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July 2010 Newsletter

  1. 1. ISSUE 01 JULY KINGSTON CHAMBERNEWS JULY 2010 KINGSTONCHAMBER.ON.CA The publication for informed business people. BY: RODGER JAMES, PRESIDENT JUNE HALL OF FAME BREAKFAST The more things change, the more they stay SYNOPSIS the same. I’m going to challenge that this month. As in all things, change can mean a new beginning, but more importantly, it is a chance to build and enhance A “Hall of Fame” start to the day at our June Breakfast. something that is already working quite well. As your Chamber of Commerce ticks along nicely, we are On Tuesday, the 8th of June, the Greater Kingston Chamber always looking at ways to adapt, improve and evolve of Commerce and Kedco held a Breakfast at the Kingston Banquet & Conference Centre at Days Inn. This was the with the business climate. Last year at this time, we th setting for the 5 annual Business Hall of Fame inductions, as moved into our new offices within Innovation Park. This 7 names were inducted in recognition of their outstanding July, we are unveiling a brand new, dynamic website to contributions to our community. The Kingston Business Hall showcase our members while offering greater value and of Fame was established four years ago to honour those who increased opportunities for advertising and promotion. have made a significant impact on the Kingston community in the areas of business growth, quality of life and service We have all had to face some challenges and prepare excellence. This year, the honourees were Visionary: The well for our changing laws, acts and regulations. The Robinson Family, Community Builders: Stan Collins and The Chamber is taking this time of change to strengthen, Springer Family, Mentors: Bob Clark and John Wright, update, re-brand and market like never before in a bid Enablers: Fred & Mary Laflamme. to grow and provide an increased awareness of our The Chamber thanks our host for the morning, the Kingston membership to the community and all businesses in Banquet & Conference Centre and our sponsor, Bell, Kingston. Renewed and improved communications will represented by Sandy Clement. We also thank our Master of re-energize our current members, while attracting new Ceremonies for the event, Mr. Shai Dubey, Director of Cornell businesses and individuals to work with us. Increased – Queen's Executive MBA, corporate commercial lawyer and access to communications and marketing opportunities Chairman of the Board at Kedco for conducting the ceremony are but a few of the examples of things to come. with eloquence. Regarding the business environment, the Chamber has worked hard with the Ontario Chamber and its partners Pictured are this year’s inductees, family members and to prepare and work within a reformed tax package in dignitaries from the Breakfast. the province. We have also prepared well to adapt to revised rules and regulations within the workplace and encouraged our members to do the same. All businesses and organizations must implement new policies to be compliant with new Workplace Violence & Harassment Requirements and Accessibility Standards for Customer Service. Like our new website, the Chamber is an organic business organization looking to change with positive times and challenging times. Remember to tell ANY and ALL prospective members, what a positive change joining the Chamber would be. They need to know that they will be joining a group of entrepreneurial people, who are passionate about wanting to grow their business with the help of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and its members, our city and community. A small change may just increase their chances of business success at the same time. That’s a powerful combination that can make any change a success www.kingstonchamber.on.ca
  2. 2. DIRECTORY UPDATES Bayridge Physical Therapy Leading Hands of Canada 24 Jorene Drive 112 - 566 O'Connor Drive Kingston ON K7M 3X4 Kingston ON K7P 1N3 Telephone: (613) 328-3600 Telephone: (613) 507-6539 Fax: (613) 384-4212 Fax: (613) 507-6539 Axio Power Canada Inc. (new address and Email: jputos10@sympatico.ca Email: lead2006hands@yahoo.ca updates) Website: Website: http://www.leadinghandsofcanada.ca 945 Princess Street, Suite 252 Number of Employees: 2 Number of Employees: 3 Contact: Mr. Joe Putos, Contact: Mrs. Joanne Durham, Owner/Teacher Kingston ON K7L 3N6 Classification(s): HEALTHCARE Classification(s): EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL David Wills: Director of Engineering Notes: Physical Therapy provided in the home, school, INSTITUTIONS Rob Miller: Country Manager residence or work site. Notes: Teaching of American Sign Language, Linguistics & Culture, AODA Laws. Business Development Bank of Canada Cantabile Choirs Roald Smith Construction (new location address) 82 Sydenham Street 384 Barrie Street 1000 Gardiners Road, Suite 201 Kingston ON K7L 3H4 Kingston ON K7K 3T4Telephone: (613) 583-380 Kingston ON K7P 3C4 Telephone: (613) 542-9616 Email: info@roaldsmithconstruction.com (new mailing address) Fax: Website: http://www.roaldsmithconstruction.com Number of Employees: 4 P.O. Box 265 Email: info@cantabile.kingston.net Website: http://cantabile.kingston.net Contact: Mr. Roald Smith, Kingston ON K7L 4V8 Number of Employees: 2 Classification(s): CONTRACTORS - GENERAL Tel: 613.389.1249 Contact: Dr. Mark Sirett, Notes: We offer top quality, high end general Classification(s): CHOIRS contracting services including masonry, restoration & Eikon Device Inc. (new toll free # and Notes: The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston provide music renovations in the Kingston area. Our objective is to transform your contacts) education for choristers ages 8 to adult in a variety of different choirs. The choirs produce a subscription renovation and construction dreams into a reality - on 1 800 427 8198 series of concerts, host guest choirs, frequently tour time and on budget. Quality, skill and personable staff Email: dbyrnes@eikondevice.com and record. ensure a smooth project from design to finish. Dean Byrnes: President Melody Thompson: Director of Finance David J. Cupido Construction Ltd. Tender Care 620 Cataraqui Woods Drive 856 Danbury Road Unit 4 Kingston ON K7M 6E4 The Hair Studio on Barrie (updated email Kingston ON K7P 1T8 Telephone: (613) 214-3628 address) Telephone: (613) 384-1080 Email: dgould2@cogeco.ca Hair332b@kingston.net Fax: (613) 384-2969 Number of Employees: 1 Email: cupido@kingston.net Contact: Mrs. Debbie Gould, Website: http://www.cupidoconstruction.com Classification(s): HEALTHCARE Response I.T. (new location) Number of Employees: 30 Notes: I am a registered practical nurse with 24 years 55 Rigney Street Contact: Mr. David Cupido, experience in wound care; diabetic care and carry a Kingston ON Classification(s): CONTRACTORS - GENERAL CPR K7K 6Z3 Notes: We employ a team approach to the Certificate. Other services include foot care; blood construction plan. Our process permits a joint venture pressure monitoring; After Hospital Care; with the owner, Companionship; Thompson Rosemount Group (a Division architect and/or engineer and the contractor. We are medications including injections; consultation with your of Genivar) new main email contact your one source with in-house employees; full doctor; ear syringing; medical forms and patient ppitre@trg.ca carpentry and teaching. millwork shops. Our partnership with you includes all Call me for information and costs. phases of the project from design to completion. Villager Custom Screen printing and Embroidery (new email contact) Lakeshore Animal Hospital Studio22 sales@marshlandscanada.com 732A Front Road 320 King Street East Kingston ON K7M 4L5 Kingston ON K7L 3B4 Withey Addison LLP (new location) Telephone: (613) 507-0909 Telephone: (613) 546-7461 Fax: (613) 507-0910 366 King Street East, Suite 320 Fax: (613) 546-7461 Email: info@lakeshoreanimalhospital.ca Email: ally@s22.ca Kingston ON Website: http://www.lakeshoreanimalhospital.ca Website: http://www.s22.ca K7K 6Y3 Number of Employees: 4 Number of Employees: 2 Contact: Dr. Emma Turner, Contact: Mrs. Ally Jacob, Classification(s): VETERINARIANS Classification(s): ART GALLERIES Notes: Veterinary services for your dogs and cats Notes: We are a design, publishing and production including vaccinations, medical, surgical, dental, house located in Market Square. We specialize in diagnostic, and graphic preventative care programs. design and typography and manufacture all manner of promotional pulp. MEMBER NEWS Investors Group is growing again! They are pleased to announce their new satellite office in Kingston Located at 725 Arlington Park Place Combined financial knowledge & expertise of 45 years is yours with simply a phone call. Consultants Mike Kramer, CFP – Brian McConnell, CFP – Steve Watt looks forward to hearing from you! Phone 384-8973 or 545-0300 Feel free to drop by at our Grand Opening on Monday, July 12! CRUISING INTO A NEW TOURIST SEASON IN STYLE. Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises. Exhibitors showcased their businesses and a great turnout of guests enjoyed a journey eastward before returning home. Thank you very much to our host for the day, Hugh Mackenzie, representing 1000 Island Cruises. We also thank Bob Izumi for making a special appearance and our sponsor, Adecco Employment Services of Kingston.
  3. 3. Municipally Safe and Sound Advertise With Us Thursday, May 27th saw the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce host our annual Municipal Reception upstairs at the Kingston Brewing Company. A Another Way The Chamber Works For You special thank you goes out to our sponsors, Len Corcoran Excavating Limited and Norterra Organics. This enjoyable afternoon provides an opportunity for Think Kingston knows what you do and how well you do it? the Chamber staff and Board of Directors to welcome a mix with City Councilors As the voice of business in the Kingston area, the Greater Kingston Chamber of and Municipal staff. It is also an occasion to award a deserving City employee Commerce works hard to communicate with its members through a variety of methods. What this means to you as a Chamber member is a unique opportunity to with a gift of thanks to recognize their hard work, important foresight and reach out to your fellow members - an audience of almost 900 of the region’s diligence in carrying out their integral work in the City. We at the Chamber want premier businesses – and the greater community as a whole. to continue to fortify our productive work with City staff and the Municipal Reception is a unique way of achieving this goal. Together, we can continue to The new Chamber website will be a dynamic and interactive source for all things create a vibrant, healthy community. This year, Kingston Police Chief Stephen business in Kingston. With 1000+ visits every day and more than 30,000 unique visits per month, there are excellent opportunities offered exclusively to Chamber Tanner accepted the Municipal Recognition Award on behalf of the Kingston members. Through advertorials, enhanced listings and page, banner and e-flash Police Force. Chief Tanner and all of his officers and staff have been sponsorships, you can reach out to businesses and individuals throughout the instrumental in working diligently behind the scenes to help his department region, across the country, and around the world. move forward. Positive restructuring, increased resources and a remarkable 2010 operating budget highlight the success stories within the force. Statistical analysis of our website traffic has illustrated that the business and residential communities at large continue to rely on the Chamber as their source of information on business and political news, educational opportunities and upcoming events. Membership in the Chamber offers many benefits, and there is no greater benefit than the opportunity for its members to talk to one another; to communicate, educate and sell like never before. For more information on the advertising opportunities available, please contact Wil at Primer Business Solutions - 1 800 586 6855 – www.myprimer.ca. GREATER KINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GETS INVOLVED WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO HELP! On Wednesday, June 2nd, Tim Hortons restaurants invited customers to buy a cup of coffee and help send over 9,000 kids, who could otherwise not afford it, on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Camp Day, the single largest fundraiser for the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, took place at more than 2,300 participating Tim Hortons stores in Canada and over 180 stores in the United Just like St. Andrews or Troon. Any day is a good States. Pictured below is 2010 Chamber President Rodger James with Sherri day to golf. Agnew, CEO of J.E. Agnew Food Services Ltd. They helped serve customers at For over two decades, the Chamber Classic Golf Tournament has stood tall as the Tim Hortons location at 660 Arlington Park Place. a fantastic way to network, enjoy good company and try your luck on the As part of this 24-hour fundraiser, all Tim Hortons locations donated their entire greens. Oh, and let’s not forget the best prizes you’re going to find anywhere! coffee proceeds, in addition to funds raised through various Camp Day events The reactions to the complimentary putters for each player this year were and activities, to the Children's Foundation. Last year, thanks to the overwhelming. The Chamber thanks Golf Town for this chance to celebrate commitment and enthusiasm of Tim Hortons store owners and staff and the over 20 years of Chamber Classis success. Despite the early mist and rain, generosity and support of their customers, an astounding $5.5 million (CDN) which were more akin to a scene from the British Open, spirits were soaring was raised on Camp Day! and the compliments keep on coming. Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers. A big round of applause is also in order for Garrison Golf and Curling Club and Harvest Catering, who again proved to be hosts of the highest order, providing a great course, unmatched assistance and an unforgettable meal. We also thank our presenting sponsor, Johnson Inc. (Thomson Jemmett Vogelzang) We’ll see everyone next year for our 22nd Classic!
  4. 4. AUGUST th Thursday, August 26 – 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Chamber Euchre OCTOBER Tournament at the Kingston Brewing Company, Upper Level, 34 Clarence th Street. Cost is $25 PLUS HST members and $35 PLUS HST non-members. Tuesday, October 12 - 7:15 am – 9:00 am. Chamber Breakfast – Card sharks and novice fish, get ready to sit down and deal with another United Way Success By Six Update. Donald Gordon Centre at of our popular euchre tournaments! 72 hours prior notice for Queen’s University, featuring a speech on behalf of the United cancellations. Way. Cost to attend is $20 plus HST Chamber members; $30 plus HST non-members. Sponsored by Bell. 72 hours prior notice for SEPTEMBER cancellation for attendees. th Friday, September 10th – Chamber Open House. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Thursday, October 14 - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Celebrate Small Meet Chamber staff and members in an informal networking Business Mixer in the Confederation Place Hotel. Sponsored by environment. New member orientation session will take place from 2:00 BDC Business Development Bank of Canada. SMALL BUSINESS IS pm to 3:00 pm. Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street. Free with RSVP. MAKING BIG NEWS! Help us to celebrate the success of the Sponsored by TD Canada Trust. strong little engines propelling and prospering in our community at our Small Business Mixer. Cost for Chamber members to Tuesday, September 14th, 7:15 am – 9 am Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. St. Lawrence College Update Start your business day with exhibit is $105 dollars plus HST. Admission is free. 72 hours prior Chris Whitaker, St. Lawrence College President & CEO and learn about notice for cancellation for exhibitors. the new Employment Service initiatives. Host: St. Lawrence College Davies Hall. $20 plus HST Chamber members, $30 plus HST non- members. Sponsor: Employment Service. 72 hours prior notice for NOVEMBER cancellation for attendees. th - TH Friday, November 5 It’s our 15 Annual President’s Gala Thursday, September 16th, Rogers presents the 5th Annual Ladies Day featuring the Business Achievement Awards. Host: Kingston on the Green. Another great SOLD OUT Chamber day of golf, networking Banquet and Conference Centre at Days Inn Kingston, 33 Benson and just plain fun! – Includes a marketplace, prizes, and dinner. Host: Street. Tickets: $95 plus HST for Chamber members, $125 plus Colonnade Golf and Country Club. Net proceeds from this day go to HST for non-members. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for Breast Cancer Action Kingston. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. attendees. Wednesday, September 22nd 8:30 am – 10:30 am – Chamber Workshop. Blackberry Tips & Tricks with Rogers Wireless Express. Unleash the true power of your Blackberry. This is a chance to attend a “user focused” session with hands-on tools and training by Rogers Wireless Express professionals. Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street. Cost to attend is $15 plus HST Chamber members; $20 plus HST non-members. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. Thursday, September 23rd - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Chamber of Commerce New Member Showcase Business Mixer. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, re-acquaint with old and establish successful networking at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, 961 King Street West. This event is sponsored by Verico, The Mortgage Professionals. Plan to drop by for an exciting celebration with displays from New Chamber Members, although any members can exhibit. The cost for Chamber members to exhibit is $105 plus HST. Admission is free. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for exhibitors. EVENTS SUPPORTED BY VIA RAIL CANADA th, Thursday, September 30 8:30 am – 10:30 am – Chamber Workshop. Introduction to American Sign Language, sponsored and presented by Leading Hands of Canada. . Find out how the Accessibility Act affects business effective January 2012. Registration takes place from 8:30 am. Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street. Cost to attend is $15 plus HST Chamber members; $20 plus HST non-members. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. Kingston Chamber of Commerce C/O Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Phone: (613) 548-4453 Fax: (613) 548-4743