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October 2016

Tax Topics for Small Businesses

October 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

Want to get your business off to the right start? Join us on October 19, 2016 for a free webinar The Canada Revenue Agency is pleased to host a free interactive webinar about important tax topics for new small businesses. These topics include: registering your business GST/HST payroll keeping records business income and expenses, and more… Participants can ask questions and get more information during the live webinar. When:  Wednesday October 19, 2016 English: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Eastern…

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Planning for Success

October 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huron Business Centre, 138 Main Street South
Seaforth, Ontario N0K 1W0 Canada
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Free

A written business plan is your first step towards a successful business. Business Plans are realistic and provide a road map for decision making. They focus your ideas and allow you to set realistic goals for yourself. Certainly a lender will insist on reviewing a written plan, but the biggest benefit is really to the business owner him/herself. Alison Lobb is leading a workshop on business planning. Share, as we discuss the dos and don’ts, as well as steps needed…

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November 2016

Social Media Marketing – Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

November 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pine Dale Motor Inn, 107 Ontario Street South
Grand Bend, Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada
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$45

One of the most difficult challenges any small to medium organization faces is how to manage an effective digital marketing programme on a tight budget, while attracting new customers. Discover the most important aspects of digital marketing in this hands-on marketing workshop designed for small and medium sized organizations. Don’t waste your time making mistakes or allowing your skills to become out-dated. Learn to capitalize on emerging trends, prioritize your time and resources while keeping your customers engaged long-term. In…

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Get the Most From Trip Advisor

November 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pine Dale Motor Inn, 107 Ontario Street South
Grand Bend, Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada
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Free

Discover the different levels of participation in Trip Advisor, how to increase your payout and get the most out of the “toolbar kit” to find out what’s working for your listing. Learn to use specials and photos to make you Trip Advisor presence look more professional and attractive to your customers. This workshop is being offered for FREE! Facilitator: Kyle Morrison is the Social Media Coordinator for Tourism Sarnia Lambton, the destination marketing organization for Lambton County. Introduced by: Janet…

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Huron County Tourism Marketing Information Session and Q&A

November 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pine Dale Motor Inn, 107 Ontario Street South
Grand Bend, Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada
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Free

Over a little more than a year ago, Huron County began a transition and planning stage for a new direction in economic development. Natasha Fritzley, Economic Development Manager for Huron County, plus two additional representatives involved with the new direction will present an Tourism Marketing Information Session and Q&A. Natasha will provide an overview and updates and address any questions attendees may have about Huron County's thoughts on tourism marketing, economic development or anything else of concern and interest. RSVP

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WSPS Knowledge Exchange – Mental Health in the Workplace

November 8, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
OMAFRA, 100 Don Street
Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0 Canada
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Free

To Register Call 1-877-494-9777, option #5 or e-mail customercare@wsps.ca. There is no charge to attend this session.  When you call in to RSVP, please quote the event function code of #187577. NOTE: New location and new topic.  

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February 2017

Breakfast with the Mayor

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Aunt Gussie’s Country Dining, 135 Ontario Street South
Grand Bend, Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada
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$20

EVENT SPONSOR: Stone House Brewing Company Held in February, this event provides members with an opportunity to informally discuss topics of interest and relevance with local representatives. The Mayor and Deputy-Mayor of Lambton Shores will be on-hand and, if timing allows, the MPP and MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex counties. As well, key industry agency representatives typically attend such as Tourism Sarnia Lambton,  Southwestern Ontario Tourism Corporation and Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership. Thank you to our sponsor - Stone House Brewing Company…

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Annual General Meeting of all Members

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grand Bend Legion, 20 Municipal Dr
Grand Bend, Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada
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Free

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the Chamber’s business event at which we elect directors, review and approve the audited financial statements, present the succeeding year’s budget and provide an annual report of the year’s events and activities. The Chamber’s fiscal year runs from November 1 through to October 31. A financial audit is held to confirm the accuracy of the financial statements and compliance with current corporate legislation. AGENDA FOR THE MEETING Opening Remarks / Scrutineer’s Report Approval of…

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April 2017

Spring Members’ Mixer

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oakwood Resort, 70671 Bluewater Highway
Grand Bend, N0M 1T0
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Free

For many members April represents the last month of relative calm before the Summer High Season descends . The April Members Mixer offers members the chance to socialize, network and compare notes as we head into the summer months. Sponsorship of this event is a great way to showcase you and your business! THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS: Event Sponsor Event Sponsor

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September 2017

Fall Classic Golf Tournament

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$95

This fundraising tournament is a great opportunity to socialize and network. You don’t need to be a Chamber Member or even a local business to play in this tournament or sponsor!

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