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April 2015
Spring Members' Mixer 2015

Fun, Food, Drink, Networking & Members Showcase

Did you make it through the Winter? Prove it! Join fellow Chamber Members at the 2015 Spring Members Mixer and find out what's new and coming up!

Mixers are a fun way to promote your business, meet new Members, find out what's going on within the local business community and what's likely to affect your business, enjoy some appetizers and drinks, and meet up with the Board's directors and staff.

WHEN: Thursday, April 9
TIME: 5pm - 7:30pm
WHERE: Smackwater Jack's Taphouse & Grill
COST: Free!

RSVP for a Complimentary Drink Ticket
Let us know you're coming and we'll send you a drink ticket you can exchange for a beer or wine on us.

Lambton College Employment Services 
New Chamber Member Offers Free Support to Local Businesses

Meet Dave Gibbons & Kate Goodhand,
Lambton College Employment Services joined the Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce in August 2014 and have attended several Member events to share the great news that they offer free help with finding and hiring employees - including helping you fill-out government applications to get wage subsidy grants.

Lambton College Employment Services offers free support to Lambton County businesses. Our Job Developers provide employers with customized services to support recruitment, hiring and training needs.
  • Help employers complete government applications for incentives available to their business and answer any questions they may have along the way;
  • For those employers that become registered, we may offer training incentives when hiring new employees;
  • Help employers find the right employee for the position they are trying to fill;
  • Pre-screen applicants prior to interviews to ensure they are a good fit;
  • Provide a free web based job posting system on the Lambton College Employment Services website;
  • Offer coaching/mentorship to help strengthen the relationship between the employer and employee;
For More Information on free Employment Services contact:

  • Dave Gibbons: 519-882-4333 ext. 3913,
  • Kate Goodhand: 519-882.4333 ext. 3920,

FREE Job Board Postings Chamber Website

Post your employment opportunities on Job Board for FREE!

We're getting inquiries from job seekers looking for jobs in the area - so why not post your job for free and connect with a job seeker.

  1. Go to 
  2. Click on "Submit a Job", found under Member Services > Job Centre
  3. Click the Sign In link and enter your user account information. (User account info was mailed in the 2015 Membership package August 2014).
  4. Enter your job description and company details on the "Submit Job" form.
  5. Click the PREVIEW button at the bottom to review your listing. You can go back and edit or "Submit Listing".

You can submit as many job listings as you like. Once submitted, you can return to the website and view your job listings on the Job Dashboard page. When you sign back in, the Job Board will know by your user account which jobs are yours. You can re-edit, marked as "filled" or delete.


Click here to download a PDF of instructions.


Need more help? Contact Susan Mills at 519-238-2001 /    


Screenprint of the Submit Job Form 


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Did you know that if your workplace has 5 or more employees, you are REQUIRED by law to have someone certified in Workplace Safety & Prevention?

We are working on confirming a date in March or April for a Workplace Safety Certification workshop to be held in Grand Bend.

Date, Location & Cost coming to your email inbox soon!

Certification Workshop will be provided by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.



Film & Food Festival
The Lambton Film & Food Festival held annually at the Kineto Theatre located on King Street in Forest has opportunities for sponsorship, advertising, volunteering and ticket sales!

This cultural event combines film lovers and foodies and takes place Thursday through Sunday, May 21-24, 2015. The Festival shows 3 films per day and showcases local food culture.

Marilyn Keunecke-Smith
Upcoming Member Events

9th: Spring Members Mixer 

16th: Fall Classic Golf Tournament

8th: Fall Members Mixer.

19th: Celebrate the Season Awards Dinner