What's New This Week - June 23, 2022

Written by 

Robin Cooke


June 23, 2022

What's New This Week - June 23, 2022

Don't Miss This Great Event!  

Origin Material presents a fantastic summer of Weekend Walkabouts with the first one being Saturday July 9 — Dog Days of Summer! Join us 10am to 5pm and enjoy our first Weekend Walkabout of the summer.
Our community sponsor, Fox and Hound, will have displays and lots for you and your fur babies to see and do!  Bring a donation to fill the Humane Society's truck!  We have many displays and vendors for dog lovers to enjoy.

Come downtown and listen to Saturday's local musician on our Mainstage sponsored by Allstate Insurance, stop by your favourite retailer or restaurant to make the day complete!

Don't forget the Car Show Sunday from 10am to 1pm on Christina Street from George to Davis.

For more information about each weekend activities, vendor information visit us at Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page
https://www.sarniafirstfriday.com or Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce Website

Read The Full Release Here

Deputy Prime Minister Outlines Government’s Affordability Plan for Canadians

Last week, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, highlighted the government’s Affordability Plan⁠—a suite of measures totaling $8.9 billion in new support this year to help make life more affordable for millions of Canadians.

The measures in this Affordability Plan include:

  1. Enhancing the Canada Workers Benefit
  2. Affordable Early Learning and Child Care
  3. A 10 Per Cent Increase to Old Age Security (OAS)
  4. A Housing Affordability Payment
  5. Dental Care for Canadians
  6. Benefits That Are Indexed to Inflation

These supports build on other investments that the government has delivered since 2015 that are today helping to make life more affordable for Canadians.

Budget 2022 also includes a comprehensive plan to make housing more affordable and outlines investments focused on growing a more resilient economy that will mean more good-paying jobs for Canadians.

WSIB Doubles Rebates for Small Businesses Enrolled the Health and Safety Excellence Program

The WSIB has introduced new incentives for Small-Medium Sized Businesses with 99 employees or less to join the Health and Safety Excellence program (HSEp).

  • Giving each Business $1,000 towards the costs of their health and safety plan
  • Increasing the maximum rebates from 75 percent to 100 percent of the total WSIB premiums that a business paid the previous year
  • Doubling the rebates for each program topic completed in 2022
  • Applying the rebate increases retroactively for every topic finished since March 2020 for businesses that create a 2022 action plan

The intention of these programs is to offset the HSEp registration fee and encourage more Ontario businesses to implement preventative measures aimed at eliminating injury and illness in the workplace.

The deadline is December 31, 2022.

Learn More and Sign Up Today

Women Who Mean Business in Sarnia Lambton

We wanted to send our congratulations to all the women who were recently featured in June's First Monday!  Strong, community-minded and all making Sarnia Lambton a better place.   Thank you for mentoring and supporting the next generation of businesswomen in our community.
If you haven't seen First Monday this month pick up your copy at the Chamber office.

Photo by John Hus,.  Read The Full Article Here

Calling All Businesses

The Sarnia Golf and Curling Club is very excited to host the Ontario Senior Men's Championship event for the first time. Practice round is Sunday July 24 and the tournament will begin Monday July 25 and 26 with the final found on Wed. July 27.   There will be a total of 135 participants from across Ontario.  We encourage Sarnia Lambton to come out and watch some amazing golf and cheer on our local participants.  
We want to ensure that every participant has a memorable experience of both the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club but also of Sarnia / Lambton.  
The SGCC will be preparing the registration packages for each golfer and want to include incentives for them to visit our local restaurants. establishments, microbreweries etc.   A number of restaurants and microbreweries have included gift certificates that will be included in their registration package.  We will also be providing them with swag  bags with the SGCC logo on them and would love to fill them with items from local businesses.  We would appreciate any items from local business that we could  include in the swag bags.  

Trish Gogas
Chair of the Registration and Information Committee
Sarnia Golf and Curling Club

Eamil Trish Today

Bluewater Borderfest is Here!!

Check Out The Amazing Line Up Here!

Rebound Hosts Pedals 4 Purchase Charity BBQ this Weekend!  

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound is proud to collaborate with Pedals for Purpose to host this free charity BBQ on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 in Rebound’s parking lot at 10 Lorne Crescent, Sarnia. The BBQ will run from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to stop by for a burger or hotdog, and light refreshments.

Read More Here

EDC’s Global Economic Outlook:
Mapping the Road Ahead

As we head into summer, the global economic outlook is acutely volatile. The conflict in Ukraine has had a magnified impact on Canadian businesses that were already reeling from the lingering effects of the global pandemic.

It can feel like an impossible challenge to understand how your business will be impacted in a global economy being rocked by labour shortages, rising interest rates and widespread market disruption—or to know how you can protect and even grow your business in such an environment.

Join Stuart Bergman, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada as he provides a detailed update on the risks and opportunities you’ll face in the current economy and give you the vital insights to support your company’s continued growth.

Learn More and Register Here

This Week's Member Spotlight is on ...Skyline Living

It all begins with a determination to bring passion, energy, and the desire to make a positive impact with each interaction, to ensure that every tenant in a Skyline Living building finds the support and community they deserve.

Their reputation is built on a solid foundation of property management experience, top-notch service, and a passion for constant improvement. So, when you see a Skyline Living property, you can rest assured that your comfort and well-being are their top priority.

Skyline has been recognized for its commitments to company culture, customer service, community service, and environmental excellence through several industry awards, and is always striving to achieve new heights.

Skyline Living, along with being an amazing member is also a true community sponsor. We are thrilled to present Skyline Living as the sponsor of the Business After Five Duc d’Orleans River Cruise in Sarnia on July 20th.


Register for the Cruise Today

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Join the people who get things done. We are the hub for business communication and collaboration. Your membership provides you with a connection to local businesses, events, seminars, and member exclusive deals. We invite you to enjoy all that we have to offer.