What's New This Week - March 07, 2024

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Robin Cooke


March 7, 2024

What's New This Week - March 07, 2024

Governments Helping Boost Production of Ontario Maple Syrup

Canada and Ontario investment will help 77 maple syrup producers enhance operations

March 05, 2024

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $1 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to support the productivity and growth of businesses in the province’s maple syrup sector.

The Maple Production Improvement Initiative is supporting 77 maple syrup producers with cost-shared funding to support a range of activities to enhance their operations. The initiative supports the purchase and installation of upgraded equipment for eligible syrup producers, that will increase productivity, efficiency and growth, such as reverse osmosis or remote monitoring systems. It also provides funding to cover a portion of woodlot management activities, including tree marking and the development of a forest plan, to assist the operation of eligible businesses.

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Barely Breaking Ground - New Report From the Business Data Lab

While Canada has made some positive strides in advancing equality for women in business, there is much work to be done if we are to achieve the success seen in other countries.

A new report from the Business Data Lab analyzes the persistent representation and compensation gaps for women in management and leadership positions in corporate Canada, as well as the significant representation gap in business ownership relative to women’s population share.

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Whether you aim to enhance your professional expertise, stay updated on current trends, forge meaningful connections, or broaden your knowledge, these occasions are crafted with you in mind. Join us for the 2024 Lunch & Learn Series, generously sponsored by Mainstreet Credit Union, crafted to empower your business, fostering growth and success.

Join Marika Sylvain Groendyk, Founder of Mindful Message Co., and Kendra Millman, Communications Associate, for an engaging lunch and learn filled with tangible examples where you will learn:

  • your responsibilities regarding communication under the AODA
  • why this matters and how compliance benefits you
  • straightforward ways to implement Accessible Communications that include ALL your audiences

Registration Closes Tomorrow!

Better Business Bureau's Scam Tracker Risk Report highlighting our 2023

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Experience the dynamic advancements unfolding in Lambton County in 2024! Join Lambton's Leaders as they unveil plans for our thriving business community at this engaging event generously sponsored by Suncor. It's essential for businesses to stay informed about the positive initiatives shaping our county this year.

Mark your calendar for March 19, 2024, at the Wyoming Fairgrounds, beginning with breakfast at 8:00 am. Don't miss out!

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New Report from the Business Data Lab Breaks Down the Effects of Inflation and Rising Costs on Canadians

According to the new report, "Getting Squeezed", Canadians and business owners across the country are feeling the effects of high interest rates and housing and energy costs as a result of consumer prices being 7% higher than they would be if inflation had grown at the 2% target rate since the start of the pandemic.  

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Come and enjoy the fun at our Business After Five hosted by About Face & Body and Dean Holtz Photography at Big Fish Steak & Lounge March 20th. Make new connections with fellow Chamber Members and create lasting, valuable connections. Come and support our local businesses and enjoy a fun networking event!  

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Welcome to Our Newest
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Join the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board on March 14th for a virtual 1-hour session with Lisa Isaac, CHRL, CHRP where you’ll gain practical insights, tools, templates, and examples to effectively support diverse needs and equip yourself to confidently navigate through individual accommodation plans.

By participating, you'll leave the session with templates and examples that will help you to confidently and effectively support employees through the accommodation process.

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Mental health promotion is the process of enhancing an individual’s capacity to increase control over their lives and improve their mental health. Mental health promotion is not just about focusing on risk factors for mental illness but seeks to create and support environments that enhance positive mental health. Promoting mental health requires that mental and physical health be considered together, not independently, as “there is no health without mental health.”

In workplaces, mental health promotion strategies can help organizations achieve their potential by promoting employee health. This may include activities, initiatives, and/or policies developed to continually enhance the well-being of all working populations. It is important to remember that results don’t happen overnight; but a commitment and dedication to implementing mental health promotion strategies can result in a positive change.  Learn more about how you can begin to impact positive change in your workplace.

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