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Member Update: February 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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CHAMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST:
February 5, 2015 · 7:30am · Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club

The Mortgage Wellness GroupLearn more about how the Family Medicine Teaching Unit is solving the family doctor shortage in our area. Still only $20/person for members, and includes a delicious hot buffet breakfast. Sponsored by The Mortgage Wellness Group.
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GEORGIAN COLLEGE: exCite! Week
February 10, 2015 · 7:30am · Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to ACCELERATE your business idea? Join Georgian College for exCite! Week. Here is what you need to know! · You will have 10 minutes to pitch your business idea · After your pitch, the panel of experts will have the chance to ask you some questions about your business idea, product or service · One week after you pitch, you will receive a document outlining feedback and next steps from the panel of experts · Winners of Best Business Idea and Best Pitch will be announced via email on Friday, February 13, 2015.
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OCC SURVEY: What Should be in the 2015 Ontario Budget?
February 13, 2015 · 5:00pm · Deadline

OCCTake the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's latest survey to help shape Ontario's 2015 Budget and add your voice to Canada's most credible survey of business opinion. What are the critical issues impacting your bottom line? Can you afford the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan? How is your business being affected by Ontario’s skills gap?Leger Marketing By taking a moment to complete this short survey, you will be entered into a draw to win two round-trip tickets to any Air Canada flight destination in Canada and the continental United States.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.

BUSINESS AFTER 5:
February 18, 2015 · 5:00pm · CNIB & Liberty North

Liberty NorthWe're headed to Liberty North for BA5 in February, and if you've ever been lucky enough to attend one of their events, you know the food will be fantastic! Partnering up to co-host the event is CNIB,CNIB a registered charity providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure blind and partially sighted Canadians have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. They'll have several activity stations to help us understand just how much we rely on our vision every day. Come out and network with other Barrie business people at our most social and relaxed monthly event.

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LUNCH N LEARN:
February 25, 2015 · noon · OLG Slots at Georgian Downs

NeuroArchitechsWith social media and our online presence playing such a huge role today in the success of our businesses, it is now more important than ever to be seen often, and in the best possible light. Image is everything. Understand that people WILL judge you based on the appearance of your headshot. Consciously or unconsciously they will start forming opinions about whether you’re trustworthy and likable, whether they want to do business with you or attend your presentation. Still only $20/person for members, and includes a hot buffet lunch. Sponsored by NeuroArchitechs.
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OPP FREE SEMINAR: Doing Business Abroad, Are You at Risk?
March 30, 2015 · 3:30pm · Best Western Mariposa Inn (Orillia)

OPP Anti Rackets BranchA unique opportunity for business professionals, lawyers and accountants to attend a presentation by RCMP Sergeant Patrice Poitevin, hosted by the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch. Sgt Pat Poitevin, Senior investigator and Outreach Coordinator for the RCMP International and Sensitive Investigation Unit in Ottawa will cover: Review of Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA); Bribery and corruption risks and exposure of businesses; Costs and consequences of bribery and corruption; Review of past CFPOA cases and lessons to be learned for businesses; Review of some red flags; The business case for implementing a compliance program; and Q&A.
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Bell Invest Barrie TD Canada Trust Barriston Law LLP Ontario Chamber of Commerce Canadian Chamber of Commerce Chamber Executives of Ontario