This business awards dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize business savvy, creativity, customer service and business contributions to the Grand Bend Area community. It’s also our largest event of the year. Celebrate the Season looks back to the passing year’s challenges and successes while looking forward to the new year to come.
Event Includes: guest speaker, award presentations, silent auction, socializing and fabulous dinner at one of the area’s foremost banquet facilities.
When:Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-9:30pm Where: TBA Cost:$55 per person (inclusive of taxes & gratuities!) How To Get Tickets: Call 519-238-2001, email email@example.com or order online (form available closer to the event). Your tickets will be mailed to you or you can pick them up at the Welcome Centre noon to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
We encourage you to pre-pay for your tickets to reduce the workload on our volunteers on the evening of this event. If you’d prefer, ticket payment can be made at the door (please bring exact cash or handy cheque).
The Fall Members Mixer offers a chance to socialize, network, find out how well the last nine months have worked out for fellow businesses and discuss plans for the fall and winter seasons. This event also provides several sponsorship opportunities.
Event Includes: general announcements, guest speaker, members’ showcase, sponsorship opportunities, great opportunity to network and socialize in casual, laid-back atmosphere.
The Fall Classic Golf Tournament is a fabulous and fun opportunity to socialize, network, showcase your business through sponsorship, reward employees and thank clients or simply get a bunch of neighbours and friends together for a fun day. You do not need to be a Chamber Member or even a local business to play in this tournament or sponsor!Fun is the Name of the Game
1pm shot-gun start / 4-Person Scramble Format / Mixed or Same Gender teams
Prizes for Hole-in-One, Longest Drive (Women’s & Men’s), Closest-to-the-Pin, Closest-to-the-rope.
Golf games, including Putting Challenge.
Golfer Registration – $95 per person / $380 per foursome. Annually, we offer an EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION giving teams registered by July 31 a chance to win their entry fee!
Your $95 per person registration fee (inclusive of HST) includes:
Madames of Mayhem: Marilyn Warner, Lori Walk, Shirley Sheppard, Judy Burnett
Sultans of Swing: Barry Richman, Peter Phillips, Adrian Bayley, Julian Bayley
Sponsor recognition slideshow runs throughout the event
Funds raised from this tournament go towards keeping the Welcome Centre open and operational year-round. The Welcome Centre provides tourism and visitor services to what’s known as the Grand Bend Area – which encompasses “borderless tourism” for visitors, tourists and residents in support of local businesses in Lambton Shores, Bluewater and South Huron.
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 the Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting (Voting item)
Year End Report (Discussion item)
Presentation & Adoption of the 2016 Financial Statements (Voting item)
Appointment of the auditors for 2017 (Voting item)
Confirmation of Directors to the Board (Voting item)
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 – for helping to make this event possible.