What's New This Week - June 30, 2022

Written by 

Robin Cooke


June 30, 2022

What's New This Week - June 30, 2022

Exciting News For Sarnia's Top Shelf Canada

Top Shelf Canada's has been accepted to be vendors at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo this year in September. It has been very hard for Canadian companies to get into that particular show and they are very honored to be accepted.

They plan to leave on the 21 of September to NYC. The Expo is on the 23 & 24. After the event they will be staying in NYC for 3 days then drive to Illinois, Ohio then Michigan with various stops along the way to gain interest in carrying their products. They've reached out to the consulates in those states to help guide them along the way regarding businesses they should visit which is a particularly good resource to have and will greatly assist them. They have planned a two-week road trip to visit retailers to introduce them to Top Shelf Canada's products and get their products into more locations which will help their US hard launch in January 2023.

Top Shelf Canada also announced they have been completely onboarded with a major distribution company called KeHE and they are the mother company of Tree of Life, who is their distributor in Canada.

This is a very exciting time for them and as busy as they have ever been!  They are looking forward to seeing what this exciting expansion brings and we wish this hard-working team the absolute best of luck exporting their wonderful products to the States.

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Premier Ford to Reiterate Gas Tax Cut

Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, to mark the upcoming cut in the province’s gas tax.

Date:  Thursday, June 30, 2022

Time:  Remarks at 10:00 a.m.

The Right to Disconnect Law Went into Effect on June 2
Does your business have a policy in place yet to ensure it's in compliance?

The pandemic has forced many companies to implement remote-working, and the line between professional and personal life has become more blurred. The Right to Disconnect allows employees to be free from work-related responsibilities after work hours. The amendment was one of the highlights of the Working for Workers Act, 2021. Employers that employ 25 or more employees are required to have a written policy on disconnecting from work in place for all employees. They are also required to provide a copy of the written policy to all employees.

These requirements were added to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) on December 2, 2021. There is a special rule that applies in the first year of the requirement. Employers that employ 25 or more employees on January 1, 2022 have until June 2, 2022 to have a written policy on disconnecting from work in place. Beginning in 2023, and in the years that follow, employers that employ 25 or more employees on January 1 of any year must have a written policy on disconnecting from work in place before March 1 of that year.

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This Week's Member Spotlight is on ...Three Fantastic Chamber Members on the Weekend Walkabout Committee!

The Member Spotlight this week is on three amazing members. All three are part of the First Friday and Weekend Walkabout committee creating a fantastic event with something for everyone.
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.

Riverside Print & Signs has been proudly serving the Sarnia Lambton community with quality print & sign products and outstanding customer service for over 34 years. Riverside Print and Signs employs a team of 12, including graphic designers, customer service / sales representatives and print and install professionals. Their commitment to service goes beyond the ordinary, encouraging a working partnership with their customers. The better they know your business the better they can serve your needs.

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Madelyn is a self-directed professional, who maintains focus and passion while delivering an at ease approach to her real estate experience. Her client's needs are priority. Contact Madelyn whether you are looking to buy that perfect home or ready to sell. You won't be disappointed with the experience Madelyn offers.

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The Sarnia & District Humane Society is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to finding new forever homes, & caring for lost, lonely & forgotten animals of Sarnia Lambton. In the early 1950’s, several cases of animal abuse and neglect prompted a small group of concerned citizens to begin working to help these animals by providing them with a temporary shelter in a safe environment. In 1953, through the perseverance of this group, the local Humane Society was created, becoming part of an international humane movement existing in North America for more than 100 years.

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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.

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.  

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