Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce

Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce 
September Business Connection
In This Issue...
Casino Night Event
Upcoming Chamber Events
Welcome 2013-14 Board of Directors!
Grand Opening Touro Steakhouse
New Members at Business@Breakfast
Welcome New Members
Chamber Community Banner
Energizing Ontario by OCC
Congratulations Dr. Snider
Develop the Potential of Your Workforce
Small Business Quarterlies
Are you a Smart Commuter?
Member Offers
2014 Business Awards Nomination
YR Biz Series
Group Insurance Plan - Benefit Checks
Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs
2013 Business Directory
Stay in the Loop!

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Chamber Members 

As a new member* you are entitled to one complimentary logo insert in the E-Newsletter. Contact the office at 905-884-1961 ext. 25 for details.
*Joined in the past year


Chamber Benefit Programs

Esso Imperial Oil 
Group Health Insurance

Grand & Toy Logo 

TD Merchant Services


Hotline to HR 

Smart Commute


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Character Business
September is COURAGE Month! 

I will stand up for my beliefs and principles and face challenges, fear and difficulty with fortitude.

 Each month we will bring to you a character initiative that we hope you and your company will embrace, to build strong and compassionate employees with loyalty and respect.

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Quick Links
             RHYPE Casino Night - Sept. 26                     
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Cosmo Music at 10 Via Renzo Dr, Richmond Hill
                Upcoming Events in September 2013          


September 5: Member Orientation

Time: 10:00am - 11:00 am

Location: RHCOC Offices, 376 Church Street South, Richmond Hill

Sign Up 


September 11: Business@Breakfast

Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Location: Lone StaTexas Grill, 9301 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill    

Sign Up


September 18: Business After 5

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 9675 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill   


September 26: RHYPE Casino Night

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill 
       Welcome 2013-14 Board of Directors!          
Left to right: Marj Andre, Rick Fearman, Jonathan Greenbaum, Janine Purves, Michael Cleverdon, Jon Olinski, Mark Stolte, Gordon Klein (missing from picture - Hon. Bryon Wilfert, Michael Hergott & Andre La Rosa)
  Grand Opening - Touro Churrascaria Steakhouse  
       New Members at Business@Breakfast      


Left to right: Rick Fearman - Membership Services Committee; Joanne Witt from SNAP Richmond Hill; Karen Merk from Merk Photography and Leslie Whidden, CEO Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce
                       Welcome New Members                      


Capitalview    647-207-2435    Finance

David Moratto   905-237-2441   Book Design

Edward Jones  905-787-0879 Financial Planning/Investment Services

Lumawiz    289-637-8553   Consulting Services

Make Your Mark Tutoring    647-703-7340     Education/Training

Medical Confidence Inc.   1-855-860-9611   Medical Services

Merk Photography    416-420-3748   Photography

Milgram & Company Ltd.    905-673-1568   Transportation
Mortgage Alliance Canada    416-322-8472     Mortgage Brokers
Posh my Pooch     905-886-7786     Pet Services & Supplies

Richmond Hill Door to Door Car Wash   647-986-0980  Automotive

Simple Engraving   905-604-1211   Giftware

       Chamber Community Banner     


We are updating our Community Banner for October 2013 to September 2014.

Be seen as a  "Business for the Community"!

Click here to apply
or Call David Bigelow at 905-884-1961 ext. 31

        Energizing Ontario: OCC's Submission       


The Government of Ontario is currently undertaking a review of the province's 2010 Long-Term Energy Plan and will be releasing an updated Plan in the fall. 


Energizing Ontario is the OCC's contribution to that review.




  • What are the key issues for business regarding the electricity sector?
  • What are the needs of business with respect to energy?
  • What are some examples from other jurisdictions that Ontario can integrate into its long-term electricity planning?
        Dr. Snider at Maccabiah Games          

Congratulations to 
Dr. Judy Snider of 

Dr. Judy Snider took on the challenge of the Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer and came back with one gold, three silver and a bronze medal for her efforts.
      Develop the Potential of Your Workforce          

Date: September 19th 2013

Time: 7:15am - 10:30am

Location: Richmond Hill Country Club, 8905 Bathurst Street


This free event for employers offers practical information surrounding the business case for hiring people with disabilities, boosting your bottom line .....

Click here for details & to Register!

      Small Business Quarterlies - Sept. 17      
The Small Business Big Ideas Show Presents....


The Small Business Quarterlies RHCOC Edition - 

Sales & Marketing - Lessons from the Trenches

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Click here for event details!


This show will air on on Monday Night at 9 pm on September 30th for you to tune into! 
                  Are you a Smart Commuter?                


Take the Smart Commute Week challenge for a chance to win in 3 easy steps:

1. Carpool, walk, cycle, carpool, telework, or use public transit during 

    the week of September 16 to 22.

2. Register or log in to your Carpool Zone account.

3. Click on the Trip Diary tab and enter your trip information.


                  Check-out Great Member Offers               


Featured Members for September 


Artsoft Expo

Docupro - Offer 1Offer 2

ETR Solutions

Holiday Inn



Every month we will be featuring some of our members & their Saving Programs.
For Great Offers from fellow Chamber Members,  
please click here.
As a RHCOC member, if you want to offer discounts to other members, please contact Lucy Chen at 905-884-1961 ext. 25
              2014 Business Awards Nomination             
Recognize Excellence in Richmond Hill

Click Here to Submit Your Nomination

                       YR Biz Series                          
A York Region Conference Series focusing on providing businesses access to ideas, insight and resources to help them adapt to the fast-changing marketplace.
Please visit their website at Also read about the YRBiz Series MENTORup program.
                   Group Insurance Plan                       


Canada's #1 benefits plan for small firms!

For further information, click here OR contact our Chamber representative:

Rod Johnson, Johnson Financial Group

P. 905-750-0032 x 223   F. 905-750-0033 



Click here to view Benefit Facts & Tips

                             News from vivaNext                     

This is an exciting time for York Region, with the Highway 7 rapidway expansion under way. To support businesses within the limits of construction, Metrolinx-vivanext worked with the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce, to develop the Shop 7 business support program. To learn more and to get the scoop on construction, please visit the VivaNext website! 

          Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs           



Richmond Hill Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs 

A "40 & under" group that help in the engagement and retention of young professionals by organizing networking & professional development initiatives,  more...  

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        2013 Business Directory       


Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Business Directory is OUT!

Click here to view the on-line version!

                              Stay in the Loop!                              
Keep up with the latest news and events in and around Richmond Hill. 

Leslie Whidden

Chief Executive Officer 

376 Church Street South
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9V8
Tel: (905) 884-1961
Fax: (905) 884-1962