Meet your recruiting needs
  • Provide career information
  • Reduce your time, effort and recruiting costs by meeting candidates face to face

This is at NO COST to you, please complete the Employer Registration form that is attached or email to  (Spots are limited please register early) 

Nottawasaga Resort

Speciality Fitness Classes at the Nottawasaga Resort

Looking to kick-start your 2014 fitness resolutions? The Nottawasaga Resort will be offering a line-up of fitness specialty programs beginning January 20, 2014 which are open to the public, such as Cross Fit Challenge, Yoga, Aqua Boot Camp, Kangoo and more! If you enjoy working out with other people and trying new things, this may be just the opportunity you've been looking for. Each speciality program will run for 10 sessions with pricing starting at just $99.99. For more information call 705-435-5502 or visit 

Alliston Yarns

In Dec. the Alliston yarn store met with Wayne and Helen Wright from the Alliston Lions Club and donated over 300 home made knit and Crocheted items for the Christmas hampers for the needy families in the area. This was all due to the helpful people from the community who donated yarns to the store and the wonderful people that came and picked up the yarn to make into items for the hampers.. This was our Head To Toes Campaign and litterly hundreds of hats mitts socks afghans sweater scarves and toys were made Thank-you one and all for a suceesful campaign. We already have donations pouring in for next year.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canada's immigration system is changing dramatically. In early 2015, the federal government will introduce a new application management system for selecting and processing economic immigrants: the Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

The goal of the EOI system is to make immigration more responsive to the needs of the country's labour market and to attract the best and brightest from across the globe.

This system represents a huge opportunity for the province and its employers, but only if it is designed properly. In order to be successful, the system must meet two key criteria: it must reflect the needs of employers, large and small, and accommodate Ontario's complex labour market realities.

Think Fast: Ontario Employer Perspectives on Immigration Reform and the Expression of Interest System makes 13 recommendations to the federal government as it finalizes the design of the EOI system. The recommendations are a product of extensive consultation with employers throughout the province.

Alliston Chamber of Commerce - 2014 South Simcoe Home Show
To book a booth in the 46th Annual South Simcoe Home Show taking place April 5 & 6th, 2014 download the vendor package and floor plan at and return to the Chamber office or contact Crystal Kellard at 705-435-7921.
The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch MP Simcoe Grey

Dr. Kellie Leitch is hosting a New Year's Family Skate for the Community on January 19th from 12:30pm - 2:00pm at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre. Come meet your Member of Parliament and skate with players of the Alliston Hornets.


I am proud to announce that as your Member of Parliament, I wish to recognize the contributions that so many of my constituents make through the John Simcoe Awards. The John Simcoe Award will be presented to a wide range of constituents - young person, an adult, a senior, a business and a service club that have made a difference in Simcoe-Grey. These people will have gone above and beyond in making a positive difference in the lives of others through volunteering. Nominations will be accepted through my offices until January 17th, 2014. A congratulatory ceremony and luncheon will be held for recipients and their guests in February 2014. I strongly encourage you to take the time to nominate an individual, group or business who you feel makes a positive impact in our community. If you are interested in nominating someone, please download the attached Nomination Form. For more information click here. If you have any questions, please call 1-866-435-1809.




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                 Phone: 705-435-7921
                 Fax:     705-435-0289

Address     51 Victoria Street East
                 P.O. Box 32 
                 Alliston, ON L9R 1T9

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